Issue 157
Published August 02, 2023

OPNsense release is here, and more.


OPNsense 23.7 “Restless Roadrunner” Released: This version enables API support for a broad spectrum of features, achieved through the diligent work on the MVC framework. Legacy migrated features include: Interface diagnostics (Ping / Traceroute and Portprobe) LAGG interfaces System Services (Diagnostics) DHCP Leases, both IPV4 and IPV6 Advanced Unbound DNS capabilities Additionally, floating rules and groups benefit from improved visibility, thus simplifying network management.


OpenBSD Errata: July 25, 2023 (hv amd cpu): Errata patches for guests running on hypervisors on AMD cpus have been released for OpenBSD 7.2 and 7.3. Binary updates for the amd64 and i386 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

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


Valuable News – 2023/07/31: The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.

FreeBSD Status Report - Second Quarter 2023: FreeBSD Status Report Second Quarter 2023 Here is the second 2023 status report, with 37 entries. As you might notice, we have several more reports than last quarter. This is a great news and shows how much the FreeBSD community is active and always working on providing high quality software. In particular, please note that Summer has started and do not miss the amazing projects shared by our Google Summer of Code students.

BSD Now 517: Huge pfsync rewrite: Linux and FreeBSD Firewalls Comparison Part 2, 27 Years with the Perfect OS, Top 20 OpenSSH Server Best Security Practices, Huge pfsync rewrite, OpenSMTPD 7.3.0p1 release, Running OpenBSD 7.3 on your laptop is really hard (not), and more.

2023 Recommended Summer Reads – FreeBSD and Linux: Embrace the power of FreeBSD! 🌞📚 Unleash its potential with this captivating summer collection. Optimize performance, boost security, and expand your tech horizons. Level up your skills as you sip on your summer cocktail or simply take a break from a heavy year.

Theo de Raadt on Zenbleed: The buzzword bug of the week is Zenbleed, which affects various AMD processors. On OpenBSD, the latest -current snapshots already have the fixes..


Launch OpenBSD vmd Guests on Demand from SSH: Or how to run Signal on OpenBSD?

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