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News: November 06, 2002 10:44:29
Significant new features in OpenBSD 3.2 release
Last week, the OpenBSD project announced its thirteenth release with OpenBSD 3.2 and includes several new security features, improved hardware support, and various software upgrades. One new feature is systrace: "Strict systrace policies applied to every running daemon dramatically reduces impacts of possible security flaws."

Outside: November 07, 2002 13:15:14
ONLamp: Simple Things to Improve Your System's Security
This article discusses root logins and SSH, using chflags, and using MD5 digests for detecting changes.

Outside: November 13, 2002 16:36:53
Daemon News: Cross-Development with NetBSD
This article shares examples of cross-compiling a kernel and the entire operating system under NetBSD, including creating the toolchain for cross-compiling (compiler, assembler, linker).

Outside: November 25, 2002 12:13:32
Yahoo: HotJobs Gets Tighter With Yahoo (HotJobs migrates to FreeBSD)
HotJobs has migrated to Yahoo's platform, which uses FreeBSD. Before the acquisition, HotJobs used servers from EMC and Sun to manage its resumé database.

Outside: November 25, 2002 12:19:55
The Register: MS paper touts Unix in Hotmail's Win2k switch
A rehash of old news: about Microsoft's HotMail service using FreeBSD.

News: November 28, 2002 06:59:40
Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in October 2002
At the end of October 2002, there were 3269 packages in the NetBSD Packages Collection, up from 3214 the previous month, a rise of 55. The Package of the Month award goes to pkgsrc/emulators/simh, Bob Supnik's historical computer simulator, which can emulate Altair, Vax, PDP11 and a lot more.

Outside: November 28, 2002 07:26:41
ONLamp: BSD Disk Images
This article shows how to set up and use /etc/boot.conf on an OpenBSD installation boot floppy. This same approach works on both FreeBSD and NetBSD as well. It also talks about using vnconfig for mounting disk images.