BSD News 09/05/2016

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Releases:SoloBSD, HardenedBSD,
Other news:BSDSec, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, pkgsrc, SoloBSD, HardenedBSD, BSDnow, DragonFly BSD, LibreSSL, MirOS



SoloBSD 10.3-STABLE-v44.5

There is a new build of SoloBSD 10.3-STABLE based on the latest HardenedBSD stable branch version 44.5
- Changelog v44.5
- Python3.5 interpreter has been added.
You can grab it from Here. (58.7 Mb)
root password: solobsd

New stable version: HardenedBSD-stable 11-CURRENT v46.1

HardenedBSD-11-CURRENT-v46.1 -


Tracing it back to BSD | BSD Now 140

This week on BSDNow, Allan is back in down from Europe! We’ll get to hear some of his wrap-up and get caught up on the latest BSD news. That plus our interview about! Keep it tuned to BSDNow, the place to B….SD!

modules.local now possible

If you happen to be testing kernel modules, DragonFly can now load them from a modules.local directory.  This keeps modules that aren’t part of the base system, separate.  This is probably of most use to developers.  Set local_modules=”YES” in rc.conf to enable.

LibreSSL in HardenedBSD Base

A few months ago, we added Bernard Spil to the HardenedBSD team with a goal to bring in and maintain LibreSSL in base. Given the effort involved in maintaining such a complex piece of software, we at HardenedBSD have made the decision to keep it as a feature branch in the playground repo for now. Those who wish to check out Bernard's awesome, hard work can check out the repo here. We will soon start auto-syncing that feature branch on our normal six-hour cycle and we will produce periodic binary updates. As of today, the first binary update has been published. You can use this hbsd-update.conf file to tell hbsd-update to switch to the LibreSSL branch. If you wish to compile your own version of HardenedBSD with LibreSSL base, you will need to add WITH_LIBRESSL=yes to src.conf.
We would like to thank Bernard for volunteering. He has been a tremendous help. Here is a teaser screenshot.

New SSH hostkey for fish, taking over AnonCVS/AnonRSYNC service

As announced in the earlier wlog entry about server reorg I’ve now switched over most services from the soon-to-be-defunct eurynome to fish, with gecko2’s providing the redirection HTTP vhost for hostname-less requests (i.e. people who don’t know how this works) and, soon, fallback HTTP services should they be needed. (He’s trusted with the SSL key and certificate.)
This also involves switching SSH hostkeys for AnonCVS, unfortunately; I’ve taken the chance to generate a fresh key for fish. Look in /MirOS/ for the files (gzsig(1) signed) hostkeys.gz or (PGP signed) hostkeys.asc for a less-dependent source for the new keys.

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