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Faster snapshots packages synch
Contributed by jj on Mon Sep 22 08:09:39 2014 (GMT)
from the difference engine dept.

Marc Espie (espie@) wrote to tech@:

I've just committed changes to pkg_create that will help mirrors synch by using much less bandwidth.

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BSDNow Episode 055: The Promised WLAN
Contributed by tbert on Fri Sep 19 06:44:38 2014 (GMT)
from the WLAN of milk and honey dept.

In this episode of BSDNow, Kris and Allan go over the week's BSD odds and ends, including mention of an interesting article about using a Linux rescue image to bootstrap a headless OpenBSD installation on remote machines. Headlining is an interview with the FreeBSD wireless stack maintainer, Adrian Chadd.

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Heads Up: Sendmail Removed from Base
Contributed by tbert on Tue Sep 16 08:56:55 2014 (GMT)
from the day of the living tedu dept.

In the first of several commits, Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) has removed sendmail from the release:

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	matthieu@cvs.openbsd.org	2014/09/15 16:25:57

Modified files:
	gnu/usr.sbin   : Makefile 

Log message:
Unlink sendmail from the build. ok krw@ ajacoutot@

Users of OpenSMTPd can rejoice in having no work to do; others will have to install sendmail from packages.

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GSoC 2014: Systemd replacement utilities (systembsd)
Contributed by jj on Fri Sep 12 07:06:45 2014 (GMT)
from the all your system is belong to us dept.

Ian Kremlin wrote in with this report on the GSoC he was involved in:

This summer I, along with my mentors Landry Breuil and Antoine Jacoutot, worked on systemd shim-like replacements for four D-Bus daemons systemd provides, namely hostnamed, localed, timedated, and logind.

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BSDNow Episode 054: Luminary Environment
Contributed by tbert on Fri Sep 12 10:58:07 2014 (GMT)
from the better than incendiary dept.

In this week's episode, the BSDNow crew discusses the week's dealings in the world of BSD, with a decent focus on OpenBSD's systemd-shim GSoC project, OpenBSD's versioning schemes, and the OpenBSD port of portscout.

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Energy-efficient bcrypt cracking
Contributed by jj on Fri Sep 12 07:22:07 2014 (GMT)
from the kiss-blowfish-get-free-lip-piercing dept.

Solar Designer posted on the openwall announce list about the recent status on using FPGAs to crack bcrypt passwords.

From: Solar Designer <solar [a/t] openwall.com>
Subject: Energy-efficient bcrypt cracking (Passwords^14, Skytalks, WOOT '14 slides and paper); crypt_blowfish 1.3

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2Q Buffer Cache in OpenBSD
Contributed by tbert on Fri Sep 5 04:39:36 2014 (GMT)
from the i will always 2q dept.

Ted Unangst (tedu@) wrote a blog post about his replacement of the simple LRU buffer cache algorithm with a 2Q-ish one:

Since the dawn of time, the OpenBSD buffer cache replacement algorithm has been LRU. It’s not always ideal, but it often comes close enough and it’s simple enough to implement that it’s remained the tried and true classic for a long time. I just changed the algorithm to one modelled somewhat after the 2Q algorithm by Johnson and Shasha. (PDF)

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BSDNow Episode 053: It's HAMMER Time
Contributed by jj on Fri Sep 5 08:31:57 2014 (GMT)
from the when will bsdnow serve episodes using http(8) dept.

On the 1 year anniversary episode of BSDNow, Kris and Allan interview OpenBSD's Reyk Flöter (reyk@) about the new httpd(8), in addition to the week's odds and ends in the world of BSD.

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Persist tmux environment across system restarts
Contributed by jj on Thu Sep 4 08:00:26 2014 (GMT)
from the frankensteins terminal dept.

Nagy Gábor writes in with a tip:
Tmux is great, except when you have to restart the computer. You lose all the running programs, working directories, pane layouts etc. There are helpful management tools out there, but they require initial configuration and continuous updates as your workflow evolves or you start new projects.

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