The Bus Factor | BSD Now 224
BSDnow - December 15, 2017, 12:16 am UTC
We try to answer what happens to an open source project after a developers death, we tell you about the last bootstrapped tech company in Silicon Valley, we have an update to the NetBSD Thread sanitizer & show how to use cabal on OpenBSD.
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BSDNews 11/12/2017
DiscoverBSD - December 11, 2017, 9:18 am UTC
Last week in BSDNews: BSDSec, Dragon Fly, BSDNow, pfSense, OpenBSD. s2k17
Releases: Dragon Fly BSD, OPNsense

BSDSec[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-17:12.openssl
[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 11.0 end-of-life
OpenBSD Errata: December 10th, 2017 (mpls)

ReleasesDragonFly 5.0.2 releasedDragonFly 5.0.2 is released.  As you may guess from the version number, this is a bugfix release.  The release tag has the full details.  Update through the normal process of a buildworld/buildkernel, at your leisure.

OPNsense 17.7.9 releasedXSS vulnerability in the certificate manager is being fixed that is based on a crafted certificate being imported into the system. PHP was finally updated from 7.0 to 7.1 which should make things a bit faster. Last but not least, the HAProxy plugin by Frank Wall receives a major update for improved usability, several new features and two bug fixes.

NewsCompile once, debug twice | BSD Now 223Picking a compiler for debuggability, how to port Rust apps to FreeBSD, what the point of Docker is on FreeBSD/Solaris, another EuroBSDcon recap & network manager control in OpenBSD.

Application Detection on pfSense® SoftwareThanks to the Snort package and OpenAppID, pfSense is now application-aware.

arm64 platform now officially supported [and has syspatch(8)]arm64 is now an officially supported platform for OpenBSD. As some readers will have noticed, there's now syspatch(8) support, too.

Code stuffBoggle, banner, tetris added to Dragon Fly
In Other BSDs for 2017/12/09
Network driver changes: ix, faith
pledge() work in progress

s2k17 HackathonOpenBSD is holding hackathons as an attempt to get new changes into the source tree quickly. Here are some reports from the latest:
s2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling ([email protected]) on wireless (iwm(4), athn(4) and more) progress

Pic of the week
source: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1076051/


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Lazy Reading for 2017/12/10
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 10, 2017, 1:54 pm UTC
Accidental theme this week: the 1990s. Normalization of deviance in software: how broken practices become standard.  Matches every place I’ve ever worked.  (via The Advent of Void.  I wish someone would do this with BSD packages.  (via) wiby, a 90s-only search engine.  (via) What Have We Learned from the PDP-11?  (via) VPN recommendations. Games on …
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In Other BSDs for 2017/12/09
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 9, 2017, 1:51 pm UTC
Last minute, as always! The anatomy of tee program on OpenBSD.  (via) Leaving Amazon AWS.  (via, I think) FreeBSD Port-Knocking. s2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling ([email protected]) on wireless (iwm(4), athn(4) and more) progress. DiscoverBSD for 2017/12/03. Cross-BSD pollination.  (DragonFly->OpenBSD, via) FreeBSD 11.0 is end-of-lifed. OPNsense 17.7.9 released. BSDCan 2018 Call for Papers is out.  (via) …
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work in progress
Undeadly.org - December 8, 2017, 8:22 am UTC

In a
message to [email protected],
Theo de Raadt ([email protected]) provided some insights into ongoing
work on pledge(2):



I wanted to give an update that a two pledge-related changes are being
worked on. The semantics and integration are complicated so it is
taking some time.

Read more…


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platform now officially supported [and has ]
Undeadly.org - December 8, 2017, 8:22 am UTC

arm64 is now an
officially supported platform for OpenBSD.
As some readers will have noticed,
there's now
syspatch(8) support, too.


Theo de Raadt ([email protected]) committed the following change:



CVSROOT: /cvs
Module name: www
Changes by: [email protected] 2017/12/07 12:00:12

Modified files:
. : plat.html

Log message:
graduate arm64 to supported; having syspatch it is even beyond some other systems

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BSDNow 223: Compile once, debug twice
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 8, 2017, 1:51 am UTC
BSDNow 223 covers a wide range: debuggers, Rust, Docker, EuroBSDCon 2017, pine64, and some network tools for FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
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Compile once, debug twice | BSD Now 223
BSDnow - December 7, 2017, 4:50 pm UTC
Picking a compiler for debuggability, how to port Rust apps to FreeBSD, what the point of Docker is on FreeBSD/Solaris, another EuroBSDcon recap & network manager control in OpenBSD.
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Boggle, banner, tetris added
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 5, 2017, 10:38 pm UTC
Rimvydas Jasinskas has added the OpenBSD versions of banner(1), boggle(6), and tetris(6), along with additional fortune(6) material. Odd note: tetris(6) originated with a 1989 International Obfustcated C Code Contest winner, according to the man page, but I can’t find it in the 1989 list.
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BSD News 03/12/2017
DiscoverBSD - December 4, 2017, 12:06 pm UTC
Last week in BSDReleases: HardenedBSD
News: BSDSec, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD, BSDnow, NetBSD, Vagrant

BSDSec[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-17:11.openssl
OpenBSD Errata: December 1st, 2017 (fktrace)

ReleasesStable release: HardenedBSD-stable 11-STABLE v1100054.1Highlights:
- fixed syslogd - restore host name handling in UDP case
- fixed ARM64 control flow problem
- fixed MAP_GUARRD issues
- upgrade to Unicode 10.0.0
- ZFS fixes
(side note: the recent OpenSSL security issues (FreeBSD-SA-17:11.openssl) are already fixed in previous releases)
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Newsscfb support in DragonFlyIf you’re booting DragonFly in UEFI mode, and you have unsupported video (i.e. NVIDIA), there’s the scfb driver for xorg.  It doesn’t support NVIDIA chipsets either, but it gives more options than the generic vesa driver.  It appears to be present in all the BSDs to some extent.

How Netflix works | BSD Now 222We take a look at two-faced Oracle, cover a FAMP installation, how Netflix works the complex stuff & show you who the patron of yak shaving is.

Code stuff
In Other BSDs for 2017/12/02
World without sharing
The LLVM Thread Sanitizer has been ported to NetBSD

Interesting articlesDragonFly on Vagrant with shared folders

Pic of the weekFixed the apple root bug.

from https://twitter.com/nehalist/status/937337658707202048/photo/1
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In Other BSDs for 2017/12/02
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 2, 2017, 1:46 pm UTC
Totally last-minute. “Permissive licensing is wrong!” – Is it? (1/2) Reflections on Hackathons. Cheap temp and humidity sensors.  Probably BSD-compatible, given the list. OpenBSD Router Boilerplate.  (via) Suggestions on High-end Laptop for dual-booting with BSD/Windows. The LLVM Thread Sanitizer has been ported to NetBSD. Linux user picking a BSD for Personal Computer. DiscoverBSD for 2017/11/27. Two-factor …
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BSDNow 222: How Netflix Works
DragonFlyBSD Digest - December 2, 2017, 12:35 am UTC
No interview this week for BSDNow 222, but lots of procedure details on FAMP, server moves, and bhyve.
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