OPNsense 23.7 “Restless Roadrunner” Released

submited 01 August 2023

This version enables API support for a broad spectrum of features, achieved through the diligent work on the MVC framework. Legacy migrated features include:

Interface diagnostics (Ping / Traceroute and Portprobe)
LAGG interfaces
System Services (Diagnostics)
DHCP Leases, both IPV4 and IPV6
Advanced Unbound DNS capabilities

Additionally, floating rules and groups benefit from improved visibility, thus simplifying network management.

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15 June 2024
FreeBSD Core Team 13 is Now In Office  

The FreeBSD project is pleased to announce that the 2024 FreeBSD Core Team election has concluded, and the following eight members now take office as the thirteenth Core Team:

  • Li-Wen Hsu (lwhsu),
  • Allan Jude (allanjude),
  • Gleb Smirnoff (glebius),
  • Tobias C. Berner (tcberner),
  • Hiroki Sato (hrs),
  • Olivier Cochard (olivier),
  • Dave Cottlehuber (dch), and
  • Mathieu Arnold (mat).
Running GoToSocial on NetBSD  

Author wanted a communication tool for the NoGoo.me searxng instance they manage. But they want a software with small footprint so they used GoToSocial.

11 June 2024
Youtube video - FreeBSD and KDE6  

Author finally got KDE plasma 6 running on FreeBSD, kinda, watch to see how it went.

Proxmox vs FreeBSD: Which Virtualization Host Performs Better?  

Since migrating many servers from Proxmox to FreeBSD, we have consistently felt that the VMs are more responsive. It's time to conduct some concrete tests.

OpenBSD extreme privacy setup  

This blog post explains how to configure an OpenBSD workstation with extreme privacy in mind.

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08 June 2024
In Memory of Mike Karels  

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mike Karels, a pivotal figure in the history of BSD UNIX, a respected member of the FreeBSD community, and the Deputy Release Engineer for the FreeBSD Project. Mike’s contributions to the development and advancement of BSD systems were profound and have left an indelible mark on the Project. Mike’s vision and dedication were instrumental in shaping the FreeBSD we know and use today. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us in our future endeavors. Our thoughts are with Mike’s family, friends, and all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

DHCPv6-PD - First steps  

OpenBSD-current now has IPv6 prefix delegation available via the new dhcp6leased(8) deamon. Now before he committed the code, Florian Obser wrote a blog post on the process of developing the new program in a piece called DHCPv6-PD - First steps.

06 June 2024
BSD Now 562: All by myself  

My personal BSDCan Devsummit and Schedule, Syncthing, Paperless-ngx, neovim, Things we always remind ourselves while coding, and more.

FreeBSD 14.1: What’s new, and how did we get here?  

The FreeBSD 14.x series enhances the system’s overall performance, security, and stability. The release includes substantial updates in various areas, such as networking, storage, virtualization, userland, and kernel improvements. FreeBSD 14.1-RELEASE is the latest version in the 14-STABLE branch. It includes enhancements, security patches, and updated features to improve user experience and system stability. This article discusses the notable changes and improvements that FreeBSD 14.x offers.

04 June 2024
dhcp6leased(8) imported to OpenBSD-current  

dhcp6leased is a daemon to manage IPv6 prefix delegations. It requests a prefix from an upstream DHCPv6 server and configures downstream network interfaces.

FreeBSD 14.1-RELEASE Now Available  

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 14.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable/14 branch. Some of the highlights:

  • The C library now has SIMD implementations of string and memory operations on amd64 for improved performance.
  • Improvements to the sound subsystem, including device hotplug.
  • Initial native cloud-init (configuration drive) support compatible with OpenStack and many hosters.
  • OpenZFS has been upgraded to version 2.2.4.
  • Clang/LLVM have been upgraded to version 18.1.5.
  • OpenSSH has been upgraded to version 9.7p1.
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