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		 OpenBSD Real-Quick(TM) NewsLetter.
		    Things Happening in OpenBSD.


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OpenBSD encrypts contents of swap space
January 05, 2000

The OpenBSD kernel can now encrypt the contents of swap space. Previously, 
any sensitive data such as passphrases or passwords kept encrypted by the 
user would be swapped out in clear onto disk, where it would even survive 
reboots.

The work done by Neils Provos uses the Blowfish cipher because it is 
strong,  fast and has a big key setup. The space used is roughly the same
but there is a small speed penalty as the page is copied and encrypted
before it is written to disk. 

At the moment, the option is 'all or nothing' but the 
code was designed to support more selectivity in the future, for example to 
only encrypt the contents of a CFS encrypted file system. 

MORE: http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=455
LINK: http://www.openbsd.org/plus.html
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Using Kerberos in an OpenBSD environment
January 02, 2000

Kerberos can greatly ease the difficulties of multi-server administration 
by combining the convenience of the berkely r* services with the security 
of encrypted logins. 

MORE: http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=428
LINK: http://www.deadly.org/index.php3?id=32&item=32
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OpenBSD Explained Issue 7
January 02, 2000

OpenBSD Explained Issue 7 has been released! This month's articles include: 
  * dmesg explained 
  * securing the openbsd console 
  * dynamic webserving with openbsd 

MORE: http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=420
LINK: http://openbsd.dayrom.com.au/
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Source Wars, The Continued Adventures of Darby
December 31, 1999

Susannah Coleman and Seth Claybrook have joined forces to bring you the 
Continued Adventures of Darby Daemon. 
This episode catapults most of the original cast into a new story. 
The cartoon will be weekly and feature some really great graphics.

MORE: http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=414
LINK: http://darby.daemonnews.org
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IP Filter 3.3.6
December 30, 1999

IP Filter 3.3.6 has been released. 

MORE: http://daily.daemonnews.org/view_story.php3?story_id=409
LINK: http://false.net/ipfilter/1999_12/0314.html
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	-Chris Coleman <chrisc_(_at_)_vmunix_(_dot_)_com>
  	 Daemon News Editor in Chief <http://www.daemonnews.org>
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