sábado, 22 de agosto de 2009

FreeBSD 8 Getting New Routing Architecture

Though the open source FreeBSD operating system has changed in many aspects over the last 16 years of its life, one item that has remained relatively static is its underlying network routing architecture.

No more: It's getting an overhaul with the upcoming FreeBSD 8.0 release.

FreeBSD 8.0, due out next month, will include a new routing architecture that takes advantage of parallel processing capabilities. According to its developers, the update will provide FreeBSD 8.0 with a faster more advanced routing architecture than the legacy architecture.


martes, 11 de agosto de 2009

Accelerating Secure Storage on FreeBSD

It goes without saying that Information Security is extremely important in today’s connected world. Protecting the vast quantities of digital information stored by companies is critical to maintaining business integrity and reducing the risk related to the unintentional disclosure of private information. Storing data securely is one mechanism that can help reduce the risk of attackers gaining access to sensitive information. This paper examines some of the secure storage solutions that are available on the FreeBSD operating system and discusses options for the acceleration of processor-intense cryptographic operations.


Broadcom 43xx wireless on FreeBSD 7

FreeBSD is one of the most awesome UNIX-like operating systems available. It even works on laptops, just not very well on mine. I own an Acer Extensa 5220, a major el-cheapo piece of kit containing a Broadcom 4311 wireless LAN card. These same cards are known to appear in Dell laptops as 1390 cards. Finally, after a week of fiddling, I got this card to work natively on FreeBSD 7.

viernes, 7 de agosto de 2009

KDE 4.3.0 for FreeBSD available in ports!

We’re happy to announce that following was updated:

- Update py-qt4 to py-qt4.5.4
- Update qscintilla-2* to 2.4
- Update py-sip to 4.8.2
- Update py-kde to 1.16.3
- Update py-qt to 1.18.1
- Update Qt4 to 4.5.2
- Update KDE to KDE-4.3.0

and is now available in the FreeBSD ports tree.


Bordeaux 1.8.2 for FreeBSD/PC-BSD Released!

Bordeaux 1.8.2 adds support for Apple's QuickTime 6.5.2 Player, IrfanView 4.25 the extreamly popular image viewer and editor. This release aslo bundles in Cabextract, Wget and Unzip to remove external dependencies. Our winetricks script has been synced to the latest official release, Steam should now install and run once again, There has also been many small bug fixes and tweaks.

(Bordeaux 1.8.2 for FreeBSD Released)

(Bordeaux 1.8.2 for PC-BSD Released)

lunes, 3 de agosto de 2009

Attack on audio and video conferencing made easy

At the DEFCON conference, which drew to a close yesterday, the developers behind UCSniff presented version 3.0 of the VoIP sniffer, which includes two major new features. Firstly UCSniff, which is coded by Jason Ostrom and Arjun Sambamoorthy, now automatically detects video data transferred by VoIP telephones on the network, even when mixed with audio data. This allows the tool to record those audio and video components which occur in a typical 'unified communication environment'. Secondly, the software will in future also run on Windows – previously it was intended for use only in conjunction with the Linux-based BackTrack 3 penetration testing distribution. The developers plan to make the new version available for download shortly.


NetBSD 5.0.1 released

The developers of NetBSD have announced the availability of NetBSD 5.0.1, the first "security/critical" update of the NetBSD 5.0 operating system. The update includes fixes for eleven security issues, including Denial of Service (DoS) problems with BIND and DHCP, buffer overflows in SHA2, ntp and hack, and signature verification bugs in OpenSSL. NetBSD 5.0 was released in April and featured improvements to threading and a rewritten scheduler.