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]


BlizzardPPC SCSI driver

January 14, 2011 posted by Blog Import

Radoslaw Kujawa submitted a driver for the 53c710 based host adapter found on BlizzardPPC 603e+ boards. [0 comments]


RDB partitioning supported

December 31, 2010 posted by Blog Import

The ofwboot boot loader and the kernel understand the RDB partitioning format, which allows a Pegasos user to run NetBSD, MorphOS and AmigaOS from the same disk. [0 comments]


eMIPS port published on

December 20, 2010 posted by Blog Import

The original eMIPS source and binaries for NetBSD 4.0.1 offered for download from [0 comments]


nxr update

December 15, 2010 posted by Zafer Aydoğan

Dear Readers,

The NetBSD Cross Reference service has recently
been updated to use the latest version of OpenGrok from pkgsrc.

In addition to the main NetBSD-current sources, the
following development branches have now been indexed:


Have fun searching and grokking !

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Interview with a NetBSD developer: today, Amitai Schlair, aka schmonz@

December 08, 2010 posted by Guillaume Lasmayous

A few months after Thomas Klausner's interview, please welcome today Amitai, better known as schmonz@.
NetBSDfr: For those of our readers that don't know you, can you introduce
yourself briefly ?
I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. Both at school and at home, my childhood computing skewed Appleward. The exception was Texas Instruments graphing calculators. By the end of high school, I had a nearly complete set.

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New Security Advisories: NetBSD-SA2010-012 OpenSSL TLS race condition and NetBSD-SA2010-013 UDP6 Option Local DoS

November 29, 2010 posted by Tonnerre Lombard

Two new security advisories were published:

You can find more information about them on the Security and NetBSD page.



Postfix 2.7.2 imported into NetBSD-current

November 27, 2010 posted by Matthias Scheler

Postfix 2.7.2 was imported into NetBSD-current today. The changes since Postfix 2.7.1 are:
  • Postfix no longer automatically appends the system default CA (certificate authority) certificates, when it reads the CA certificates specified with {smtp, lmtp, smtpd}_tls_CAfile or with {smtp, lmtp, smtpd}_tls_CApath. This prevents third-party certificates from getting mail relay permission with the permit_tls_all_clientcerts feature. Unfortunately, this change may cause compatibility problems with configurations that rely on certificate verification for other purposes. To get the old behavior, specify "tls_append_default_CA = yes".
  • A prior fix for compatibility with Postfix < 2.3 was incomplete. When pipe-to-command delivery fails with a signal, mail is now correctly deferred, instead of being returned to sender.
  • Poor smtpd_proxy_filter TCP performance over loopback ( connections was fixed by adapting the output buffer size to the MTU.
  • The SMTP server no longer applies the reject_rhsbl_helo feature to non-domain forms such as network addresses. This would cause false positives with
  • The Postfix SMTP server failed to deliver a "421" response and hang up the connection after Milter error. Instead, the server delivered a "503 Access denied" response and left the connection open, due to some Postfix 1.1 workaround for RFC 2821.
  • The milter_header_checks parser failed to enable any of the actions that have no effect on message delivery (warn, replace, prepend, ignore, dunno, and ok).


BSD Day 2010 in Budapest

November 23, 2010 posted by Adam Hamsik

This year's BSD-Day has been held in Budapest, Hungary at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Informatics on November 20, 2010.

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