BSDNow 148: The place to B… A Robot!
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 30, 2016, 11:21 pm UTC
This weeks’ BSDNow has an interview with Edicarla Andrade & Vinícius Zavam about FreeBSD-powered robots.  Yep, robots.  There’s other news there too, but it’s not as interesting unless it is about lasers.
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The place to B... A Robot! | BSD Now 148
BSDnow - June 30, 2016, 9:53 am UTC
This week on the show, Allan & I are going to be showing you a very interesting interview we did talking about using FreeBSD to drive a Robot! You won’t want to miss this one. That plus all the latest news, heading your way right now!
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BSD News 27/06/2016
DiscoverBSD - June 28, 2016, 5:38 pm UTC
Last week in BSD Releases: seems to be none
Other news: BSDSec, BSDnow, ubuntuBSD, DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, Google Summer of Code,

BSDSec OpenBSD 5.9 Errata for OCSP available
Releases seems to be none

News Release all the things! | BSD Now 147On this episode of BSDNow, we will be talking to Glen Barber & Peter Wemm of the FreeBSD RE and Cluster Admin teams! That plus our re-cap of BSDCan and the latest news, all on your place to B...SD! View attached file (646 MB, video/mp4)

ubuntuBSD 16.04 to feature a combo of BusyBox and OpenRC, no systemdFor those interested in the latest developments of ubuntuBSD, the developer mentions that the official release will come bundled with BusyBox and OpenRC, sans systemd. You can try out the BETA version from their website. In a series of tweets, ubuntuBSD project leader Jon Boden has announced a few of the technical features coming to […]

HEADS UP: world reneeds rebuildingIf you are running DragonFly 4.5 (i.e. bleeding edge), Sepherosa Ziehau made an ifnet change that will require a full buildkernel/world if you want things like netstat to keep working. 
Code stuff DragonFly and Hyper-VDon’t forget tuning(7)In Other BSDs for 2016/06/25  Interesting articlesReminder: sometimes VESA is betterWhat’s that @@?GSoC 2016 Reports: Split debug symbols for pkgsrc builds, part 1
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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/25
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 25, 2016, 12:40 pm UTC
A good amount of user group material this week. Installfest, Spread the word at HOPE!  BSD Installfest, July 22-24, New York City. Vote up if… Dragonfly should be on the Desktop! My BSDCan “OpenPAM & BSD” talk SNIA DSI Recap.  Big numbers! NetBSD Introduction by Siju Oommen George. HardenedBSD vs OpenBSD.  (via) Distrowatch reviews four […]
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Reminder: sometimes VESA is better
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 24, 2016, 1:14 pm UTC
This is limited to some users of specific Intel video chipsets, but: if you get odd screen artifacts in X, the ‘vesa’ driver may work just fine for you.  Or turn acceleration off.  Or set ‘drm.i915.enable_execlists=0’ according to zrj on #dragonflybsd. (Updated to reflect all the answers in the thread and elsewhere.)
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BSDNow 147: Release all the things!
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 23, 2016, 11:44 pm UTC
BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm.  They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.
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Release all the things! | BSD Now 147
BSDnow - June 23, 2016, 11:26 am UTC
On this episode of BSDNow, we will be talking to Glen Barber & Peter Wemm of the FreeBSD RE and Cluster Admin teams! That plus our re-cap of BSDCan and the latest news, all on your place to B...SD!
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Severe Flaws Found In Libarchive Open Source Library
Slashdot - June 22, 2016, 6:00 pm UTC
Reader itwbennett writes: Researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group have found three memory corruption errors in the widely used open-source library libarchive that can result in arbitrary code execution and can be exploited by passing specially crafted files to applications that contain the vulnerable code. "The library is used by file and package managers included in many Linux and BSD systems, as well as by components and tools in OS X and Chrome OS," writes Lucian Constantin. "Developers can also include the library's code in their own projects, so it's hard to know how many other applications or firmware packages contain it." (Original blog post) So, while the libarchive maintainers have released patches for the flaws, it will likely take a long time for them to trickle down through all the affected projects.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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BSDNews 20/06/2016
DiscoverBSD - June 21, 2016, 1:55 pm UTC

Last week in BSD Releases: BSDSec, pfSense,
Other news:pfSense, OPNsense, HardenedBSD, BSDCan, BSDnow, FreshPorts, DragonflyBSD

BSDSec  [Security-announce] pfSense-SA-16_08.webgui 
 [Security-announce] pfSense-SA-16_07.webgui 
 [Security-announce] pfSense-SA-16_06.squid 

Releases GhostBSD 10.3 BETA1 is ready for testing This first BETA development release is ready for testing and debugging new feature in GhostBSD 10.3, MATE and XFCE is available on SourceForge for the i386, amd64, and amd64-uefi architectures.
OPNsense 16.1.17 released
Today we offer complementary improvements and fixes to your swinging installation in the hopes that they will make your daily experience even better, rounded off with a pinch of SSL crypto updates.
In other news, we are getting ready for a first 16.7 release candidate after having finished the full work on the FreeBSD 10.3 base system including the addition of HardenedBSD’s ASLR. More on this next week.

Here is the change log for 16.1.17:
  • ports: isc-dhcp-server 4.3.4[1], syslogd 10.3, libressl 2.3.6[2], openssl 1.0.2_13[3]
  • system: fix OTP QR code link to amend the first request
  • system: allow to override TRIM apply at boot time via /etc/fstab[4]
  • dashboard: fix OpenVPN test data display
  • dashboard: gateway widget style updated
  • interfaces: allow debug option for dhcp6 client
  • interfaces: allow to delete WAN as well
  • interfaces: properly restart the respective proxy ARP daemon
  • firewall: fixed HTML errors in NAT edit page
  • services: fixed unbound custom option handling
  • services: allow RA send behaviour to be configured
  • services: show correct dynamic DNS type when editing an existing entry
  • openvpn: bring back authentication method selector
  • openvpn: create interfaces at boot time and even when disabled
  • power: separate menu for power off and reboot functions
  • intrusion detection: allow to drop/reset log files
  • plugins: can now create local logging sockets for chroot environments
  • plugins: new HAProxy version 1.3 with assorted fixes (contributed by Frank Wall and Manus Freedom)
  • lang: major updates for Russian (contributed by Smart-Soft Ltd.)
  • lang: assorted translation fixes (contributed by Fabian Franz)
  • lang: minor updates to Chinese, German and French
 pfSense 2.3.1 Update 5 Available2.3.1 Update 5 (2.3.1_5) is now available. Note that updates 2 through 4 were internal-only. This includes two security fixes to the web GUI, and 7 other bug fixes. The 2.3.1-RELEASE change list has been updated with an Update 5 section specifying the changes.
This update will reboot the system after installing.

New stable version: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE v46.4 HardenedBSD-10-STABLE-v46.4 -
* libarchive updates
* hbsd-update updates
* coverity fixes
* sfxge updates
* hyperv updates

News BSDCan 2016 Presentations OnlineOpenBSD Journal The BSDCan 2016 conference in Ottawa has just concluded, with a number of OpenBSD-themed talks. These are the talks by OpenBSD developers: Reyk Flöter: An OpenFlow implementation for OpenBSD - Introducing switchd(8) and more about SDN (slides)
Henning Brauer: Running an ISP on OpenBSD - Why OpenBSD and several uncommon uses of it (slides)
Peter Hessler: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) implementation and support in OpenBSD. Or: A new protocol actually did improve our routing. (slides)
Mike Belopuhov: Implementation of Xen PVHVM drivers in OpenBSD (slides)
Antoine Jacoutot: OpenBSD rc.d(8) (slides)
Sebastian Benoit: Opensource Routing - Running an enterprise network on OpenBSD (slides)
In addition, two OpenBSD-centric tutorials were offered by people who are not themselves OpenBSD developers:
Peter Hansteen: Building The Network You Need With PF, The OpenBSD Packet Filter (slides)
Aaron Poffenberger: OpenSMTPD for the Real World (slides)

Music to Beastie’s ears | BSD Now 146Kris is on vacation this week, so allan flies solo, provides a recap of BSDCan & covers a boatload of news including Microsoft providing support & SLAs for BSD, how terrible select() may be, an interview with Hans Petter Selasky about designing the USB drivers for FreeBSD & more! View attached file (412 MB, video/mp4)

Quarterly branches are available This afternoon, Bert JW Regeer wished that FreshPorts “would show information from the quarterly branches too…”. I knew I had done some work on this and that there was a way to display branch information. I check the source code and found the ?branch= parameter, but there was nothing in the database for this branch. [...]  
Code stuff In Other BSDs for 2016/06/18Hammer 2 and CRCWhen a mouse isn’t a mouse
Interesting articlesSoloBSD Mastering: ezjailUnderstanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 1: ART single thread performances

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GhostBSD 10.3 BETA1 is ready for testing
GhostBSD - June 20, 2016, 11:28 pm UTC

This first BETA development release is ready for testing and debugging new feature in GhostBSD 10.3, MATE and XFCE is available on SourceForge for the i386, amd64, and amd64-uefi architectures.

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April and May 2015 Contributors Reports
GhostBSD - June 18, 2016, 6:46 pm UTC

Many thanks to everyone who donated to the GhostBSD project in April and May. April and May wasn't that great, but June look promising and we hope that the next months will be even better. GhostBSD is a project that depend strictly on the community and its contributors.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/18
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 18, 2016, 1:00 pm UTC
If you didn’t already look at it, BSDNow’s summary of BSDCan events is worth going to; it’s complete enough I deliberately left BSDCan links out of here.  Undeadly has an OpenBSD-specific summary too. ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t.  Sorta-BSD.  (via) The Ultimate NetBSD Router.  (Thanks, Tobias) Shawn Webb Tells You All About HardenedBSD Project. Using FreeBSD […]
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