Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the their highness Puffy the LIIIrd dept.
This is the 53rd release from the OpenBSD project. Highlights of the new release include:
- Numerous SMP improvements in various parts of the network stack (including parallel IP forwarding [See earlier report])
- A new timestamp utility,
rcctl(8)have a new
configtestaction [See earlier report]
ps(1)has a new "
-f" option for displaying the parent/child hierarchy of processes as an ASCII art tree [See earlier report]
pkg_add(1)speedup thanks to caching [See earlier report]
grep --nulloption [See earlier report]
- RAID 1C [mirroring and encryption] boot support for amd64, sparc64, and arm64 [See earlier report]
- The rekeying interval in
arc4random(3)(and friends) is now randomised [See earlier report]
/sbindaemons are now dynamically-linked [See earlier report]
dhclient(8)now just logs warnings and executes
ifconfig(8)[See earlier report]
/usr/gameshas been removed from the default
$PATH[See earlier report]
As always, the release is available for download from mirror sites all over the world; be sure to pick one that is near you, network-wise! Those upgrading from the 7.1 release (or earlier) should consult the Upgrade Guide.
Also remember to support the project with a donation, perhaps buy some swag from the OpenBSD Store, and if you are at all corporate, please go to the OpenBSD Foundation and see about becoming an official sponsor.
Thanks from all of us to the developers for delivering yet another awesome release!
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