BSD News 01/06/15

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Releases: OPNsense
Other news: Lumina Desktop, pkgsrcCon, BSDnow, Hammer, PC-BSD, DragonFly BSD, Wallpaper


OPNsense version 15.1.11 Released

Here is the full list of changes for 15.1.11:
  • core: removed unused package dependencies b42-fwcutter, bwi-firmware-kmod, dmidecode, ifstated, pecl-ssh2
  • core: switched back from bind-tools to the latest full bind 9.10 package due to various requests
  • src: fix panic in pf(4) in conjunction with ALTQ[3]
  • src: updated to FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p10[4][5]
  • src: reverted two more custom patches to align with FreeBSD
  • ports: updated to ca_root_nss 3.19, sqlite3, php56 5.6.9[6], openssh-portable 6.8p1_7[7]
  • opnsense-update: exclude /etc/tty from the upgrade
  • bsdinstaller: reworked the internals to align to modern port standards
  • captive portal: switched rules generation to new template engine
  • firmware: reimplement the GUI firmware update using MVC code
  • menu: remove collapse/expand inconsistencies
  • dashboard: fix disabled widgets dialog
  • nat: fixed delete of multiple item
  • nat: fix display of disabled rules
  • queues: the legacy ALTQ traffic shaper is now found under “Firewall: Queues” to make room for the upcoming traffic shaper reimplementation based on IPFW/dummynet
  • core: fix faulty read of /var/log/dmesg.boot

OPNsense version Released 

  • crypto: regenerate DH parameters for 1024, 2048 and 4096 bit
  • crypto: tweak the web server config to harden against Logjam

Other news

Announcing pkgsrcCon 2015 in Berlin 

The 10th pkgsrcCon is happening on the weekend of July 4th and 5th 2015 in Berlin. Developers, contributors, and users are all welcome to attend.
More details can be found on the pkgsrcCon 2015 website.
Everyone is welcome to make a presentation. So please do! If you already have title or topic please send an email to [email protected].

HardenedBSD Poll: linuxulator Removal 

The linuxulator (the Linux emulation/translation layer in FreeBSD) has recently undergone a major overhaul. Many of FreeBSD's userbase relies on the linuxulator to provide things like the Adobe Flash Player browser plugin, linux browsers, and certain linux-centric tasks. The linuxulator provides a set of security challenges. It is yet another attack vector. The core HardenedBSD team would like to completely remove the linuxulator from HardenedBSD's codebase.
What would be removed:
  1. linuxulator and its dependents
  2. linprocfs (pending investigation, this might not be removed)
  3. packages that require the linuxulator
Should the linuxulator be removed?

Recent dragonfly-master users: update 

If you were running a version of DragonFly 4.1 (i.e. the master version, not release) built between the 20th and 25th, rebuild.  There’s a UFS bug introduced in that short timeframe.
If you are running 4.0.x release or built your version of DragonFly-master outside of that date range – you are unaffected.

Vox Populi | BSD Now 91   

This week on the show, we've got something pretty different. We went to a Linux convention and asked various people if they've ever tried BSD and what they know about it. Stay tuned for that, all this week's news and, of course, answers to your emails, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

Code stuff

Recent Hammer2 work
More Hammer 2 improvements 
In Other BSDs for 2015/05/30 

Interesting articles

Lumina Desktop Status Update/FAQ 
PC-BSD 10.1.2: an Interview with Kris Moore
[05/29/2015] zfscron - A great idea from the BSDNow podcast to backup your home directory.

Wallpaper of the week



Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover