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01 December 2023
BSD Now 535: Untitled Episode  

FreeBSD 14 has been released, Reading your RSS feed on FreeBSD, Manipulate PDF files easily with pdftk, clang(1)/llvm updated to version 16 in OpenBSD, NetBSD Security Advisory: multiple vulnerabilities in ftpd(8), and more.

OpenBSD Errata: November 29, 2023 (perl)  

Errata patches for Perl have been released for OpenBSD 7.4 and 7.3. Binary updates for the amd64, arm64 and i386 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

30 November 2023
OpenZFS Storage Best Practices and Use Cases – Part 2: File Serving and SANs  

In our continuing series of ZFS best practices, they examine several of the most common use cases around file serving, and provide configuration tips and best practices to get the most out of your storage.

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28 November 2023
BSD Now 543  

Migrating from an Old Linux Server to a New FreeBSD Machine, The Internet Was Designed With a Narrow Waist, The Worst New Guys In History, FreeBSD Jails vs. Docker: A Comparison, Oracle Developer Studio 12.6 on Illumos.

OpenBSD and Pi Zero 2w  

Could you use a Pi as a DNS et DHCP server? It turns out to be really simple, with the proper hardware. Here are the notes.

26 November 2023
FreeBSD 13.2 upgrade to 14.0 - properly detailed and correct way  

In this article, Özgür Konstantin Kazanççı talks about how to upgrade FreeBSD 13.2 systems to 14.0 in deep and detailed way.

Bastille 0.10.20231125 Release - Thanksgiving 2023 Edition  

📦 The Bastille team spent the American holiday weekend putting the final touches on Bastille 0.10.20231125! Major features and fixes include: * bootstrap #FreeBSD BETA and RC releases * bootstrap EOL #FreeBSD releases (>=9.0) * improved jail startup dependency using rcorder(8) * combine create options, eg: -CV, -TB, etc * fixes to bastille setup * more!

22 November 2023
OpenBSD Errata: November 21, 2023 (patch ospfd tmux httpd)  

Errata patches for patch, ospfd, tmux, and httpd have been released for OpenBSD 7.4. Errata patch for httpd has also been released for OpenBSD 7.3. Binary updates for the amd64, arm64 and i386 platform are available via the syspatch utility.

pfSense CE Software Version 2.7.1  

This is a maintenance software release including new features and bug fixes.

21 November 2023
FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE Available  

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE. This is the first release from the stable/14 branch. Some of the highlights:

OpenSSH has been updated to version 9.5p1.
OpenSSL has been updated to version 3.0.12, a major upgrade from OpenSSL 1.1.1t in FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE.
The bhyve hypervisor now supports TPM and GPU passthrough.
FreeBSD supports up to 1024 cores on the amd64 and arm64 platforms.
ZFS has been upgraded to OpenZFS release 2.2, providing significant performance improvements.
It is now possible to perform background filesystem checks on UFS file systems running with journaled soft updates.
Experimental ZFS images are now available for AWS and Azure.
The default congestion control mechanism for TCP is now CUBIC.
And much more…​
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