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BSDNow Episode 047: DES Challenge IV
Contributed by tbert on Fri Jul 25 12:11:40 2014 (GMT)
from the InceptionBSD dept.

On this week's episode, BSDNow interviews FreeBSD Security Officer Dag-Erling Sm°rgrav, links back to Undeadly g2k14 hackathon reports, and discusses the week's BSD news and hearsay.

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g2k14: Landry Breuil on Taming Mozilla
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 08:54:43 2014 (GMT)
from the firefox-fur-coat dept.

As is now an habit, i had made zero plans for this hackathon, i had some unfinished stuff lying around, and no real big task ahead. Firefox 31 betas were already working for me, and only needed actual testing.

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Minimalist HTTP Daemon Activated in Base
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 08:32:18 2014 (GMT)
from the slowhttpd(8) dept.

Reyk Fl÷ter (reyk@) recently committed the rc(8) glue to make his forked-from-relayd http server usable:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2014/07/22 11:37:16

Modified files:
	usr.sbin       : Makefile 
	etc            : Makefile changelist rc.conf 
Added files:
	etc/rc.d       : httpd 

Log message:
Enable httpd(8) in the builds to get more testing, feedback and
improvements.  It is not "finished" but serves static files.

ok deraadt@

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Interview: Brent Cook Talks About Porting LibreSSL
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 08:19:14 2014 (GMT)
from the bringing-it-back-to-irix dept.

Undeadly was able to get a few minutes of time with Brent Cook (bcook@), who worked on the official LibreSSL port:

Undeadly: Tell us about yourself; who are you, and how did you get involved with the LibreSSL porting effort?

bcook@: My name is Brent Cook. I'm a generalist programmer by day, mostly working on low-level system stuff. I'm also a code performance junky, and I also play piano and saxophone, gigging occasionally around Austin, TX.

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g2k14: Matthieu Herrb on Bringing X Forward
Contributed by tbert on Wed Jul 23 14:22:19 2014 (GMT)
from the #define-ing-progress dept.

Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@), who is the mad Frenchman who maintains Xenocara, writes in to share his g2k14 experience:

My main projects (multitouch, dhcpv6) didn't make any progress as I was distracted into X sets tweaks at the request of a few other hackers.

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LibreSSL 2.0.3 Released
Contributed by tbert on Tue Jul 22 06:40:20 2014 (GMT)
from the demand-improved-spork-detection dept.

Bob Beck (beck@) has announced the release of LibreSSL 2.0.3:

We have released an update, LibreSSL 2.0.3 - which should
be arriving in the LibreSSL directory of an OpenBSD mirror near
you very soon. 
This release includes a number of portability fixes based on the
the feedback we have received from the community. It also includes
some improvements to the fork detection support. 
As noted before, we welcome feedback from the broader community.                

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g2k14: Ken Westerback on DHCP and dump(8)
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jul 21 17:35:11 2014 (GMT)
from the electric-boogaloo dept.

Having missed Ljubljana 1, I looked forward to Ljubljana 2 with great expectations. I was not disappointed! Mitja ran a great hackathon with a nice site and an excellent city around it.

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g2k14: Stefan Sperling on wireless drivers
Contributed by jj on Mon Jul 21 08:55:11 2014 (GMT)
from the internet is just a series of airgaps dept.

I spent most of this hackathon looking at problems in wifi drivers.

I wasn't exactly sure in advance which problems I wanted to work on. So I packed a bunch of hardware, including several USB wifi adapters, (rsu(4), 2x run(4), rum(4), urtwn(4), zyd(4)), some miniPCIe cards (an unsupported cousin of urtwn(4) named Realtek 8188CE, unsupported athn(4) AR9485, bwi(4)), two laptops, and an access point. This left me with more than enough toys for a week.

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g2k14: Florian Obser in IPv6 land
Contributed by jj on Mon Jul 21 08:54:35 2014 (GMT)
from the block in all inet6 on any flags = rfc4620 dept.

I arrived in Ljubljana somewhat tired so I started the first day off with some light ping(8) and ping6(8) hacking. Some unifdef(1) application for
#ifdef FEATURE_THAT_EXISTS_SINCE_FOREVER_BUT_MAYBE_WE_DONT_HAVE_IT and some cleanup by hand. The idea is to have ping(8) and ping6(8) be the same binary like traceroute(8) and traceroute6(8).

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