Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 18:11 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews One of my popular articles shortly after I joined OSNews in 2001 proved to be "the big *BSD interview" and so it is only appropriate to end my serving at OSNews with a similar theme. Today we are very happy to host a Q&A with well-known FreeBSD developers John Baldwin, Robert Watson and Scott Long. We discuss about FreeBSD 6 and its new features, the competition, TrustedBSD, Darwin etc.
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RE: looking forward to OpenBSM
by Robert Watson on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 22:10 UTC

> "OpenBSM provides us with a implementation of both kernel event auditing,
> as well as a BSD-licensed user space audit library implementing Sun's BSM
> audit file format and service API. "

We're very excited about this, and hope that we'll see transfer of this source to other open source systems as well.

> looking fwd to it - but the trusted bsd sebsd ISO is very out of date, and the
> freebsd60c from june 2005 won't install!

There's a new SEBSD snapshot that's almost ready to go out the door -- it should be there in another week or so. It's based on a much more recent 6.x snapshot, and we hope to start release packages instead of ISOs soon.

> linux also needs OpenBSM.

OpenBSM is intended to build and run on FreeBSD, Darwin, Solaris, and Linux. It should easily also build and run on NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc. Obviously, you need the kernel side in order to generate many of the audit records of interest, but our BSM code is a good place to start.

Thanks for the comments!