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t2k17 Hackathon report: Ken Westerback on dhclient progress, developer herding

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the puffy names the nets dept.

The next hackathon reports comes from Ken Westerback (krw@), who writes:

Take a university Computer Science department that thinks a room full of OpenBSD hackers is a relaxing change from a room full of students, add spartan residence accommodations to motivate said hackers to maximize time in the hackroom, mix in a local host excited to host the crowd of hackers in his backyard for dinner and you get an exciting, productive hackathon.

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OpenBSD Community Goes Platinum

Contributed by rueda on from the 78 dept.

Kenneth R Westerback (krw@ when wearing his developer hat) wrote in to let us know:

Paypal and bitcoin donations from the OpenBSD community have made the community the OpenBSD Foundation's first Platinum level contributor for 2017!

Monthly Paypal commitments by the community are our most reliable source of funds and thus the most useful for financial planning purposes. We are extremely thankful for the continuing support and hope the community matches their 2016 achievement of Iridium status.

Sign up now for a small monthly donation!

Faster forwarding

Contributed by nayden on from the ffwd dept.

Hrvoje Popovski directed our attention to a new blog post from mpi@ discussing one improvements in the performance of the networking stack.

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t2k17 Hackathon Report: My first time (Aaron Bieber)

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the to randomness and beyond dept.

The next t2k17 hackathon report comes from first time hackathon participant Aaron Bieber, who writes:

I have been an OpenBSD developer for just over five years now. This was my first hackathon.

I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that there would be around 40 developers, there would be hacking on OpenBSD and that I would get to meet and work with the people who have made OpenBSD what it is today.

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t2k17 Hackathon Report: Andrew Hewus Fresh on Perl and Coffee

Contributed by Andrew Hewus Fresh on from the dark roasted perl please dept.

Our next hackathon report comes from Andrew Hewus Fresh, who writes:

I began this hackathon a day late due to travel for work, although that had the benefit that I had a few days before to adjust to the new timezone. It still took a couple days before my brain recovered from all the meetings I had attended the earlier in the week.

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OpenBSD Errata

OpenBSD 6.1

0272017-08-30 SECURITY State transition errors could cause reinstallation of old WPA keys.
0262017-08-26 SECURITY SMAP enforcement could be bypassed by userland code.
0252017-08-03 SECURITY An out of bounds read could occur during processing of EAPOL frames in the wireless stack. Information from kernel memory could be leaked to root in userland via an ieee80211(9) ioctl.
0242017-08-03 SECURITY A race condition in sosplice() may result in a kernel memory leak.
0232017-08-03 RELIABILITY An integer overflow in wsdisplay_cfg_ioctl() may result in an out-of-bounds read.
0222017-08-03 SECURITY An uninitialized variable in fcntl() may result in an info leak.

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