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Lazy Reading for 2014/12/21

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-21 14:47:10 UTC
I am slightly confused about which day it is. Dinosaur’s Pen, excellent old technology pictures.  (via) Ultima Ratio Regum, a roguelike walking simulator in development.  Currently Windows-only. 2014 Cacowards winners.  These will probably run on most any BSD with a Doom port.  (via) Effectively Managing Memory at Gmail Scale.  All the management issues were in the […]
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In Other BSDs for 2014/12/20

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-20 13:43:52 UTC
I sort of lost a day this week because of an accidental 20-hour workday, but I still have the links: I love cross-pollination. (plus) “Why I (mostly) hack on BSD licenced stuff: so I don’t have to deal with this.“ Tips on pkgsrc packaging. Kerberos IV is going away in pkgsrc. The pkgsrc-2014Q4 freeze is […]
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BSDNow 068: Just the Essentials

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-20 01:55:34 UTC
BSDNow 068 has a large number video links to various BSD conference videos, a bunch of other article links,, and an interview of Michael W. Lucas about his new FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials book.
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BSDNow Episode 068: Just the Essentials

Undeadly.org - 2014-12-19 14:24:02 UTC

It's Michael W. Lucas week at Undeadly, as this week's episode of BSDNow features a lengthy interview with the man.

Additionally, they have more conference videos, a comparison of FreeBSD and OpenBSD security features, the OpenSMTPD folks (hi gilles@!) write about the work they've been doing, a review of httpd(8), and all the week's odds and ends in the world of BSD.

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Michael W. Lucas' Sudo Talk Online

Undeadly.org - 2014-12-18 19:09:52 UTC

Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute OpenBSD, SSH Mastery, and Sudo Mastery (among others!) has given a talk, titled "Sudo: You're Doing it Wrong", now online:

It runs just over an hour, so make sure you bring a snack!

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In Other BSDs for 2014/12/13

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-13 14:30:16 UTC
Get ready for some reading. There’s some packages moving from pkgsrc-wip to pkgsrc proper. pkgsrc-2014Q4 branching is planned for Monday the 15th. PC-BSD now has an automatic package/security patch upgrade mechanism. Steam on PC-BSD.  Holy grail, there. PC-BSD needs testers for the new Update Manager, for moving from 10 to 10.1 NetBSD has imported BIND […]
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BSDNow 067: Must Be Rigged

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-12 03:08:04 UTC
BSDNow’s episode this week focuses on the just-released Bitrig 1.0, and has an interview with Patrick Wildt of that project.  There’s also coverage of other topics, including the new poudriere release – that’s the tool that bulk builds packages for DragonFly and FreeBSD, though I don’t know if it’s unified across both operating systems yet.
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IPFW2 branch for testing

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-12 02:53:46 UTC
bycn82’s rewrite of IPFW2 is available as a git branch to try out; he’s posted the link.  Please try, especially if you are still working with the original ipfw. (note: remember, ‘ipfw’ in DragonFly is what was called ‘ipfw2′ years and years ago because it was a replacement of the original ‘ipfw’ in FreeBSD.  It was […]
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Dec 10th Errata

Undeadly.org - 2014-12-11 19:45:05 UTC

Ted Unangst (tedu@) has announced the availability of patches for three separate issues.

The first errata addresses the recent DNS server issue

Three new errata to announce.

Malicious DNS servers could cause a denial of service with an endless series of delegations. This affects named (BIND) and unbound. There is a patch for unbound in 5.6. (unbound wasn't built in 5.5.) We don't have patches for BIND at this time.

Missing memory barriers (and other bugs) made virtio devices unreliable. Patches available for 5.5 and 5.6.

Lots and lots of security bugs in the X server have finally been fixed. http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Security/Advisory-2014-12-09/ Patches are available for 5.5 and 5.6.

For 5.6: http://www.openbsd.org/errata56.html

For 5.5: http://www.openbsd.org/errata55.html

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Libressl 2.1.2 released.

Undeadly.org - 2014-12-09 08:48:51 UTC
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We have released LibreSSL 2.1.2, which will be arriving in the LibreSSL directory of your local OpenBSD mirror soon.
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In Other BSDs for 2014/12/06

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-12-06 14:07:03 UTC
I have been building up quite the variety this week. Bitrig 1.0 has been released. Writing NetBSD Sound Drivers in Haskell.  (PDF, via) ruBSD 2014, happening December 13th in Moscow.  (via) How to configure full disk encryption in PC-BSD 10.1.  (via) BSD Magazine for November 2014.  (via)  Why don’t they put new issue announcements in their […]
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BSDNow Episode 066: Conference Connoisseur

Undeadly.org - 2014-12-05 10:21:34 UTC

On this week's episode, It's nothing but BSDCons, with MeetBSD presentation videos, the upcoming ruBSD(Russian) and other BSDCons that are (or may be) upcoming in 2015, in addition to an interview with Paul Schenkeveld about running a BSDCon, and the usual roundup of the week's BSD-related news and rumors.

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