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OpenBSD developers Gilles Chehade and Eric Faurot talk about OpenSMTPD on BSD Now
Contributed by weerd on Fri Oct 4 10:18:20 2013 (GMT)
from the open-up-your-mailserver dept.

A while ago, the BSD Now guys published episode 3 of their podcast. This time, they talk about M:Tier's openup tool for downloading and installing security updates (@ 5:30) and there's an interview with Gilles Chehade (gilles@) and Eric Faurot (eric@) about OpenSMTPD (@ 9:00).

You can download the presentation in various formats [ video | HD video | mp3 audio | ogg audio ] or watch the embedded version in your browser or directly on YouTube.

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SNMP Queries now Possible with snmpctl(8)
Contributed by tbert on Wed Oct 2 17:23:27 2013 (GMT)
from the we-have-ways-of-making-you-walk dept.

Reyk Floeter has committed support for SNMP queries for snmpctl(8)


I just committed a simple SNMP client implementation to snmpctl/snmpd.
You can use it as an in-tree alternative to net-snmp's

$ snmpctl walk
$ snmpctl walk version 1 oid printerWorkingGroup
$ snmpctl -n walk oid ifMIB community "blah"

- no SNMPv3/USM support yet
- no bulk support yet (bulkwalk)
- not so many fancy options.

snmpd does not support loading of external MIB files, so you have to
use net-snmp if you want to load additional MIBs for the symbolic name
parsing.  snmpctl only shows symbolic names there are found in snmpd's

Testing welcome, especially with non-snmpd(8) agents.


Since the initial commit, several subsequent commits have been made, notably implementing the snmp bulk walk command. As always, testing is essential to assure the quality of the coming release.

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OpenBSD EuroBSDCon Presentations Coming Online
Contributed by tbert on Tue Oct 8 07:03:51 2013 (GMT)
from the humphrey-bogart-in-the-maltese-puffy dept.

Now that EuroBSDCon is over, several OpenBSD developers have made their presentations available online:

More as they become available!

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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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