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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is available for pre-order
Contributed by tbert on Mon Feb 4 10:37:38 2013 (GMT)
from the still-waiting-for-the-movie dept.

Several correspondents wrote in to alert us to the fact that a new, improved OpenBSD book is soon to be released:

No Starch Press is now accepting pre-orders for Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition by Michael W. Lucas. A discount is available if you use the promo code from Michael's Blog.

The book is listed with an April 2013 release date, and it will be up to date with the upcoming OpenBSD 5.3 release.

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5.3 -beta tagged, it's snapshots testing time again!
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Feb 1 10:47:15 2013 (GMT)
from the snap-snap-snap-snap-BETA! dept.

At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:40 MST, Miod Vallat (miod@) changed the -current version string to 5.3-beta:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2013/01/31 16:30:40

Modified files:
	etc/root       : root.mail 
	share/mk       : 
	sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi 
	sys/conf       : GENERIC 
	sys/sys        : param.h 

Log message:
welcome to 5.3-BETA

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OpenBSD at FOSDEM 2013
Contributed by phessler on Fri Feb 1 10:14:32 2013 (GMT)
from the more puffy for the masses dept.

This weekend Feb 2-3 at the picturesque ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels, Belgium, the annual FOSDEM conference will be held.

OpenBSD developers Mike Belopuhov (mikeb@) will give a talk about IPsec improvements in OpenBSD and Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) will give a talk about X.Org on non-Linux systems.

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n2k13 update: Hardware VLAN tagging/stripping and performance enhancements for vr(4)
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Feb 1 08:17:24 2013 (GMT)
from the tag the puffy dept.

Darren Tucker (dtucker@) writes in with a n2k13 hackathon report with details on his vr(4) driver work:

I intended to start the hackathon by finishing off a diff to add hardware VLAN tagging/stripping support for VT6105M chips in vr(4) then moving on to something else. Although I'm not a kernel or hardware hacker, I already had some mostly working code, the data sheet and a test device. How long could this take?

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Back from n2k13 new zealand.
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jan 31 22:57:41 2013 (GMT)
from the hack the kiwi dept.

The first report from n2k13 in New Zealand comes from Bob Beck (beck@):

Having now returned from n2k13 in new zealand, I thought I'd share a little bit here. We had a very productive time in Dunedin at the University of Otago - where we were provided with some very nice accomodation and a great hacking room organized by Jim Cheetham (Thanks Jim!).

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OpenSMTPD: more features, more cleanup, more more
Contributed by tbert on Wed Jan 30 11:25:14 2013 (GMT)
from the plus-de-clochette-a-vache dept.

Gilles Chehade(gilles@) has written about the updates to OpenSMTPD that he, Eric Faurot(eric@), and Charles Longeau(chl@) have recently committed to OpenBSD.

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WPA Enterprise mode for OpenBSD
Contributed by jj on Sun Feb 3 22:45:34 2013 (GMT)
from the puffy-is-the-captain-of-the-wpa2-enterprise dept.

After seeing discussions on misc@ about where wpa_supplicant would and would not work, Mark Kettenis (kettenis@) decided to take a look at wpa2-enterprise mode for wifi.

This is what he wrote:

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Hibernate on amd64
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jan 21 06:56:15 2013 (GMT)
from the just-keep-hitting-the-snooze-bar dept.

Mike Larkin(mlarkin@) writes to let us know that basic hibernation support is in the tree for amd64 machines.

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Binary patches with BinpatchNG
Contributed by jj on Mon Jan 14 08:01:26 2013 (GMT)
from the can-I-upgrade-my-boss-with-this dept.

Binary patches with BinpatchNG

For many server administrators it may not be desirable to keep a full src tree around to update a system when an errata is published. While this may still be something that could work out just fine on large/fast servers, it's a dreadful task to do this on embedded systems or servers with little diskspace (like CF storage) or limited CPU power (Soekris, Alix, etc).

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