FreeBSD has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that could affect a host of third-party packages built atop the UNIX-like operating system.
The vulnerability—found in the way FreeBSD processes TCP packets—was discovered by a member of Juniper Networks’ incident response team. FreeBSD’s advisory warns that a hacker spoofing IP traffic can “tear down” a TCP connection with only two packets if they have knowledge of the target network and both TPC port numbers.
“When a segment with the SYN flag for an already existing connection arrives, the TCP stack tears down the connection, bypassing a check that the sequence number in the segment is in the expected window,” the advisory said.
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Adrian Chadd about all things wireless, as well as his experience with FreeBSD on various laptop hardware. Click play below to tune in:
Check out the official page here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_09_17-the_promised_wlan
The image checksums follow are included in the original announcement email.
Installer images and memory stick images are available here.
Check out the announcement here, with a list of instructions on how to update: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2014/09/freebsd-101-beta1-now-available.html
FreeNAS community member DrKK shows us how to install Murmur on FreeNAS/FreeBSD in this tutorial video. Click play below to learn:
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In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore give a visual walkthrough of Lumina, a new BSD-exclusive desktop environment. In addition, they interview the main developer. Click the play button below to tune in:
Check out the official page here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_09_10-luminary_environment
if you were still using pkg_install (pkg_* tools) you will have to upgrade your system.
The simplest way is
For full instructions, head on over to the following link: http://blogs.freebsdish.org/portmgr/2014/09/01/pkg8-is-now-the-only-package-management-tool/
This article by WOH3 shows us how to use swap file instead of swap partition, in case one runs into overheating problems.
I recently installed and configured FreeBSD 10.0 on an old desktop so that I could learn the system. I have been surprised by how powerful it is, and I had assumed that since it was a Unix, that I would know everything about it having had a decade of experience with Linux, but I was wrong. It is still very different, and those differences are what make it a good OS. One thing that surprised me, was that you can use a Swap File (in /usr/swap0) instead of a swap partition.
For full instructions, head on over to the following link: http://woh3blog.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/freebsd-10-0-swap-file-instead-of-swap-partition/