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a2k17 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on syspatch, rc.d improvements and more
Contributed by rueda on Thu Feb 9 22:43:07 2017 (GMT)
from the syspatching in dropbear country dept.

Next up in our series of a2k17 hackathon reports is this one from Antoine Jacoutot, who writes:

For once I did not try and plan anything for this hackathon because I wanted to take the time to think over few things and talk with a few fellow developers.

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a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port
Contributed by rueda on Mon Jan 30 11:58:59 2017 (GMT)
from the pining-for-proper-server-hardware dept.

Patrick Wildt (patrick@) reports on progress with arm64 platform support:

I knew that as soon as I stepped out of the airplane, I would be going to melt. In preparation for my impeding death I had spent the week before on debugging and bringing up the OpenBSD/arm64 port in QEMU.

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a2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on NET_LOCK and much more
Contributed by nayden on Sat Jan 28 02:25:52 2017 (GMT)
from the unlocking dept.

Our next a2k17 report comes from Martin Pieuchot (mpi@), who writes:

My goal for a2k17 was to fix the remaining issues with the NET_LOCK() and enable it again.

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a2k17 hackathon report: Kenneth Westerback on the hidden wonders of the build system, the network stack and more
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jan 26 22:29:01 2017 (GMT)
from the make make make things right dept.

Still fresh from the just completed hackathon down under Ken Westerback writes,

The trip to Brisbane was much nicer on the new direct flight from Vancouver, which saved me one airport traversal. And the high tech automated border control process was very cool. Whereas Brisbane itself was very hot.

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a2k17 hackathon report: Bob Beck on LibreSSL progress and more
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Jan 25 14:53:42 2017 (GMT)
from the puffy hugged a dropbear dept.

Fresh from the newly completed a2k17 hackathon comes this report from Bob Beck:

So, I wasn't going to do this one, but I had enough fun sitting next to jsing@ in Toulouse in November working on LibreSSL, I did a bunch of stuff this time:

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Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 2: A story of if_get(9)
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Jan 13 15:50:03 2017 (GMT)
from the puffy the interface juggler dept.

Martin Pieuchot has written another article chronicling the modernization of the network stack. Martin writes,

I wrote a second article about the network MP thingy.

The article talks about a new API built on top of a generic solution for a MP problem.

The article, A story of if_get(9), is a followup to the part one article we featured earlier as Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 1: ART single thread performances.

Read both for a deep dive in the ongoing and exciting work going on right now in the OpenBSD network stack.

Needless to say, editors@ really look forward to seeing more articles in this series.

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Errata SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2017
Contributed by grey on Wed Jan 11 10:41:07 2017 (GMT)
from the LibreSSL fixed many of the bugs, let's patch some more! dept.

Avoid possible side-channel leak of ECDSA private keys when signing.

A source code patch exists which remedies this problem:

for 6.0.

for 5.9

This is related to CVE-2016-7056 "ECDSA P-256 timing attack key recovery (OpenSSL, LibreSSL, BoringSSL)" Additional details can be read here:

Thanks to M:Tier for raising awareness on this patch.

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WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted
Contributed by pitrh on Mon Jan 9 13:33:21 2017 (GMT)
from the Puffy off the wire dept.

OpenBSD as WiFi access points look set to be making a comeback in the near future.

With this diff, Stefan Sperling added 802.11n hostap mode, with full support initially for the Atheros chips supported by the athn(4) driver.

This diff adds 11n support to the athn(4) driver.
Requires -current net80211 code from today.

Tested in hostap mode and client mode with:

athn0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "Atheros AR9281" rev 0x01: apic 2 int 16
athn0: AR9280 rev 2 (2T2R), ROM rev 22, adddress xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

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Get your name in the relayd book
Contributed by rueda on Sun Jan 8 04:02:42 2017 (GMT)
from the bit-part-for-sale dept.

Michael W Lucas is offering the chance to get your name in his forthcoming book on relayd and httpd:

There’s a long tradition amongst science fiction writers of selling bit parts in books in exchange for charity donations. It’s called tuckerization.

I see no reason why science fiction writers should have all the fun.

I need a sample user for the forthcoming book on OpenBSD’s httpd and relayd. This user gets referred to in the user authentication sections as well as on having users manage web sites. They will also get randomly called out whenever it makes sense to me.

That sample user could be you.

All it would cost is a donation to the OpenBSD Foundation.

See Michael's blog for details, and donate your way to fame(?) if you can!

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