BSD News 29/06/2015

Last week in BSD

Releases: pfSense
Other news: DragonFly BSD, pfSense, BSDnow, PC-BSD, FreeBSD, freeNAS, OpenBSD, MidnightBSD


pfSense 2.2.3-RELEASE Now Available

pfSense® software version 2.2.3 release is now available, bringing a number of bug fixes and some security updates.
Security Fixes
  • pfSense-SA-15_06.webgui: Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in the pfSense WebGUI
    • The complete list of affected pages and fields is large and all are listed in the linked SA.
  • FreeBSD-SA-15:10.openssl: Multiple OpenSSL vulnerabilities (Including Logjam): CVE-2015-1788, CVE-2015-1789, CVE-2015-1790, CVE-2015-1791, CVE-2015-1792, CVE-2015-4000
The bug fixes and changes in this release are detailed here.


PC-BSD Documentation can now be Translated Using Pootle

Kris has finished integrating the source files for the PC-BSD Handbook documentation into Pootle, meaning that translators can now use their web browser to translate the Handbook into their native language. As translations are completed, we’ll make sure that the build server generates HTML copies and includes them in /usr/local/share/pcbsd/doc/html (right away for EDGE users and with the next release for PRODUCTION users).
To translate the documentation, go to, click the “All Projects” drop-down menu, and select “PC-BSD Handbook”. You can then click the link for the language to translate. Currently, German and French are available. If you want to translate to a different language, send an email to the translations mailing list and request that it be added.

Bitrot Group Therapy | BSD Now 95

This time on the show, we'll be talking some ZFS with Sean Chittenden. He's been using it on FreeBSD at Groupon, and has some interesting stories about how it's saved his data. Answers to your emails and all of this week's headlines, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

Seeking Package Mirrors

HardenedBSD is gaining a lot of traction. We maintain our own packages to ensure proper ABI/API compatibility with HardenedBSD. We are looking for those who would be interested in mirroring our package repositories. You'd be looking at 2x50GB per repository. Right now, we only have one repo for 11-CURRENT/amd64. But we will soon be expanding to also building 10-STABLE/amd64 packages as well. We are currently restructuring the way our repo works. Of course, if you decide to become an official mirror, your name will be listed on our donors page. We appreciate the help and support the community has given us already and we look forward to working further with the community as we grow. Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss further details.

Leap Seconds and FreeBSD Article

A new article, FreeBSD Support for Leap Seconds, gives a quick overview of leap second handling. The next leap second will occur at 2015-Jun-30 23:59:60 UTC.

Handling Leap Seconds the OpenBSD Way

Christian Weisberger ([email protected]) let us all know what we need to do to prepare for the impending leap second:
As you may have heard, a leap second will be upon us at 23:59:60
UTC on June 30.

The sky will fall, civilization will end, and dinosaurs will roam
the earth again.  Well, maybe not.

Neither the OpenBSD kernel nor OpenNTPD handle leap seconds in any
way.  So what will happen?

Code stuff

Interesting articles

Wallpaper of the week 


Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover