Saturday, March 17, 2007

Errata 010 r2

PuffyThe OpenBSD team has just released a second revision to patch 010 for OpenBSD 4.0.

This is a security fix and applies to all architectures. It is serious and should be applied immediately.

Quote from the Errata page:
Incorrect mbuf handling for ICMP6 packets.
Using pf(4) to avoid the problem packets is an effective workaround until the patch can be installed.
Use "block in inet6" in /etc/pf.conf.


If you previously installed rev1 of my binpatch (motd banner looks like "OpenBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #4: Thu Mar 8 17:30:41 EST 2007"), you should upgrade to my rev2 binpatch (motd banner looks like "OpenBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #5: Sun Mar 18 01:05:50 EDT 2007").

Friday, March 16, 2007

So long and...

Ze Frank... Thanks for All the Fish.

The Show with Ze Frank has come to an end. Ze Frank set out to produce a daily (weekdays) Internet show (The Show) for one year. He started on March 17, 2006.

The Show was sometimes political, sometimes nonsense, mostly funny and always entertaining. The personality Ze shows in his podcasts is likable and engaging. If you're just learning about Ze's show now, you won't get to feel what it's like to stare at your RSS feed reader towards the end of the day waiting for Ze's latest show to be available. At the very least, check out some of his popular shows.

I'm looking forward to what Ze does next. Good luck, Ze, and thanks for The Show.

(Picture "borrowed" from Ze's flickr page)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Announcing MetaBUG

digg_url = "http://metabug.org/about/";
After starting the Capital Area BSD Users Group, founders Jason Dixon and I realized that other BUGs could benefit from the pooled resource and information sharing of user groups world-wide. They discussed their ideas with Darren Spruell and Darrin Chandler of the Phoenix BUG, and the MetaBUG began to take shape.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

OpenBSD 4.1 Pre-Orders

OpenBSDOpenBSD 4.1 Pre-Orders have been activated on the OpenBSD Orders page.

Darrin Chandler announced that people can pre-order the upcoming OpenBSD 4.1 release which will be released May 1, 2007.

I ordered a CD set, a new polo, Jacek's "Command Line" book and dropped a bit of cash in too. Go forth and support OpenBSD and/or OpenSSH!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Errata 010

PuffyThe OpenBSD has just released patch 010 for OpenBSD 4.0.

This is a security fix and applies to all architectures.

Quote from the Errata page:
Incorrect mbuf handling for ICMP6 packets.
Using pf(4) to avoid the problem packets is an effective workaround until the patch can be installed.
Use "block in inet6" in /etc/pf.conf.


As always, I've created a binpatch for OpenBSD 4.0.