Issue 104
Published February 23, 2022

All the latest news and tutorials from the BSD world.


No releases.


OpenBSD Errata: February 21, 2022 (slaacd): Errata patches for slaacd have been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and 7.0. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

As always, it’s worth following BSDSec. RSS feed and Twitter account available.


OpenBSD-current has moved to 7.1-beta : Snapshots are (already) available for some platforms. This serves as an excellent reminder to upgrade snapshots frequently, test both base and ports, and report problems.

librespeed-template: A BastilleBSD Template for librespeed. Librespeed is a very lightweight Speedtest implemented in Javascript, using XMLHttpRequest and Web Workers.

BSD Now 422: The Birth of Unix, Help request for three big Lumina items, FreeBSD 13 on Thinkpad T460s, HardenedBSD January 2022 Status Report, OPNsense 22.1 “Observant Owl” released, and more.

What’s Ahead for FreeBSD and the Foundation in 2022: As part of the FreeBSD Stand at FOSDEM 2022, the FreeBSD Foundation put together a few videos that discuss what’s ahead for the Project and Foundation in 2022. Check out the Project’s YouTube channel to see where they’re headed.


Debugging an ioctl Problem on OpenBSD: Joshua Stein explains how he tracks ‘n debugs ioctl problem into one V4L2 program, on OpenBSD.

The FreeBSD Boot Process : Let’s talk about the FreeBSD boot process. It is very robust and complex, as it is well-thought. Find out what are the differences when you boot from UEFI or legacy BIOS, or from GPT and MBR partitioning schemes. Learn what happens when you use ZFS or UFS filesystem.

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