from the who let the dogs out dept.
Sven G is back with another tale of using a Raspberry Pi in his garage:
OpenBSD lets one control the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi. Controlling
a garage door is simple: connect the GPIO output pin to one side of a
relay's coil, connect the 5 volt output of the Pi to the other side of
the relay's coil, and connect wires from your garage's wall console to
the relay's common and "normally closed" ports. Running the program below
opens or closes the door. Since the Pi will be connected to the garage
wall console, you'll want to enable sshd. I've named my Pi "garage"
and my program "og," so I can open the door remotely with
seen major work, including initial support for RRDP
(The RPKI Repository Delta Protocol,
For enhanced privacy control for video recording, the
kern.video.record was added.
(See earlier report).
This is analogous to kern.audio.record.
Major updates to packages
Those upgrading from 6.8 or earlier releases should consult the Upgrade Guide.
Thanks to the developers for all the good work that went into this excellent new release!
While your install sets download or when your packages update, please take the time to look at and use one or more of the recommended ways to support the project, such as making a donation. You can also get merchandise and help OpenBSD visibility. Corporate entities may prefer sending some money in the direction of the OpenBSD Foundation, which is a Canadian non-profit corporation.
from the it's supposed to be fish, not dogs dept.
We received a contribution from Sven G, about checking the temperature in the garage where his dog sleeps with OpenBSD:
I was inspired by the April 2017 article in undeadly.org about
getting OpenBSD running on a Raspberry Pi 3B+.
My goal was to use a Raspberry Pi running OpenBSD to monitor the temperature in my garage from my home. My dog has his own little "apartment" inside the garage, so I want to keep an eye on the temperature. (I don't rely on this device. He sleeps inside the house whenever he wants.)
If anything seems wrongheaded, please chalk it up to a frothy mixture of enthusiasm, ignorance, stubbornness, and "just-because-I-wanted-to-do-it-this-way-ness."
Hoping to be able to make a conference in Vienna in September (and doing it digitally if not), the EuroBSDCon is now accepting submissions for presentations and tutorials.
Read more at 2021.EuroBSDCon.org
In a recent blog post, OpenBSD developer Solène Rapenne (solene@) offers an over view of the security features offered by a default OpenBSD installation.
The first paragraph of the introduction reads,
In this text I will explain what makes OpenBSD secure by default when you install it. Do not take this for a security analysis, but more like a guide to help you understand what is done by OpenBSD to have a secure environment. The purpose of this text is not to compare OpenBSD to other OSes but to say what you can honestly expect from OpenBSD.
A worthy reminder of how the system works, and a very handy piece to show to anybody who wonders why one would choose to use OpenBSD over anything else. You can read the whole thing here.