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OpenBSD 5.6 pre-orders arriving
Contributed by weerd on Tue Oct 28 08:08:42 2014 (GMT)
from the Early-bird-gets-the-write-once-read-many dept.

Fred Crowson wrote in to say:

Hi misc@

Just received my 5.6 disks in the post!

Thanks to all the developers for your continued work in making another 
great OpenBSD release.


5.6 in the wild:

Reports are coming in from all over the world from people getting their CDs early, the obvious benefit to pre-ordering. If you haven't ordered yet, you can still do so over at, or if you don't need physical media (you'll miss out on the stickers), you can simply make a donation.

Please also consider getting your employer to order sets or make a donation if you use OpenBSD in your organisation.

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The Book of PF 3rd ed Is Out, Win First Signed Copy by Donating to OpenBSD!
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Oct 26 14:15:38 2014 (GMT)
from the it came from the fjords dept.

As you may have heard elsewhere, The Book of PF is out in its third edition. Now author Peter Hansteen has received his author copies, and he has teamed up with the OpenBSD Foundation to auction off the first ever signed copy of the book.

More details are to be found over at Peter's blog, but the main item is that the first physical copy of the new edition ever touched by and subsequently signed by its author is up on an ebay auction where all proceeds will go to the OpenBSD Foundation. For unsuccessful bidders, Peter urges them to donate the amount of their highest bid to the OpenBSD Foundation.

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OpenBSD Passes 300,000 Commits
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Oct 19 15:22:03 2014 (GMT)
from the a long time ago in a repository far away dept.

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in with news that the OpenBSD source tree has seen its 300,000th commit. Ingo writes:

According to OpenBSD just passed its three hundred thousandth commit.

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BSDNow Episode 059: BSDって聞いたことある?
Contributed by tbert on Sat Oct 18 07:18:42 2014 (GMT)
from the are-you-experienced dept.

On this week's episode, Kris and Allan interview Hiroki Sato, talk about BSD-related talks at XDC 2014, and all the odds and ends in this week's BSD news.

[ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]

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SSL v3
Contributed by tbert on Sat Oct 18 07:12:03 2014 (GMT)
from the man's-worst-friend dept.

Google's security team released the details of a practical attack on the SSL v3.0 protocol. Commits resolving the issue for relayd, LibreSSL, and httpd (by essentially deprecating the old protocol even further) have been committed.

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ingo@ incorporates man into mandoc
Contributed by tbert on Wed Oct 15 16:04:14 2014 (GMT)
from the man-Thtml-comic-sans-font dept.

I have integrated the traditional man(1) program - yes, the one to display manual pages - into mandoc(1). For apropos(1), whatis(1), and mandoc(1), the unified interface described below has now been enabled in OpenBSD-current since August 26, 2014.

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A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming OpenBSD 5.6 Release
Contributed by phessler on Tue Oct 14 19:04:27 2014 (GMT)
from the kill-the-wabbit dept.

As we get closer to release day (coming on or around November 1st), OpenBSD developer Lawrence Teo (lteo@) writes a nice blog entry about the upcoming 5.6 release.

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LibreSSL 2.1.0 Released
Contributed by tbert on Sun Oct 12 18:06:16 2014 (GMT)
from the still-polishing-that-turd dept.

Bob Beck (beck@) has announced the release of LibreSSL 2.1.0:

We have released LibreSSL 2.1.0 - which should be arriving in the
LIbreSSL directory of an OpenBSD mirror near you very soon.

This release continues on with further work from after OpenBSD 5.6
code freeze. Our intention is to finalize LibreSSL 2.1 with OpenBSD

As noted before, we welcome feedback from the broader community.



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BSDNow Episode 058: Behind the Masq
Contributed by jj on Fri Oct 10 07:46:18 2014 (GMT)
from the alice-cooper-already-sang-about-it dept.

In this week's BSD omnibus podcast, the hosts discuss the OpenBSD 5.6 release, talk about the reasons behind portroach, and present a tutorial for blocking web ads on your gateway with Dnsmasq (net/dnsmasq).

[ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]

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