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redux: fully automated OpenBSD installation

OpenBSD has a great installer - simple, no frills and to the point. You are guided through a small number of simple questions with reasonable defaults and you have a working system in a small amount of time. Now with redux it's possible to record your choices and deploy a standard configuration across a range of machines either using a custom boot disk or by leveraging tools available in the base OpenBSD installation for a full network based installation. Since maintaining a network means dealing with change through time redux includes a revision mode which displays the stored configuration choice and the standard installer's default choice and allows the user to make a new choice. Past installation routines have meant flying blind without feedback during the installation. redux logs all steps in the process using syslog to the DHCP server which provides the initial IP address and when the install is complete the configuration directory is uploaded.

The alpha version is now available for testing..