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PC-BSD 10.1.2 Brings New PersonaCrypt Utility

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PC-BSD 10.1.2 was released today as the latest quarterly update to the FreeBSD-derived operating system.

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Also: bsdtalk253 - George Neville-Neil

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Encrypted SWAP

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For DragonFlyBSD users out there, the swap device with the latest Git kernel can now be encrypted.

It's trivial with the newest DragonFlyBSD code as of this weekend to support an encrypted swap. The commit by DragonFlyBSD founder Matthew Dillon explains, "Implement crypting of the swap device. When enabled in this manner /dev/urandom is used to generate a 256-bit random key and the base device is automatically cryptsetup and mapped, making crypted swap trivial. Implement the 'crypt' fstab option, so swapon -a and swapoff -a work as expected for crypted swap. Again, the base device (e.g. /dev/da0s1b) should be specified. The option will automatically map it with cryptsetup and swap on the mapping."

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DragonFlyBSD and GhostBSD

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OpenBSD 5.7 "Source Fish" Officially Released

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OpenBSD a free, multi-platform BSD-based UNIX-like operating system that aims to have a few important features such as portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security, and integrated cryptograph has been upgraded to version 5.7 and is now available for download.

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PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1 Now Available

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The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of RC1 images for the upcoming quarterly 10.1.2 release.

Please test these images out and report any issues found on our bug tracker.

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OpenBSD 5.7

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This is a partial list of new features and systems included in OpenBSD 5.7. For a comprehensive list, see the changelog leading to 5.7.

Improved hardware support, including:
New xhci(4) driver for USB 3.0 host controllers.
New umcs(4) driver for MosChip Semiconductor 78x0 USB multiport serial adapters.
New skgpio(4) driver for Soekris net6501 GPIO and LEDs.
New uslhcom(4) driver for Silicon Labs CP2110 USB HID based UART.
New nep(4) driver for Sun Neptune 10Gb Ethernet devices.
New iwm(4) driver for Intel 7260, 7265, and 3160 wifi cards.
The rtsx(4) driver now supports RTS5227 and RTL8411B card readers.
The bge(4) driver now supports jumbo frames on various additional BCM57xx chipsets.
The ciss(4) driver now supports HP Gen9 Smart Array/Smart HBA devices.
The mpi(4) and mfi(4) drivers now have mpsafe interrupt handlers running without the big lock.
The ppb(4) driver now supports PCI bridges that support subtractive decoding (fixes PCMCIA behind the ATI SB400 PCI bridge), and devices with 64-bit BARs behind PCI-PCI bridges as seen on SPARC T5-2 systems.

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Varnish: SSL revisited

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our years ago, I wrote a rant about why Varnish has no SSL support (Why no SSL ?) and the upcoming 4.1 release is good excuse to revisit that issue.

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EU study recommends OpenBSD

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Nice to see recognition from the trenches of bureaucracy.

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OpenBSD on Digital Ocean

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For OpenBSD users, it has been pretty disappointing that Digital Ocean didn’t launch other BSDs with introduction of FreeBSD, even though the technical barrier had been removed to allow it.

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Also: EuroBSDcon 2015: Extended deadline for submissions.

My switch to OpenBSD, first impressions

Powerful FreeBSD-Based Firewall pfSense 2.2.2 Officially Released

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pfSense, a free open-source customized distribution based on FreeBSD designed to be used as a firewall and router, has advanced to version 2.2.2 and it's now available for download.

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