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golang now has native support for OpenBSD's pledge(2)

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:37:28 GMT

Google's golang, collaboratively developed by Unix and C pioneers like Ken Thompson, Rob Pike et al has been very BSD friendly (the language itself is BSD licensed) and it just got even friendlier for OpenBSD's pledge mechanism.

To quote the diff:

"unix: add support for OpenBSD pledge

Pledge, the privilege-restricting syscall and mitigation mechanism, was missing from syscall_openbsd.go. As of the latest release, it is officially supported in 'stable'."

Link to the full golang diff here:

EuroBSDCon 2017 Call for Papers open

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:48:50 GMT

On behalf of the EuroBSDCon 2017 Program Committee, here is the Call for Proposals for the EuroBSDCon 2017 conference which will take place in Paris, France from 21st through 24th of September 2017:

Closing date for the CfP is April, 30th.

Please submit your proposals!

Half a dozen new features in mandoc -T html

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:12:10 GMT

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) has written in with another (beautifully formatted) report on even more great mandoc(1) enhancements:


Ted Unangst on (even more) notable recent changes in OpenBSD

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:00:31 GMT

Ted Unangst (tedu@) continues his flak series with part 6 and part 7.