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Wednesday, 03 November 2010 10:56

New OpenBSD 4.8 released

Written by Nick Farell


Super secure OS gets new fixes
Super secure operating system OpenBSD has released a new version.

The OpenBSD project is a free multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. It targets those who want a proactive security and integrated cryptography operating system. This version 4.8 is the latest in an operating system which has only had two serious security flaws in its decade long history. Verson 4.8 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system.

A lot of the improvements are making the OS actually work on systems where it would not before. ACPI-based suspend/resume works on most machines with Intel/ATI video. However machines using NVidia graphics will not resume the graphics, while cardbus(4) and pcmcia(4) will still have some problems, too.

There are some new tools including iked(8), an Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) daemon and ldapd(8), a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) daemon. There is some tinkering to the Filesystem midlayer to fix internal locking in the still experimental NTFS.

You can see what they have changed here.

Nick Farell

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