Issue 74
Published June 23, 2021

OPNsense patch release plus all the latest from BSD-world.


OPNsense 21.1.7 released: OPNsesne moves to Phalcon version 4 along with new FreeBSD security advisories and fixes for firewall live log as well as new features such as shell timeout and TLS remote syslog.


No security announcements.

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


TrueNAS Core 12.0 review: TrueNAS Core, formerly called FreeNAS, is a FreeBSD-based operating system which provides Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services. TrueNAS Core is the community branch of the TrueNAS project, sponsored by iXsystems. It also has a commercial branch called TrueNAS Enterprise. TrueNAS provides a minimal operating system base with a friendly, web-based front end for administration. Using TrueNAS we can set up ZFS storage pools, filesystem snapshots, network shares, user accounts, and background services through the web-based administration portal.

In Other BSDs for 2021/06/19: BSD related articles from last week.

OpenBSD progress in support for the riscv64 platform: There has been significant progress on support for riscv64: - There’s now a web page for the platform, with details of (broadened) hardware support - Following some commits from Dale Rahn (drahn@), install sets now include xenocara

FreeBSD Day is Almost Here: June 19th has been declared FreeBSD Day, and the Foundation hopes you’ll join them in honoring the Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology.

BSD Now 407: Confining the omnipotent root, Jails with ZFS and PF on DigitalOcean, NomadBSD 130R is out, KDE Plasma Wayland on FreeBSD, Firefox under FreeBSD with Privacy, Using NetBSD’s pkgsrc everywhere, and more.

Screenshots & preview video of helloSystem 0.5: Screenshots and preview video of helloSystem 0.5, the latest development release from the BSD desktop project inspired the mac design principles.


Modern Unix: A collection of modern/faster/saner alternatives to common unix commands.

Using the I2P network with OpenBSD and NixOS: In this text you will learn what is the I2P network and how to provide a service over I2P on OpenBSD and how to use to connect to an I2P service from NixOS.

Introduction to ZFS Replication: Replication is an OpenZFS feature that really ups the data management game, providing a mechanism for handling a hardware failure with minimal data loss and downtime. Fortunately, replication itself is easy to configure and understand. In this article we’ll keep things simple, and practice replicating small amounts of data to a virtual machine.

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