BSD News 08/06/2015

Last week in BSD

Releases: OPNsense
Other news: DragonFly BSD, nginx, FreeBSD, HardenedBSD, freeNAS, DragonFly BSD, OpenSSH


[FreeBSD-Announce] HEADS UP: FreeBSD 8.4 EoL coming soon


OPNsense version Released  

  • notable ports upgrades: pcre 8.37, pkg 1.5.3, ca_root_nss 3.19.1
  • aliases: fix javascript error that prevented aliases from working
  • traffic shaper: rewrote the feature using standard components on top of the new MVC framework/API (see Firewall: Traffic Shaper)
  • system: enabled first few hundred translations of Simplified Chinese to help the community to progress and review said translation (see System: Settings: General)
  • vpn: all GUI files underwent a thorough coding style refresh
  • firmware: prevent spurious “Module already loaded” errors while upgrading PHP packages

OPNsense version Released 

  • config: improved the deletion of backups
  • wifi: do not launch FreeBSD’s rc scripts on 802.11 attach/detach
  • ipfw: always forward traffic coming from localhost
  • system: apply PSR2 coding style to GUI pages
  • captive portal: apply PSR2 coding style to GUI page

Other news

Nginx and DragonFly 

If you’re using nginx on DragonFly, version 1.9.1 has specific DragonFly speedup options built in.

Microsoft Announces Support for SSH 

Windows admins rejoice! Microsoft's PowerShell Team announced future support for SSH, specifically OpenSSH:
[T]he PowerShell team realized the best option will be for our team to adopt an industry proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows; a solution that Microsoft will deliver in Windows while working closely with subject matter experts across the planet to build it. Based on these goals, I’m pleased to announce that the PowerShell team will support and contribute to the OpenSSH community - Very excited to work with the OpenSSH community to deliver the PowerShell and Windows SSH solution!
A follow up question the reader might have is When and How will the SSH support be available? The team is in the early planning phase, and there’re not exact days yet. However the PowerShell team will provide details in the near future on availability dates.
Emphasis in the original. Wider adoption of secure technologies can only benefit the community. Hopefully that future is actually near, both for deployment and 'support and contribution'. 

BSD After Midnight | BSD Now 92   

Coming up this week, we'll be chatting with Lucas Holt, founder of MidnightBSD. It's a slightly lesser-known fork of FreeBSD, with a focus on easy desktop use. We'll find out what's different about it and why it was created. Answers to your emails and all this week's news, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

KMS/console in master for DragonFly 

Those changes I mentioned yesterday for text console support?  They’re in DragonFly-master now, along with a loader tunable to turn it on and off.

Code stuff

DragonFly Radeon updates 
HardenedBSD secadm 0.2.3 Released 
USB ethernet adapters and DragonFly 
In Other BSDs for 2015/06/06 

Interesting articles

libvirt/libxl on FreeBSD 
FreeNAS 10 Hackathon 
OpenStack on FreeBSD/Xen Proof of Concept

Wallpaper of the week

via +RandyBelk (album)


Jan Hovancik

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