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Videos of Absolute OpenBSD author, Michael Lucas, talk at mug.org
Contributed by tbert on Fri Nov 15 08:45:32 2013 (GMT)
from the absolutely-getting-mugged dept.

Michael W. Lucas is the author of one of the suggested books about OpenBSD titled, "Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid". On November 13th, 2013 Michael gave a talk about OpenBSD to the Michigan User Group (mug.org). Videos of the talk are now available (links below), and the description from his blog reads:

Among other things, I compare OpenBSD to Richard Stallman and physically assault an audience member. (Brian was a very good sport, and learned an important lesson about volunteering, i.e. don't.) We also talk long long time, memory randomization, PF, BSD license versus GPL, Microsoft, and other OpenBSD stuff.

And, of course, the importance of the VAX.

Youtube: Part 1 | Part 2 | Both Parts

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Using OpenBSD With Vagrant and Veewee
Contributed by jcr on Fri Nov 15 04:22:46 2013 (GMT)
from the yo-dawg-I-heard-you-like-clouds dept.

Stefan Cocora (stefan.cocora<at>gmail) wrote in to tell us about using OpenBSD with vagrant and veewee.

Vagrant is a ruby-based open source programmatic management interface on top of virtualization (currently works with virtualbox, with planned support for kvm and others in future versions). Vagrant integrates with automated provisioning tools like puppet and chef to help you bring up the VM consistently every time (same package versions, same config files). If you mess up your OpenBSD VM beyond repair, then just destroy the instance and bring the VM back up again. It's great for learning, and allows you to make mistakes without having to reinstall OpenBSD.

site: www.vagrantup.com
code: github.com/mitchellh/vagrant

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BSDTalk Interview With Henning Brauer
Contributed by jcr on Tue Nov 19 13:03:22 2013 (GMT)
from the stop-making-sense dept.

While attending vBSDcon 2013, Will Backman (bitgeist<at>yahoo<dot>com) of BSDTalk (also on BSDTalk blog and BSDTalk iTunes) interviewed Henning Brauer (henning@) about his work on OpenBSD. The (audio) interview is about thirty minutes long and covers topics like Henning's work on pf(4) and the new priority queuing system.

Audio Formats: OGG MP3

Thanks to Will Backman for all of the great BSD interviews he's done over the years.

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FYI: Theo de Raadt to speak at MUUG on Friday Nov 15, 2013
Contributed by jcr on Wed Nov 13 07:40:34 2013 (GMT)
from the getting-muuged dept.

Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) will be speaking at Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) special meeting on November 15, 2013. Information can be found on the MUUG meetings page:

Theo de Raadt, founder of the OpenBSD project, will be giving an informal talk about... well, whatever he's comfortable talking about. We expect to hear something about OpenBSD, but the details will be a surprise for everyone (possibly even Theo)!

Food will be provided, courtesy of MUUG. All interested people are welcome. (There is no charge for this event.)

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Automated Mounting of Removable Disks
Contributed by jcr on Wed Nov 13 09:05:20 2013 (GMT)
from the not-allowed-to-make-mount-jokes dept.

Alexey Vatchenko (av<at>bsdua<dot>org) wrote in to tell us about his hotplug-diskmount port for automated disk mounting.

The hotplug-diskmount port is a plug-in for the OpenBSD hotplugd(8) daemon to automatically mount removable disks to the filesystem. It works with any disk types (SD cards, USB mass storage devices, card readers and CD/DVD drives). The hotplug-diskmount program is intended to be used in single user environment on desktop or laptop where the convenience of automatic mounting is really helpful.

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OpenBSD adds boot(8) support for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes
Contributed by jcr on Tue Nov 12 03:53:06 2013 (GMT)
from the shake-your-key-disk dept.

On i386 and amd64 boot(8) support has been added for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes. Undeadly editor Sean Cody (sean<at>tinfoilhat<dot>ca) did some testing and wrote in to tell us how to use this feature.

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	stsp@cvs.openbsd.org	2013/10/20 07:25:21

Modified files:
	sys/arch/amd64/stand/boot: conf.c 
	sys/arch/amd64/stand/libsa: softraid.c 
	sys/arch/i386/stand/boot: conf.c 
	sys/arch/i386/stand/cdboot: conf.c 
	sys/arch/i386/stand/libsa: softraid.c 
	sys/arch/i386/stand/pxeboot: conf.c 

Log message:
Add i386/amd64 boot(8) support for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes.

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OpenSSH Security Advisory
Contributed by jcr on Sat Nov 9 18:29:43 2013 (GMT)
from the subcafinated dept.

An OpenSSH Security Advisory (partially quoted below) was released a few hours ago. Markus Friedl (markus@) found and fixed the issue in this commit. The change has also been back-ported to OpenBSD 5.4, and OpenBSD 5.3 has been upgraded to OpenSSH 6.4 to fix this issue. Errata for OpenBSD 5.4 and OpenBSD 5.3 have been updated, and patches are available.

    A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the post-
    authentication sshd process when an AES-GCM cipher
    (aes128-gcm@openssh.com or aes256-gcm@openssh.com) is
    selected during kex exchange.

    If exploited, this vulnerability might permit code execution
    with the privileges of the authenticated user and may
    therefore allow bypassing restricted shell/command
    configurations.

Please read the entire OpenSSH Security Advisory since it contains more information and may be updated.

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OpenBSD adds fuse(4) support for adding file systems in userland
Contributed by tbert on Fri Nov 8 08:28:19 2013 (GMT)
from the short-fuse dept.

With a tiny commit log message, Sylvestre Gallon (syl@) makes a wonderfully huge change. Of course, there were tons of other commit log messages leading up to enabling fuse(4) support in OpenBSD, but this one turned on the lights so to speak. We tracked down Sylvestre to get more information on his efforts...

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	syl@	2013/11/01 07:54:45

Modified files:
	sys/conf       : GENERIC 
	lib            : Makefile 

Log message:
enable fuse.

ok deraadt@

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Heads Up: Syntax change for smtpd.conf(5)
Contributed by tbert on Thu Nov 7 07:32:15 2013 (GMT)
from the ch-ch-ch-changes dept.

Eric Faurot (eric@) has just committed an improved parser and format for the OpenSMTPD configuration file smtpd.conf(5). Since this is a change to both syntax and behaviour, you must check your configuration prior to upgrading. There are examples for configuration conversion on faq/current.html.

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	eric@cvs.openbsd.org	2013/11/06 03:01:29

Modified files:
	usr.sbin/smtpd : bounce.c envelope.c lka.c lka_session.c mta.c 
	                 mta_session.c parse.y ruleset.c smtp.c 
	                 smtp_session.c smtpd.c smtpd.conf.5 smtpd.h 
	                 ssl.c ssl.h to.c 

Log message:
Much much improved config parser and related changes.
Simplify code and do not impose an order on conditions and rule options.

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