Issue 172
Published January 03, 2024

Ever wanted to run OpenBSD on OmniOS using bhyve?


MidnightBSD 3.1.3 release: Updated OpenSSH to 9.2p1, Added quirk for WD MyPassport Ultra External HDD, Fix read/write past buffer end: perl-security 140, nvi 2.2.1, Update pci_vendors to 2023.09.22 version, OpenZFS: Ensure that zfs_getattr() initializes the va_rdev field , nfscl: Fix processing of a rare Rename reply case.


No security announcements.

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Running OpenBSD on OmniOS using bhyve: The bhyve hypervisor has been ported to Illumos and provides an altervative to KVM. SmartOS created an OpenBSD image but it’s quite old. Author of this managed to run OpenBSD 7.4 on OmniOS.

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