Issue 79
Published July 28, 2021

OpenBSD Security Erratas plus all the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.


No releases.


OpenBSD Errata: July 25, 2021 (relayd): An errata patch for the relayd application layer gateway daemon has been released for OpenBSD 6.9. relayd(8), when using the the http protocol strip filter directive or http protocol macro expansion, processes format strings. Binary updates for the amd64, i386, and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

OpenBSD Errata: July 25, 2021 (libc, mips64): An errata patch for the libc library on the mips64 architecture has been released for OpenBSD 6.8 and OpenBSD 6.9. On mips64, the strchr/index/strrchr/rindex functions in libc handled signed characters incorrectly.

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FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2021: This report covers FreeBSD related projects for the period between April and June, and is the second of four planned reports for 2021. Some of this reports highlights include but are not limited to work on an experimental installer, changes to pf, additional work on the Linuxulator, updates on the state of kernel sanitizers, coverage of the raidz expansion feature for ZFS, and some news about resource accounting.

Introducing dhcpleased(8): Now enabled by default on OpenBSD -current is dhcpleased(8), a dynamic host configuration protocol daemon. To begin using dhcpleased, upgrade to a current snapshot. You can edit hostname.if(5) to replace “dhcp” with “inet autoconf”.

BSD Now 412: FreeBSD Performance Observability, Advance!BSD thoughts 1/2, Lumina Desktop Maintainership Change, How to Handle Secrets on the Command Line, Like NetBSD DragonFlyBSD Now Has “COVID”, and more.

NVMM lands in DragonFly: DragonFly added NVMM, hardware acceleration for virtual machines. The version of qemu in dports is not set up to support this, yet. Until then, you can download a prebuilt version.


OpenBSD Virtualization - Host and guests on the same network: Tips to virtualize serenely under OpenBSD with vmd, where host and guest(s) are part of the same network!

OpenBSD full Tor setup: If for some reasons you want to block all your traffic except traffic going through Tor, here is how to proceed on OpenBSD.

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