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OpenBSD 4.0 pre-orders are up!

Contributed by jason on from the zomg-you're-not-going-to-believe-all-the-goodness-within dept.

Pre-orders for OpenBSD 4.0 are live! The list of innovative features and new functionality is staggering. Not to mention five architectures on three CDs in a soft-shell DVD case!!! Check out these highlights and show your support for the project by placing your pre-orders today!

  • OpenBSD/sparc64 - UltraSPARC III machines are now supported
  • New bnx(4) driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet
  • New msk(4) driver for Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon-2 Gigabit Ethernet
  • New uath(4) driver for Atheros USB IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless
  • New arc(4) driver for Areca Technology Corporation SATA RAID
  • New mfi(4) driver for LSI Logic & Dell MegaRAID SAS RAID
  • New umsm(4) driver for Qualcomm MSM EVDO based modems
  • Additional ethernet chipset support for bge(4), em(4), nfe(4), re(4), and dc(4)
  • The com(4) driver now supports pcmcia and cardbus cards on macppc
  • Interrupt routing fixes for sparc64 and GENERIC.MP
  • New bio(4) support for arc(4), mfi(4), and ciss(4) RAID controllers
  • Improved speed control on certain systems
  • I2C sensor support via adt(4) and admtemp(4)
  • GNU RCS has been replaced with OpenRCS
  • Further enhancements to ipsecctl(8)
  • IPsec now supports road warrior setups, using hostnames as source identifiers instead of IP addresses
  • ftp(1) now supports HTTPS
  • cdio(1) can now perform track-at-once burning and rewritable blanking
  • Support for X11 on VAX
  • Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF) support in pf(4), simplifying ingress filtering
  • tcpdump(8) now supports Cisco VQP (VLAN Query Protocol) and IEEE 802.1AB LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)
  • New loadbalancing mode for trunk(4)
  • More robust feedback from bioctl(8) on rebuilds, scrubs and initialization
  • New sysctls to check the system vendor, product, version, and UUID
  • Equal cost multipath routing support
  • Improvements to carp(4) failover management and response
  • Support for more USB storage devices in umass(4)
  • Full support for pkg_add(1) over ssh(1), using one single connection
  • Over 3700 ports, 3400 pre-built packages, and improved package tools
  • And MUCH MUCH MORE!!!

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  1. By Venture37 (217.22.94.73) venture37 # hotmail dot com on www.geeklan.co.uk

    Order submitted! :)

    1. By Renaud (85.201.63.39) renaud at llorien dot org on

      > Order submitted! :)

      Yep, ordered too.. :) CD + T-shirt.
      Pluffy fish looks nice too :)

      1. By Simon (84.57.69.34) on

        > Pluffy fish looks nice too :)
        Yes, I got one already.
        kawana from bsdforen.de started this, but it seems it's only available in Germany ATM.

        1. By Otto Moerbeek (213.84.84.111) otto@drijf.net on http://www.drijf.net

          > Pluffy fish looks nice too :)
          > Yes, I got one already.kawana from bsdforen.de started this, but it seems it's only available in Germany ATM.

          They are available from the european order site, so that's more than just Germany.

          1. By Simon (84.57.69.34) on

            > > Pluffy fish looks nice too :)
            > > Yes, I got one already.kawana from bsdforen.de started this, but it seems it's only available in Germany ATM.
            >
            > They are available from the european order site, so that's more than just Germany.
            Oh, I see. Thanks :)

            Looks cool, perfect for a OpenBSD fanboy like me *g*

        2. By wim (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

          >  Pluffy fish looks nice too :)
          > Yes, I got one already.kawana from bsdforen.de started this, but it seems it's only available in Germany ATM.
          

          closeup image (now, if that is not a sexy hand presenting it, I don't know!)

          Yes, the "Pluffy" is a toy made (by hand) in Germany by the well known Steiner factory, known for their high quality toys.

          Wilhelm Buehler was so kind to take it on as a project and after 5 different prototypes, we have finally come to a lifelike puffy toy. The only thing missing is a little hook to hang him from a wire but we'll add that in the next batch. (You should of course only hang him from the official OpenBSD lanyard! ;-)

          I would like some feedback on the first version, emails and complaints to the usual address...

          We only have a few of these so the orders are processed first come first served.

          You can order it for now from the .eu ordering site at https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu and for those in .ch, you can it from msys in Basel

          Once I get time, we'll add US and Canada to the list of countries for our .eu ordering form, but I need to figure out what needs to be changed first (add State, right?)

          1. By Renaud (81.240.187.119) on

            >
            > Pluffy fish looks nice too :)
            >
            > We only have a few of these so the orders are processed first come first served.
            >

            I am convinced... I ordered one :)

    2. By Anonymous Coward (66.65.85.121) on

      > Order submitted! :)

      Order Failed! :-(

      OpenBSD On-line Ordering
      Error Processing Order!
      We couldn't process your order out via e-mail!
      The Error we got was: mail From: error (452 4.4.5 Insufficient disk space; try again later)

      Your order has not been processed
      Please try again later, Or, if you continue to have problems,

      1. By Bob Beck (129.128.11.43) beck@openbsd.org on http://www.hackcanada.com/canadian/zines/spacemoose/time_machine.html


        > We couldn't process your order out via e-mail!
        > The Error we got was: mail From: error (452 4.4.5 Insufficient disk space; try again later)

        Fixed. My apologies. Donkeying with newsyslog meant the web server
        logs were not being rotated. /var has lots of space now.

        -Bob


  2. By Bob Beck (129.128.11.43) beck@openbsd.org on http://www.lost.co.nz/main/library/spacemoose/archive.html

    And judging by the DVD soft shell case, hopefully this will
    result in an end to the CD's arriving having been dropped by
    Ham-Fisted postal workers and having the little "fingers" in
    the CD case broken off by G-forces and the CD rattling around
    inside.

    1. By Stefan (89.54.26.194) stefan@wollny.de on

      > And judging by the DVD soft shell case, hopefully this will
      > result in an end to the CD's arriving having been dropped by
      > Ham-Fisted postal workers and having the little "fingers" in
      > the CD case broken off by G-forces and the CD rattling around
      > inside.

      Don't know which region you are from: For Europe I would like to say 'THANK YOU' to Wim Vandeputte for doing an outstanding job - no casualties what-so-ever! Packaging was just superb! (In its kind matches the job Theo and his followers are doing!)

      And yes: I preordered! Is there AMY other decend kind of just saying: 'THANK YOU' to Theo and his bunch??? Donating is just the icing of the cake...

  3. By Chas (147.154.235.51) on

    Is it better to donate $30 and wait for the FTP servers, or buy the distribution for $50 for cds I'll probably use 5 times or fewer?

    p.s. What is the best low-power ARM platform for OpenBSD?

    1. By Noryungi (83.202.40.17) n o r y u n g i @ y a h o o . c o m on

      > Is it better to donate $30 and wait for the FTP servers, or buy the
      > distribution for $50 for cds I'll probably use 5 times or fewer?

      Just do as I do: order the CDs, buy some schwag AND donate a bit of money to top it all off. And, yes, I was unemployed until recently. I may wait a few more weeks before I pre-order, but I will certainly splurge on the 4.0 CDs and the audio CD, as well as donate 50-100 Euros.

      > p.s. What is the best low-power ARM platform for OpenBSD?

      Best supported platform is the Zaurus, AFAIK.

      1. By Anonymous Coward (198.208.251.24) on

        > Just do as I do: order the CDs, buy some schwag AND donate a bit of money to top it all off. And, yes, I was unemployed until recently. I may wait a few more weeks before I pre-order, but I will certainly splurge on the 4.0 CDs and the audio CD, as well as donate 50-100 Euros.

        for US at least, paypal subscriptions are great. I do a 20/mo myself.

        For every 6 month release, that comes to 120US, but it doesnt hurt the wallet at all.

        I like the openbsd cd for borrowing out, and most definitly the stickers. Going to have to measure my zaurus to see if that wireframe with the audio cd will fit well over the lid, that would be perfect.

  4. By Anonymous Coward (69.70.207.240) on

    IPsec now supports road warrior setups, using hostnames as source identifiers instead of IP addresses

    Does this include setting up an IPSec, VPN Server on Cable/DSL with dynamic IPs or are static IP's still required on the server side - if the former is true, how would one accomplish this? Perhaps using DynDNS or some other Dynamic DNS server? I would love to get more insight into this if anyone can please share...

    Thank you all in advance!

    1. By Anonymous Coward (194.245.32.131) on

      > IPsec now supports road warrior setups, using hostnames as source identifiers instead of IP addresses
      >
      > Does this include setting up an IPSec, VPN Server on Cable/DSL with dynamic IPs or are static IP's still required on the server side - if the former is true, how would one accomplish this? Perhaps using DynDNS or some other Dynamic DNS server? I would love to get more insight into this if anyone can please share...
      >
      > Thank you all in advance!

      yes, you can use dyndns and setup the whole thing with openbsd. i have it working here and it works great. thx a lot to the developers

  5. By Pedantic (24.148.72.216) on

    Theo de Raadt: (but note this page is still receiving sporatic updates, as developers update it to comtain more mentions of what they did over the last 6 months).

    Apparemtly Theo was so amxious to semt the ammoumcememt, he forgot to spell check!

    1. By toxa (213.170.76.150) on

      > Theo de Raadt: (but note this page is still receiving sporatic updates, as developers update it to comtain more mentions of what they did over the last 6 months).
      >
      > Apparemtly Theo was so amxious to semt the ammoumcememt, he forgot to spell check!

      it's just a bad sleep ;)

  6. By mike (195.137.231.42) on

    any pictures of the new cases?

  7. By Anonymous Coward (24.34.57.27) on

    Any idea on the public release date of OpenSSH 4.4?

    1. By Darren Tucker (203.217.17.96) on http://www.zip.com.au/~dtucker/

      > Any idea on the public release date of OpenSSH 4.4?

      "Real Soon Now". It's been in pre-release testing for a couple of weeks (call for testing #1, #2).

  8. By Alex Hafey (82.69.184.245) on

    CD purchase + donation on the way...

    Great work once again.

    Very happy about uRPF, ntp, OpenRCS, I2C and sparc64!

  9. By not me.. (24.1.195.129) on

    wish they could get the infamous intel82556 fxp pci driver to work..

    1. By Brad (72.60.177.181) brad at comstyle dot com on

      > wish they could get the infamous intel82556 fxp pci driver to work..

      Although the 82556 chipset has similar naming to the 82557/558 and 559 chipsets, it is not an fxp chipset.

  10. By Anonymous Coward (131.7.52.17) on

    BTW, when I had problems with 3.9 on the Zaurus SL-C3200, I switched to (about a week old, now) 4.0 snapshots. 's working well :-)

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