In Other BSDs for 2017/01/21
DragonFlyBSD Digest - January 21, 2017, 1:44 pm UTC
Accidental theme this week: books. 11n support for athn(4) (via) Relayd auction results As a Nefarious Media Agent… Sponsorships on “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” available Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 2: A story of if_get(9) Thinking about switching from Linux to BSD for my everyday computer, and have a few questions. …
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BSDNow 177: Getting Pi in my Wifi
DragonFlyBSD Digest - January 19, 2017, 3:14 pm UTC
BSDNow’s episode of the week has a number of Raspberry Pi-specific items, plus a discussion of iocage which I was not familiar with.
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Getting Pi on my Wifi | BSD Now 177
BSDnow - January 19, 2017, 1:52 am UTC
This week on BSDNow, we’ve got Wifi galore, a new iocage and some RPi3 news and guides to share. Stay tuned for your place to B...SD!
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In Other BSDs for 2017/01/14
DragonFlyBSD Digest - January 14, 2017, 1:55 pm UTC
This turned into a BSD User Group event list, which makes me happy.  There was nothing like that 3 or 5 or whatever years ago. OPNsense 16.7.13 released Documenting NetBSD’s scheduler tweaks NetBSD 7.1_RC1 available 12? PowerBook G4 PT5 – Electronic Battle Weapon WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted Would you bother …
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Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 2: A story of if_get(9)
Undeadly.org - January 13, 2017, 3:50 pm UTC

Martin Pieuchot has written another article chronicling the modernization of the network stack. Martin writes,



I wrote a second article about the
network MP thingy.


The article talks about a new API built on top of a generic solution for
a MP problem.



The article, A story of if_get(9), is a followup to the part one article we featured earlier as Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 1: ART single thread performances.


Read both for a deep dive in the ongoing and exciting work going on right now in the OpenBSD network stack.


Needless to say, editors@ really look forward to seeing more articles in this series.

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BSDNow 176: Linking your world
DragonFlyBSD Digest - January 12, 2017, 8:19 pm UTC
This week’s BSDNow has extended notes about FreeBSD and lld, the LLVM linker, plus notes on the NetBSD scheduler, OpenBSD changes, and so on.  It’s very ecumenical.
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Linking your world | BSD Now 176
BSDnow - January 12, 2017, 4:36 am UTC

Another exciting week on BSDNow, we're queueing up with LLVM / Linking news, a look at NetBSD’s scheduler, routers, desktops, build-systems & more!


Stay tuned for your place to B….SD!

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Errata SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2017
Undeadly.org - January 11, 2017, 10:41 am UTC

Avoid possible side-channel leak of ECDSA private keys when signing.



A source code patch exists which remedies this problem:



for 6.0.



for 5.9



This is related to CVE-2016-7056 "ECDSA P-256 timing attack key recovery (OpenSSL, LibreSSL, BoringSSL)"

Additional details can be read here: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q1/52



Thanks to M:Tier https://stable.mtier.org for raising awareness on this patch.

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WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted
Undeadly.org - January 9, 2017, 1:33 pm UTC

OpenBSD as WiFi access points look set to be making a comeback in the near future.


With this diff https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=148396652007923&w=2, Stefan Sperling added 802.11n hostap mode, with full support initially for the Atheros chips supported by the athn(4) driver.



This diff adds 11n support to the athn(4) driver.


Requires -current net80211 code from today.


Tested in hostap mode and client mode with:



athn0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "Atheros AR9281" rev 0x01: apic 2 int 16
athn0: AR9280 rev 2 (2T2R), ROM rev 22, adddress xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


Read more...

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Get your name in the relayd book
Undeadly.org - January 8, 2017, 4:02 am UTC

Michael W Lucas is offering the chance to get your name in his forthcoming book on relayd and httpd:



There’s a long tradition amongst science fiction writers of selling bit parts in books in exchange for charity donations. It’s called tuckerization.


I see no reason why science fiction writers should have all the fun.


I need a sample user for the forthcoming book on OpenBSD’s httpd and relayd. This user gets referred to in the user authentication sections as well as on having users manage web sites. They will also get randomly called out whenever it makes sense to me.


That sample user could be you.


All it would cost is a donation to the OpenBSD Foundation.



See Michael's blog for details, and donate your way to fame(?) if you can!


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In Other BSDs for 2017/01/07
DragonFlyBSD Digest - January 7, 2017, 1:55 pm UTC
There’s always a rush of links after a holiday, as people sit at home and catch up on what they’ve wanted to do. 2016 computer review A lot of people like that X1. For God’s sake, secure your Mongo/Redis/etc!  This is why services don’t get automatically started after installation via ports/pkgsrc.  (via) openbsd changes of note …
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BSDNow 175: How the Dtrace saved Christmas
DragonFlyBSD Digest - January 6, 2017, 4:18 pm UTC
This week’s BSDNow: no interview, but a lot of link summary.  Does that title make sense if you are outside the U.S.?  No matter.
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