BSD News 28/12/2015

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Releases: pfSense, OPNsense
Other news:bsda, DragonFly BSD, OPNsense, BSDnow, Talks,


pfSense 2.2.6-RELEASE Now Available!

pfSense® software version 2.2.6 is now available. This release includes a few bug fixes and security updates.
The bug fixes and changes in this release are detailed here.

OPNsense 15.7.23 Released

Here are the full patch notes:
  • ports: bind 9.10.3-P2[1], python 2.7.11[2], openvpn 2.3.9[3]
  • traffic shaper: page is now properly translated (Contributed by Fabian Franz)
  • system: all remaining pages in this section have been reworked for clarity
  • logs: split up the old VPN multi-log page into their respective parts (L2TP, PPTP, PPPoE)
  • logs: added filtering option to all logs that previously missed it
  • certificates: now supports different extensions (Key Usage, Subject Alternative Name) and usage types
  • dhcp: allow commas in advanced DHCP client options (Contributed by Simon van der Linden)
  • firewall: add direction indication icon to floating rules
  • firewall: lock port numbers on protocols that are not TCP/UDP
  • firewall: fix apply button on outbound NAT page in translation mode
  • traffic shaper: add TCP ACK/non-ACK matching options
  • proxy: two fixes for non-local authentication



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New BSDA Study DVD (Spring / Summer 2016) is out

The BSDCG is happy to announce the release of the latest BSD Associate Study DVD, available immediately from the Store. 

BSDA Associate Certification Requirements Updated

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is pleased to announce the publication of the updated version of the official examination objectives for the BSD Associate (BSDA) Certification.
The 59 page document outlines 7 knowledge domains, each containing a number of objectives, that form the basis of the certification. The objectives have been updated to reflect changes to the operating systems being tested, including FreeBSD's switch to pkg and bsdinstall, the addition of ZFS to NetBSD, and OpenBSD's switch to doas. The BSDA Requirements document is available as a downloadable PDF in English.

xz images for DragonFly

For those of you that are very bandwidth-constrained, or just impatient, there are xz-compressed images of DragonFly 4.4 available.  (see ‘download live image’ area)  The mirrors should have them too.

All your hyves are belong to us | BSD Now 121

This week on the show, we are going to be talking to Trent Thompson, the founder and lead developer of the new ‘iohyve’ utility. Stick around, so you can find out the exciting direction of virtualization on FreeBSD. That, plus the latest news, heading your way right now.

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Jan Hovancik

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