Why OpenBSD rocks
The idea is to create a website that shows great things in OpenBSD to people interested in using it.
I have personally been using OpenBSD since 2012. Every now and then (at conferences, the office, the local hackerspace) people are asking:
“You are using OpenBSD? Why?”
There are a bazillion things that are great about OpenBSD - the people, the philosophy and the technology.
Everyone is free to create PR(s) as this project relies on help! I'm not an expert on everything and facts may be missing, have typos or are wrong.
Feel free to open PRs for:
- New facts
- Fix typos
- Add additional references to existing facts
- Layout / CSS / HTML changes
- Correct claims in fact descriptions
- Everything else you can think of
After a PR gets merged or a commit gets pushed by an author, the site will be automatically deployed to our VM
The VM got sponsored by openbsd.amsterdam ❤️
to be added as facts:
- malloc sysctl (former malloc.conf)
- patched dhclient and priv sep
- RETGUARD Stack protector More info
- clang as default compiler on certain architectures
- Happy Eyeballs More Info
- ipstack interface validation More info
- Libressl 6.8: New X509 certificate chain validator that correctly handles multiple paths through intermediate certificates. Loosely based on Go's X509 validator
- BSD make and include files for makefiles at /usr/share/mk/
- Mandatory enforcement of indirect branch targets. This recently added innovation in OpenBSD harden the system for IBT attacks style (ex: Specter). All executable on arch that support this feature are compiling using this innovation.
- GOT or Game of Tree, an development focused in simplify the manage of GIT repositories (is GIT compatible).