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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules
jones_supa writes: The OpenBSD developers have decided to remove support for loadable kernel modules from the BSD distribution's next release. Several commits earlier this month stripped out the loadable kernel modules support. Phoronix's Michael Larabel has not yet found an official reason for the decision to drop support. He wagers that it is due to security or code quality/openness ideals.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd
An anonymous reader writes A boycott of systemd and other backlash around systemd's feature-creep has led to the creation of Uselessd, a new init daemon. Uselessd is a fork of systemd 208 that strips away functionality considered irrelevant to an init system like the systemd journal and udev. Uselessd also adds in functionality not accepted in upstream systemd like support for alternative C libraries (namely uClibc and musl) and it's even being ported to BSD.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD
An anonymous reader writes Through a Google Summer of Code project this year was work to emulate systemd on OpenBSD. Upstream systemd remains uninterested in supporting non-Linux platforms so a student developer has taken to implementing the APIs of important systemd components so that they translate into native systemd calls. The work achieved this summer was developing replacements for the systemd-hostnamed, systemd-localed, systemd-timedated, and systemd-logind utilities. The hope is to allow for systemd-dependent components like more recent versions of GNOME to now run on OpenBSD.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's
An anonymous reader writes Facebook posted a career application which, in their own words is 'seeking a Linux Kernel Software Engineer to join our Kernel team, with a primary focus on the networking subsystem. Our goal over the next few years is for the Linux kernel network stack to rival or exceed that of FreeBSD.' Two interesting bullet points listing "responsibilities": Improve IPv6 support in the kernel, and eliminate perf and stability issues. FB is one of the worlds largest IPv6 deployments; Investigate and participate in emerging protocols (MPTCP, QUIC, etc) discussions,implementation, experimentation, tooling, etc.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD 9.3 Released
First time accepted submitter k4w0ru writes "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: ZFS bookmarks, OpenSSL 0.9.8za, OpenSSH 6.6p1, SNI, BIND 9.9.5. For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and errata list.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

OpenBSD 5.5 Released
ConstantineM (965345) writes "Just as per the schedule, OpenBSD 5.5 was released today, May 1, 2014. The theme of the 5.5 release is Wrap in Time, which represents a significant achievement of changing time_t to int64_t on all platforms, as well as ensuring that all of the 8k+ OpenBSD ports still continue to build and work properly, thus doing all the heavy lifting and paving the way for all other operating systems to make the transition to 64-bit time an easier task down the line. Signed releases and packages and the new signify utility are another big selling point of 5.5, as well as OpenSSH 6.6, which includes lots of DJB crypto like chacha20-poly1305, plus lots of other goodies."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Lumina: PC-BSD's Own Desktop Environment
jones_supa (887896) writes "The PC-BSD project is developing a new open source (BSD license) desktop environment from scratch. The name of the project is Lumina and it will be based around the Qt toolkit. The ultimate goal is to replace KDE as the default desktop of PC-BSD. Lumina aims to be lightweight, stable, fast-running, and FreeDesktop.org/XDG compliant. Most of the Lumina work is being done by PC-BSD's Ken Moore. Even though Lumina is still in its early stages, it can be built and run successfully, and an alpha version can already be obtained from PC-BSD's ports/package repositories."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL
First time accepted submitter Iarwain Ben-adar (2393286) writes "The OpenBSD has started a cleanup of their in-tree OpenSSL library. Improvements include removing "exploit mitigation countermeasures", fixing bugs, removal of questionable entropy additions, and many more. If you support the effort of these guys who are responsible for the venerable OpenSSH library, consider a donation to the OpenBSD Foundation. Maybe someday we'll see a 'portable' version of this new OpenSSL fork. Or not."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will
Theo de Raadt was a founding member of NetBSD, and is the founder and leader of the OpenSSH and OpenBSD projects. He is currently working on OpenBSD 5.5 which would be the projects 35th release on CDROM. Even though he'd rather be hiking in the mountains or climbing rocks in his free time, Theo has agreed to answer any question you may have. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one question per post.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Yes, You Too Can Be an Evil Network Overlord With OpenBSD
badger.foo writes "Have you ever wanted to know what's really going on in your network? Some free tools with surprising origins can help you to an almost frightening degree. Peter Hansteen shares some monitoring insights, anecdotes and practical advice in his latest column on how to really know your network. All of it with free software, of course." From the article: " The NetFlow protocol was invented at Cisco in the early 1990s. It's designed to collect traffic metadata, where the basic unit of reference is the flow, defined as the source and destination IP address pair, the matching source and destination port for protocols that use them, the protocol identifier, time started and ended, number of packets sent, number of bytes sent, and a few other fields that have varied somewhat over the NetFlow versions. ... On OpenBSD, various netflow sensors and collectors had been available for a while when the new network pseudo device pflow debuted in OpenBSD 4.5."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

BSD Real-Time Operating System NuttX Makes Its 100th Release: NuttX 6.33
paugq writes "NuttX is a real-time operating system (RTOS) with an emphasis on standards compliance and small footprint. Scalable from 8-bit to 32-bit microcontroller environments, the primary governing standards in NuttX are POSIX and ANSI standards. Additional standard APIs from Unix and other common RTOS's (such as VxWorks) are adopted for functionality not available under these standards, or for functionality that is not appropriate for deeply-embedded environments. NuttX was first released in 2007 by Gregory Nutt under the permissive BSD license, and today the 100th release was made: NuttX 6.33. Supported platforms include ARM, Atmel AVR, x86, Z80 and others."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD 10.0 Released
An anonymous reader writes "FreeBSD 10.0 has been released. A few highlights include: pkg is now the default package management utility. Major enhancements in virtualization, including the addition of bhyve, virtio, and native paravirtualized drivers providing support for FreeBSD as a guest operating system on Microsoft Hyper-V. Support for the high-performance LZ4 compression algorithm has been added to ZFS and TRIM support for SSD has been added to ZFS. clang is the default compiler. This release has official Raspberry Pi support. For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and a quick FreeBSD installation video is here. FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE may be downloaded via ftp or via a torrent client that supports web seeding."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall
New submitter MrBingoBoingo writes "Recently it was announced here on Slashdot that OpenBSD was facing an impending shortfall that jeopardized its continued existence. A sponsorship to save OpenBSD has been announced, and it wasn't one of the usual culprits that saved OpenBSD, but a Romanian Bitcoin billionaire."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

OpenBSD Moving Towards Signed Packages — Based On D. J. Bernstein Crypto
ConstantineM writes "It's official: 'we are moving towards signed packages,' says Theo de Raadt on the misc@ mailing list. This is shortly after a new utility, signify, was committed into the base tree. The reason a new utility had to be written in the first place is that gnupg is too big to fit on the floppy discs, which are still a supported installation medium for OpenBSD. Signatures are based on the Ed25519 public-key signature system from D. J. Bernstein and co., and his public domain code once again appears in the base tree of OpenBSD, only a few weeks after some other DJB inventions made it into the nearby OpenSSH as well."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

OpenBSD Looking At Funding Shortfall In 2014
Freshly Exhumed writes "Today the OpenBSD mailing list carried a plea from Theo de Raadt for much needed financial aid for the OpenBSD foundation: 'I am resending this request for funding our electricity bills because it is not yet resolved. We really need even more funding beyond that, because otherwise all of this is simply unsustainable. This request is the smallest we can make.' Bob Beck, of the OpenBSD Foundation, added: 'the fact is right now, OpenBSD will shut down if we do not have the funding to keep the lights on.'" The electricity bill in question is $20,000 a year for build servers located in Canada.
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD Developers Will Not Trust Chip-Based Encryption
New submitter srobert writes "An article at Ars Technica explains how, following stories of NSA leaks, FreeBSD developers will not rely solely on Intel's or Via's chip-based random number generators for /dev/random values. The values will first be seeded through another randomization algorithm known as 'Yarrow.' The changes are effective with the upcoming FreeBSD 10.0 (for which the first of three planned release candidates became available last week)."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Brings AMD/Intel Graphics Drivers & Better SMP Scaling
An anonymous reader writes "DragonFlyBSD 3.6 was released [Monday] with the big new features being dports, Intel and AMD Radeon KMS kernel graphics drivers, major SMP improvements, and improved language support. Dports is the new package management system based upon the FreeBSD Ports collection and replaces pkgsrc as the default; over 20k packages are available via dports. Major SMP scaling improvements come via reducing lock contention within the kernel and other multi-core enhancements. The Intel and Radeon graphics drivers on DragonFlyBSD were ported from the FreeBSD kernel, which in turn were ported from the upstream Linux kernel."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Yearly FreeBSD Foundation Fundraising Campaign Is On
An anonymous reader writes "The FreeBSD Foundation's annual year-end fundraising drive is currently running. Their goal this year is US$ 1M, and they're currently at US$ 427K. In 2013, the efforts that were funded were from the last drive were: Native iSCSI kernel stack, Updated Intel graphics chipset support, Integration of Newcons, UTF-8 console support, Superpages for ARM architecture, and Layer 2 networking updates. Also various conferences and summit sponsorships, as well as hardware purchases for the Project. The Foundation is a US 501(c)3 non-profit, so your donations (if in the US) are tax-deductible. Some of the larger 2013 (corporate?) sponsors so far are NetApp, LineRate, WhatsApp, and Tarsnap."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

OpenBSD 5.4 Released
An anonymous reader writes "The release of OpenBSD 5.4 has been announced. New and notable advancements include new or extended platforms like octeon and beagle, moving VAX to ELF format, improved hardware support including Kernel Mode Setting (KMS), overhauled inteldrm(4), experimental support for fuse(4), reworked checksum handling for network protocols, OpenSMTPD 5.3.3, OpenSSH 6.3, over 7,800 ports, and many other improvements and additions."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD 9.2, FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 Released
An anonymous reader writes "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the release of FreeBSD 9.2. FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE has ZFS TRIM SSD support, ZFS LZ4 compression support, DTrace hooks and VirtIO drivers as part of the default kernel configuration, unmapped I/O support, and numerous other minor features. FreeBSD also announced FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 on the same day, which is the next major feature release of the open-source BSD operating system."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released
An anonymous reader writes "The first alpha release of FreeBSD 10.0 is now available for download. FreeBSD 10 features include replacing GCC with LLVM/Clang, VPS support, an AMD Radeon KMS support, Raspberry Pi support, Bhyve for HVN virtualization, and ARM EABI support."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD Removes GCC From Default Base System
An anonymous reader writes "With the LLVM/Clang migration, FreeBSD developers have now disabled building GCC and the GNU C++ standard library (libstdc++) as part of the FreeBSD base system. GCC and libstdc++ have been superseded by LLVM's Clang and libc++, respectively, on primary architectures for FreeBSD 10.0." You can still flip a few switches to get GCC, but the system compiler will still be clang. Update: 09/11 14:50 GMT by U L : Reader Noryungi noted that the What's Cooking for FreeBSD 10 page is also worth a look, adding "I have to say, this is shaping up to be a very interesting release. Bhyve [the BSD hypervisor], in particular, sounds very promising."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD, Ubuntu Offer Same NVIDIA OpenGL Support As Windows
An anonymous reader writes "There's some good news if you use NVIDIA graphics on (Ubuntu) Linux or FreeBSD with their binary graphics driver: the OpenGL performance is comparable to Windows 8. Unfortunately, that's not the same for Intel graphics and AMD doesn't even offer a Catalyst driver for FreeBSD. FreeBSD offers a binary Linux compatibility layer to run games at the same (or better) performance as Linux, but unfortunately it's capped to running Linux x86 binaries and NVIDIA is the only GPU vendor with proper BSD graphics driver support."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems
New submitter transam writes "After a long stint at Apple doing all kinds of Unix-y goodness, Jordan Hubbard has moved onto iXsystems to lead engineering and development, including heading up the FreeNAS project. Apple's loss is their gain."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

FreeBSD Team Begins Work On Booting On UEFI-Enabled Systems
An anonymous reader writes "The FreeBSD project has begun the process of making it possible for the operating system to run alongside Windows 8 on a computer which has secure boot enabled." Linux distros have taken to using a minimal loader, signed by Microsoft, to enable booting on UEFI systems with secure boot. "Indeed we will likely take the Linux shim loader, put our own key in it, and then ask Microsoft to sign it," says developer Marshall McKusick in the linked IT Wire article. "Since Microsoft will have already vetted the shim loader code, we hope that there will be little trouble getting them to sign our version for us."
Slashdot: BSD ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:40 2014

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Customizable carrier boards showcase Raspberry Pi CM4
Gumstix has launched six carriers featuring the Raspberry Pi CM4, some of which offer Google’s Edge TPU. A CM4 Dev Board is joined by boards for robotics, Pixhawk drones, PoE smart imaging, and conversion to CM3-based carriers. Long-time embedded Linux vendor Gumstix, which is now owned by Altium, has jumped all over the new Raspberry […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Raspberry Pi CM4 launches with smaller footprint, quad -A72 CPU, and optional WiFi
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 starts at $25 with the same quad -A72 SoC as the RPi 4 plus up to 8GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, optional 802.11ac, and support for dual 4K HDMI, GbE, PCIe 2.0, and an optional IO Board. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is getting ahead of itself. First, there was […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Google’s Dev Board Mini SBC launches for $100
Seeed has opened $100 pre-orders on Google’s “Coral Dev Board Mini,” which runs Linux on a quad -A35 MediaTek 8167s along with a 4-TOPS Edge TPU. The Mini supplies 2GB LPDDR3, 8GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, micro-HDMI, MIPI-DSI/CSI, 2x Type-C, and 40-pin GPIO. In January, Google announced a stripped down Coral Dev Board Mini version of its […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Elkhart Lake modules include headless, 4.5W model with SIL2 FuSa
Eurotech’s Linux-ready “CPU-161-19” and “CPU-161-20” Compact Type 6 modules offer RE and FE variants of the Atom x6000, respectively, with up to 3x 2.5GbE controllers. The industrial FE models add SIL2-compliant Functional Safety. Earlier this month, Eurotech announced a pair of CPU-180 COM-HPC modules with 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core GRE processors, including a CPU-180-02 […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Ryzen Embedded module delivers 32GB RAM and quad displays
Ibase’s “ET977” is a COM Express Basic Type 6 module that runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on a Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 with up to 32GB DDR4 and up to quad display support plus GbE, PCIe x8, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 interface. In July 2019, Ibase announced an ET976 COM Express Basic Type […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

RK3399 SBC offers 40-pin and M.2 expansion
The Novasom-M9 is a compact SBC that runs Android or Linux on the Rockchip RK3399 with GbE, HDMI, eDP, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, USB 3.0, 40-pin GPIO, and an M.2 slot. Novasom Industries has launched a media-oriented, 105 x 56mm Novasom-M9 SBC equipped with the hexacore Rockchip RK3399. Novasom previously produced two SBCs based on Rockchip’s […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Apollo Lake panel PC offers mini-PCIe and M.2
ICOP’s Linux-ready, Apollo Lake based “PINT-090T-APL” panel PC provides an IP65-protected, 9-inch touchscreen plus GbE, HDMI, 3x USB, 2x COM, and mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion. ICOP Technology, which we last covered back in 2015 with its Qseven and SMARC COMs based on a DMP Vortex86DX2, has released a 9-inch panel PC built around Intel’s Apollo […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Tough little Apollo Lake DIN-railer has optional PoE
Arbor’s rugged “ARES-5310” DIN-rail computer runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Apollo Lake and is equipped with 3x GbE ports, including 2x with PoE, plus 4x USB 3.0, 4x serial, up to 32-bit isolated DIO, 2x mini-PCIe, and more. Arbor Technology, which early this year released a trio of Rockchip based embedded systems, is launching […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Jetson carrier offers mmWave radar, FPD-Link, and GMSL for AI-enhanced sensor fusion
Mistral’s $139-and-up “Neuron Base Board” carrier for the Jetson Nano and Xavier NX offers GbE, HDMI 2.0, CAN, USB, M.2, and optional mmWave radar. A Turbo model adds WiFi/BT, FPD Link III, GMSL, and IMU. Mistral, which we last heard from in February with its AM65x Industrial SoM built around Texas Instruments’ Sitara AM6548, has […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

SBC showcases AI-equipped octa-core MediaTek i500
VIA’s EPIC form-factor “VAB-950” SBC runs Yocto 2.6 or Android 10 on an octa-core -A73 and -A53 based, AI-enabled MediaTek i500. The SBC offers up to 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, 2x LAN, HDMI, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, and mini-PCIe. VIA Technologies has announced one of the first SBCs based on the MediaTek i500, joining MediaTek’s […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Apollo Lake panel PCs offer 7H hard, IP65 touchscreens
Vecow has released an “MTC-8000 Series” of IP65-protected industrial panel PCs that run Linux or Win 10 on Apollo Lake with 10.1- to 21.5-inch, 16:9 capacitive touchscreens plus SATA and 2x mini-PCIe. In June, Vecow announced an MTC-7000 Series of 10.1- to 21.5-inch panel PCs with 8th Gen Whiskey Lake processors. Now it has followed […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

Axiomtek launches Kaby Lake based machine vision and railway computers
Axiomtek has launched two embedded PCs based on 7th Gen Kaby Lake: a “MVS900-511-FL” machine vision system with triggering features, 4x GbE with PoE, and Basler camera support and an EN 50155-certified “tBOX510-518-FL” railway computer. Axiomtek has yet to announce any products based on Intel’s latest 11th Gen Tiger Lake and Atom-class Elkhart Lake processors, […]
LinuxGizmos.com ~Created Tue Oct 20 04:00:11 2020

A Perl Beard - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Backreference regex help - from our friends at PerlMonks
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How to insert a new line? - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Reaped: - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Novice problem: How to push a MooX Struct into a list? - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Migrating mod_perl app to mod_perl 2 - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Regex to match text in broken parens - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Updating Activestate Perl 516 to 518 - from our friends at PerlMonks
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use constant usage clarification - from our friends at PerlMonks
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Inline C memory leak - from our friends at PerlMonks
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print last file updated into directory - from our friends at PerlMonks
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How to make a progress counter for parsing HTML with HTML::TreeBuilder - from our friends at PerlMonks
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libressl Renamed to libtls

EDIT: as pointed out both in the comments below and privately, this renames not the installed SSL library, but the new "ressl" API library. Our apologies for the confusion.

Joel Sing (jsing@) has renamed the the installed LibreSSL library:

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	jsing@cvs.openbsd.org	2014/10/31 07:46:17

Modified files:
	include        : Makefile 
	lib            : Makefile 
	share/mk       : bsd.README bsd.prog.mk 
Added files:
	lib/libtls     : Makefile shlib_version tls.c tls.h tls_client.c 
	                 tls_config.c tls_init.3 tls_internal.h 
	                 tls_server.c tls_util.c tls_verify.c 
Removed files:
	lib/libressl   : Makefile ressl.c ressl.h ressl_client.c 
	                 ressl_config.c ressl_init.3 ressl_internal.h 
	                 ressl_server.c ressl_util.c ressl_verify.c 
	                 shlib_version 

Log message:
Rename libressl to libtls to avoid confusion and to make it easier to
distinguish between LibreSSL (the project) and libressl (the library).

Discussed with many

OpenBSD Journal ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:22:09 2014

BSDNow Episode 061: IPSECond Wind

On this week's episode of BSDNow, the hosts talk about brave missionaries to the Linux continent, the ongoing auction for the first signed copy of The Book of PF, 3rd Edition, the imminent release of OpenBSD 5.6, and interview John-Marc Gurney about updating the FreeBSD IPSEC stack, wherein he shares his thoughts regarding cross-pollination between the BSD IPSEC stacks.

All that and other odds and ends in the week's BSD news.

[ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]
OpenBSD Journal ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:22:09 2014

OpenBSD 5.6 pre-orders arriving
Fred Crowson wrote in to say:

Hi misc@

Just received my 5.6 disks in the post!

Thanks to all the developers for your continued work in making another 
great OpenBSD release.

Cheers

Fred
--
5.6 in the wild: https://twitter.com/fcbsd/status/525618236667482112

Reports are coming in from all over the world from people getting their CDs early, the obvious benefit to pre-ordering. If you haven't ordered yet, you can still do so over at http://www.openbsdeurope.com/, or if you don't need physical media (you'll miss out on the stickers), you can simply make a donation.

Please also consider getting your employer to order sets or make a donation if you use OpenBSD in your organisation.
OpenBSD Journal ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:22:09 2014

The Book of PF 3rd ed Is Out, Win First Signed Copy by Donating to OpenBSD!
As you may have heard elsewhere, The Book of PF is out in its third edition. Now author Peter Hansteen has received his author copies, and he has teamed up with the OpenBSD Foundation to auction off the first ever signed copy of the book.

More details are to be found over at Peter's blog, but the main item is that the first physical copy of the new edition ever touched by and subsequently signed by its author is up on an ebay auction where all proceeds will go to the OpenBSD Foundation. For unsuccessful bidders, Peter urges them to donate the amount of their highest bid to the OpenBSD Foundation.

Read more...

OpenBSD Journal ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:22:09 2014

Weapons of MaaS Deployment

My "ay with "anonical

I've been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from "anonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped at the opportunity.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!
It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Easy Watermarking with ImageMagick
Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and search for "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number of tech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-line and it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it under control.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

The Only Mac I Use
Mac? Only if it's a vim macro.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Promise Theory—What Is It?
"uring the past "" years, there has been a growing sense of inadequacy about the "command and control" model for managing IT systems. Years in front of the television with a remote control have left us hard pressed to think of any other way of making machines work for us.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

New Products
Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box """""5, Houston, TX 77""". Submissions are edited for length and content.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Discourse
Back when I started to use the Internet in 1""", there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Non-Linux FOSS: Remember Burning ISOs?
I was chatting with a Windows-using friend recently, and he wanted to try Linux on one of his older computers. I always like those sorts of conversations, and so I kept chatting, walking him through setting up Unetbootin to create a USB installer and so on and so on. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get the USB drive to boot.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs
Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems. This need comes from timing and policy differences between customers and the upstream distribution maintainers.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

EdgeRouter Lite
In the September ""14 issue, I mentioned my new router, and I got a lot of e-mail messages asking about how well it works. I can say without hesitation it's the nicest router I've ever owned. And, it was less than $1""!


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

Vagrant
How many times you have been hit by unit tests failing because of environment differences between you and other team members? How easy is it to build your project and have it ready for development? Vagrant provides a method for creating repeatable development environments across a range of operating systems for solving these problems.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

What's Happening above Your Head?
In the past, I've covered various astronomy packages that help you explore the universe of deep space. But, space starts a lot closer to home. It actually begins a few hundred miles above your head. There are lots of things in orbit right above you.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

The Cow Says, Have Fun!
Sometimes, when the clock hits 3:""am, and you've been in the server room since " o'clock the previous day, you start to get a little batty. That's the only explanation I have for programs like cowsay in Linux. Still, I'm glad they're there, because life wouldn't be nearly as fun without them. Here's a quick list of silly Linux programs off the top of my head.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

SUSE, MariaDB and IBM team up to tame Big Data
SUS" and Maria"B (the company formerly known as SkySQL!) officially teamed up today, joining forces with IBM Power Systems, in a partnership that promises to expand the Linux application ecosystem. According to sources at SUS", customers will now be able to run a wider variety of applications on Power", increasing both flexibility and choice while working within existing IT infrastructure.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development
Kernel configuration has become more and more complex through the years with the proliferation of new drivers, new hardware and specific behaviors that might be needed for particular uses. It has reached about 3,""" config options, and that number will only increase.


Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:55 2014

NewsBone.com
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What are the earliest defined open source licenses?
In this article I share a few examples of the earliest licenses through 1982 that can be considered (or close to) "open source."
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

20 years of NetBSD
In celebration of its 20th birthday, here is a quick and brief listing of various significant or notable events in NetBSD history.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

New tools and daemons in NetBSD 6.0
This article introduces the numerous new tools and daemons included with the latest NetBSD release, 6.0.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

NetBSD Installation (book chapter)
Here is a PDF for a chapter about installing NetBSD 4 and 5.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

At BSDCan 2012 in Ottawa
BSDCan is a great opportunity to learn while socializing with other BSD users and developers.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

Old 1BSD software used today
The first BSD -- the Berkeley UNIX Software Tape -- provided a variety of useful programs and utilities for UNIX circa 1977. Some of the then new programs are still included with BSD systems today.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

Microsoft provides NetBSD ISO for eMIPS
Microsoft released their NetBSD installation ISO image for the eMIPS platform.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

BSD Certification Group awards first certified BSD Associates
The BSDA certification was officially launched in February. The candidates took the proctored exams at the SCALE, FOSDEM, or Linux-Tage Chemnitz conferences.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

BSDA "Associate" sysadmin course to be taught in DFW Texas
BSD Unix system administration course focusing on the BSD Certification Group's BSDA (BSD "Associate") Certification exam objectives will be taught April 22 - 25, 2008, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA by Puget Sound Technology.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

The Best of FreeBSD Basics book published
Dru Lavigne's book, The Best of FreeBSD Basics, was recently published by Reed Media Services.
BSDnewsletter.com ~Created Sat Nov 1 13:21:54 2014

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