BSD News 30/03/15

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Releases: OPNsense
News: EuroBSDCon, OpenBSD, ssh, DragonFly BSD, BSDnow, Hammer, FreeBSD, BSDSec, OpenNTPD


OpenNTPD 5.7p4 released


OPNsense version 15.1.8 Released

Here is the full list of changes:
  • src: applied FreeBSD-SA-15:06.openssl
  • src: updated to tzdata2015b
  • src: add missing max-packets parsing for pf(4)
  • src: OPNsense branding for boot loader
  • bsdinstaller: speed up SD card writes using async mode and assorted cleanups
  • opnsense-update: don’t trigger a spurious update after a fresh install when invoked for the first time
  • notable port updates: isc-dhcp42 4.2.8, libressl 2.1.6, openssl 1.0.1m, ca_root_nss 3.18
  • core: removed obsolete conf_mount_ro() and conf_mount_rw() usage
  • core: removed platform awareness with a more appropriate probe for install media
  • core: removed all remnants of the old firmware update code
  • core: completely rewrote the config.xml handling to unify old and new GUI components
  • core: added support for config backup to Google Drive
  • packages: removed the legacy package system
  • upnp: transformed the preinstalled package into a standard feature
  • openvpn: added the client export package as a standard feature
  • dyndns: minor follow-ups for Duck DNS support
  • firewall log: fix bug that would prevent the filter from working correctly
  • ntp: added numerous config form tweaks and fixed daemon startup
  • igmpproxy: fixed daemon startup
  • dns: properly regenerate hosts file on reload
  • ssh: fix sshd reload on save in system admin access page
  • rc: avoid invoke of FreeBSD’s rc system on halt and reboot
  • dhcp: improve compatibility with IPv6 deployments
The install media images can be found here:


EuroBSDCon 2015 Call for Papers Is Out 

The EuroBSDCon 2015 conference organizers have announced the Call for Papers for the upcoming conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
Go to for details; the full text of the announcement also follows after the fold.
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SSL in the Wild | BSD Now 82   

We'll be chatting with Bernard Spil about wider adoption of LibreSSL in other communities. He's been doing a lot of work with FreeBSD ports specifically, but also working with upstream projects. As usual, all this weeks news and answers to your questions, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

Code stuff

In Other BSDs for 2015/03/28
OpenBSD SSH Protocol 1 Now Disabled at Compile Time
DragonFly: A PHP upgrade note
DragonFly: New locking and synchronization docs 

Interesting articles

 Running FreeBSD on the server: a sysadmin speaks, iTWire, Sam Varghese 
Clustering and copies in HAMMER2 
Using the arswitch ethernet switch on FreeBSD

Wallpaper of the week

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Thanks for reading ;]


Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover