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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

brynet pf (125 comments)

Also related, Peter N. M. Hansteen is auctioning off the first signed copy The Book of PF, 3rd edition. He will be supporting the OpenBSD project by donating the amount raised to the OpenBSD Foundation.


about a month and a half ago

OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

brynet Re:In other news. (162 comments)

If any vendor has proprietary drivers for OpenBSD, they would undoubtedly be using better kernel interfaces directly. Especially for something like a driver for a hardware RAID controller. LKM(4) support has mostly been only "compile tested" for years. Nothing uses it seriously, at the time of it's removal.. the ports tree contained a single port making use of it.. a firmware flasher for some Dell systems.

about 1 month ago

OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

brynet Re:Djeezus (162 comments)

Why? It mostly used for compat_linux(8) anyway, which is i386 only. Nobody was using mount_procfs(8) without the ancient -o linux option. It was broken for months before anyone noticed.

about 1 month ago

OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

brynet Re:No RSA? (144 comments)

Support for RSA and (non-EC)DSA key types might be added eventually; even sooner if you sent patches.

about 8 months ago



OpenBSD's new rcctl(8) utility, in -current for 5.7

brynet brynet writes  |  about 4 months ago

brynet (3462983) writes "OpenBSD 5.7 will include a new control utility, rcctl(8), for managing daemons/services. Manually creating /etc/rc.conf.local or rc.conf(5) will still be supported, however, this new method will make scripting configuration easier and provide an equivalent to service(8) on Linux and sysrc(8) on FreeBSD."
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