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OpenBSD Foundation 2014/2015 News & Fundraising

Undeadly.org - 2015-02-26 08:51:13 UTC


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Ken Westerback (krw@)
wrote in
on behalf of the
OpenBSD Foundation
to let us know what happened last year, and what's in store for us now:


2014 was the most successful year to date for the OpenBSD Foundation.
Both in the amount of money we raised and in the support we provided
for the OpenBSD and related projects. We are extremely grateful for
the support shown by our contributers large and small.

A detailed summary of the Foundation's activities in 2014 can be seen at

http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/activities.html

But here are some highpoints.

Read more...


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FreeBSD-EN-15:03.freebsd-update

Freebsd.org-errata - 2015-02-25 08:00:00 UTC
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FreeBSD-EN-15:02.openssl

Freebsd.org-errata - 2015-02-25 08:00:00 UTC
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FreeBSD-EN-15:01.vt

Freebsd.org-errata - 2015-02-25 08:00:00 UTC
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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/21

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-02-21 14:20:57 UTC
There’s some DragonFly material in here, though I normally confine that to the rest of the week.  It’s inextricable from the rest of the links. Setting up an OpenBSD mail server.  (via) FreeBSD-current users, regenerate your keys.  (fixed) Using OpenBSD and vxlan to overlay remote lans.  (via) A Prediction: 2020 the year of (PC-)BSD on […]
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BSDNow 077: Noah’s L2ARC

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-02-20 02:06:25 UTC
The 77th episode of BSDNow is up, with a tutorial on making a patch in OpenBSD, an interview of Alex Reece and Matt Ahrens about OpenZFS, and the usual news roundup.
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FreeBSD-Current Random Number Generator Broken

Topix.net - 2015-02-18 23:52:00 UTC
First time accepted submitter bobo the hobo writes The FreeBSD random number has been discovered to be generating possibly predictable SSH keys and SSL certificates for months . Time to regenerate your keys and certs if using FreeBSD-Current.
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FreeBSD-Current Random Number Generator Broken

Slashdot - 2015-02-18 22:10:00 UTC
First time accepted submitter bobo the hobo writesThe FreeBSD random number has been discovered to be generating possibly predictable SSH keys and SSL certificates for months. Time to regenerate your keys and certs if using FreeBSD-Current. A message to the freebsd-current mailing list reads in part: "If you are running a current kernel r273872 or later, please upgrade your kernel to r278907 or later immediately and regenerate keys. I discovered an issue where the new framework code was not calling randomdev_init_reader, which means that read_random(9) was not returning good random data. read_random(9) is used by arc4random(9) which is the primary method that arc4random(3) is seeded from." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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s2k15 Hackathon Report: mpi@ on network stack SMP

Undeadly.org - 2015-02-18 08:20:58 UTC


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Martin Pieuchot (mpi@) writes in with his report from the s2k15 hackathon:


s2k15 was definitely a hackathon to get things started and for me, the
's' was clearly for SMP. I arrived a bit earlier to be able to finally
meet and discuss with David (dlg@), our host, in order to define a strategy
to continue moving some bits and pieces of the network stack out of the big
lock.

And that's what we did. So we had a look at the glue between the network
drivers and the stack and found a way to improve the integration of pseudo
drivers in the Ethernet layer. The goal of this refactoring is to avoid
recursion and decouple code paths in order to make it easier to turn every
pseudo driver MP-safe. That's why I rapidly commited a new interface
and then started to convert various drivers.

As usual I committed some bug fixes and other small cleanups in the nework
stack and I also took advantage of the fact that Miod (miod@) was sitting
next to me, to bother him with some powerpc related questions. We ended
up fixing some small bugs for G5 machines. As a result they can now use
radeondrm(4) and correctly see all their available memory.

I really enjoyed this shiny week of hacking, thank you very much David for
hosting us here and thanks to Theo and the OpenBSD foundation for taking
care of my flight and accomodation!


Thanks to Martin for being the first with his post-hackathon write-up!


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BSDNow Episode 076: Time for a Change

Undeadly.org - 2015-02-18 03:17:28 UTC


On this week's
episode,
the
BSDNow
folks interview Henning Brauer (henning@), featuring a cameo by the lovely and talented Ken Westerback (krw@) about
OpenNTPD,
especially in regards to the
portable revival
and later drool over the new
security features.

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PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

Slashdot - 2015-02-17 00:58:00 UTC
Artem Tashkinov writes: Luke Wolf, a KDE developer, argues that PC-BSD might become a serious desktop OS contender by year 2020, since Linux so far has failed to grasp any serious market share. He writes, "Consider this: In the past 10 years has the distribution you run changed significantly in what it offers over other distributions? I think you'll find the answer is largely no. I do have to give a shout out to openSUSE for the OBS, but otherwise I've used my desktop in the same exact way that I have always used it within the continuity of distribution X,Y, or Z since I started using them. Distributions simply aren't focused on desktop features, they're leaving it up to the DEs to do so." He continues, "PC-BSD on the other hand in fitting with the BSD mindset of holistic solutions is focused on developing desktop features and is moving rapidly to implement them." What do you think? Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/14

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-02-14 14:09:20 UTC
Happy Valentine’s Day! The OpenBSD Foundation 2015 Fundraising Campaign.  (via) Anyone tried CloudByte before? (ZFS on FreeBSD). DiscoverBSD news for 2015/02/09. PC-BSD featured on itwire.com. From the  OpenBSD s2k15 hackathon: the stack overflow that wasn’t and Authenticated TLS ‘constraints’ in ntpd(8). Jazz concert with OpenBSD synths. “Help me add FreeBSD/amd64 build support to .NET CoreCLR“. “Can you […]
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