Issue 124
Published September 29, 2022

All the latest news and tutorials from the BSD world.


No releases.


OpenBSD Errata: September 23, 2022 (expat): Errata patches for libexpat have been released for OpenBSD 7.0 and 7.1. 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.


EuroBSDCon 2022 (NetBSD): Trip report from Nia Alarie from NetBSD Blog.


How to trigger services restart after OpenBSD update: Solène Rapenne: Keeping an OpenBSD system up-to-date requires two daily operation. However, OpenBSD isn’t very friendly with regard to what to do after upgrading: modified binaries should be restarted to use the new code, and a new kernel requires an upgrade.

A Few of My Favorite Things About The OpenBSD Packet Filter Tools : Peter N. M. Hansteen: The OpenBSD packet filter PF was introduced a little more than 20 years ago as part of OpenBSD 3.0. We’ll take a short tour of PF features and tools that I have enjoyed using.

Running a Docker Host under OpenBSD using vmd(8): The OpenBSD virtual machine daemon works pretty well with Linux VMs nowadays. This time author tried to replace the Synology Docker service with some Docker host provided by vmd(8).

Your Comprehensive Guide to rc(8): FreeBSD Services and Automation: The FreeBSD rc(8) subsystem is a sensible & elastic services management framework which enables extension automation as well as customizable start/stop scripts for your services. It’s also deterministic - which means services always start in the same order every boot, a critically important feature in service critical environments. Take a deep dive into FreeBSD services and automation with this new article.

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