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BSDNow Episode 051: Engineering Nginx
Contributed by tbert on Fri Aug 22 13:48:24 2014 (GMT)
from the missed the ngineering pun dept.

This week the hosts set up SSL on nginx and an interview about the FreeBSD community and utilisation in the commercial server space, along with the week's BSD-world odds and ends.

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syslogd(8) Now IPv6-Capable
Contributed by tbert on Fri Aug 22 09:14:22 2014 (GMT)
from the they're altogether ooky, the address family dept.

With the penultimate in a series of commits, Alexander Bluhm (bluhm@) has added IPv6 support to syslogd(8):

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2014/08/21 11:00:34

Modified files:
	usr.sbin/syslogd: privsep.c syslogd.c 

Log message:
Send and receive UDP syslog packets on the IPv6 socket.
OK henning@

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Google offers 5 EuroBSDCon 2014 travel grants for female computer scientists
Contributed by jj on Wed Aug 20 10:09:05 2014 (GMT)
from the come fly with me dept.

Via the EuroBSDCon 2014 organizers comes the news that Google will be sponsoring 5 female computer scientists to attend the EuroBSDCon 2014 conference. The announcement follows:

Google EMEA Women in Tech Conference and Travel grants for female computer scientists

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, Google is pleased to offer Women in Tech Travel and Conference Grants to attend the EuroBSDcon 2014 conference.

5 grants, are offered which include:

  • Free registration for the conference
  • Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs (to be paid after the conference)

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Heads up: rcctl(8) the rc.conf.local management tool landing in base soon
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Aug 19 17:34:45 2014 (GMT)
from the was that by by remote control dept.

Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) has just committed committed a tool for managing rc.conf.local(8), in order to make it simpler for automated management systems such as Puppet or Ansible to interface with the operating system configuration:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2014/08/19 08:08:20

Added files:
	usr.sbin/rcctl : Makefile rcctl.8 

Log message:
Introduce rcctl(8), a simple utility for maintaining rc.conf.local(8).

# rcctl
usage: rcctl enable|disable|status|action [service [flags [...]]]

Lots of man page improvement from the usual suspects (jmc@ and schwarze@)
not hooked up yet but committing now so work can continue in-tree
agreed by several

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Early bird rates for EuroBSDCon 2014 have been extended
Contributed by phessler on Mon Aug 18 15:07:07 2014 (GMT)
from the birds-of-a-feather dept.

As seen on Twitter, the Early Bird rates have been extended until August 25th. As you can tell, there are quite a few delightful talks and tutorials scheduled. Some of your trustworthy Undeadly Editors have already registered, come join us!

EuroBSDCon 2014 Registration

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BSDNow Episode 050: VPN, My Dear Watson
Contributed by tbert on Fri Aug 15 09:08:09 2014 (GMT)
from the connective reasoning dept.

This week the fellas dish interview Robert Watson of FreeBSD, and present a tutorial for getting OpenVPN working, in addition to the weekly odds and ends of the BSD world.

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mandoc 1.13.1 Released
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Aug 10 21:38:55 2014 (GMT)
from the puff up your manuals dept.

Ingo Schwarze writes in with the news of a new and better mandoc release:

after more than seven months of active development including two hackathons, i have just released mandoc = mdocml 1.13.1 on <>.

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g2k14: Antoine Jacoutot on GNOME, rc(8) and /etc cleanup
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Aug 10 12:46:18 2014 (GMT)
from the leading by example dept.

Antoine Jacoutot writes in with this report from the g2k14 hackathon:

Finally a hackathon where I did not have to spend 90% of my time under ports/x11/gnome \o/ (but of course, I had to cd into it anyway...). Besides some regular tweaks and updates in there, I worked on the MODULE to make it more generic and allow non-GNOME ports to benefit from some of its goodies (like xdg triggers and such) without ending up with unneeded build dependencies or things being only relevant to GNOME.

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LibreSSL 2.0.5 released
Contributed by phessler on Fri Aug 8 20:05:14 2014 (GMT)
from the only-a-few-empty-stomachs dept.

Brent Cook (bcook@) has announced the release of LibreSSL 2.0.5:

We have released LibreSSL 2.0.5, which should be arriving in the LibreSSL directory of an OpenBSD mirror near you.

This version forward-ports security fixes from OpenSSL 1.0.1i, including fixes for the following CVEs:

CVE-2014-3508 (partially vulnerable)

LibreSSL 2.0.4 was not found vulnerable to the following CVEs:


We welcome feedback and support from the community as we continue to work on LibreSSL.

Thank you,


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