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CfP extended for EuroBSDCon 2015
Contributed by tbert on Wed Apr 22 07:34:25 2015 (GMT)
from the heroism-is-calling-for-papers-will-you-pick-up dept.

Due to overwhelming response, the deadline for submitting talks to EuroBSDCon has been extended:

Since there was a huge rush of submissions just on the very last day, we have decided to give a second chance for all of you that didnít quite finish your talk or tutorial proposal in time for the deadline.

The new date is set to May 22nd, but you donít have to wait until the very last moment. Send in your suggestions right away. We think there still is room for some more topics related to *BSD left to present.

For those of you who already have sent in yours, we are very happy to see so many good submissions. Donít hesitate to add another topic to your submissions if you havenít run out of good ideas yet.

If you've been sitting on that paper, now's the time to ship it!

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p2k15 Hackathon Report: schwarze@ on USE_GROFF
Contributed by tbert on Mon Apr 20 07:29:50 2015 (GMT)
from the dont-use-groff-it's-a-goat dept.

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in with our fourth report from the p2k15 ports hackathon:

When groff was removed from the OpenBSD base system in October 2010, Marc Espie@ marked more than 3000 ports with the USE_GROFF variable, meaning that their manuals were formatted with groff at port build time and the preformatted versions included in the package. Over time, as mandoc(1) matured and learnt to handle more and more syntax, the number of ports having USE_GROFF gradually decreased.

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BSDNow Episode 085: PIE in the Sky
Contributed by tbert on Tue Apr 21 07:34:01 2015 (GMT)
from the and-a-cup-of-coffee dept.

A bit late out of the gate, Undeadly readers are likely interested in the latest episode of BSDNow, featuring news of Solaris working to include OpenBSD's pf as an option on upcoming releases, the Bay Area BSD User Group keeping a stream of videos from their meetings going, some long-form blogging about the OpenBSD ports system, a discussion about keeping your home firewalls up to date, LLVM growing a fuzzing library, and most especially an interview with Pascal Stumpf (pascal@), with an overview of the whys and hows of address space layout randomization (ASLR) and the work extending position-independent executable (PIE) to statically-linked binaries.

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

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Solaris Admins: For A Glimpse Of Your Networking Future, Install OpenBSD
Contributed by tbert on Wed Apr 15 09:45:20 2015 (GMT)
from the like a boome-boomerang dept.

Undeadly's very own Peter Hansteen has written up some PF-on-Solaris-related email chatter:

Roughly a week ago, on April 5th, 2015, parts of Oracle's roadmap for upcoming releases of their Solaris operating system was leaked in a message to the public OpenBSD tech developer mailing list. This is notable for several reasons, one is that Solaris, then owned and developed by (the now defunct) Sun Microsystems, was the original development platform for Darren Reed's IP Filter, more commonly known as IPF, which in turn was the software PF was designed to replace.

As they say, read the whole thing!

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p2k15 Hackathon Report: stsp@ on wifi and games
Contributed by tj on Mon Apr 13 22:55:58 2015 (GMT)
from the porting-wirelessly dept.

Stefan Sperling (stsp@) writes in with our third report from the p2k15 ports hackathon:

I spent the week before hackathon reviving a lingering work-in-progress implementation of a wireless driver for RTL8188CE devices. These are essentially urtwn(4) devices on the PCI bus instead of USB. The driver started out as a copy of urtwn(4) which I'm gradually moving over to PCI. With help from uwe@ I could clear some roadblocks that had prevented progress and got the driver up to the point where the firmware loading process completed successfully.

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p2k15 Hackathon Report: krw@ on GPT support
Contributed by tj on Mon Apr 13 20:20:32 2015 (GMT)
from the coding-on-fire dept.

Ken Westerback (krw@) writes in with our second report from the p2k15 ports hackathon:

Never has a hackathon accomplished so much in the presence of so many fire doors. It appears that the University of Exeter is fire door mad, with every door labelled a fire door that must always be closed or locked.

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softraid(4) - RAID 5 Call for Testing
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Apr 12 11:42:17 2015 (GMT)
from the end to rude interruptions dept.

Joel Sing (jsing@) has put out a call for testing for RAID 5 on softraid(4):

For those not following source-changes@, I have just re-enabled the RAID 5 discipline for softraid(4).

During the last two hackathons in Dunedin, the RAID 5 implementation was largely rewritten. As far as I am aware, the last missing part was the lack of ability to resume a partial rebuild, which has been fixed - it now needs further testing and usage so that any remaining issues can be found.

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p2k15 Hackathon Report: landry@ on mozilla and more
Contributed by tj on Fri Apr 10 23:05:56 2015 (GMT)
from the english-portfest dept.

Landry Breuil (landry@) writes in with our first report from the p2k15 ports hackathon:

This was a short hackathon for once, so I took the opportunity to visit london on the way couchsurfing for two days, then enjoyed a quiet train trip to exeter through the nice countryside of devon...

Had quite a bit of fun being the first one on-site at the university building, since the people at the desk weren't aware at all that an event was organized in their place - didnt know hackathons were such secret things :)

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OpenNTPD 5.7p4 released
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Mar 25 18:12:52 2015 (GMT)
from the time is real this time dept.

The OpenNTPD team has announced the availability of OpenNTPD 5.7p4, which adds

support for using HTTPS time constraints to validate NTP responses, in turn made possible by the LibreSSL supplied libtls

plus a number of important bug fixes.

You'll find the full text of the announcement after the fold:

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