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BSDNow Episode 052: Reverse Takeover
Contributed by tbert on Fri Aug 29 10:31:00 2014 (GMT)
from the pecan PIE dept.

This week on BSDNow, in addition to the week's BSD-flavored odds and ends, Kris and Allan headline with an interview with Shawn Webb about ASLR and PIE on FreeBSD.

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Heads Up: Nginx Removed From Base
Contributed by jj on Wed Aug 27 06:41:46 2014 (GMT)
from the dawn of the living tedu dept.

With this commit, Robert Nagy (robert@) removed nginx(8) from base:

Log message:
remove nginx from the base system in favor of OpenBSD's own httpd(8)

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Heads Up: BIND Disabled in Base
Contributed by tbert on Sat Aug 23 06:39:48 2014 (GMT)
from the night of the living tedu dept.

After many years of being the default DNS server, BIND has been disabled in OpenBSD base:

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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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