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OpenBSD Community Goes Gold

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:39:40 GMT

Kenneth R Westerback of The OpenBSD Foundation (aka krw@, when wearing his dev hat) writes:

Monthly paypal donations from the OpenBSD community have made the community the OpenBSD Foundation's first Gold level contributor for 2017!

These monthly paypal commitments by the community are our most reliable source of funds and thus the most useful for financial planning purposes. We are extremely thankful for the continuing support and hope the community matches their 2016 achievement of Iridium status.

To achieve that the donation rate needs to increase! Sign up now for a small monthly donation!

Official OpenBSD 6.1 CD - There's only One!

Fri, 05 May 2017 07:11:10 GMT

OpenBSD 6.1 was announced as the first release with no CD available for purchase.

Now it turns out that in fact, exactly one CD set was made, and it can be yours if you are the successful bidder in the auction that ends on May 13, 2017.

Bob Beck (beck@) writes in to tell us

An "Artisanally Made" collector's edition has been constructed for OpenBSD 6.1 - Featuring artwork actually drawn by Theo, (He took *lessons* to do this!) a short Haiku on the cover, and the 3 CD release set. It's up for auction on ebay to the highest bidder.

The CD set is hand made and signed by Theo de Raadt.


More pictures after the fold:


Errata and (First) Binary Patches Announced

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:10:52 GMT

Errata for OpenBSD 6.1 and 6.0 have been announced. The message to [from T.J. Townsend (tj@)] reads:

Errata patches for dhcpd, vmm, LibreSSL and softraid have been released
for OpenBSD 6.1 today.

Details can be found on this page:

Binary updates for the amd64 and i386 platforms are also available via
the syspatch utility. Note that syspatch uses the mirror configured in
/etc/installurl, so all mirrors may not have the files yet.

OpenBSD 6.0 is only affected by the softraid issue.

A patch for it can be found here:

It's time to get (sys)patching!


In a follow-up email, Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) wrote:

Due to a mistake in creating the syspatch archives, a multi-processor machine
would not default to the MP kernel. New syspatches have been re-rolled and
you're advised to revert and re-apply them (even on non-MP machines). Make sure
your mirror (/etc/installurl) has the new syspatches first (dated May 3rd).

As root:
   while true; do syspatch -r || break; done

If you're running on a multi-processor machine, you may also remove the extra
/ kernel. Sorry about that and thank you all for your report and feedback.

OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:25:52 GMT

In a series of commits starting here and ending with this one, Damien Miller completed the removal of all support for the now-historic SSHv1 protocol from OpenSSH.

The final commit message, for the commit that removes the SSHv1 related regression tests, reads:

Eliminate explicit specification of protocol in tests and loops over protocol. We only support SSHv2 now.