BSD News 20/10/2014

Last week in BSD
Releases: JabirOS, FreeBSD
Other news: BSDSec, FreeBSD, Unix, LibreSSL, DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD Foundation, pfSense, HardenedBSD


First beta release of #JabirOS 2.1 
  1. Based on FreeBSD 10.1’s codebase
  2. bsdinstall problems solved
  3. Used Jabir Project’s GENERIC configuration.
  4. based on JPPSL license
(JPPSL won’t be used anymore )

FreeBSD 10.1-RC2 Now Available   

The second RC build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow are included in the original announcement email.

Changes between 10.1-RC1 and 10.1-RC2 include:
  • Fix XHCI driver for devices which have more than 15 physical root HUB ports.
  • Fix old iSCSI initiator to work with new CAM locking.
  • Fix page length reported for Block Limits VPD page.
  • Add QCOW v1 & v2 support to mkimg(1).
LibreSSL 2.1.0 released. 
LibreSSL 2.1.1 released. 
[FreeBSD-Announce] Reminder: FreeBSD 9.1 and 9.2 end-of-life approaching 

Other news

July–September, 2014 Status Report 

The July–September, 2014 Status Report is now available.

This report covers FreeBSD-related projects between July and September 2014. This is the third of four reports planned for 2014.
The third quarter of 2014 was another productive quarter for the FreeBSD project. A lot of work has been done on various ARM platforms, with the goal of bringing them to Tier 1 status in FreeBSD 11. The various ports teams have also worked hard to improve the state of FreeBSD as a desktop operating system. As usual, performance improvements feature in several places in this report and many of these can benefit from user benchmarking to validate our results.

faster pf 

As I’ve written elsewhere, we are starting to focus on performance in pfSense 2.2 and beyond.  The first project was to implement AES-GCM with AES-NI acceleration (on CPUs that support it) for IPSec.   This project was accomplished in partnership between the FreeBSD Foundation, ESF, and Netgate, and has been stable in pfSense 2.2 snapshots for several weeks.

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Interesting articles
Unix: Expiring passwords with chage
Hardening procfs and linprocfs 
MineOS (Minecraft) Plugin for FreeNAS 
FreeBSD 10.1 Is to Support Secure Boot Capabilities

Code stuff
OpenBSD Passes 300,000 Commits 
Pile of point upgrades 
A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming OpenBSD 5.6 Release
OpenSSH update and incompatibility 
[email protected] incorporates man into mandoc 
/dev/upmap and /dev/kpmap added 

Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover