OpenBSD Journal

Using OpenBSD VMs to teach Unix

Contributed by pitrh on from the Talking loud and clear dept.

In episode 208 of his bsdtalk podcast, Will Backman talks about how he uses OpenBSD virtual machines to aid in his teaching of a Unix course at the University of Maine, along with details of why he chose it and how it helps round-out his pupils' understanding of different Unixes.

The podcast files (15min, 7MB) are available here:

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  1. By Ralph Siegler (ralphsiegler) on

    if I once again were a teacher, I wouldn't use a vm. with old PCs being free for the taking, better to have students install on real machine. openbsd default install is very simple and only takes a few minutes. that way students could be fired up to making their own real "unix server" at home (bonus for poking holes in your home firewall for ssh and http and using a free dynamic dns prvider)


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