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Call for Testing: vlan(4) improvements
Undeadly.org - 2014-04-21 06:21:20
td>p,td>ul,td>blockquote,td>font {margin-left:0.5ex;} a:visited {color:#303030!important;} p {margin-top:1ex;margin-bottom:0;} blockquote>p:first-child {margin-top:0;} blockquote>p:last-child {margin-bottom:0;} blockquote { background-color:#e0e0e0; padding:0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex; margin:0 0 0 3ex !important; } p+ul,p>ul {margin:0.5ex 0 0 0;} pre {margin:0;} tt {background-color:#f0f0f0; padding:0px; font-weight:500;} .bqcode { background-color: #ffffff; border:1px solid #999; padding: 0px; padding-left: 1em; } Henning Brauer (henning@) writes in to let us know that he has some vlan(4) improvements in the pipeline: so, on vlan, to insert the vlan tag, we right now: -copy (most of) the existing ethernet header into a ether_vlan_header on the stack -fill the extra fields (tag, inside ether type) in ether_vlan_header -set the ether type -m_adj() to make room for the extra space ether_vlan_header needs -m_copyback the ether_vlan_header into the mbuf that involves moving data around, which isn't all that cheap. now it turns out it is trivial to have ether_output prepend the ether_vlan_header instead of the regular ethernet header, which makes the vlan tagging essentially free in most cases. you need a very current src tree to test this, relies on the code shuffling in if_ethersubr.c I did a few hours ago. If you have a setup that involves vlan(4), you can test by applying ...
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week
Topix.net - 2014-04-20 12:22:32
New submitter CrAlt writes with this news snipped from BSD news stalwart undeadly.org: "After the news of heartbleed broke early last week, the OpenBSD team dove in and started axing it up into shape ....
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In Other BSDs for 2014/04/19
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-04-19 14:30:33
I’ve got “coverage” of most every BSD this week. OpenBSD has brought in OpenSSL – and is modifying it severely.  Instead of linking to the many commits as they tear it into little bits, I’ll just link to this Lobste.rs post.  Will it be OpenOpenSSL?  It looks like it’s for internal consumption only.  Undeadly has […]...
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ALTQ removed from -current
Undeadly.org - 2014-04-19 12:44:47
td>p,td>ul,td>blockquote,td>font {margin-left:0.5ex;} a:visited {color:#303030!important;} p {margin-top:1ex;margin-bottom:0;} blockquote>p:first-child {margin-top:0;} blockquote>p:last-child {margin-bottom:0;} blockquote { background-color:#e0e0e0; padding:0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex; margin:0 0 0 3ex !important; } p+ul,p>ul {margin:0.5ex 0 0 0;} pre {margin:0;} tt {background-color:#f0f0f0; padding:0px; font-weight:500;} .bqcode { background-color: #ffffff; border:1px solid #999; padding: 0px; padding-left: 1em; } In between all the OpenSSL sound and fury it could have been easy to miss, but one of the likely Big News candidates for OpenBSD 5.6 just happened: Removal of the ALTQ traffic shaping system. The commit message by Henning Brauer (henning@) reads: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: henning@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/04/19 04:07:44 Modified files: sys/conf : GENERIC Log message: -option ALTQ Read more... ...
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One week of OpenSSL cleanup
Undeadly.org - 2014-04-18 07:58:17
After the news of heartbleed broke early last week, the OpenBSD team dove in and started axing it up into shape. Leading this effort are Ted Unangst (tedu@) and Miod Vallat (miod@), who are head-to-head on a pure commit count basis with both having around 50 commits in this part of the tree in the week since Ted's first commit in this area. They are followed closely by Joel Sing (jsing@) who is systematically going through every nook and cranny and applying some basic KNF. Next in line are Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) and Bob Beck (beck@) who've been both doing a lot of cleanup, ripping out weird layers of abstraction for standard system or library calls. Then Jonathan Grey (jsg@) and Reyk Flöter (reyk@) come next, followed by a group of late starters. Also, an honorable mention for Christian Weisgerber (naddy@), who has been fixing issues in ports related to this work. All combined, there've been over 250 commits cleaning up OpenSSL. In one week. Some of these are simple or small changes, while other commits carry more weight. Of course, occasionally mistakes get made but these are also quickly fixed again, but the general direction is clear: move the tree forward in towards a better, more readable, less buggy crypto library. ...
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BSDNow 033: Certified Package Delivery
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-04-18 04:02:18
As you can guess from the title, this week’s BSDNow talks about building OpenBSD packages in bulk among other things, and also interviews Jim Brown of bsdcertification.org....
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BSD Magazine for March
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-04-18 03:59:43
The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, and this month has an article written by Siju George about how his company is using DragonFly and Hammer for backups....
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m2k14: Hackathon Begins
Undeadly.org - 2014-04-17 18:52:43
As is their wont, a number of developers have congregated for another hackathon, this time in sunny Morocco. You can, of course, follow the commits on source-changes, but the war cries that lead us down the road to Valhalla are being collected for your inspiration and amusement at OpenSSL Valhalla Rampage. As always, it is your donations that make it possible for our berserkers to greet the Valkyries! ...
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Did A Faulty Memory Feature Lead To Heartbleed?
Topix.net - 2014-04-16 21:45:45
Debate arises over an older memory allocation feature in OpenSSL, and the OpenBSD community starts to tear down and revise the crypto software for its own use....
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL
Topix.net - 2014-04-15 19:43:20
First time accepted submitter Iarwain Ben-adar writes "The OpenBSD has started a cleanup of their in-tree OpenSSL library....
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OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL
Slashdot - 2014-04-15 17:20:00
First time accepted submitter Iarwain Ben-adar (2393286) writes "The OpenBSD has started a cleanup of their in-tree OpenSSL library. Improvements include removing "exploit mitigation countermeasures", fixing bugs, removal of questionable entropy additions, and many more. If you support the effort of these guys who are responsible for the venerable OpenSSH library, consider a donation to the OpenBSD Foundation. Maybe someday we'll see a 'portable' version of this new OpenSSL fork. Or not." Read more of this story at Slashdot....
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OpenBSD has started a massive strip-down and cleanup of OpenSSL
Undeadly.org - 2014-04-15 10:29:08
td>p,td>ul,td>blockquote,td>font {margin-left:0.5ex;} a:visited {color:#303030!important;} p {margin-top:1ex;margin-bottom:0;} blockquote>p:first-child {margin-top:0;} blockquote>p:last-child {margin-bottom:0;} blockquote { background-color:#e0e0e0; padding:0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex 0.5ex; margin:0 0 0 3ex !important; } p+ul,p>ul {margin:0.5ex 0 0 0;} pre {margin:0;} tt {background-color:#f0f0f0; padding:0px; font-weight:500;} .bqcode { background-color: #ffffff; border:1px solid #999; padding: 0px; padding-left: 1em; } The denizens of lobste.rs (and no doubt you, eagle-eyed reader!) have made note of the ongoing rototilling of the OpenSSL code in OpenBSD, and Joshua Stein (jcs@) has chimed in with a quick breakdown of the action thus far: Changes so far to OpenSSL 1.0.1g since the 11th include: Splitting up libcrypto and libssl build directories Fixing a use-after-free bug Removal of ancient MacOS, Netware, OS/2, VMS and Windows build junk Removal of “bugs” directory, benchmarks, INSTALL files, and shared library goo for lame platforms Removal of most (all?) backend engines, some of which didn’t even have appropriate licensing Ripping out some windows-specific cruft Removal of various wrappers for things like sockets, snprintf, opendir, etc. to actually expose real return values ...
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