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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Uwe Stühler (uwe@) has added preliminary support for unattended OpenBSD installation (think Kickstart or Cobbler) for OpenBSD. Read more...
Our sixth b2k13 hackathon report comes from Florian Obser (florian@), who writes: Some time ago Reyk Floeter (reyk@) mentioned that it would be really nice to have a nginx.conf(5) man page. I started looking into generating mdoc(7) from upstream\'s XML files (nginx XML docs) with XSLT and some heuristics in perl. Ingo Schwarz [...]
Our fifth b2k13 hackathon report comes from Sebastian Reitenbach (sebastia@), who writes: Most of the time during the hackathon I spent working on the GNUstep related ports. My goal was to upgrade at least i386 and amd64 to compile with clang and enable the non fragile ABI, and upgrade libobjc2 to the latest release. M [...]
The first report of OpenBSD 5.4 preorders arriving in Europe appeared on October 23, just over a week before the official November 1st release date! Fred Crowson was the first pre-orderer to report to firstname.lastname@example.org that his pre-ordered CD set had arrived. Fred also posted a twitter link to a picture of the newly arrived CD sets. [...]
Undeadly readers might want to know about the announcement for AsiaBSDCon 2014 and the call for papers/tutorials dates: AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in 13-16 March, 2014. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems ba [...]
Our second b2k13 hackathon report comes from Stefan Sperling (stsp@), who writes: I spent most of my time at the b2k13 hackathon trying to get an Atheros AR9485 mini-PCIe card to work with the athn(4) driver. Driver code for this card was initially added by Damien Bergamini (damien@) in 2010 but has never been working. Which is not sur [...]
Our fourth b2k13 hackathon report comes from Mike Larkin (mlarkin@), who writes: I only had three days I could budget for Berlin (18-20 Oct), and I spent the time continuing hibernate work on amd64. i386 had been solid for some time, and preliminary amd64 support on uniprocessor had been committed at the n2k13 hackathon in Dunedin, [...]
Joerg Jung (jung@) was the first developer to submit a report from the now concluded b2k13 hackathon in Berlin. Joerg writes, During b2k13 I was working on updating several ports I maintain and use daily. This especially includes commits to lout, some suckless.org ports and nyancat. The latter one is really a very important port and [...]
Our third b2k13 hackathon report comes from Miod Vallat (miod@), who writes: I was intending to spend b2k13 working on the glass console subsystem, wsdisplay(4), and especially two areas: UTF-8 support on console, and loadable font support for raster displays (i.e. every display but text-mode vga). Read more...
Theo deRaadt(deraadt@) wrote to misc@ asking for hardware: If anyone in Calgary has a battery for a Dell Perc 6/i RAID controller available, we urgently need one. That\'s a Dell RAID card, they are the 3.7V 7A batteries with the multicoloured wire. (Urgently, as in I can\'t find anyone to get us one within 2 weeks; and t [...]