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Posted over 11 years ago
Peter Hansteen was the first to write in that earlier today (July 18, 2011), Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) switched the version string in -current, taking us to 5.0-beta: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: deraadt@cvs.openbsd.org ... [More] 2011/07/18 01:07:52 Modified files: sys/sys : param.h sys/conf : newvers.sh share/mk : sys.mk sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi Log message: take us to 5.0-beta Which of course means, this is the perfect time to start testing snapshots off your friendly neighborhood mirror, if it's not in your almost-daily routine already. [Less]
Posted over 11 years ago
Remi Pointel (rpointel@) has changed the default Python version from 2.6 to 2.7: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: ports Changes by: rpointel@cvs.openbsd.org 2011/06/08 11:28:14 Modified files: lang/python : python.port.mk Log message: ... [More] Switch default to python 2.7. Discussed and ok from many. Bumps will follow. "go go go" from jasper@. Please read on for Remi's announcement to the ports@ mailinglist. Read more... [Less]
Posted over 11 years ago
Peter Hansteen writes in with a question for our readers: “ As Undeadly readers may be aware, I've been maintaining a PF tutorial for a few years, and the tea leaves (and apache logs) tell me that in the near future my unique visitor number ... [More] 100,000 will turn up. My question is, what would be an appropriate way to celebrate the event? The tutorial has morphed into The Book of PF, so an obvious prize possibility exists, but I would welcome suggestions from Undeadly readers. [Less]
Posted over 11 years ago
It's time to restart the tradition of yearly OpenBSD conferences in Sweden again. After a missing year in 2010, we have decided to hold the Slackathon on the 6th of August. Read more...
Posted over 11 years ago
Henning Brauer (henning@) has just sent an e-mail to misc@ announcing the publication of his presentation from BSDCan 2011. Weighing in at 82 pages, he gives a detailed overview of what happened to our favourite firewall in the last 10 years. I can ... [More] still remember running IPF so a big thank you to all the developers involved in PF over the years is more than warranted. Henning also reminds everybody that EuroBSDCon 2011 will be held in October in The Netherlands, with several OpenBSD developers presenting there. If you are in the area, make sure you stop by. [Less]
Posted almost 12 years ago
Stefan Sperling (stsp@) writes in with a summary on encrypting the root filesystem with softraid. “ When softraid is used for disk encryption the root partition is usually left unencrypted to allow bioctl(8) to ask for a passphrase upon boot ... [More] (as we wrote earlier). I don't want to use such a setup for several reasons: I don't want to remember yet another passphrase. Sensitive data (such as keys stored in /etc) on the root filesystem is exposed when the system falls into the wrong hands. The "Passphrase:" prompt from bioctl(8) gives away the fact that encryption is being used. Instead, I want the system to make a more or less broken appearance when it is booted by an attacker. Thankfully, in addition to passphrases, softraid also supports storing keying material on a key disk. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 12 years ago
Reader Renaud Allard writes in with an update he received from the OpenBSD Europe store: I just received a mail telling me that my OpenBSD 4.9 CDs were dispatched: This is an automated message from OpenBSD Europe with regard to your order on ... [More] 16/03/2011 at 22:05 . Order no. 562. The order has been despatched and will be with you soon. Who will have them first ? :) [Less]
Posted almost 12 years ago
Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) writes in with a story about how M:tier, the company he works for, uses OpenBSD. For several years now I've been working for M:tier, a very OpenBSD-friendly company, and I think it's about time that we share ... [More] about "how" we use OpenBSD in some aspects. As for "what" we use it for, it's simple: everything. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 12 years ago
Bob Beck (beck@) wrote an important appeal to the readers of the misc@ and tech@ mailinglists, explaining that things like bigmem and other developments can be worked on and added to the tree because of the sale of CDs and OpenBSD paraphernalia. ... [More] Hi all, A number of you may have noticed the recent flurry of activity, leading to stuff like bigmem being turned on.. Some more good stuff is coming soon (my amd64 at my house is using 7 gigabyes of memory for buffer cache, and I'm doing builds without touching disks..). Some really cool stuff is being worked on and is coming to a source tree near you soon. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 12 years ago
Since this commit: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: beck@cvs.openbsd.org 2011/04/02 11:36:45 Modified files: sys/arch/amd64/amd64: machdep.c Log message: Enable bigmem by default on amd64. ok deraadt@ amd64 machines may now use more than 4G of ram. Read more...