Digest: ssshfs, NAMP VMware image, Segvguard, BSDtalk and a daemonic bag
OK, I'm too lazy to put this into separate items, so here's
the stuff from today in one digest:
- There was some progress on puffs, the userland filesystem
stemming from last year's Google SoC, some time ago.
More example userland filesystems are now available with
sysctlfs and ssshfs, see
Rumours say that ssshfs works pretty well, which is
a final reason to ditch the (abandoned first cut of the) netbsd-4
branch and make a -current kernel to play with this. BTW, for those
wondering what ssshfs is, see
* simple sshfs
* (silly sshfs? stupid sshfs? snappy sshfs? sucky sshfs? seven sshfs???)
* (sante sshfs? severed (dreams) sshfs? saucy sshfs? sauerkraut sshfs?)
- People complained that there's no ready-made VMware image
with NetBSD available, and this has changed now.
The #NetBSD blog
points at a
NAMP (NetBSD + Apache + MySQL + PostgreSQL + PHP)
image that has quite a lot of software installed in
187MB size. See the
for more information on NAMP.
- Elad, chief security hacker of NetBSD's infrastructure has proposed
to add PaX Segvguard as yet another building stone in NetBSD's
PaX Segvguard monitors the number of segfaults in a program
per-user, in an attempt to detect on-going exploitation attempts
and possibly prevent them. One common attack PaX Segvguard can
help mitigate is when an attacker tries to brute-force a function
return address, when wanting to perform a return-to-lib attack.
See Elad's proposal
for more details! Note that a start of the implementation is
but that this is still work-in-progress.
did an interview with
pkgsrc developer Johnny Lam (jlam@), it's available in
- Last, if you don't know what to wish for Xmas, there's something
for the average BSD geek: a
(which is probably not really authorized by the Daemon owner,
[Tags: bsdtalk, images, puffs, Security, segvguard, ssh, vmware]