Go Directly to Jail(8) | BSD Now 7

Go Directly to Jail(8) | BSD Now 7

On this week\’s show, you\’ll be getting the full jail treatment. We\’ll show you how to create and deploy BSD jails, as well as chatting with Poul-Henning Kamp – the guy who actually invented them! There\’s lots of interesting news items to cover as well.

So stay tuned to BSD Now – the place to B.. SD.

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FreeBSD turns it up to 11

  • The -CURRENT branch is now known as 11
  • 10 has been branched to -STABLE
  • 10-BETA1 ISOs are available now
  • Will be the next -RELEASE, probably next year

Stopping the SSH bruteforce with OpenBSD and pf

  • The Hail Mary Cloud is an SSH bruteforce botnet that takes a different approach
  • While most botnets pound port 22 rapidly, THMB does it very slowly and passively
  • This makes prevention based on rate limiting more involved and complex
  • Nice long blog post about some potential solutions and what we\’ve learned

ZFS and GELI in bsdinstall coming soon

  • The man with the beard strikes again, new patch allows for ZFS-on-root installs
  • Supports GELI for disk encryption
  • Might be the push we need to make Michael W Lucas update his FreeBSD book

AsiaBSDCon 2014 announced

  • Will be held in Tokyo, 13-16 March, 2014
  • The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and Mac OS X
  • Call for papers can be found here

Interview – Poul-Henning Kamp – phk@freebsd.org / @bsdphk

FreeBSD beginnings, md5crypt, jails, varnish and his… telescope project?


Everything you need to know about Jails

  • Last week we showed you how to run VNC in a jail, but people asked \”how do I make a jail in the first place?\”
  • This time around, we\’ll show you how to do exactly that
  • Jails are a dream come true for both security experts and clean freaks, keeping everything isolated
  • We\’ll be using the ezjail utility and making a basic jail setup

News Roundup

New pf queue system

  • Henning Brauer committed the new kernel-side bandwidth shaping subsystem
  • Uses the HFSC algorithm behind the scenes
  • ALTQ to be retired \”in a release or two\” – everyone should migrate soon

Dragonfly imports FreeBSD KMS driver

  • Hot on the trails of OpenBSD and later FreeBSD, Dragonfly gets AMD KMS
  • Ported over from the FreeBSD port

Weekly PCBSD feature digest

  • Weekly status update every Friday
  • Will be a \”highlight of what important features have been added, what major bugs have been fixed, and what is presently going on in general with the project.\”

Get paid to hack OpenSSH

  • Google has announced they will pay up to $3113.70 for security patches to OpenSSH
  • Patches can fix security or improve security
  • If you come up with something, send it to the OpenSSH guys


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