Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 21st Oct 2005 04:38 UTC, submitted by Todays_User
OpenBSD It's release time again for OpenBSD! The upcoming 3.8 will include some wonderful features for network gurus (trunking, tracking wireless roaming users, interface groups, a new ipsec configuration tool, and failover of ipsec links), a great rework of malloc() that will provide further security protections by default, and the first version of bioctl--a universal RAID management interface.
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Interesting
by dikatlon on Fri 21st Oct 2005 07:29 UTC
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This looks cool. I Like to use Gnu/Linux but I might give OpenBSD a try on the server. As you know it can be a little bit difficault to change if you have a habit ;)

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I've always wanted to give OpenBSD a go
by jessta on Fri 21st Oct 2005 08:18 UTC
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I've always wanted to give OpenBSD a go. But it fails to boot on my crappy compaq test system.
- Jesse McNelis

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Great Interview!
by Anonymous on Fri 21st Oct 2005 10:14 UTC
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I'm always looking forward to the OpenBSD interview on ONLamp (there was an interview for each release in the past, which is twice a year ;) ). Thanks a lot to the OpenBSD developers and Federico Biancuzzi for these very informative interviews on ONLamp and SecurityFocus.

and btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OpenBSD (it was 10 years on 18th)!

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OpenBSD Network Devices
by Anonymous on Fri 21st Oct 2005 12:47 UTC
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OpenBSD network devices are the best. DNS, DHCP, Firewalls, Routers, VPN endpoints. For servers, you can't beat Linux. The disk management tools, and journaling filesystems can't be matched on OpenBSD.

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RE: OpenBSD Network Devices
by Anonymous on Fri 21st Oct 2005 13:08 UTC in reply to "OpenBSD Network Devices"
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I Agree, OpenBSD is the best and most secure for server systems.

@Home i'm running an OpenBSD 3.7 firewall system with Snort IDS, DHCP, DNS, PF, etc.
It also provides NAT and E-mail services for my home systems and it never fails on me!

OpenBSD's PF is so easy to configure! It's great.
I think it leaves IPTables miles behind.

Of course for desktop usage I still stick to my favorite stro, Slackware 10.2 ;)

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RE: OpenBSD Network Devices
by dikatlon on Fri 21st Oct 2005 12:56 UTC
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Thanks I didn't know that. I will use OpenBSD if I in the future build some network device.

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RE[2]: OpenBSD Network Devices
by Soulbender on Fri 21st Oct 2005 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: OpenBSD Network Devices"
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It's great for servers too.

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stack smash protection
by Anonymous on Fri 21st Oct 2005 12:57 UTC
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I was at a great presentation about the techniques OBSD employs to beat stack smashing exploits. Slides here: http://cvs.openbsd.org/papers/auug04/index.html

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AwEsOmE
by ZaNkY on Fri 21st Oct 2005 14:45 UTC
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I've been counting down for the 3.8 release. Only 11 more days ;)

I was hoping to post the news article when it came out, but someone has beat me to it! :-X

lol Good article though.

I have yet to see any other OS that is built from the ground up with security in mind at the start. I've heard of a couple distros, but I doubt they can compete with OpenBSD ;) PLUS, release a new song every release XD

I love the 3.6 song ;)

--ZaNkY

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AwEsOmE
by Anonymous on Fri 21st Oct 2005 15:46 UTC
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and I love the Puffy Wireframe T-shirt (http://www.openbsd.org/tshirts.html#23)

OpenBSD's PF rocks!!!

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RE: AwEsOmE
by Anonymous on Fri 21st Oct 2005 15:52 UTC in reply to "AwEsOmE"
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Yeah, I just wish they also could've made a t-shirt with the "Wizard of OS" (3.7) artwork ;)

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