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Longtime Undeadly contributor sean writes in with tips and tools for improving your spamd(8) experience: I have been using gray-listing to thwart spamming for what feels like a very long time. I started using it around the release of OpenBSD 3.5. It was an amazing change from a constant storm of spam and just enabling it got rid of 80% [...]
Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse writes in about his (and M:tier\'s) -stable packaging work: Introduction A short while ago an article was published on here on Undeadly, which explained how to use the ports and packages framework. While it was a good read, it focused on -current. This article will show how to keep your -stable syste [...]
Constantine Murenin writes in about his new ports database site, ports.su Taking on espie\'s dated call on doing something cool with databases/sqlports port, and with his own initial work through databases/ports-readmes port, I\'ve decided to fork ports-readmes, and create some very simple web-site to mirror the content generated. [...]
May 1st 2013, Calgary, AB, CA and elsewhere: The OpenBSD project today formally released OpenBSD 5.3, the project\'s 34th release on the steady six monthly release cycle. Notable news in the present release include the a production ready release of OpenSMTPD, a much-renovated dhclient(8), a slew of new drivers for various hardware, O [...]
Once you\'ve installed your OpenBSD system, packages are there to make your life easier. A works for me/life is good guide for your weekend reading. Installing OpenBSD is easy, and takes you maybe 20 minutes. Most articles and guides you find out there will urge you to take a look at the files in /etc/ and explore the man pages (Read [...]
Author Michael Lucas has kindly donated a signed copy of the very first production copy of Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition to an auction benefitting the OpenBSD Foundation: OpenBSD Foundation benefit Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200913454300 A special auction has been arranged with Michael Luc [...]
Constantine A. Murenin writes in about his new BSD source code search engine: Publicly private beta? Instead of devising a new scheme on handing out invitations for a new and improved OpenGrok for the BSDs, why not require IPv6 for the beta? Welcome BXR.SU — Super User\'s BSD Cross Reference, which is launched 2013-04-01 as an IPv6-o [...]
Given the need for constant feature implementation, and the difficulty normal users have altering their running kernels, the OpenBSD project, after nearly a year of testing and rejecting candidates, is proud to announce the selection of LOLCODE as the in-kernel scripting language. Example code implementing a basic firewall function [...]
Jonathan Gray (jsg@) just committed KMS support for inteldrm(4): Significantly increase the wordlist for ddb hangman, and update our device independent DRM code and the Intel DRM code to be mostly in sync with Linux 3.8.3. Among other things this brings support for kernel modesetting and enables use of the rings on gen6+ Intel hard [...]
At AsiaBSDCon, Eric Faurot (eric@) has announced the release of OpenSMTPD 5.3 which is the first stable and production-ready release of OpenSMTPD. It will also be shipping with OpenBSD 5.3. We would like to thank the OpenBSD/OpenSMTPD community for their help in testing the snapshots, reporting bugs, contributing code and packaging f [...]
AsiaBSDCon 2013 wrapped up on Sunday, and many of the attendees are traveling back to their home countries or extending their time with a holiday in the beautiful country of Japan. There was a substantial OpenBSD presence at the conference, with 5 talks (including all talks in room \'B\' on Sunday). Read more...
It\'s the sure sign of (Northern hemisphere) spring that we\'ve all been waiting for: Pre-orders of the upcoming OpenBSD 5.3 release are now accepted via the project\'s Orders page. Read more...
Antoine Jacoutot(ajacoutot@) wrote to the misc@ mailing list outlining the project\'s need for another xserve G4 for macppc builds: We are looking for a second xserve G4 for the OpenBSD ports building infrastructure. Currently, only one machine is doing all the work and a bulk can last up to 1 month which makes it very hard to sta [...]
The BSDCan 2013 program has been announced, with a nice sampling of OpenBSD related talks. Read on for further details, registration is expected to open soon. Read more...
Bob Beck (beck@) writes in with news of the refreshed dhclient(8): This is a fan letter for my fellow developer Ken Westerback (krw@). Ken is currently partway through the thankless job of modernizing dhclient - it\'s already much better, and I think it will be really good for 5.3 an will probably take on new life afterwards with more (R [...]
The AsiaBSDCon 2013 timetable has been released. The program shows a fairly strong OpenBSD component. The conference takes place in Tokyo, Japan on 14-17 March, 2013. Read on for details, registration will be opening soon. Read more...
Paul Irofti(pirofti@) tells us about the work he did at n2k13: The n2k13 hackathon was mainly a Loongson hackathon for me. My main goal was to add CPU throttling support. A few things related to clocks needed to be implemented before being able to deal with the actual CPU scaling bits. Read more...
Several correspondents wrote in to alert us to the fact that a new, improved OpenBSD book is soon to be released: No Starch Press is now accepting pre-orders for Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition by Michael W. Lucas. A discount is available if you use the promo code from Michael\'s Blog. The book is listed with an April 2013 release (Read [...]
At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:40 MST, Miod Vallat (miod@) changed the -current version string to 5.3-beta: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: email@example.com 2013/01/31 16:30:40 Modified files: etc/root : root.mail share/mk : sys.mk sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi sys/conf : GENERIC [...]
This weekend Feb 2-3 at the picturesque ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels, Belgium, the annual FOSDEM conference will be held. OpenBSD developers Mike Belopuhov (mikeb@) will give a talk about IPsec improvements in OpenBSD and Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) will give a talk about X.Org on non-Linux systems.