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Heads Up: spamd(8) PF Rule Change
Contributed by tbert on Tue May 19 08:49:10 2015 (GMT)
from the divert-power-to-shields dept.

With a recent commit, Reyk Flöter (reyk@) flipped the switch on spamd(8)'s pf interfacement:

hange spamd to use divert-to instead of rdr-to.

divert-to has many advantages over rdr-to for proxies.  For example,
it is much easier to use, requires less code, does not depend on
/dev/pf, works in-band without the asynchronous lookup (DIOCNATLOOK
ioctl), saves us from additional port allocations by the rdr/NAT code,
and even avoids potential collisions and race conditions that could
theoretically happen with the lookup.

Heads up: users will have to update their spamd PF rules from rdr-to
to divert-to.  spamd now also listens to 127.0.0.1 instead of "any"
(0.0.0.0) by default which should be fine with most setups but has to
be considered for some special configurations.

Those of you running spamd setups looking to upgrade need to double-check your pf configurations to make sure they still work the way you expect.

[topicsysadmin]
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OpenBSD 5.7 CD 2 Incorrectly Pressed
Contributed by jj on Fri May 15 15:37:00 2015 (GMT)
from the the-dj-scratched-my-disk dept.

OpenBSD project leader Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) outlined some issues with the CD plant, which led to an incorrectly-finished CD 2, some of which were, unfortunately, shipped prior to the issue being found.

Sadly, CD2 of the OpenBSD 5.7 shipped in a broken fashion due to errors at the manufacturing plant. Two mistakes were made.

In the rush after the first error, this error was not caught in time. Many people have received (or will soon receive) their package with this broken disc. Orders which have not yet shipped are being held back... because...

A repaired disc is on the way from the plant.

This will be shipped out to everyone, and will be inserted into the orders not yet shipped.

[topicnews]
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BSDNow Episode 089: Exclusive Disjunction
Contributed by tbert on Fri May 15 09:05:09 2015 (GMT)
from the W^X called a taxi dept.

On this week's episode of BSDNow, the hosts interview Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) about how he got started in OpenBSD, his recent and upcoming work on W^X, and how that fits into the OpenBSD exploit mitigation ecosystem.

As always, they also have all the news and reviews in the world of all things BSD.

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

[topicbsdnow]
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OpenBSD 5.7 Shipping, First Pre-orders Arriving
Contributed by pitrh on Fri May 8 12:30:40 2015 (GMT)
from the not-your-grandpas-rfc1149 dept.

After a delay due to unfortunate production problems (the first such delay in 20 years), the OpenBSD Store announced that all pre-orders had been shipped.

And it seemed like only moments later that Raf Czlonka was the first to report on the misc@ mailing list that his pre-ordered OpenBSD 5.7 CD set had arrived.

Even if you hadn't preordered, you still have a chance to order your CD set and other swag by visting the OpenBSD Store. If you want to support the project financially in other ways, the Donations page is, as always, a good place to start.

[topicopenbsd]
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New disklabel(8) templates make for a more flexible autoinstall
Contributed by pitrh on Tue May 5 12:30:15 2015 (GMT)
from the we slice, we dice, those platters dept.

In a this commit, a first in a series, Henning Brauer (henning@) made disk allocations during automatic installs much more flexible via the introduction of diskablel templates. The matching installer bits came along via this commit by Robert Peichaer (rpe@).

Quoting the updated disklabel(8) man page,

A template for the automatic allocation can be passed to disklabel using -T option.

But the more exciting news is the template format:

Read more...
[topicopenbsd]
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OpenBSD 5.7 Released
Contributed by phessler on Thu Apr 30 22:12:33 2015 (GMT)
from the we're-on-a-mission-from-bob dept.

May 1st, 2015, Calgary, AB, CA and elsewhere:

OpenBSD 5.7 has been released. The brand new 5.7 subdirectory should now be available and filled up on all relevant mirrors for those of you who have yet to receive your CD orders.

The release announcement, posted on project mailing lists earlier today, and the release home page both mention some highlights of the new release, while the complete changelog for the release is available on the OpenBSD website.

While you are too late to be the first to preorder a shiny OpenBSD release CD set, you can order one of your own, as well as a very cool 5.7-release poster.

[topicopenbsd]
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OpenBSD has accepted projects from Google Summer of Code 2015
Contributed by phessler on Wed Apr 29 08:03:41 2015 (GMT)
from the all tomorrow's patches dept.

The OpenBSD page for Google Summer of Code 2015 has been updated with the list of accepted projects for this year.

Asynchronous USB Transfers From Userland
ARM SD/MMC Driver & Controller Driver In libsa For OpenBSD
Port HAMMER2 to OpenBSD
Implement KMS Driver For Cirrus Cards
Improving USB Userland Tools And ioctl(2)
Automating Module Porting
Many thanks to those that responded, and we wish the best of luck on all projects!

[topicopenbsd]
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EU study recommends OpenBSD
Contributed by jj on Mon Apr 27 08:54:51 2015 (GMT)
from the meta-govt-says-you-are-safe dept.

In this European Parliament study: “EU should finance key open source tools” pointed out to us by Paul Irofti (pirofti@), and especially at study 2, they come to the conclusion that:

"[...] the use of open source computer operating systems and applications reduces the risk of privacy intrusion by mass surveillance. Open source software is not error free, or less prone to errors than proprietary software, the experts write. But proprietary software does not allow constant inspection and scrutiny by a large community of experts."

Read more...
[topicsecurity]
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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 didn’t quite finish your talk or tutorial proposal in time for the deadline.

The new date is set to May 22nd, but you don’t 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. Don’t hesitate to add another topic to your submissions if you haven’t run out of good ideas yet.

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

[topicconf]
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