BSD News 06/10/2014

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The list of bugs fixed in can be found here. The release notes for
  • Fix bug where use of NONE cipher in replication erroneously reported an error on a successful replication.
  • Don’t enable lz4 compression on replication by default if upgrading from a pre- release.
  • Multiple kernel iSCSI / CTL improvements. This includes VMWare VAAI and Microsoft ODX acceleration support, improved performance and fixes for number of bugs. Kernel iSCSI can be activated by checking the experimental target checkbox under services -> iSCSI.
  • Improve performance of viewing snapshots when replication tasks are set up.
  • Allow binding CIFS to specific IPs.
  • Fix LDAP bind URL when using TLS.
  • Validate AD advanced settings. If the GC or DC are manually specified make sure they are reachable.
  • Set UNIX permissions when the Mac permissions radio button is selected. Netatalk does not play nicely with ACLs.
  • Fix a bug in the mail sending routines used by FreeNAS. With some mailserver configurations the To: address could’ve been set to root instead of the address specified in the root user.
  • Fix a bug that prevented the system from showing the replicated status of a snapshot if the remote path differed from the local path.
  • “Shellshock” security vulnerability in bash (which is not the system shell FreeNAS or FreeBSD) proactively closed.
  • GCC is no longer installed by default, clang is the default compiler.
  • make(1) has been replaced with bmake(1), obtained from the NetBSD Project.
  • pkg(7) is now the default package management utility.
  • pkg_add(1), pkg_delete(1), bxpkg and related tools have been removed.
  • Networkmgr is the default network manager.
  • Mate is the default Desktop.
  • 3 workstation to chose

FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 Now Available   

Changes between 10.1-BETA3 and 10.1-RC1 include:
  • A bug that would cause all processes to appear to have the parent PID of '1' has been fixed.
  • Various updates to bsdinstall(8) and bsdconfig(8).
  • The Hyper-V KVP (key-value pair) driver has been added, and enabled by default on amd64 and i386 architectures.

BSDSec September 2014 Security Advisories and Announcements 

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD CVSup network shutting down.
fix for nginx SSL session reuse 
Announcing the pkgsrc-2014Q3 Release 

BSD Releases September 2014 

Other news

OpenBSDs EuroBSDCon 2014 Papers Online

 OpenBSD 5.6 Pre-Orders Available

OpenBSD 5.6 CD sets are available for pre-order
Be the first kid on your block to serve up man pages in a brand-spanking-new httpd(8)!

The Daemon's Apprentice | BSD Now 57 

We're back from EuroBSDCon! This week we'll be talking with Steve Wills about mentoring new BSD developers. If you've ever considered becoming a developer or helping out, it's actually really easy to get involved. We've also got all the BSD news for the week and answers to your emails, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

FreeBSD Foundation and Cavium Inc. Collaborate on FreeBSD ARMv8 Based Implementation 

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Cavium Inc. to  develop and deliver the first ARMv8 reference design and implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System based on the ThunderX™ workload optimized processor family.  Find out more at here

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UDP improvements
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