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 [...]
There’s a bone-numbing chill in the air, and that could only mean one thing. Time for a PC-BSD weekly feature digest! OK ok, I get it. The cold has nothing to do with PC-BSD, but it could be used to describe how cool the new PC-BSD features are we are going to talk about. ( Ba — Dum — Ching! (Read more...)
Matthew Dillon did some more performance tuning for DragonFly. I’ll just pull a paragraph from the commit message, since that will have more impact than anything I say: Improves fork/exec concurrency on monster of static binaries from 14200/sec to 55000/sec+. For dynamic binaries improve from around 2500/sec to 9000/sec or so (48 cores [...]
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: [...]
The 10th BSDNow episode is out, with the ambitious title, “Year of the BSD Desktop”. As you can guess from the title, a PC-BSD desktop gets set up as part of the episode, and as you might not guess from the title, they interview Michael W. Lucas.
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 [...]
Branched, not released. The release should happen in two weeks. One major bug has been squished, and remember the upgrade process from 3.4 to 3.6 is a little different from normal.
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 [...]
The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
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 [...]
DragonFly developer Francois Tigeot was interviewed on linuxfr.org. As you can probably guess from the names, it’s a French site, but don’t let that stop you if you’re an Anglophone.
Have you ever seen a message like this? From: Nvi recovery program Subject: Nvi saved the file sudoers.tmp Date: November 3, 2013 6:48:00 PM EST To: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com On Thu Jul 25 18:55:42 2013, the user root was editing a file named /usr/local/etc/sudoers.tmp on the machine slocum.unixathome.org, when [...]
In my work on FreshPorts, I’ve learned more than the average non-committer about the FreeBSD ports tree and its oddities. Just about everything learns about a port it gets from ‘make -V’. Even this method can be fraught with difficulty. In an attempt to get the fairest information possible, FreshPorts uses a chroot solution, [...]
This was a loooooong week, with me working 24 of the last 48 hours. It didn’t get in the way of the link-gathering, though! This report on what’s new in Unicode 7 is stranger than you’d expect. (via) gzip + poetry = awesome. This is a great way to visualize compression. (via) The Internet Archive (Read more...)
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 [...]
FreeBSDFreeBSD 9.2-RELEASESome of the highlights:The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures.The ZFS filesystem now supports lz4 compression.OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y.DTrace hooks have been [...]