pfSense 2.1.2 release & updates

pfSense has released version 2.1.2 which addresses the known Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, as well as some minor fixes.

Download the latest release here: https://www.pfsense.org/download/index.html

In other news, pfSense has released information regarding m3.medium and m3.large Amazon EC3 instances:

The Netgate pfSense® marketplace AMI can run on the new m3.medium and m3.large instance types with significantly lower AWS usage charges than on the previously available m3.xlarge instance type.

The existing user guide now has a section that mentions “Protecting a private network in VPC”, or you can just read the new section on using VPC with pfSense.

For more blog notes check out the original posts here: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1253 and https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1232

FreeBSD Foundation: Spring Fundraising Campaign

The FreeBSD Foundation has just released news regarding their Spring Fundraising Campaign:

We’re kicking off our Spring Fundraising Campaign! Our goal this year is to raise $1,000,000 with a spending budget of $900,000. As we embark on our 15th year of serving the FreeBSD Project and community, we are proud of how we’ve helped FreeBSD become the most innovative, reliable, and high-performance operating system. We are doing this by:

  • funding development projects,
  • having an internal technical staff available to work on small and large projects, fixing problems, and areas of system administration and release engineering,
  • providing legal support,
  • funding conferences and summits that allow face-to-face interaction and collaboration between FreeBSD contributors, users, and advocates,
  • and advocating for and educating people about FreeBSD by providing high-quality brochures, white papers, and the FreeBSD Journal.

Head on over to this link to make a donation to the FreeBSD Foundation: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donate/

For more information about the fundraising campaign, head on over to the FreeBSD Foundation blog over here: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2014/04/freebsd-foundation-spring-fundraising.html

FreeBSDnews.net now part of the iXsystems family

Dear FreeBSD News readers,

ixsystems logoiXsystems is proud to announce our recent partnership with Gerard van Essen, the creator of FreeBSDNews.net. As part of our agreement with Gerard, iXsystems will now maintain and host the FreeBSDNews.net site.

iXsystems is a Silicon Valley open source server and storage integrator that champions the cause of Open Source technology. FreeBSD is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and we have dedicated extensive resources to several FreeBSD community projects: FreeNAS®, PC-BSD®, FreeBSD®, TrueOS®, and OpenZFS.

Accompanied by Gerard’s continued involvement on the reporting and editorial side, the efforts of the iXsystems team will allow the website to continue to grow and expand its coverage. With the FreeBSD community’s best interests in mind, we hope to continue to deliver high quality content regarding FreeBSD events, project announcements, interviews, and everything in between.

Since iXsystems’ inception, we have been committed to serving the BSD community, and this latest partnership is no exception. We are excited about making your experience with FreeBSDNews.net the best possible, by bringing you the most up to date news on everything FreeBSD.

EuroBSDCon, BhyveCon, PkgNG, ShiBSD, PC-BSD and pfSense

Freebsd newsWelcome to the latest (Free)BSD news round-up in which we have a mix of news snippets and links. Just a round-up of those miscellaneous (Free)BSD related links that are newsworthy and which you may find interesting, but are yet too small to package as individual posts.

Some of the links below have already appeared in our Google Plus +FreeBSD Central and @FreeBSDCentral.

 

Start multiple MySQL servers

EuroBSDCon 2014, InterExpo Congress Center, Sofia, Bulgaria 25 – 28 Sep

BHyveCon 2014 (Tokyo) videos (via)

BSD Professional Lab Exam Beta Opens at BSDCan 2014

PkgNG with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon

Shibe’s operating environgment: ShiBSD

Tarsnap price cut

NetApp supporting FreeBSD once again

Full Featured FreeBSD Desktop in 5 minutes

PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 23

pfSense 2.2-ALPHA Snapshots Available

PC-BSD® Roadmap

Why I Chose Non-ECC RAM for my FreeNAS