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 »
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 »
The master branch of Dragonfly BSD has seen significant changes to spinlock and are advising that users that follow master to perform a full buildworld, buildkernel, installkernel, installworld upgrade after the commit ba87a4ab252df80acecfc25acfd9e406ea7f4c93.
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 »
A simple heads up from Bryan Drewery via the FreeBSD ports announcement mailing list that once pkg version 1.3.7 is pushed, it will require either rebuilding all your packages that you use or issue pkg upgrade if you are just a pkg end user.
Episode 51 of BSDNow.TV has just hit the streets. This week Allan and Kris discuss a recent post by Peter N.M. Hansteen with his observations of failed login attempts to his pop3 service with invalid usernames taken from his trap list page, some more trip reports from recent events and the latest 3.8.2 release of… Read More »
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.
Peter N.M. Hansteen of ‘Book of PF’ fame and part of of the EuroBSDCon 2014 program committee has put out a broadcast that the EuroBSDCon 2014 Early bird registrations deadline has been extended to 25 August 2014. There are some excellent talks on the schedule so it would be well worth your effort in attending… Read More »
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 »