BSD News 22/02/2016

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Releases: OPNsense, DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD
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OPNsense 16.1.3 released

 The full patch notes:
  • src: hyperv/kvp: wake up the daemon if it is sleeping due to poll()[1]
  • src: Use correct src/dst ports when removing states in pf[2]
  • src: finish the boot loader branding by adding a shiny logo
  • ports: unbound 1.5.7[3], openldap 2.4.44[4], ca_root_nss 3.22, php 5.7.18[5], phalcon 2.0.10[6], pkg 1.6.4[7][8]
  • interfaces: collapsible overview for each interface
  • shaper: fix issue with model when not able to save an old config
  • health: added pages to ACL for configurable user access
  • health: record system CPU temperature in additional graph
  • firmware: add UK-based mirror (contributed by Will Jones)
  • access: force a visible and non-critical page on non-access redirect
  • access: make sure “/” is handled like “/index.php”
  • configuration: add a number of previously missing config sections for selection on restore/backup
  • firewall: bring back alias nesting
  • dhcp: add missing DNS resolver awareness
  • dhcp: fix multiple minor crash reports
  • radvd: add missing DNS resolver awareness
  • captive portal: ensure MAC address is saved in lowercase and improve validation
  • captive portal: fix unicode issue in template generation
  • captive portal: correct syslog redirection regression
  • crash reporter: limit log size upload to 1MB
  • cron: fix validation of hour value
  • intrusion detection: show origin link of rule sets in details
  • services: add background daemon to known services for easy reload
  • services: add captive portal to known services for easy reload
  • services: improve redirect on service reload in diagnostics page

DragonFly 4.4.2 released

DragonFly 4.4.2, a bugfix release to 4.4.1, is out.  This was mostly prompted by the recent OpenSSL update, but other little fixes have made it in, too.  It’s available for download and is probably available at your nearest mirror by now, if you want an image.  The release page is updated, and there’s always the Git tag summary for 4.4.2 for the most exact details.

FreeBSD 10.3-BETA2 Available

The second BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.


CheriBSD - A research fork of FreeBSD

CheriBSD is a fork of FreeBSD to support the CHERI research CPU. We have extended the kernel to provide support for CHERI memory capabilities as well as modifying applications and libraries including tcpdump, libmagic, and libz to take advantage of these capabilities for improved memory safety and compartmentalization. We have also developed custom demo applications and deployment infrastructure for our table demo platform. In this talk I will discuss the challenges facing a long running, public fork of FreeBSD.

bsdtalk262 - LightZone with Tex Andrews

An interview with Tex Andrews from  LightZone is open source digital darkroom software.

File Info: 23Min, 11MB.

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Synthesize all the Things! | BSD Now 129

Coming up this week, we will be talking to John Marino about his work on the ports-mgmt utility “Synth” and the cross-pollination between DragonFly and FreeBSD. That plus the latest news and your email here on BSD Now, the place to B… SD!

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