NetBSD now runs under Amazon EC2


March 13, 2011 posted by Jean-Yves Migeon

It is with great pleasure that we officially announce the release of the first NetBSD Amazon Images for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (better known as Amazon EC2) for all currently available regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

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(sandpoint) Altboot enhancements


March 13, 2011 posted by Blog Import

Our bootloader got an interactive mode, may be loaded as an U-Boot Linux kernel image and can replace itself in memory. This allows altboot to run on even the most restricted firmwares. Support for more 824x-based NAS boards and a new network driver for ST1023/IP-1000A gigabit ethernet (as found in the DSM-G600). [0 comments]

 

New Security Advisories: NetBSD-SA2011-002 OpenSSL TLS race condition and NetBSD-SA2011-003 kernel memory exhaustion


March 08, 2011 posted by Tonnerre Lombard

Two new NetBSD Security Advisories have been published affecting OpenSSL and the kernel.

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Postfix 2.8.1 imported into NetBSD-current


March 02, 2011 posted by Matthias Scheler

Postfix 2.8.1 was imported into NetBSD-current today. The changes since Postfix 2.7.* are:
  • The postscreen daemon (a zombie blocker in front of Postfix) is now included with the stable release. postscreen now supports TLS and can log the rejected sender, recipient and helo information. See the POSTSCREEN_README file for recommended usage scenarios.
  • Support for DNS whitelisting (permit_rhswl_client), and for pattern matching to filter the responses from DNS white/blacklist servers (e.g., reject_rhsbl_client zen.spamhaus.org=127.0.0.[1..10]).
  • Improved message tracking across SMTP-based content filters; the after-filter SMTP server can log the before-filter queue ID (the XCLIENT protocol was extended).
  • Support for 'footers' that are appended to SMTP server "reject" responses. See "smtpd_reject_footer" in the postconf(5) manpage.
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NetBSD@FOSDEM 2011


February 24, 2011 posted by Marc Balmer

On the first weekend of february, FOSDEM, the biggest european open source developers gathering, was again held in Brussels, Belgium.

NetBSD was very well represented with a booth, together with the FreeBSD folks, an a talk covering the recent addition of the Lua programming language to the base system.

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HIL keyboard and mouse support


February 15, 2011 posted by Blog Import

HIL keyboard and mouse support for old PCXT based machines has been added. These are ported from OpenBSD as a part of hp300 wscons support. [0 comments]

 

pkgin 0.4.0


February 14, 2011 posted by Emile Heitor

After a year of PR's, feedbacks and various fixes, pkgin 0.4.0 is now available and its package, pkgtools/pkgin is up-to-date.

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362/382 framebuffer support


February 12, 2011 posted by Blog Import

Support for on-board framebuffers on 362 and 382 controllers has been added. Currently no hardware acceleration or colormap support. [0 comments]

 

NetBSD/hp300 switched to wscons


February 06, 2011 posted by Blog Import

Finally NetBSD/hp300 has been switched to wscons. Note all drivers for framebuffers and HIL devices are ported from OpenBSD/hp300. See annoucement on port-hp300 mailing list for details. [0 comments]

 

Support for Microsoft eMIPS ("Extensible MIPS") platform committed


January 26, 2011 posted by Antti Kantee

Support for Microsoft Research's extensible MIPS architecture has been committed to the NetBSD source tree. eMIPS allows dynamic loading and scheduling of application-specific circuits for the purpose of accelerating computations based on the current workload. NetBSD/emips runs on FPGA-based hardware and the Giano system simulator.

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NetBSD/emips support is initially committed to the NetBSD source tree


January 26, 2011 posted by Blog Import

NetBSD/emips support is initially committed to the NetBSD source tree. [0 comments]

 

new bootloader for sandpoint


January 21, 2011 posted by Blog Import

The new bootloader is called altboot and can load the kernel via TFTP, NFS, or from the NetBSD root partition on a local disk. [0 comments]