Cryptocrystalline | BSD Now 16

Cryptocrystalline | BSD Now 16

We\’ll be showing you how to do a fully-encrypted installation of FreeBSD and OpenBSD. We also have an interview with Damien Miller – one of the lead developers of OpenSSH – about some recent crypto changes in the project. If you\’re into data security, today\’s the show for you. The latest news and all your burning questions answered, right here on BSD Now – the place to B.. SD.

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Secure communications with OpenBSD and OpenVPN

  • Starting off today\’s theme of encryption…
  • A new blog series about combining OpenBSD and OpenVPN to secure your internet traffic
  • Part 1 covers installing OpenBSD with full disk encryption (which we\’ll be doing later on in the show)
  • Part 2 covers the initial setup of OpenVPN certificates and keys
  • Parts 3 and 4 are the OpenVPN server and client configuration
  • Part 5 is some updates and closing remarks

FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter

  • The December 2013 semi-annual newsletter was sent out from the foundation
  • In the newsletter you will find the president\’s letter, articles on the current development projects they sponsor and reports from all the conferences and summits they sponsored
  • The president\’s letter alone is worth the read, really amazing
  • Really long, with lots of details and stories from the conferences and projects

Use of NetBSD with Marvell Kirkwood Processors

  • Article that gives a brief history of NetBSD and how to use it on an IP-Plug computer
  • The IP-Plug is a \”multi-functional mini-server was developed by Promwad engineers by the order of AK-Systems. It is designed for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks and can perform the functions of a computer or a server. The IP-Plug is powered from a 220V network and has low power consumption, as well as a small size (which can be compared to the size of a mobile phone charger).\”
  • Really cool little NetBSD ARM project with lots of graphs, pictures and details

Experimenting with zero-copy network IO

  • Long blog post from Adrian Chad about zero-copy network IO on FreeBSD
  • Discusses the different OS\’ implementations and options
  • He\’s able to get 35 gbit/sec out of 70,000 active TCP sockets, but isn\’t stopping there
  • Tons of details, check the full post

Interview – Damien Miller – / @damienmiller

Cryptography in OpenBSD and OpenSSH

Full disk encryption in FreeBSD & OpenBSD

  • Shows how to install both FreeBSD and OpenBSD with full disk encryption
  • We\’ll be using geli and bioctl and doing it step by step

News Roundup

OpenZFS office hours

  • Our buddy George Wilson sat down to take some ZFS questions from the community
  • You can see more info about it here

License summaries in pkgng

  • A discussion between Justin Sherill and some NYCBUG guys about license frameworks in pkgng
  • Similar to pkgsrc\’s \”ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES\” setting, pkgng could let the user decide which software licenses he wants to allow
  • Maybe we could get a \”pkg licenses\” command to display the license of all installed packages
  • Ok bapt, do it

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