OPNsense 22.7.4 released

submited 07 September 2022

This update addresses more issues with the somewhat unfortunate phpseclib 3 migration. WAN IPv6 SLAAC mode now works more reliably and TLS 1.3 web GUI configurations will enforce the expectations by software clients regarding interoperability. Last but not least the "assign VLAN parent and enable" migration note from 22.1 is no longer required as the boot will attempt to configure all existing hardware devices once with the selected defaults.

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23 September 2022
OpenBSD Errata: September 23, 2022 (expat)  

Errata patches for libexpat have been released for OpenBSD 7.0 and 7.1. Binary updates for the amd64, i386 and arm64 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

22 September 2022
Running a Docker Host under OpenBSD using vmd(8)  

The OpenBSD virtual machine daemon works pretty well with Linux VMs nowadays. This time author tried to replace the Synology Docker service with some Docker host provided by vmd(8).

Your Comprehensive Guide to rc(8): FreeBSD Services and Automation  

The FreeBSD rc(8) subsystem is a sensible & elastic services management framework which enables extension automation as well as customizable start/stop scripts for your services. It’s also deterministic - which means services always start in the same order every boot, a critically important feature in service critical environments. Take a deep dive into FreeBSD services and automation with this new article.

EuroBSDCon 2022 (NetBSD)  

Trip report from Nia Alarie from NetBSD Blog.

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20 September 2022
pfSense Software is Moving Ahead  

They are moving the version of PHP used by pfSense® software to PHP 8.1. They have also taken a decision to move the base operating system version of FreeBSD used by pfSense software from 12-STABLE to the current development “top of tree” version also known as “main”, or “HEAD”, and, at the time of writing, “14-CURRENT”. In order to minimize potential disruption to the community and customer base, public development snapshots and repository synchronization have been temporarily paused while they work on these major shifts, including internal testing of builds.

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