Archive for May, 2006

BSDCan 2006 wrapup

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

BSDCan 2006 was an overwhelming success!

During this time we met many of the key developers of the FreeBSD project, drank a lot of beer and got a lot of major issues solved!

Among these issues where the dreaded pptp bug that has been an issue for a long time. Someone just happened to commit a fix during the conference.

Also among the fixes where to PF. A printf() was present that OpenBSD did not have and was giving ticket X != X errors in the system logs. Thanks to Max Laier who jumped right in to help when I asked him about why we where seeing these errors. It also happens to show a bug in PFTPX (we think).

In addition to meeting a lot of great people we (Chris Buechler and myself) gave a talk on pfSense and m0n0wall. There where about 55 people present for the talk and it seems like it went really well.

Also during the FreeBSD developer summit Dario and I gave a talk on FreeSBIE. During the talk Dario’s laptop shut down. Needless to say much talk in IRC was about FreeSBIE being dead. Other than the small mishap there was many great questions asked and FreeSBIE seems to be a hit among the FreeBSD developer crowd.

All in all BSDCan has been a great blast for the last 2 years. I highly recommend going next year. Meanwhile I’ll be dreaming up my next topic (if they accept it) for BSDCan 2007.


Interview with BSDTalk

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

I was recently interviewed on BSDTalk. Check it out!!

pfSense at BSDCan 2006 – Call for Donations

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

If you haven’t heard yet, pfSense and m0n0wall will be presented at BSDCan this year by Scott and myself. We’ll also be attending the FreeBSD Developer Summit. This is not a cash-laden conference though, so Scott and I have agreed to provide for our own airfare to Ottawa.

We’re asking for donations so as little as possible of this expense will have to come out of our pockets. I will immediately post a follow up here if we do receive enough donations to cover our expenses.

This is a great opportunity for us to network with the FreeBSD developers, and will certainly help make this project better. Thanks for your continued support!

Edit: Might help if I tell you how to donate. :) You can send PayPal to, or email me for alternate means of payment.