The start of November 2013 marks the release of OpenBSD 5.4. Another release brings a swag of hardware improvements along with software features that will give users even more choices when they are building a server, router/firewall or desktop computer.
Some highlights that interest me are:
- OpenBSD/octeon and OpenBSD/beagle support
- inteldrm(4) updates
- Reworked checksum handling for network protocols
- Support SSL inspection in relayd(8).
- Do not start inetd(8) by default any more.
- Experimental support for fuse(4).
- OpenSSH 6.3:
- Nginx 1.4.1 (+ patches)
- OpenSSL 1.0.1c (+ patches)
- Sudo 1.7.2p8
Please support the project and purchase the CD set or make a donation. Once you have that and you want to get to work, simply choose your favorite mirror and get downloading – don’t download it from ftp.openbsd.org as it will be under extreme load, updating mirrors. For those in Australia, the mirror that is probably the best for all ISPs would be Aarnet. You can directly go to your architecture of choice via this link.