BSD News 16/02/2015

Last week in BSD
Releases: OPNsense, PC-BSD
News: OpenBSD, PC-BSD, DragonFly BSD, OPNsense, freeNAS, HardenedBSD, s2k15, BSDNow


OPNsense version 15.1.5 Released 

Here is the full list of changes:
  • Removed a spurious user-agent check to restore mobile device support.
  • Fixed pop-up window handling for LDAP configuration.
  • Fixed several minor GUI bugs in firewall rules and system pages.
  • Grab the correct OpenSSL from the system for encrypting/decrypting the configuration files.
  • Message of the day now shows the correct system version.
  • Fixed sorting and button for deleting selected rules in NAT pages.
  • Notable ports updates: pkg 1.4.10, gettext 0.19.4, libzmq 4.0.5, ntp 4.2.8p1, ca_root_nss 3.17.4, libsodium 1.0.2
  • Groundwork on the MVC-based GUI replacement including examples. This does not affect the current GUI.
All upgrade methods are viable. The images can be found here:


The PC-BSD project is pleased to announce the availability of our first
images based upon FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT!
WARNING: These images are considered “bleeding-edge” and should be
treated as such.
The DVD/USB ISO files can now be downloaded from the following URL:
We hope to continue rolling these –CURRENT images as a way for testers
and developers to tryout both FreeBSD and PC-BSD bleeding edge features,
often months before a planned release. These images include a full PKG
repository compiled for that months image. Users of this system will
also be able to “upgrade” when the next monthly image is published.

Other news

Time for a Change | BSD Now 76

This week, we'll be talking to Henning Brauer about OpenNTPD and its recently revived portable version. After that, we'll be discussing different ways to securely tunnel your traffic: specifically OpenVPN, IPSEC, SSH and Tor. All that and the latest news, coming up on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

Code stuff
s2k15: Authenticated TLS 'constraints' in ntpd(8) 
s2k15: the stack overflow that wasn't 
em(4), emx(4) updates 
GCC 5 Arrives 
More gcc 5 details 
In Other BSDs for 2015/02/14 
secadm 0.1 Released

Interesting articles
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A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part III: Pools, Performance, and Cache 
A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part IV: Network Notes & Conclusion


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