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July 2002

Outside: July 10, 2002 15:46:33
Daemon News: HOWTO: Transparent Packet Filtering with OpenBSD
This article discusses setting up bridging, configuring pf, checking pf logs and testing the "transparent" packet filtering.

Outside: July 11, 2002 08:42:27
OnLAMP: Understanding FreeBSD Disklabels
This article discusses BSD partitions and using the disklabel utility.

News: July 11, 2002 08:58:27
UniTrends announces Backup Professional for FreeBSD
UniTrends Corporation, a developer of enterprise-wide cross-platform backup, recovery and data protection products and services, recently unveiled Backup Professional for FreeBSD server. The client for FreeBSD was introduced last year.

Outside: July 15, 2002 22:55:58
Top 10 Things Wrong With Linux (and the free BSDs), Today
In "purely an act of love", the author discusses every major nitpick he can think of, such as printer and X configurations, sharing files, web browsers, and more.

Features: July 16, 2002 11:47:00
Comparing BSD/OS and NetBSD
This series of articles quickly shares several of the similarities and important differences between BSD/OS and NetBSD. This article explains what's installed, what's running, and gives a few examples of basic configurations.

News: July 17, 2002 20:02:28
Network risk assessment software targets OpenBSD
The new CORE IMPACT software release includes attack modules for compromising and using OpenBSD systems. "The OpenBSD Syscall server provides functionality to call any available system call in the compromised system. This server is used to make IMPACT modules interact with the compromised system."

Outside: July 18, 2002 15:34:52
Incident analysis of a compromised OpenBSD 3.0 honeypot
A 28 hour experience of setting up, watching, and analyzing a honeypot -- a system designed to lure in and detect attacks.

Outside: July 19, 2002 12:25:41
OSnews: Exclusive: The MacOSX Roots
A few comments about MacOS X roots: "... [we] regard FreeBSD as the primary reference code base going forward."

News: July 22, 2002 13:37:46
New FreeBSD core team to work on project direction
As of July 8, the FreeBSD project has had a new core team which was elected by active FreeBSD committers.

News: July 22, 2002 14:39:55
Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in May 2002
Ninety-two packages were added in May, whilst 2 were removed. The main change is the addition of the kde3 packages. The joint Package of the Month award goes to xscreensaver, projclock and yrolo.

News: July 22, 2002 22:08:50
NetBSD 1.5.3 maintenance release officially available
The NetBSD Project released a maintenance release for its stable 1.5 branch. In the ten months since the last release of the NetBSD 1.5 branch, various improvements, new hardware support, and a few security fixes have been integrated.

News: July 22, 2002 22:25:46
AMI releases FreeBSD-based NAS software
American Megatrends Inc., a leader in storage and computing innovations worldwide, today announced the release of its FreeBSD-based StorTrends NAS software.

Features: July 26, 2002 20:19:57
Speed surfing with graphical Links
The text-based Links web-browser now has a graphical mode and interprets Javascript. This article quickly shares some first-hand impressions with the new Links.

News: July 29, 2002 17:21:48
Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in June 2002
"By my calculations, there were 2970 packages in the packages collection at the end of June ... a rise of 72. ... Package of the Month award goes to links-gui".

Outside: July 30, 2002 05:28:43
ONLamp: Installing OpenBSD 3.1
This article is a quick review of some things noticed from an OpenBSD install: "These installs were done in standard 'hurried sysadmin' mode; skim the documentation, throw in the boot disk, and go."