BSD News 21/09/2015

Last week in BSD

Releases: OPNsense, MidnightBSD
Other news: OPNsense, DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD Foundation, FreeBSD Journal, BSDSec, i2k15, BSDCan, BSDnow, OpenBSD, BSDTalk, MidnightBSD




OPNsense 15.7.12 Released

Here is the full list of changes:
  • src: local privilege escalation in IRET handler [1]
  • src: disable ixgbe(4) flow-director support [2]
  • src: insufficient check of unsupported pkg(7) signature methods [3]
  • ports: libressl 2.2.3 [4], bind 9.10.2P4 [5], openldap24-client 2.4.42 [6]
  • ports: radvd 1.15 [7], lighttpd 1.4.37 [8], squid 3.5.8 [9]
  • ports: php 5.6.13[10], php-suhosin 0.9.38 [11]
  • dhcp: use reverse mask instead of reverse address in config
  • dns resolver: honour log verbosity toggle
  • ssh: remove ssh1 key from generating, it is no longer supported in openssh
  • filter: remove the unused snort2c table from generated rules
  • xmlrpc: properly regenerate /etc/hosts on sync
  • openvpn: fix TLS authentication option reset
  • ipsec: proper redirect after apply in mobile tab
  • ipsec: fix behaviour of enable rekey and enable reauth
  • ipsec: only suffix connection number with sequence with multiple entries
  • ipsec: fix diagnostics to be able to connect multi phase2 IKEv1 entries
  • ipsec: fix Call to undefined function filter_configure()
  • dashboard: traffic graph highlights are now branded in orange
  • theme: render dropdown boxes a bit better
  • theme: partial fix for wrapped tab display
  • crash reporter: fix spurious crash report after actual submission
  • crash reporter: assorted fixes for warnings and errors in the code
  • crash reporter: improve submit/dismiss button layout

OPNsense 15.7.13 Released

Here are the full patch notes:
  • diagnostics: added real backend code leading to upcoming privilege separation for pfInfo, pfTop, States and Tables pages
  • dynamic dns: introduce constant naming away from “DynDNS” or “DDNS”
  • gui: fix numerous typos spotted by our relentless translators
  • gui: fixed validation errors in new components
  • gui: removed partial shadow from active tab
  • ipsec: fixed missing redirect after apply

[Midnightbsd-security] MidnightBSD 0.7 RELEASE

This release is primarily for stabilization, ZFS and mport package tool enhancements.
Upgrading from source: When upgrading from 0.6, you will need to install src/kerberos5/lib/libroken before building world.


The FreeBSD Journal Reaches New Milestone

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that the FreeBSD Journal has over 10,000 subscribers! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach this 2015 goal ahead of schedule. We'd also like to thank the dedicated team of editorial board members and authors for tirelessly volunteering their time to create must-read content for every issue. Finally, thank you to the advertisers and staff, without whom, publication would not be possible.  To celebrate our latest milestone, the Foundation will be raffling off cell phone power bricks to 10 lucky subscribers. We hope this helps keep the Journal always at your fingertips.

bsdtalk256 - Allan Jude

An interview with Allan Jude at vBSDCon in Reston, Virginia.  We talk about the book FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS that Michael W. Lucas and he co-authored.  You can find more information about the book at

File Info: 16Min, 8MB.

Ogg Link:

In Their Midst | BSD Now 107

This week, we are going to be talking with Aaron Poffenberger, who has much to share about his first-hand experience in infiltrating Linux conferences with BSD-goodness!


Code stuff

Interesting articles

Wallpaper of the week 


Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover