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Episode 112: Tracing the source


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pfsense - 2.3 alpha snapshots available

  • pfsense 2.3 Features and Changes
  • The entire front end has been re-written
  • Upgrade of base OS to FreeBSD 10-STABLE
  • The PPTP server component has been removed,
  • PBIs have been replaced with pkg
  • PHP upgraded to 5.6
  • The web interface has been converted to Bootstrap

BSDMag October 2015 out

  • A Look at the New PC-BSD 10.2 - Kris Moore
  • Basis Of The Lumina Desktop Environment 18 - Ken Moore
  • A Secure Webserver on FreeBSD with Hiawatha - David Carlier
  • Defeating CryptoLocker Attacks with ZFS - Michael Dexter
  • Emerging Technology Has Increasingly Been a Force for Both Good and Evil - Rob Somerville
  • Interviews with: Dru Lavigne, Luca Ferrari, Oleksandr Rybalko

OpnSense 15.7.14 Released

  • Another update to OpnSense has landed!
  • Some of the notable takeaways this time are that it isn’t a security update
  • Major rework of the firewall rules sections including, rules, schedules, virtual ip, nat and aliases pages
  • Latest BIND and Squid packages
  • Improved configuration management, including fixes to importing an old config file. New location for configuration history / backups.

OpenBSD in Toyota Highlander

  • Images
  • While looking through the ‘Software Information’ screen of a Toyota Highlander, Chad Dougherty of the ACM found a bunch of OpenBSD copyright notices
  • At least one of which I recognize as OpenCrypto, because of the comment about “transforms”
  • It is likely that the vehicle is running QNX, which contains various bits of BSD
  • QNX: Third Party License Terms List version 2.17
  • Some highlights
    • Robert N. M. Watson (FreeBSD)
    • TrustedBSD Project (FreeBSD)
    • NetBSD Foundation
    • NASA Ames Research Center (NetBSD)
    • Damien Miller (OpenBSD)
    • Theo de Raadt (OpenBSD)
    • Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.
    • Bob Beck (OpenBSD)
    • Christos Zoulas (NetBSD)
    • Markus Friedl (OpenBSD)
    • Henning Brauer (OpenBSD)
    • Network Associates Technology, Inc. (FreeBSD)
    • 100s of others
  • OpenSSH seems to be included
  • It also seems to contain tcpdump for some reason

Interview - Adam Leventhal - / @ahl ZFS and DTrace


isboot, an iSCSI boot driver for FreeBSD 9 and 10

tame() is now called pledge() Interview with NetBSD developer Leoardo Taccari

Fuguita releases LiveCD based on OpenBSD 5.8

Dtrace toolkit gets an update and imported into NetBSD

An older article about how to do failover / load-balancing in pfsense


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