OpenBSD 5.6 Pre-Orders Up

By | 1 October, 2014

It is that time of the year again when OpenBSD fans have their cash out ready to buy the next release of OpenBSD, supporting the project financially.

With the OpenBSD 5.6 release will see the end of distribution through the Computer Shop of Calgary, replaced by the new distributor Zednax through the portal OpenBSD Store still selling and shipping worldwide.

The order page is up and ready, so please continue your support for the OpenBSD project and buy your copy today.

A taste of what is to come in the 5.6 release is:

  • Installer improvements especially around making the autoinstaller better
  • The first release containing the OpenBSD LibreSSL SSL/TLS protocol
  • Additional support for more hardware and improvement
  • Network stack improvements with IPv6 now turned off on new interfaces by default. Assigning an IPv6 address will enable IPv6 on an interface.
  • ifconfig(8) can now explicitly assign an IPv6 link-local address and turn IPv6 autoconf on or off.
  • ifconfig(8) scan now shows the encryption type of wireless networks (WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x)
  • NSD and Unbound in -base.

This will be the last release that we will see Bind and Nginx in base.

1/10/2014 Update:  Currently there are issues with credit cards that are issued from some countries.  Zednax is working through this with their payment gateway provider and will have it sorted out shortly.