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Alexey Vatchenko (av<at>bsdua<dot>org) wrote in to tell us about his hotplug-diskmount port for automated disk mounting. The hotplug-diskmount port is a plug-in for the OpenBSD hotplugd(8) daemon to automatically mount removable disks to the filesystem. It works with any disk types (SD cards, USB mass storage devices [...]
Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) will be speaking at Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) special meeting on November 15, 2013. Information can be found on the MUUG meetings page: Theo de Raadt, founder of the OpenBSD project, will be giving an informal talk about... well, whatever he\'s comfortable talking about. We expect to hear somethin [...]
BSDTalk 234 is 30 minutes of conversation with Henning Brauer, taken at vBSDCon 2013. There’s a correlation between east coast BSD conferences and the number of BSDTalk episodes coming out.
On i386 and amd64 boot(8) support has been added for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes. Undeadly editor Sean Cody (sean<at>tinfoilhat<dot>ca) did some testing and wrote in to tell us how to use this feature. CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: email@example.com 2013/10/20 07:25:21 Modified f [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD, GhostBSD, Security Router Other News:DragonFly BSD, portmgr@ , OpenBSD, OpenSSH, b2k13 hackathon, BSDnow, PC-BSDReleasesFreeBSD 10.0-BETA3 now available The third BETA build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 archi [...]
An OpenSSH Security Advisory (partially quoted below) was released a few hours ago. Markus Friedl (markus@) found and fixed the issue in this commit. The change has also been back-ported to OpenBSD 5.4, and OpenBSD 5.3 has been upgraded to OpenSSH 6.4 to fix this issue. Errata for OpenBSD 5.4 and OpenBSD 5.3 have been updated, and patches [...]
Not sure why, but there wasn’t a lot of things this week to pick out. A short discussion of Perfect Forward Secrecy on pkgsrc-users. PC-BSD apparently (used to) play a movie on first boot. FreeBSD now has a ‘mini-memstick‘ install option. (a later messages says ~200M in size.) FreeBSD has updated aacraid. OpenBSD supports [...]
With a tiny commit log message, Sylvestre Gallon (syl@) makes a wonderfully huge change. Of course, there were tons of other commit log messages leading up to enabling fuse(4) support in OpenBSD, but this one turned on the lights so to speak. We tracked down Sylvestre to get more information on his efforts... CVSROOT: /cvs Mo [...]
Eric Faurot (eric@) has just committed an improved parser and format for the OpenSMTPD configuration file smtpd.conf(5). Since this is a change to both syntax and behaviour, you must check your configuration prior to upgrading. There are examples for configuration conversion on faq/current.html. CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: [...]
With the following commit, Jeremy Evans (jeremy@) has added OpenBSD XBox360 controller support as a uhid(4) device. As always when faced with an interesting commit message, the correct thing for any self-respecting undeadly editor to do is, well, start begging the developer for an interview... CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD, OpenBSDOther News: BSDTalk, PC-BSD, FreeBSD Foundation, EuroBSDCon, b2k13 hackathon, BSDnow, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, ReleasesFreeBSD 10.0-BETA2 Available The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and [...]
Henning Brauer (henning@) just sent in his report from the b2k13 hackathon, but there\'s also a short interview with Henning over on ioexception.de which you might enjoy. Berlin was a really convenient hackathon location for me, since getting there from Hamburg feels like a little longer S-Bahn ride. The fast ICE train makes [...]
Maxim Bourmistrov (maxim<at>unixconn<dot>com) wrote in to tell us about his Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) over IP Security Protocol (IPsec). While looking for a solution for OSPF over IPsec, I found a lot of articles about how to do this over gre(4). The other possibility is to use gif(4) instead. I\'ve tested [...]
There’s a surprisingly large list this week. FreeBSD has updated netmap. FreeBSD supports VT-d DMAR hardware. Not totally sure what that is. FreeBSD supports the RealTek RTL8168G, RTL8168GU, RTL8411B, and RTL8168EP. FreeBSD updated byacc to version 20130925. FreeBSD has binary packages again. Managed Services using FreeBSD at NYI, a w [...]
Allan, Kris, and TJ, the masterminds behind BSDNow, have released Episode 009 containing their interview of Henning Brauer (henning@) at EuroBSDCon 2013 in Malta. They also mention the recent work of Stefan Sperling (stsp@) on boot(8) support for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes (undeadly will provide more in-depth coverage so [...]
November 1st 2013, Calgary, Alberta and elsewhere: The OpenBSD project has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.4, the project\'s 35th release on a steady six month release cycle. You can order a CDROM set to help support the project. Notable advancements include new or extended platforms like octeon and beagle, moving VAX to ELF f [...]
Next in line with his tale from the b2k13 hackathon in Berlin is Landry Breuil (landry@): I had no plans for this hackathon (as usual, you never manage to do anything you planned anyway) and all in all it went pretty well. Read more...
Allan Jude, Kris Moore, and TJ of BSD Now have released Episode 007 where they throw James Bond down one of the internal shafts of the Death Star. Hopefully they won\'t start releasing prequels, but in this episode they also talk about the work of Peter N. M. Hansteen (pitrh@) using pf(4) to thwart slow, "low intensity," br [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: BSD Router ProjectOther news: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, BSDnow, FreeBSD Foundation, ArchBSDReleasesBSD Router Project BSDRP 1.5 is out, here are the majors changes:- updated to FreeBSD 9.2 with some patches: autotune mbuf, pf NAT+UDP fix, etc..- new kernel modules: stf — 6to4 tunnel interface module and hwpmc- new pa [...]
Uwe Stühler (uwe@) has added preliminary support for unattended OpenBSD installation (think Kickstart or Cobbler) for OpenBSD. Read more...