BSD News 18/08/2014

Releases: DragonFly BSD
Other News: LibreSSL, Haswell, g2k14, BSDnow, ZFS


DragonFly 3.8.2 images uploaded 

DragonFly 3.8.2 images are uploaded now to the main site.  Check the 3.8.2 changelog if you didn’t before.  This is a recommended upgrade for the newer OpenSSL, and should otherwise have little impact on the programs you have installed.

Other news

LibreSSL: openssl fixes backport 

Some fixes from OpenSSL 1.0.1i have been backported to 5.5 and 5.4. See

 VPN, My Dear Watson | BSD Now 50 

It's our 50th episode, and we're going to show you how to protect your internet traffic with a BSD-based VPN. We'll also be talking to Robert Watson, of the FreeBSD core team, about security research, exploit mitigation and a whole lot more. The latest news and answers to all of your emails, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

HardenedBSD: New Site

Welcome to HardenedBSD! This project aims to provide security enhancements to the FreeBSD project. We plan to upstream most, if not all, our projects. As this site is new, please expect changes and occasional downtime.

Interesting articles
Unix: Gaining network insights with tcpdump
BSDCan Trip Report: Baptiste Daroussin
Simple ZFS Backup Script

Code stuff
Haswell GPU support in DragonFly
g2k14: Antoine Jacoutot on GNOME, rc(8) and /etc cleanup
mandoc 1.13.1 Released 
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Jan Hovancik

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