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OpenBSD 5.4 preorders started, release song available
Contributed by tbert on Wed Sep 11 15:02:59 2013 (GMT)
from the we-shut-up-and-hacked dept.

With this commit, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) quietly enabled pre-orders for the upcoming OpenBSD 5.4 release.

The release song, "Our favorite hacks", is also available for download.

The release page's What's New section is still filling out, but reading the detailed change log leads to the inevitable conclusion: What's not to like? Whip out your credit card and order, now! Pre-orders will be processed on a first come basis.

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OpenBSD developer Peter Hessler Interviewed for Inaugural Episode of BSD Now
Contributed by tbert on Wed Sep 11 09:05:49 2013 (GMT)
from the the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend-and-did-an-interview dept.

A new BSD resource by the name of BSD Now has started up, and our very own Peter Hessler(phessler@) is interviewed in their inaugural podcast about his Using BGP for Realtime import and export of OpenBSD SPAMD entries paper.

You can download the presentation [ video | HD video | mp3 audio | ogg audio ] or watch the embedded version in your browser. Peter's segment begins at approximately 49:00 in the episode, and lasts for around 45 minutes.

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A Small MPLS Test Network Built With OpenBSD
Contributed by tbert on Fri Sep 6 07:09:43 2013 (GMT)
from the ping-over-ospf-over-bgp-over-mpls dept.

Lawrence Teo recently posted a guide on how to run MPLS:

A few months ago, I wrote a diff to simplify the calculation of ICMP extension header checksums in the OpenBSD kernel. It so happened that the code is only used by the OpenBSD MPLS subsystem. I didn’t have access to an OpenBSD-based MPLS network at the time, nor was I familiar with MPLS in general; so in the spirit of the OpenBSD hacker mantra “shut up and hack,” I set out to build a small MPLS test network to test my diff. :)

Link to the complete article here.

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IPv6: 6rd with OpenBSD
Contributed by weerd on Wed Aug 28 15:12:01 2013 (GMT)
from the 1st-2nd-3rd-4rd-5rd-6rd-version-of-IP dept.

Reader David Hill wrote in with an article explaining how to set up 6rd tunneling in OpenBSD:

There are many websites claiming OpenBSD doesn't support 6rd. There are also user-space 6rd implementations that do not work on OpenBSD.
Well, 6rd works just fine with OpenBSD if you do it manually.

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BSDTalk interview with Chris Cappuccio about nsh and flashrd
Contributed by tbert on Wed Aug 21 15:09:55 2013 (GMT)
from the slimming-down-your-routers dept.

The BSDTalk podcast interviews Chris Cappuccio, developer of nsh and flashrd for OpenBSD. NSH is a CLI intended for OpenBSD-based network appliances, and flashrd creates OpenBSD images tailored for embedded hardware devices and for executing from a virtualized environment.

Editor's Note: our apologies to Mr. Backman for not publishing this in a more timely manner.

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64-bit Time on OpenBSD
Contributed by jj on Tue Aug 13 07:39:23 2013 (GMT)
from the guenther-to-play-dr-who-next-season dept.

Phillip Guenther(guenther@) has rolled over time on OpenBSD to 64 bits, avoiding Yet Another Time Apocalypsetm for at least another week.

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Radeon KMS committed
Contributed by jj on Mon Aug 12 13:57:10 2013 (GMT)
from the kernel-moose-settings dept.

Jonathan Gray (jsg@) just committed KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) for radeon cards!

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Octeon and Beagle now Full-Fledged Architectures
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 25 07:40:52 2013 (GMT)
from the welcome-to-the-club-now-get-to-work dept.

As some of you may have noticed, the OpenBSD architecture family has two new members, Beagle and Octeon. Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse(jasper@) and Patrick Wildt(patrick@) were kind enough to tell us about their efforts bringing these ports up to spec.

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Digital version of Book of PF now included with physical book
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Jul 19 16:47:03 2013 (GMT)
from the two-great-tastes-together-at-last dept.

Austin Hook(austin@) wrote to misc@ to let us all know about a new offer for purchasers of The Book of PF:

The main OpenBSD orders website is pleased to announce that the digital version of The Book of PF will now be made available for free whenever the physical version is ordered.

We are grateful to Peter Hansteen and No Starch Press for this additional feature.

Our view is that it is nice to have the portability of the digital version of these kinds of important reference books, and still a pleasure to have the comfort of that volume sitting on the shelf, handy to your main work station when needing a quick reminder about a technical point.

For all those who have previously ordered The Book of PF from us we are going to send out copies next week. If you don't see it, let us know if the email address has changed.


And Peter Hansteen chimes in from the fjord country that "I'm not sure who came up with the idea originally, but my own take once it came up was that anything that helps produce goodwill and if possible revenue for OpenBSD, I'm for it. So I told them to please go ahead. And the good folks at No Starch Press agreed with that sentiment."

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