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OpenBSD 4.7 Released 143

An anonymous reader writes "The release of OpenBSD 4.7 was announced today. Included in this release are support for more wireless cards, the loongson platform, pf improvements, many midlayer filesystem improvements including a new dynamic buffer cache, dynamic VFS name cache rewrite and NFS client stability fixes, routing daemon improvements including the new MPLS label distribution protocol daemon (ldpd) and over 5,800 packages. Please help support the project by ordering your copy today!"
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OpenBSD 4.7 Released

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:00PM (#32269234)

    No, not without removing a lot of OpenBSD'isms from it.

  • Re:Bad timing... (Score:4, Informative)

    by armanox ( 826486 ) <> on Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:01PM (#32269252) Homepage Journal
    I don't know why it shouldn't be able to. Make sure the NFS versions match (NFS3, NFS4)
  • Re:Bad timing... (Score:5, Informative)

    by baldusi ( 139651 ) on Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:15PM (#32269450)

    Be careful with the settings of the no-df bit in TCP fragments, which Linux NFS generates and expects, while PF rightly blocks when scrubbing. The PF FAQ is your friend there.

  • by lanner ( 107308 ) on Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:22PM (#32269536)

    When it came to things like OSPF, BGP, routing, filtering (pf failover) and that sort of networking things, Linux hasn't been the best (though queuing and protocols have had some innovations and dev work).

    Anyone have an opinion on this?

    For example, Zebra was basically abandoned (it sucked anyway), which now became quagga -- if I wanted a Cisco, I'd get a Cisco. Stop trying to make it a damn emulator.

    BGP? I don't even know if there is anything.

    iptables is cool, but it just doesn't have failover like pf has (I want people with real-word experience, don't tell me "it's supported" when it's crap.)

  • by bhima ( 46039 ) * <Bhima.Pandava@gmail. c o m> on Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:23PM (#32269562) Journal

    Oh come on now... The title is inflammatory and tone is combative. Unsurprisingly the discussion at guy's blog degenerates pretty quickly.

    I don't really disagree with most of his central points: Secure by default isn't really useful to most people; OpenBSD needs more security features than older UNIX ones; and the OpenBSD team does themselves a huge disservice with their "not invented here" syndrome... But really the whole thing could be been written with a more professional tone and fostered a lot more constructive discussion.

  • I love OpenBSD (Score:4, Informative)

    by lemur3 ( 997863 ) on Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:29PM (#32269656)

    I started using OpenBSD at version 2.7 after a few years using various versions of Redhat linux and Mandrake.

    I was hooked right away.. It was a lot of things. Maybe the first was the really easy installation process... In my opinion it still might be the simplest out there. There is the well written man pages.. And the simple 'full' installation. It was easy to understand where everything was and it mostly stayed that way from release to release. The config files seemed easy to read and the firewall was really snazzy!

    They do some good work! I enjoy using it, even if all I am really doing is small scale hobby work.

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