How to Install Briefkasten on OpenBSD

Briefkasten is an open-source project for secure and anonymous communication using Tor network. This tutorial will guide you through the installation process of Briefkasten on OpenBSD.


Before installing Briefkasten, make sure that you have the following prerequisites:


  1. Open the terminal and clone the Briefkasten repository from GitHub by typing the following command:

    git clone
  2. Navigate to the Briefkasten directory by running the command:

    cd briefkasten
  3. Install the dependencies by running the command:

    sudo pkg_add gcc openssl libevent libressl tor
  4. Run the configuration script by typing:

  5. Build Briefkasten by typing:

  6. After the build completes successfully, run the Briefkasten program by typing:

    torsocks ./briefkasten

    This will start the Briefkasten server and you can now access it through the Tor network.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Briefkasten on OpenBSD.

If you want to self-host in an easy, hands free way, need an external IP address, or simply want your data in your own hands, give a try!