Otto's Home Page
The purpose of this page
This pages provides personal information and some links to pages
I've made in the past.
My name is Otto Moerbeek, I live in Heemstede, the Netherlands together with
my wife Marie-José and daughters Vera and Inez.
I work as software engineer with
In case you are are
interested in my professional background, you can read
my resume here.
In my spare time, I participate in the development of
OpenBSD, a FREE,
multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system,
which emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness,
proactive security and integrated cryptography.
My contributions to OpenBSD include major work on utilities like
patch(1) and diff(1), new versions of dc(1) and bc(1), privilege
separated tcpdump(8), work on ntpd(8) and kernel time code, large
partition and ffs2 support, pcc, a complete rewrite of malloc(3) which
has many nice features, work on the
lots of bug fixes in almost every area, code auditing and more.
My PGP public key can be found on
Its id is 2FB7A5A3, its fingerprint is
13F7 EB00 14D7 7810 88DA CDDE DBF1 B5AB 2FB7 A5A3
Running Apple's Backup Without a .Mac Account
These pages describe a nice trick I found out.
If you are interested, you can read the discussion about these pages on
The description now includes how to perform the trick using Backup 3, the most recent version.
March 27, 2002 I did present a Birds-of-a-Feather
session at the JavaOne conference in San Fransisco.
In this session, I talked about some security issues of agent platforms
and how to solve them using Java™.
The abstract of my session used to be available
but Sun decided to pull it.
A PDF file containing the
presentation slides is also available.
A tar archive containing the complete source code of the examples can be found
can also browse the source code.
Site(s) hosted by me
This site's statistics can be found here.
Harry Smits, informatie over
zijn toneelstukken is my Father in Law's site about his plays. This site
is in Dutch. Its statistics can be found here.
Can be found here here.
Looking for Otto's LinuxPPC Goodies?
They are here. Please beware, a lot of this
information is a bit out of date. These pages also contain a
description of a project I
did to add support of a KeySpan PCI serial card to Linux(PPC).
The patches I made
are now part of the standard Linux serial driver serial.c.
This site used to be served from a i386 machine in the wall closet running
OpenBSD as its operating system
and Apache as its http server.
For some time the machine has been colocated, but now it's back home,
incarnated as a fuloong machine and still running OpenBSD and Apache.
Please email comments to Otto