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OpenBSD crossed 400,000 commits

Contributed by rueda on from the that's what we call commitment dept.

Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) posted to tech@:

Sometime in the last week OpenBSD crossed 400,000 commits (*) upon all
our repositories since starting at 1995/10/18 08:37:01 Canada/Mountain.
That's a lot of commits by a lot of amazing people.

(*) by one measure.  Since the repository is so large and old, there are
a variety of quirks including ChangeLog missing entries and branches not
converable to other repo forms, so measuring is hard.  If you think
you've got a great way of measuring, don't be so sure of yourself -- you
may have overcounted or undercounted.

Congratulations and thanks to all who contributed!

OpenBSD moving towards 6.6

Contributed by rueda on from the getting-closer dept.

Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) has changed to 6.6:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2019/10/01 11:19:04

Modified files:
	sys/conf       : 

Log message:
stop this -current stuff

When updating packages on -current, pkg_add -D snap is now needed.

Theo also rolled the errata pages [which is why Undeadly's Errata listing is empty at the time of writing].

This serves as another excellent reminder to test both base and ports, and to report problems.

Support for the sgi platform discontinued

Contributed by rueda on from the ravages-of-time dept.

Support for the sgi hardware platform has been discontinued:

Module name:	www
Changes by:	2019/09/25 05:28:00

Modified files:
	.              : plat.html 

Log message:
discontinue sgi.

(On the o350 (where builds happened for years) there is a dma / disk
controller bug which was never fully diagnosed and fixed in the driver.
it locks up the vfs layer after a while, and sometimes causes quite
catastrophic filesystem layout.  I have tired of repairing these situation.
The octeon platform is becoming more viable as a mips64 canarie, so we'll
carry on using it)

Setting up a mail server with OpenSMTPD, Dovecot and Rspamd

Contributed by rueda on from the Puffy delivers dept.

On his blog, Gilles Chehade (gilles@) has written a very detailed article on running an OpenSMTPD mail server.

The article begins:

- NO TL;DR: this time, I spent hours writing, you should spend minutes reading.
- OK... I explain in WAY TOO MUCH details how to setup a mail server

So if you have an interest in running your own mail service, you now have an excellent reference as a starting point.

DoH disabled by default in Firefox

Contributed by Paul 'WEiRD' de Weerd on from the put-your-names-in-the-crypt dept.

On Monday, Otto (otto@) committed a small but significant change to the Firefox port.

Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 12:50:35 -0600 (MDT)
From: Otto Moerbeek <otto@[elided]>
Subject: CVS: ports

CVSROOT:        /cvs
Module name:    ports
Changes by:    2019/09/09 12:50:35

Modified files:
        www/mozilla-firefox: Makefile
        www/mozilla-firefox/files: all-openbsd.js

Log message:
Disable DoH by default.  While encrypting DNS might be a good thing,
sending all DNS traffic to Cloudflare by default is not a good idea.
Applications should respect OS configured settings.
The DoH settings still can be overriden if needed. ok landry@ job@

If you are running your own DNS over HTTPS (DoH) server, you may want to point Firefox at it using the network.trr.uri configuration option in about:config, and overriding the network.trr.mode setting from Otto's change to 3. For more details on how to configure Firefox's use of DoH, please see their wiki.


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