Download of the day: OpenBSD 4.6 CD ISO Images

in Categories Download of the day, OpenBSD last updated October 19, 2009

OpenBSD 4.6 has been released and available for download from the official website. OpenBSD is well known for record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install. The OpenBSD is widely known for the quality open source code and documentation, uncompromising position on software licensing, and focus on security and code correctness.

The new release includes:

  • OpenSSH 5.3
  • Over 5,800 ports, minor robustness improvements in package tools.
  • A new privilege-separated smtpd
  • Software RAID
  • Gnome 2.24.3
  • KDE 3.5.10.
  • Xfce 4.6.1.
  • MySQL 5.0.83.
  • PostgreSQL 8.3.7.
  • Postfix 2.6.2.
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 and 3.5.
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • 3.1.0.
  • Python 2.4.6, 2.5.4 and 2.6.2.
  • Ruby
  • Routing daemons and the TCP stack
  • A new installer and much more.

Download ISO Images

You can grab the OpenBSD installer ISO images from the official FTP / HTTP mirrors.

  1. 32 bit OpenBSD v4.6 (Europe openbsd ftp server) (237772 KB)
  2. 64 bit OpenBSD v4.6 (USA OpenBSD mirror server) (260186 KB)
  3. Master mirror 32 bit [237772 KB] and 64bit ISO [260186 KB] images

OpenBSD 4.6 Download Mirrors

Order OpenBSD v4.6 CD

You can order it online and support the development of OpenBSD and other software such as OpenSSH.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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  1. OpenBSD is seldom used around, I suggest have a try with CentOS 5.4 as it’s much more widely used compared to OpenBSD!
    Vivek, long time no see any good articles, will you please keep going, we need your directions!

  2. Hey, thanks for the article. I like OpenBSD for some special cases.

    ²above poster: ordinary humans have to work sometimes


  3. @edenlinux, Can’t afford big, over-priced Cisco gear and firewall? Try OpenBSD with with CARP (one special case).

    Yes, I’m working on few articles, just stay tuned 🙂

  4. Thanks,Vivek, your post is always much informative!
    When I post “long time no see any good articles” yesterday, I soon found that It’s a mistake — your technical articles are available at, that’s why I didnt see updates for weeks :-/

  5. to edenlinux:

    “OpenBSD is seldom used around, I suggest have a try with CentOS 5.4 as it’s much more widely used compared to OpenBSD!”

    I suggest that you try that OS called windows. It’s way, way much more widely used compared to anything you linux fanboys use!!

    You don’t get the point of obsd. And it’s good. It helps to keep fanboys away.

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