Issue 89
Published October 20, 2021

Last week BSD releases with all the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.


GhostBSD 21.10.16 ISO is now available: GhostBSD 21.10.16 ISO comes with MATE 1.26.0, VirtualBox boot setup fixed, and two vulnerability security fix updates.

OpenBSD 7.0 released: 7.0 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system. If you already have an OpenBSD 6.9 system, and do not want to reinstall, upgrade instructions and advice can be found in the Upgrade Guide.

DragonFly 6.0.1 released: 6.0.1 is tagged and available. The major reason for this update is an expired Let’s Encrypt certificate that would cause problems when downloading dpkg binaries.


No security announcements.

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


Register Today for the November 2021 FreeBSD Vendor Summit: Join members of the FreeBSD vendor and developer communities for the online November 2021 FreeBSD Vendor Summit. The event will consist of virtual, half day sessions, taking place November 18-19, 2021. It’s free to attend but we ask that you register via eventbrite to gain access to the meeting room. In addition to vendor talks, we will also have a work in progress session and a separate hallway track. The event will also be live streamed and recorded.

MATE 1.26.0 upgrade ready for GhostBSD: It is recommend to use the Update Station to upgrade to MATE 1.26.0.

OpenBSD webzine issue #2: - OpenBSD 7.0 released! (Announcement) - No more packages updates for 6.9, syspatch will still be published - No more syspatches for 6.8, it is now end of life and shouldn’t be used any longer - OpenBSD 7.0 song released as well!

Valuable News – 2021/10/11: 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.

Packaging the DMD D compiler for OpenBSD: Yesterday concluded a very fun journey that began back in March when Brian R. Callahan announced that he had gotten a working D compiler, GDC, the GNU D Compiler, working on OpenBSD. Yesterday, he committed a port of DMD, the Digital Mars D Compiler, to the OpenBSD ports tree.


How to setup goaccess to get nice stats with OpenBSD httpd: How to setup goaccess to get nice stats with OpenBSD httpd

Explaining top(1) on FreeBSD: We all know and have at least once used the top(1) command on FreeBSD to track information about our cpu and processes, but how many of you know what each field means? By default, top(1) displays the ‘top’ processes on each system and periodically updates this information every 2.0 seconds using the raw cpu use percentage to rank the processes in the list. This article will give you some insight on how to better understand top (1).

Deploy Nginx Proxy Manager in a DMZ with OPNsense: Are you interested in deploying a reverse proxy in your network? The topic of reverse proxies can be difficult or confusing to understand when you are new to the concept. Understanding when you might want to use a reverse proxy may be more difficult than understanding how it functions as you build out a more advanced home network.

Jitter-free audio on FreeBSD: Author provides another great update on the state of FreeBSD audio, touching on everything from drivers to ports and community too.

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