GhostBSD 2.0 Beta Release

We the developing team of GhostBSD would like to announce the release of GhostBSD 2.0 x64 beta. This Flavor is only a live cd as of the moment. There are great improvements on the look, feel and the speed of this release. Some of the things that were done to the new release was our […]

PC-BSD 8.2-RC2 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the second Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This will be the last beta version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2-3 weeks. In addition to some fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots, RC2 contains the following software components: […]

FreeBSD 8.2-RC2 Available…

The second Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.2 release cycle is now available. Initial testing of the 7.4-RC2 install images turned up an issue with the pre-built packages that will take a few more days to address. For this build only the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures are available. An initial set of pre-built […]

PC-BSD 8.2-RC1 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the first Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. Version 8.2-RC1 contains a number of enhancements, improvements, and bug fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots. Some of the notable changes are: * Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 * Fixed issue detecting the proper video card driver […]

The Perfect Database Server: Firebird 2.5 And FreeBSD 8.1

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. The Perfect Database Server: Firebird 2.5 And FreeBSD 8.1 The Perfect Database Server: Firebird…

FreeBSD 7.4/8.2-RC1 Available…

The first Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 7.4/8.2 release cycle is now available. For 7.4-RC1 the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures are available, for 8.2-RC1 those architectures plus ia64 and powerpc are available. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network are available on the FreeBSD mirror sites. […]

OpenBSD: audits give no indication of back doors

So far, the analyses of OpenBSD’s crypto and IPSec code have not provided any indication that the system contains back doors for listening to encrypted VPN connections. The OpenBSD developers started the code audit to investigate allegations made by Gregory Perry, the former CTO of crypto company NetSec. In an email to OpenBSD founder Theo […]

Allegations of OpenBSD Backdoors May be True, Updated

It was just last week that Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD founder and developer, posted an email that claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigations paid OpenBSD developers to leave backdoors in its IPSEC network security stack. Since then early audits have found some questionable code, contributors denied any wrongdoing, and the original source reaffirmed his allegations. […]

PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 which is running FreeBSD 8.2-PreRELEASE, Xorg 7.5, and KDE 4.5.4 Version 8.2 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog . Some of the notable changes are: * FreeBSD 8.2-PreRelease * KDE 4.5.4 […]

FBI Alleged To Have Backdoored OpenBSD’s IPSEC Stack

Aggrajag and Mortimer.CA, among others, wrote to inform us that Theo de Raadt has made public an email sent to him by Gregory Perry, who worked on the OpenBSD crypto framework a decade ago. The claim is that the FBI paid contractors to insert backdoors into OpenBSD’s IPSEC stack. Mr. Perry is coming forward now […]

FreeBSD 8.2/7.4-BETA1 Available…

The first of the test builds for the 8.2/7.4 Release Cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, and sparc64 architectures. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network should be on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. MD5/SHA256 checksums of the images are at the bottom of […]

NetBSD 5.1

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, I am pleased to announce that NetBSD 5.1 is available for download. NetBSD 5.1 is the first feature update of the NetBSD 5.0 release branch. It includes security and bug fixes, as well as improved hardware support and new features. Some highlights include: – RAIDframe parity maps, which greatly […]

OpenBSD 4.8

Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 4.8. Some of the more interesting improvements in hardware support and software updates of this release include: “ACPI-based suspend/resume works on most machines with Intel/ATI video, machines using NVIDIA graphics will not resume the graphics; OpenSSH 5.6 with many new features and bug fixes; Mandoc 1.10.5, […]

DragonFly Release 2.8

The DragonFly 2.8 release is here! Big-ticket items Return of the GUI – The 2.8 release includes a larger 4G USB image with a working X environment and full sources in addition to the standard 700M ISO and 1G USB images. Crypto support – A cryptsetup compatible cryptographic device mapper target was written for DragonFly. […]

Announcing EuroBSDCon 2011

EuroBSDCon 2011 =============== EuroBSDCon is the European technical conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The EuroBSDCon 2011 conference will be held in the Netherlands from Thursday 6 October 2011 to Sunday 9 October 2011, with tutorials on Thursday and Friday and talks on Saturday and Sunday. Call for Proposals —————— The EuroBSDCon […]

NetBSD 5.1_RC4 binaries available for download

The fourth (failing further faults, final) release candidate of NetBSD 5.1 is now available for download at: Those of you who prefer to build from source can continue to follow the netbsd-5 branch, but the netbsd-5-1-RC4 tag is available as well. See src/doc/CHANGES-5.1 for the list of changes from RC3 to RC4. Please help […]

Introducing NPF, NetBSD’s new packet filter

The NetBSD Foundation is pleased to announce NPF, a new packet filter by Mindaugas Rasiukevicius. NPF is designed for high performance on multiprocessor machines, and for easy extensibility. Highlights of NPF features include * MP-safety and locklessness for scalable MP performance: no longer is the packet filter the bottleneck in your multicore router * Fast […]

4 Linux and BSD Firewall/Router Projects

Here we’ll look at four different firewall/router projects from the open source community: pfSense pfSense is a customized distribution of FreeBSD. It actually started in 2004 as a fork of the m0n0wallproject. However, it concentrates more towards full PC installations, where m0n0wall is more towards embedded hardware. pfSense can be considered as a popular package, […]

MeetBSD California 2010

It is time again for MeetBSD California! What: MeetBSD California When: November 5th-6th, 2010 Where: Mountain View, California, USA Overview Join other members of the BSD community November 5th and 6th (Fri. & Sat.) for an amazing opportunity to learn and share BSD wisdom. Come enjoy and engage your contemporaries in the BSD world […]

HEADS UP: FreeBSD 6.4 and 8.0 EoLs coming soon

Hello Everyone, On November 30th, FreeBSD 6.4 and FreeBSD 8.0 will have reached their End of Life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Since FreeBSD 6.4 is the last remaining supported release from the FreeBSD 6.x stable branch, support for the FreeBSD 6.x stable branch will also cease at the […]