BSD News 13/04/15

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Releases: OPNsense
Other news: Hammer, DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, OPNsense, BSDSec, BSDnow, p2k15, freeNAS, TrueNAS, Wallpaper,


[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-15:04.igmp [REVISED] 
[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-15:07.ntp
[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-15:08.bsdinstall 
[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-15:09.ipv6 
[Midnightbsd-security] MidnightBSD security update 0.5.11-RELEASE


OPNsense version Released
OPNsense version 15.1.9 Released 

Here is the change log for 15.1.9:
  • tools: install media live images now use the more flexible tmpfs(5)
  • tools: cxgbe(4) is now compiled into the kernel
  • ports: strongswan 5.3.0, openssh-portable 6.8p1, ntp 4.2.8p2
  • src: reverted inconsistent carp(4) and pfsync(4) patches to retain standard FreeBSD behaviour
  • src: fix multiple vulnerabilities of ntp (SA-15:07)
  • src: fix denial of service with IPv6 router advertisements (SA-15:09)
  • core: console upgrade now also triggers the unused package removal
  • core: fix regression that caused a faulty config.xml when applying limiter settings
  • core: refactored the configd command structure for clarity
  • core: fix for SMTP notifications that broke due to PHP 5.6’s new default SSL behaviour
  • core: thorough unused java script purge under the hood
  • upnp: fix redeclaration error on main page shortcut click
  • user manager: consolidated the labels of all privileges, especially OpenVPN
  • development: opnsense-update can selectively upgrade base/kernel for testing
  • development: new chunk of progress on the new proxy feature and MVC structure

Other news

pkg remove freebsd-update | BSD Now 84

On this week's mini-episode, we'll be talking with Baptiste Daroussin about packaging the FreeBSD base system with pkgng. Is this the best way going forward, or are we getting dangerously close to being Linux-like? We'll find out, and also get to a couple of your emails while we're at it, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

DragonFly on Vultr   

There’s been some linking to the updated HAMMER2 design document.  The Reddit link doesn’t have anything specific, but the Hacker News one has some details (including a credit code!) for installing DragonFly on a Vultr VPS.

Code stuff

Hammer and Hammer2 details 
ACPICA update for DragonFly 
Mars time, too 
In Other BSDs for 2015/04/11
p2k15 Hackathon Report: [email protected] on mozilla and more 

Interesting articles

ICC profiles and “startx” on FreeBSD 
The History of FreeNAS & TrueNAS 
Lies, Damn Lies, and Benchmarks 
Intel DDIO, LLC cache, buffer alignment, prefetching, shared locks and packet rates.

 Wallapaper of the week

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Jan Hovancik

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