OPNsense release, OpenBSD erratas plus all the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.
OPNsense 21.7.4 released: This update features three new major things: optional receive side scaling (RSS) support in the kernel, asynchronous DNS resolving for aliases and configuration support for advanced LAGG settings.
OpenBSD Errata: October 31, 2021 (bpf): An errata patch for the kernel has been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and OpenBSD 7.0. Opening /dev/bpf too quickly too often could lead to a kernel crash. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.
OpenBSD Errata: October 31, 2021 (uipc): An errata patch for the kernel has been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and OpenBSD 7.0. The kernel could leak memory when closing unix sockets. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.
OpenBSD Errata: October 31, 2021 (nsd): An errata patch for nsd(8) has been released for OpenBSD 7.0. In certain configurations, nsd can be crashed remotely. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.
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BSD Now 426: OpenBSD 7.0 Hero: A Good Time to Use OpenZFS Slog, OpenBSD 7.0 is out, OpenBSD and Wayland, UVM faults yield significant performance boost, and more.
FAT on DragonFly: You can now create FAT volumes on DragonFly. Not exactly high-tech, but a filesystem that most anything can read and write.
FreeBSD advocacy update: Advocacy remains an important part of the Foundation mission. Their advocacy efforts include highlighting important and interesting FreeBSD work, producing informative literature, promoting FreeBSD at events, and giving talks on FreeBSD. They are continually working on new training initiatives and updating their selection of how-to guides to facilitate getting more folks to try out FreeBSD.
OpenBSD Webzine #3: - Loongson architecture support dropped - Many commits during the h2k21 hackathon - We have mastodon and Twitter bots relaying news
What every IT person needs to know about OpenBSD Part 1: How it all started: ‘Functional, free and secure by default’, OpenBSD remains a crucial yet largely unacknowledged player in the open-source field. This series aims to highlight the project’s signature security features and development practices — razor-sharp focus on correct and secure code coupled with continuing code audit — as well as the project’s role as a source of innovation in security practices and an ‘upstream’ source for numerous widely-used components such as OpenSSH, PF, LibreSSL and others. This post will focus on the history,
OpenBSD VPS Installation: Some virtual private server providers support OpenBSD as an install target. This is a wonderful start, but only a start because the image applied and resided will probably not a useful partition scheme and mount options that makes sense for your security and operational strategy.
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