sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2008

Build a Samba PDC with LDAP backend

"This will not let you authenticate ssh users just a plain samba server for your windows clients."


FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE. At this time 6.4-RELEASE is expected to be the last of the 6-STABLE releases. Some of the highlights:

- New and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client
- Support for the Camellia cipher
- boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices with GPT-enabled BIOSes
- DVD install ISO images for amd64/i386
- KDE updated to 3.5.10, GNOME updated to 2.22.3
- Updates for BIND, sendmail, OpenPAM, and others


lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2008


Topic: arc4random(9) predictable sequence vulnerability

Category: core
Module: sys
Announced: 2008-11-24
Credits: Robert Woolley, Mark Murray, Maxim Dounin, Ruslan Ermilov
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2008-11-24 17:39:39 UTC (RELENG_7, 7.1-PRERELEASE)
2008-11-24 17:39:39 UTC (RELENG_7_0, 7.0-RELEASE-p6)
2008-11-24 17:39:39 UTC (RELENG_6, 6.4-STABLE)
2008-11-24 17:39:39 UTC (RELENG_6_4, 6.4-RELEASE)
2008-11-24 17:39:39 UTC (RELENG_6_3, 6.3-RELEASE-p6)
CVE Name: CVE-2008-5162

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories, including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the following sections, please visit .


domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2008

Official FreeBSD Forums

Dear FreeBSD users,

The FreeBSD project is finally, after much work, pleased to announce the
availability of an official FreeBSD web based discussion forum. It is our hope that this forum will serve as a public support channel for FreeBSD users around the world and as a complement to our fine mailing lists.

You can register and start using our new service here:


The structure of the forum is still in a late beta stage, so if you have ideas, suggestions for improvements or bug reports, send them to: forum-moderators at FreeBSD dot org.


Flash 9 for FreeBSD 7.1

"I hear the cheers already... Flash 9 for FreeBSD at last! And I don't mean having to run a Windows or Linux browser — Flash 9 in native Firefox 3. FreeBSD's linux emulation layer has undergone some upgrades recently, and as of FreeBSD 7.1 it is able to provide enough kernel support to get the linux Flash player version 9 running. Very good indeed, and hopefully it'll hold us out until Adobe create official native FreeBSD support (assuming that rumour comes true). Note: this only works on i386 and AMD64 platforms."


Foundation Project Announcement

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce one of the projects from the accepted project proposals!

The project is to make FreeBSD tolerate the removal of active disk devices, such as when a USB flash device with a mounted filesystems is physically detached by a user. Currently the system may panic in this situation. The work involves adding proper reference counting to strategic portions of the kernel and modifying filesystems to properly handle "device lost" errors.

Edward Tomasz Napierala is the developer working on this project...

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008

FreeBSD 6.4-RC2 available

"The second Release Candidate for FreeBSD 6.4 is now available. FreeBSD 6.4-RC2 should be the last of the public test builds for the FreeBSD 6.4 release cycle. Unless a big show-stopper is found from this round of testing we should begin the 6.4-RELEASE builds in about a week and a half. We encourage you to test out 6.4-RC2 and report any problems by submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list."


sábado, 1 de noviembre de 2008

How to mount Linux filesystem under FreeBSD

Here's a brief how-to.

Video review of OpenBSD 4.4