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OpenBSD product distribution will move
Contributed by phessler on Tue Aug 5 14:17:35 2014 (GMT)
from the farm-where-he-can-run-and-chase-rabbits-all-day dept.

After many years of faithfully serving the OpenBSD community, Austin Hook (austin@) will be retiring from mailing you your delicious Puffy-flavored merch. As such, the old stock (CDs, tshirts, baby mulchers) will become unavailable. Order now before they go extinct!

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g2k14: Christian Weisgerber on Package Building without sudo
Contributed by tbert on Sun Aug 3 05:54:09 2014 (GMT)
from the sandwich makes itself dept.

Christian Weisgerber wrote in with this report from g2k14:

I updated the gettext port, of course. What'd you think I'd do at a hackathon?

The most interesting thing I worked on at g2k14 started out with a question: Why exactly do we run the fake step as root? (Hint: FreeBSD's corresponding stage infrastructure does not.)

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BSDNow Episode 048: Liberating SSL
Contributed by jj on Fri Aug 1 08:14:46 2014 (GMT)
from the block-cipher-diaries dept.

On this week's episode, the BSDNow crew gabs about the BSD tribe, continues the recursive Undeadly mentions, interviews LibreSSL portable maintainer Brent Cook (bcook@), and Bob Beck (beck@) writes in to let the hosts know about arc4random-related FreeBSD porting issues.

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

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Using ifstated to monitor links and dynamically adjust PF config on event
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jul 31 13:05:27 2014 (GMT)
from the states of confusion dept.

Sevan Janiyan writes:

It’s possible to misuse NAT to load balance outbound traffic across multiple internet connections from different service providers,see the Load Balance Outgoing Traffic section of PF FAQ.

The shortfall with this configuration is when implemented alongside unstable links, forwarding will continue to be attempted over the links which are down, this will cause issues such as long hangs for users behind the NAT while connections time out. To mitigate this, ifstated can be used to smooth things over.

Read the rest at geeklan.co.uk, Sevan's blog site.

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Call for Testers: radeondrm(4) updates
Contributed by tbert on Tue Jul 29 07:18:55 2014 (GMT)
from the not-that-DRM dept.

Jonathan Gray (jsg@) posted a call for testers for radeondrm(4) updates:

I'm looking for a few people to test some additional radeondrm fixes from the recently released Linux 3.8.13.27: https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/7/25/621

In particular on newer asics with displayport/eDP as I can only test on r100/lvds at the moment.

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g2k14: Ted Unangst on the Art of the Tedu
Contributed by tbert on Tue Jul 29 07:07:41 2014 (GMT)
from the less-is-more dept.

Ted Unangst (tedu@) talks about teduing a goodly amount of code, among other things:

Despite being in the same room as many other LibreSSL developers for the first time (since the beginning of LibreSSL at least), I didn't do too much work on that front. I did remove the compression feature (as made famous by the CRIME attack; not all protocols or deployments are vulnerable, but we're also aiming for a simpler feature set overall) and made a few other cleanups. While it's very helpful to be in the same room as other hackers to exchange ideas, having everyone pounding on the source at the same time is a little troublesome so I elected to stay out of the way.

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Ingo Schwarze Interviewed on BSDTalk
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jul 28 12:26:40 2014 (GMT)
from the man's-man dept.

The latest episode of BSDTalk involves our very own Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@):

bsdtalk243 - mandoc with Ingo Schwarze

Interview about mandoc with Ingo Schwarze. The project webpage describes mandoc as "a suite of tools compiling mdoc, the roff macro language of choice for BSD manual pages, and man, the predominant historical language for UNIX manuals."

Recorded at BSDCan 2014.

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g2k14: Andrew Fresh on Programming Perl
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jul 28 12:28:44 2014 (GMT)
from the do you take it with one hump or two? dept.

This was my first hackathon so I wasn't really sure what to do. I had some plans to possibly import perl 5.20, but I was hoping to include 5.20.1 which isn't out for at least a month and espie@ says that it is too close to lock. I will continue to push local patches upstream to get everyone using perl on OpenBSD to be using the same improvements that are in our base perl.

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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 Smørgrav, links back to Undeadly g2k14 hackathon reports, and discusses the week's BSD news and hearsay.

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

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