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g2k14 headsup: relayd(8) filtering language changed
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Jul 9 18:59:12 2014 (GMT)
from the pining for 5.6 already dept.

From the in-progress g2k14 hackathon in Ljubljana, Slovenia comes early news of what we'll see in upcoming OpenBSD releases. The relayd(8) filtering language has been replaced, with a more readable and flexible grammar inspired by pf(4).

The commit by Reyk Floeter (reyk@) has a CVS log message that reads:

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BSDNow Episode 043: Package Design
Contributed by phessler on Tue Jul 1 11:42:20 2014 (GMT)
from the oh, what a package! dept.

BSDNow interviews OpenBSD's own Marc Espie about his work on the ports and package system.

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PF Tutorial Rolls Past 200,000 Unique Visitors
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Jun 18 10:09:48 2014 (GMT)
from the filter me softly with pf dept.

As you may have heard via Twitter, the PF tutorial by Peter N. M. Hansteen -- a BSD conferences favorite and the predecessor of The Book of PF (with the third edition soon to be in "early access" availability) -- just saw its 200,000th unique visitor and has had somewhat in excess of 3 million page views.

Author Peter Hansteen comments, "It's good to see that the thing is still widely read and referenced. I'll keep working on that and the book for as long at is makes sense.", and continues, "But please do remember that I would have had noting to write about without a vital OpenBSD project producing high quality stuff. Please remember to not just buy the book, but also donate to the project to help keep it running."

You heard the man, now go ahead, read and donate!

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BSDNow Episode 041: Commit This Bit
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Jun 13 16:49:19 2014 (GMT)
from the I bit this commit dept.

The folks at BSDNow interview Benedict Reuschling of FreeBSD and provide their take on the week's BSD news.

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sendmail(8) Patch In -stable Fixes Local Snooping Vulnerability
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jun 5 15:54:44 2014 (GMT)
from the love letters in the sand dept.

For those of you who are still using sendmail(8) on OpenBSD 5.4 or 5.5, it's patch and update time.

The vulnerability known as CVE-2014-3956 could allow local users to interfere with open SMTP connections, and it is strongly advised that any sendmail users out there patch their systems without undue delay.

Patches are available for OpenBSD 5.4 and OpenBSD 5.5 as patch 011 and patch 007 respectively.

It is worth noting that from OpenBSD 5.6 onwards (to be released November 1st, 2014), OpenSD's own OpenSMTPD will be the default MTA.

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OpenSSL Releases Bugfixes, Advance Notice To Some Vendors But Not OpenBSD
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jun 5 20:09:51 2014 (GMT)
from the Bugfix Ha! Bugfix Ho! dept.

Earlier today the OpenSSL project released multiple upgrade versions with fixes for several recently reported bugs in their code base.

The most noteworthy thing is not that the OpenSSL project fixes bugs, but rather that information about the bugs had been privately communicated to a list of vendors that did not include OpenBSD. A seclist discussion reveals the full timeline, while the OpenBSD community's reaction can be gauged by this thread on misc@.

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Call for Testing: Malloc Improvements
Contributed by tbert on Tue Jun 3 08:49:29 2014 (GMT)
from the loading-the-dice dept.

Otto Moerbeek (otto@) continues his mastery of all things memory allocation, extending some of the libc malloc features to has a very basic malloc. This diff changes it to use a (somewhat stripped) libc malloc with all the randomization and other goodness.

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BSDNow Episode 039: The Friendly Sandbox
Contributed by tbert on Fri May 30 17:04:13 2014 (GMT)
from the where-are-the-puns-about-drunken-ghosts dept.

In this week's episode of BSDNow, the fellas interview John Anderson about capsicum sandboxing, present a tutorial about securing DNS lookups, and go over the weeks' news and events.

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BSDCan 2014 Videos Online (Updated)
Contributed by tbert on Tue Jun 3 20:53:21 2014 (GMT)
from the video(4)-killed-the-radio(4)-star dept.

Via the fine folks at BSDNow, videos from BSDCan are finally being made available (Updated):

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