Since we reported the first bits of powerpc64 support going into the tree on 16 May, work has progressed at a steady pace, resulting in snapshots now being available for this platform.So, if you have a POWER9 system idling around, go to your nearestmirrorand fetch this snapshot. Keep in mind that as this is still very early days, very little handholding is available - you are basically on your own.Read more…
In the followingcommit(and a bunch of others), David Gwynne (dlg@) imported most of the code submitted recently by Jason A. Donenfeld and Matt Dunwoodie to allow you to use WireGuard natively on OpenBSD:Read more…
I presented a talk on how I used OpenBGPd as a control plane for my ISP. I cover areas such as Routing fundamentals, a lightning introduction to BGP. An interesting aspect of the design is how the OpenBSD / OpenBGPdis used to control the routing information in my ISP yet theforwarding of packets is offloaded to hardware Layer 3 switches. I also outline my favourite new feature of OpenBGPd max prefix outwhich I'm sure will save my blushes if/when I fat finger my Prefix filters(although if my hair cut is anything to go by it is clear I have no shame anyway!).You can check out the talk here!Tom would welcome comments and feedback on the talk.I hope the talk will help others in deploying OpenBGPd and OpenBSD in their networks.I would also suggest that those interested in learning more about OpenBGPdcheck out Peter Hessler's Tutorial on OpenBGPd which served as anessential aid in getting comfortable in configuring BGP on OpenBSD / OpenBGPd.Peter usually runs the Tutorial in advance of BSD Conferences.I would like to give a big shout out to the people who write thecode in OpenBSD and OpenBGPd, and that your effort makes my life runningmy network and ISP easier.A huge word of thanks is due to Dan Langielle and theBSDCAN2020 Volunteers who organised the virtualBSDCAN 2020 conference this yearin quite difficult circumstances.
The OpenBSD project has released OpenBSD 6.7, marking the 48th release of our favorite operating system. The announcement message and the release page both have detailed information.These are some highlights of the improvements in the present release:
After our article on TLS 1.3 server support in LibreSSL, we have decided to upgrade the machine running the undeadly website to newer LibreSSL.Since earlier today the site supports TLS 1.3. Undeadly still gets an A+ on Qualys' SSL Labs.
I had the pleasure ofsitting with Bob Beckat EuroBSDCon2018 in Bucharest and asking him some questions about theOpenBSD Project, its approaches and some of his favouriteaspects of the Operating System and its projects. Bobpatiently outlines the hows and whys of his involvementin the BSD project.Tom and Bob conduct a post-mortem on a training course onLibTLS Bob Delivered (excellently) in EuroBSDCon & BSDCAN.Bob discusses what online services he used in class fortraining students on LibTLS and why it can be a veryeffective teaching aid.Bob modestly plays down his ability to churn out LibTLS Developers.Bob also gives guidance on the approaches to contributing to the project.Bob reveals the code he least likes working on and why.Bob lets us know what he really thinks about documentation and its value to the community.Bob outlines an example of applying lessons learned from one bug to inform audits looking for similar bugs elsewhere in the OS and the software ecosystem that it supports.I enjoyed making the interview with Bob who answered thequestions with a remarkable combination of purpose and humour.Bob thanks again for your time, and putting up with myinterruptions and jokes :)
The EuroBSDCon channel at YouTube now has the EuroBSDCon 2019 videos online. One excellent way to start is with Patricia Aas' excellent keynote Embedded Ethics and just go on, but you could also go directly to the OpenBSD related talks:
A new OpenBSD store has been started, for those looking for OpenBSD swag now that the project no longer produces CDs. If you like the artwork that comes with the releases, this is a great way to support it. Quoting the about page:
In amessageto relevant mailing lists,Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) announced that theOpenBSD project's 47 release,OpenBSD 6.6,is now available frommirror sitesworldwide.Rather than reproducing here the full list of new features,we refer readers to the officialOpenBSD 6.6 page,and the detailedchangelog.Notable changes include but are not limited to:
EuroBSDcon 2019has concluded, and materials for the OpenBSD-related talks can be found inthe usual place.At the time of writing, official video recordings are not yet available,but the organisers assure us that they will be as soon as the editing is done.