Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reverse Takeover

Episode 52 of BSDNow.TV is now out.  This weeks episode, Allan and Kris run through the FreeBSD Foundation August update, run through the removal of BIND from base of FreeBSD and replaced it with NSD as an authoritative nameserver.  Along with that news, they continued with OpenBSD’s recent move in the removal of BIND as well from their base and… Read More »

Nginx Removed From OpenBSD Base

OpenBSD developer Robert Nagy has just committed the removal of Nginx from base.  This is to make room for the OpenBSD produced httpd(8) web server that will provide the essentials for serving up web content without the overhead of a full-blown web server. The new web server was born from the relayd(8) project and its… Read More »

BIND Disabled in Base

BIND from ISC is no longer being maintained in OpenBSD base and thus disabled, which means those that want to use it will have to either fetch the package or build from ports. The reason is simply that BIND is overkill for 95% of end users and the simpler Unbound resolver will perform the function… Read More »

rcctl(8) the rc.conf.local management tool for OpenBSD

UnDeadly (aka OpenBSD Journal) is reporting that rcctl(8) has just been committed to base in OpenBSD and will make its debut in 5.7.  This simple utility is used for maintaining the rc.conf.local(8) file and providing an easy way for users to enable or disable services, without having to know the correct syntax to use in the configuration file. Like anything, there… Read More »


A new fork of FreeBSD has appeared on the scene called HardenedBSD.  The project aims to provide security enhancements to the FreeBSD operating system and where possible, push those enhancements upstream where possible to do so.

Linux Kernel Summit – 2038 time_t Problem

Not exactly BSD news but it is interesting to see Linux looking at the 2038 time_t issue that numerous BSD distributions have already solved.  With the fragmented state that the GNU/Linux environment is, they are going to have some significant hurdles to get over, especially in the light that they are aiming to maintain compatibility… Read More »