Todd C. Miller | 5 Aug 15:28 2004

Call For Papers: Usenix 2005 FREENIX track

Call For Papers:

  FREENIX is the forum on free and open source software. We are looking 
for papers providing practical and/or academic insight. FREENIX is an 
excellent showcase for the latest developments in and interesting 
applications of free and open source software. Any project with a focus 
on software that is redistributable in source-code form and available 
online is a good candidate for a FREENIX submission. (Submissions 
focusing on proprietary software will not be accepted.) Projects that, 
while not yet 100% finished, anticipate release in the near term are 
also good candidates for FREENIX. Submission of any sort of free and 
open source software-related work is encouraged, including:
 	- Project reports
	- Academic studies and relevant theory
	- Usage and development experiences, both successful and unsuccessful

The emphasis of a FREENIX submission should be on clearly
communicating important and technically interesting software ideas to
a broad audience.

Submissions due Monday, October 18, 2004
Notification to authors Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Camera-ready papers due Thursday, February 24, 2005

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Markus Friedl | 18 Aug 10:58 2004

OpenSSH 3.9 released

OpenSSH 3.9 has just been released. It will be available from the
mirrors listed at shortly.

OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0
implementation and includes sftp client and server support.

We would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their continued
support to the project, especially those who contributed source and
bought T-shirts or posters.

We have a new design of T-shirt available, more info on

For international orders use
and for European orders, use

Changes since OpenSSH 3.8:

* Added new "IdentitiesOnly" option to ssh(1), which specifies that it should
  use keys specified in ssh_config, rather than any keys in ssh-agent(1)

* Make sshd(8) re-execute itself on accepting a new connection. This security
  measure ensures that all execute-time randomisations are reapplied for each 
  connection rather than once, for the master process' lifetime. This includes
  mmap and malloc mappings, shared library addressing, shared library mapping 
  order, ProPolice and StackGhost cookies on systems that support such things

* Add strict permission and ownership checks to programs reading ~/.ssh/config
  NB ssh(1) will now exit instead of trying to process a config with poor 
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Todd C. Miller | 27 Aug 00:38 2004

OpenBSD 3.6 pre-orders are activated

We have just activated pre-orders for the OpenBSD 3.6 release, which
will be released and start shipping Nov 1, 2004.  As always, those
who pre-order will receive their CDs first.

There is a new 3-CD set and a new poster which can be ordered from:

An OpenBSD 3.6 T-Shirt will be added in the coming weeks.

OpenBSD 3.6 contains numerous improvements over previous releases--
most notably SMP support on i386 and amd64.  For a summary of major
changes in 3.6, see:

(Please bear with us, since this document is actively being worked
on by the developers :)

A much more detailed summary is also available:

Please keep in mind that this project is completely funded by CD sales
and donations from our user community.

Thank you.