BSD News 04/08/2014

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I would like to announce the little hobby project I've been working for some time now: "deadsimple BSD Security Advisories and Announcements"

bsdtalk243 – mandoc with Ingo Schwarze

 Interview about mandoc with Ingo Schwarze.  The project webpage describes mandoc as "a suite of tools compiling mdoc, the roff macro language of choice for BSD manual pages, and man, the predominant historical language for UNIX manuals."

Recorded at BSDCan 2014.

File Info: 16Min, 8MB.

Ogg Link:

EuroBSDCon 2014 Registrations Open 

Registration has recently opened for EuroBSDCon 2014. Hurry now as the early-bird special ends on August 18, and late registration goes until September 12. EuroBSDcon is the premier European conference on the open source BSD operating systems attracting about 250 highly skilled engineering professionals, software developers, computer science students and professors, and users from all […]

Foundation is Accepting Travel Grant Applications for EuroBSDCon 2014 

The FreeBSD Foundation will be providing a limited number of travel grants to individuals requesting assistance. Please fill out and submit  the Travel Grant Request Application at by August 15th, 2014 to apply for this grant.

Liberating SSL | BSD Now 48

Coming up in this week's episode, we'll be talking with one of OpenBSD's newest developers - Brent Cook - about the portable version of LibreSSL and how it's developed. We've also got some important information about the FreeBSD port of LibreSSL. The latest news and your emails, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

July 2014 Semi-Annual Newsletter is Now Available 

We're excited to announce the publication of the latest semi-annual newsletter. From the new online Journal to the most recent conference reports and project updates, be sure to check out what we've accomplished in the past 6 months.

Code stuff
g2k14: Andrew Fresh on Programming Perl 
g2k14: Christian Weisgerber on Package Building without sudo 
g2k14: Ted Unangst on the Art of the Tedu 
Call for Testers: radeondrm(4) updates
Rust ported to DragonFly 
In Other BSDs for 2014/08/02

Interesting articles
Unix: Controlling privileged access 
Hammer and mirrored disks 
Using ifstated to monitor links and dynamically adjust PF config on event 
Using the xdev target with qemu-user-static on #FreeBSD 
Five Things to Know About pfSense 
Receive Side Scaling: figuring out how to handle IP fragments 
Simple ZFS Backup Script

Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover