BSD News 09/06/14

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FreeBSD 9.3-BETA1 Now Available

The first BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums can be found in the PGP-signed announcement email.

ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are available here:

JabirOS 2.0.1 has been released   

JabirOS 2.0-RELEASE needed some little corrections in bsdinstall program and some other scripts. We have edited codebase, and now, JabirOS 2.0.1 is here. 

DragonFly 3.8 released

The 3.8 release of DragonFly is out!  See the release page for a changelog and check your local mirror for download first.
Binary dports packages for 3.8 have been built; they are available for download.  (link goes to release versions of the packages.  Future updates will be in ../LATEST)

PC-BSD 10.0.2-PRERELEASE ISO Available for Testing

The next 10.0.2-PRERELEASE ISO is now available for testing and can be downloaded from
If you have a spare system or virtual machine, consider testing this image. If you find any bugs, report them at so we can take a look at fixing them before 10.0.2 is released later this month.

Other news

bsdtalk242 – PFSense with Chris Buechler 

Interview with Chris Buechler at BSDCan 2014.File Info: 17Min, 8MB.Ogg Link:

AirPorts & Packages | BSD Now 40

 On this week’s episode, we’ll be giving you an introductory guide on OpenBSD’s ports and package system.  There’s also a pretty fly interview with Karl Lehenbauer, about how they use FreeBSD at FlightAware.  Lots of interesting news and answers to all your emails, on BSD Now – the place to B.. SD.

Code stuff
Call for Testing: Malloc Improvements 
sendmail(8) Patch In -stable Fixes Local Snooping Vulnerability 
OpenSSL Releases Bugfixes, Advance Notice To Some Vendors But Not OpenBSD 
In Other BSDs for 2014/06/07 

Interesting articles
BSDCan Trip Report: Michael Dexter 
Getting to know your [email protected] – Steve Wills 
Unix: Why you should love nmap  
Playing nice with others. git(1) and patches on #FreeBSD 
Hacking on Receive Side Scaling (RSS) on FreeBSD

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Jan Hovancik

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