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OpenBSD's Todd Miller's BSDCon Slides Available

timothy posted more than 12 years ago | from the hey-lookie dept.

BSD 23

LiquidPC writes: "Todd Miller has made his BSDCon slide presentation available online. It's primarily focused on new features in 3.0, the pf filter, and what to look forward to in 3.0.1."

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linux is dying (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3067252)

what kind of moron fucks up a release like 2.4.18?

I was there (-1, Troll)

Emad el-Haraty (561692) | more than 12 years ago | (#3067274)

It was super fun. I brought along my boyfriend, Sean, who works for Cisco and codes BSD on the side, and we checked out all the cool new stuff.

He was really fascinated with the new packet filter, he said he was coding something even better that he would release soon under the BSD license. He says it allows people to create stateful filtering of TCP connections. Anyway, there are a lot of kewl people on the BSD development team and I was surprised that more people didn't show up.

Re:I was there (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3068758)

Stateful filtering of TCP connections? Sweet! Now I can tighten up my firewall while still being able to surf the web!

Re:I was there (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3076083)

You mean like the "check-state" and "keep-state" in ipfw? Why would it take OpenBSD developers so long to add that feature?

Re:I was there (1)

TurboRoot (249163) | more than 12 years ago | (#3080126)

Umm, how did the parent of this post get modded as a troll 3 times?

Re:I was there (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3086520)

Why? Because that is not really emad. Emad El-Haraty is a troll and a very good one indeed. The only real indication you get that he is infact a troll is the constant references to his homosexuality.

The better question is "who"? Editors (as if we haven't had enough editor moderation abuse already), emad, or emad's friends? Emad El-Haraty has been modded down quite a lot over a short period of time (check his other posts) so it's either moderation abuse, or a (large) group of emad's friends. emad is not exactly the world's most popular person and has few friends at the best of times, so I strongly suspect there is editor moderation abuse in progress.

Awesome (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3067336)

This is an offtopic post, so don't feel bad modding me down.

This is exactly the type of story that belongs on Slashdot. It is cool and informative. It talks about technology that will exist and what is necessary to make it happen. It appeals to the software-loving hacked in all of us.

It surely belongs on the front page, unlike that Linux story that precedes this one.

Perhaps someone can resubmit it and get it published to the front page?

Re:Awesome (0)

gruntvald (22203) | more than 12 years ago | (#3067658)

Uh, it is on the front page, like all *bsd stories unless you have them excluded from your page for some reason.

Re:Awesome (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3067693)

I think you've opted-in to have BSD stories on your front page. The default setup doesn't include BSD stories by default.

Re:Awesome (0)

gruntvald (22203) | more than 12 years ago | (#3067717)

I get your point, now that's not a nice thing to do. *bsd stories should be included by default.

Next in the news... (-1, Flamebait)

gartogg (317481) | more than 12 years ago | (#3067439)

In little Timmie Smith's class, someone says that their dad installed linux on a computer.

Oh wait, that generates much more interest on /. than anything concerning FreeBSD.

Unprecedented posting rate (1)

gruntvald (22203) | more than 12 years ago | (#3067586)

Looks like we're actually up to 1 post/hour on a BSD story. How's yer funding Theo? Ha ha!

Re:Unprecedented posting rate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3067881)

I checked the cvs listing for donations to OpenBSD. And recently they added 170+ donators to the List. Looks like Theo has enough to get his lawn mowed, so he can code even more. How's yer dandruff?

Re:Unprecedented posting rate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3068653)

Who gives a rat's ass about Theo's funding? I thought the whole point of this exercise was freedom, not having some VC suck your dick.

Hmm... (1)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3067845)

Seems like some days old news and btw, next version of OBSD (OpenBSD, not BSOD:P) is 3.1, not 3.0.1 ;)

Re:Hmm... (2)

LiquidPC (306414) | more than 12 years ago | (#3068996)

Yeah, you're right, my apologies, was a typo.

Facts about *BSD (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3067864)

Fact: *BSD is dying

Yet another crippling bombshell hit the bleaguered *BSD community when recently IDC confirmed that *BSD accounts for less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of the latest Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as further exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood. FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

Recently, Slashdot [goatse.cx] confirmed that WindRiver bucked FreeBSD out on its ass for a carton of Winstons and a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon. This only serves to confirm the fact that FreeBSD is unwanted, doomed to be passed around like a cross-eyed harelip orphan from one foster parent to another.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS hobbyist dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *SD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dead

Re:Facts about *BSD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3076099)

Dry up and blow away, you pitiful Linux zealot. I will never use Linux as long as there's a *BSD, and they keep chugging out new improved versions despite all your claptrap. You are a sorry ass troll with a mind like a broken record. Suggest you institutionalize yourself.

Re:Facts about *BSD (1)

vircum (527878) | more than 12 years ago | (#3102480)

This person seems to resemble the posts of BSD is dying [slashdot.org] , so before you flame the troll, check out the history.

Looks allright. (0)

penguin_punk (66721) | more than 12 years ago | (#3069517)

Took me a while to read under my dialup, but pass me the iso's, I'm ready to go. (Just support the trident cyberblade i1 first.)

Interesting (2, Interesting)

NWT (540003) | more than 12 years ago | (#3072115)

I fount this really sweet: Today's innocent bug is tomorrow's hole

I think this is the right thing ... they try to prevent ANY bugs, harmful or not!
Other software creators fix their bugs when they appear, but the openbsd developers try to avoid/prevent bugs, which is IMO the best thing to do!

*BSD (0)

Pr0p3r_Tr0ll4g3 (562103) | more than 12 years ago | (#3075963)

Is BSD cool? Does anyone actually run it, besides the freaky freaks (and the 'leet ass Mac peeps)?

Any good hardware support?
Video: Nvidia GeForce
Sound: Muse XL
Raid: Abit VP6USB, Firewire, Video capture cards?

Can I play games in *BSD? Besides those stupid ass ones that come with KDE...

OpenBSD sucks from a security standpoint.... (-1)

metrix007 (200091) | more than 12 years ago | (#3076660)

it is not secure, they know nothing about security, this is not a troll, just some facts, if you cant handle these facts then I suggest that you don't read /.

openbsd know good coding........linux admins who i implement selinux or rsbac, which use MAC know about security. openbsd being secure by default means nothing, as novel makes the same claims. :)
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