BSDNow 186: Fast & the Firewall
DragonFlyBSD Digest - March 23, 2017, 6:02 pm UTC
BSDNow 186 gets back into the convention grind after last week’s news about new roles: coverage of the recent AsiaBSDCon, and an interview of Philipp Buehler.
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Fast & the Firewall: Tokyo Drift | BSD Now 186
BSDnow - March 23, 2017, 7:39 am UTC
This week on BSDNow, reports from AsiaBSDcon, TrueOS & FreeBSD news, Optimizing IllumOS Kernel, your questions & more!
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golang now has native support for OpenBSD's pledge(2) - March 23, 2017, 4:23 am UTC

Google's golang, collaboratively developed by Unix and C pioneers like Ken Thompson, Rob Pike et al has been very BSD friendly (the language itself is BSD licensed) and it just got even friendlier for OpenBSD's pledge mechanism.

To quote the diff:

"unix: add support for OpenBSD pledge

Pledge, the privilege-restricting syscall and mitigation mechanism,
was missing from syscall_openbsd.go. As of the latest release, it
is officially supported in 'stable'."

Link to the full golang diff here:

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SemiBUG: OpenBSD web stack with Michael W. Lucas
DragonFlyBSD Digest - March 20, 2017, 4:38 pm UTC
Michael W. Lucas will be presenting at SemiBUG tomorrow, talking about the OpenBSD web stack.
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In Other BSDs for 2017/03/18
DragonFlyBSD Digest - March 18, 2017, 12:42 pm UTC
Much better than last week, but there wasn’t any hurricane-force winds this week – which helps. Complexity and Strategy.  Talks about Microsoft products, but think about this in terms of any long-lived operating system code base – e.g. any BSD, or specifically OpenBSD given their correctness goals.  (via) Freenas 10 (now called Freenas Corral) released – …
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BSDNow 185: Exit Interview
DragonFlyBSD Digest - March 17, 2017, 5:01 pm UTC
BSDNow 185 has existing host Kris Moore performing his last episode (because $dayjob) and Benedict Reuschling coming in to replace him.   Allan Jude is unchanged, of course.  As they correctly point out, 185 weeks of on-time video content is a tremendous achievement so far.  This week’s episode is 55 minutes of talking with the old and …
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AsiaBSDCon 2017 and DragonFly networking
DragonFlyBSD Digest - March 16, 2017, 6:56 pm UTC
Sepherosa Ziehau went to AsiaBSDCon 2017 and gave a talk on his work with DragonFly’s networking.  He’s published a report of his trip, which comes with a link to his paper, his presentation, and pictures of who he met. Note that the PDF and the Powerpoint slides links are different; one is the paper, one is …
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EuroBSDCon 2017 Call for Papers open - March 16, 2017, 8:48 am UTC

On behalf of the EuroBSDCon 2017 Program Committee, here is the Call for Proposals for the EuroBSDCon 2017 conference which will take place in Paris, France from 21st through 24th of September 2017:

Closing date for the CfP is April, 30th.

Please submit your proposals!

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Exit Interview | BSD Now 185
BSDnow - March 16, 2017, 1:38 am UTC
This is a very special BSD Now! New exciting changes are coming to the show and we're gonna cover them, so stick around or you'll miss it!
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NetBSD 7.1 Released
Slashdot - March 15, 2017, 11:20 pm UTC
New submitter fisted writes: The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 7.1, the first feature update of the NetBSD 7 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, as well as new features and enhancements. Some highlights of the 7.1 release are: -Support for Raspberry Pi Zero. -Initial DRM/KMS support for NVIDIA graphics cards via nouveau (Disabled by default. Uncomment nouveau and nouveaufb in your kernel config to test). The addition of vioscsi, a driver for the Google Compute Engine disk. -Linux compatibility improvements, allowing, e.g., the use of Adobe Flash Player 24. -wm(4): C2000 KX and 2.5G support; Wake On Lan support; 82575 and newer SERDES based systems now work. -ODROID-C1 Ethernet now works. -Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements.
NetBSD is free. All of the code is under non-restrictive licenses, and may be used without paying royalties to anyone. Free support services are available via our mailing lists and website. Commercial support is available from a variety of sources. More extensive information on NetBSD is available from You can download NetBSD 7.1 from one of these mirror sites.

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10 years with DragonFlyBSD network stack
OSNews - March 15, 2017, 11:15 pm UTC
In this paper we are going to introduce the evolution of DragonFlyBSD's network stack in the past 10 years: what's the current state of its network stack, the important changes we did to it, why the important changes, and the lessons we learned. Finally, I'd like to list the areas that DragonFlyBSD's network stack can enjoy help hands.
A detailed look at DragonFlyBSD's network stack.
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Half a dozen new features in mandoc -T html - March 15, 2017, 10:12 pm UTC

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) has written in with another (beautifully formatted)
report on even more great mandoc(1)

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