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BSDTalk Interview with Peter Hansteen and Henning Brauer
Contributed by tbert on Fri May 18 09:09:08 2012 (GMT)
from the match-made-in-pf dept.

BSDTalk has an almost hour-long interview from BSDCan 2012 with Peter Hansteen and Henning Brauer(henning@); they talk about recent work on OpenBSD.

As a bonus, both Peter and Henning presented at BSDCan; the slides from Peter's PF tutorial and Henning's preview of upcoming queuing changes are online.

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Rthreads Hackathon Part the Fourth
Contributed by tbert on Wed May 16 06:18:29 2012 (GMT)
from the pthreading-the-needle dept.

Philip Guenther(guenther@), the man who got this hackathon rolling, takes the time to organize his post-its:

Sometimes you go into a hackathon knowing exactly what you're going to tackle and it all follows the plan. No, wait, that never happens. There's always something that comes up that ends up eating more of the hackathon than you would have expected.

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OpenSMTPD Meets SQLite
Contributed by tbert on Wed May 23 15:47:04 2012 (GMT)
from the when-can-we-use-excel-for-this dept.

Gilles Chehade(gilles@) gives us a preview of an upcoming OpenSMTPD feature:

During the r2k12 hackathon in Paris, Marc Espie committed SQLite to OpenBSD's base system.

This has the side effect that OpenSMTPD can start using it and while we agreed that we did not want it as a strong dependency, the backends API allows us to make it a soft dependency that can be removed without breaking the daemon if someone *really* does not want SQLite linked.

Today I decided to give it a try and implement a SQLite backend to the map API. About ten minutes later (yes, really ten minutes !), I had a working prototype that was suboptimal and that didn't make use of SQL capabilities.

An hour later, I have a SQLite backend that will use multiple tables with different structures and that can be used to lookup aliases, virtual domains and credentials for authenticated relaying.

gilles@ walks you through it below the fold.

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SSH Mastery Released
Contributed by tbert on Mon May 14 07:02:59 2012 (GMT)
from the brim-full-of-puffies dept.

The editors are a bit late to the party, but are pleased to belatedly announce the publication of SSH Mastery: OpenSSH, PuTTY, Tunnels, and Keys . From the author, Michael W. Lucas:

Secure Shell (SSH) lets systems administrators securely manage remote systems. But most people only use the bare minimum SSH offers. Used properly, SSH simplifies your job.

You can order the book from the OpenBSD online store, or from a number of other outlets. Mr Lucas explains how, as well as the book, below the fold.

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Rthreads Hackathon Part the Third
Contributed by tbert on Wed May 9 04:13:44 2012 (GMT)
from the hanging-by-one dept.

Still more reports coming in from r2k12: asynchronous DNS resolving, code slavery, and 3rd-party bugs; read on!

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FrOSCon 2012 Call for Papers
Contributed by tbert on Mon May 7 16:53:05 2012 (GMT)
from the finally-get-out-of-the-house dept.

Jochim Selzer writes in to remind us about FrOSCon which, while not specifically BSD-related, may be of interest to our readers:

Call for Papers FrOSCon 2012

The Free and Open Source software conference (FrOSCon), a summer conference for users and developers of FOSS, will again be held on the 25th and 26th of August at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. It is organized by the department of computer science in collaboration with the Linux/Unix User Group Sankt Augustin, the student body and the FrOSCon e.V.

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May 1st 2012: OpenBSD 5.1 Released
Contributed by pitrh on Tue May 1 07:40:34 2012 (GMT)
from the who-you-gonna-call dept.

May 1st 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and elsewhere: OpenBSD project leader Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) today announced the release of and general availability of OpenBSD 5.1, the latest version of the project's namesake operating system, via FTP, HTTP and other network distribution.

In the run-up to the general release, reports of pre-ordered CD sets, T-shirts and other OpenBSD 5.1 merchandise arriving at their destinations have trickled in from Europe and elsewhere.

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Rthreads Hackathon Part the Second
Contributed by tbert on Mon Apr 30 11:34:41 2012 (GMT)
from the tug-on-it-until-it-unravels dept.

Following up on our earlier report from r2k12, we have a pair of fresh reports from our illustrious hackers.

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L2TP/IPSec with OpenBSD and npppd
Contributed by jj on Wed May 9 04:15:41 2012 (GMT)
from the its-a-truck-not-a-series-of-tubes dept.

Maxim Bourmistrov writes in to share his L2TP/IPSEC setup using npppd.

An OpenBSD user since 3.2, I deploy OpenBSD on anything what I want to be secure and stable(yes, even -current is STABLE, as long as you know what you are doing).

This guide is split into two sections. The first and major one is server-side configuration. The second is about what should be done on client-side. I use npppd both at home and at the office. My office setup is a bit more complicated than the one described here.

Read on for the story of how one man conquered his corner of the internet.

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