[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD "router shell"

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Wed Dec 30 23:37:40 EST 2009

This is new to me, thought I'd share:


"NSH consolidates configuration for interfaces, bridging, routing, PF 
packet filtering, NAT, queueing, BGP, OSPF, RIP, IPsec, DHCP, DVMRP, SNMP, 
relayd, sshd, inetd, ftp-proxy, resolv.conf and NTP. It presents the user 
with a vaguely cisco-like interface with all configuration in one easy to 
read text list.

It also gives the user access to system information and diagnostics. NSH 
replaces the userland commands which handle these functions, and talks 
directly to the OpenBSD kernel or control utility for daemon 

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