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Episode 007: Go Directly to Jail(8)

2013-10-16

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FreeBSD turns it up to 11

  • The -CURRENT branch is now known as 11
  • 10 has been branched to -STABLE
  • 10-BETA1 ISOs are available now
  • Will be the next -RELEASE, probably next year

Stopping the SSH bruteforce with BSD and pf

  • The Hail Mary Cloud is an SSH bruteforce botnet that takes a different approach
  • While most botnets pound port 22 rapidly, THMB does it very slowly and passively
  • This makes prevention based on rate limiting more involved and complex
  • Nice long blog post about some potential solutions and what we've learned

ZFS and GELI in bsdinstall coming soon

  • The man with the beard strikes again, new patch allows for ZFS-on-root installs
  • Supports GELI for disk encryption
  • Might be the push we need to make Michael W Lucas update his FreeBSD book

AsiaBSDCon 2014 announced

  • Will be held in Tokyo, 13-16 March, 2014
  • The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and Mac OS X
  • Call for papers can be found here

Interview - Poul-Henning Kamp - phk@freebsd.org / @bsdphk

FreeBSD beginnings, md5crypt, jails, varnish and his... telescope project?


Tutorial

Everything you need to know about Jails


News Roundup

New pf queue system

  • Henning Brauer committed the new kernel-side bandwidth shaping subsystem
  • Uses the HFSC algorithm behind the scenes
  • ALTQ to be retired "in a release or two" - everyone should migrate soon

Dragonfly imports FreeBSD KMS driver

  • Hot on the trails of OpenBSD and later FreeBSD, Dragonfly gets AMD KMS
  • Ported over from the FreeBSD port

Get paid to hack OpenSSH

  • Google has announced they will pay up to $3113.70 for security patches to OpenSSH
  • Patches can fix security or improve security
  • If you come up with something, send it to the OpenSSH guys

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