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Qmail for 10.1 Complete

All the documentation for qmail has been updated to support FreeBSD 9.3 and 10.1. As of this writing 9.2 and 10.0 are unsupported.


Installed curl as a requirement
Made some changes to the unzip port
Added qmail-1.03.tar.gz to the installing qmail docs as the port installs netqmail (No difference)
Changed Qmail-Scanner from 1.x port to 2.11 via source. The FreeBSD port for qmail-scanner was deleted in 2014 (No maintainer)



Acricles Updated

I have updated the mysql docs to use the databases/mysql56-server port and also updated the apache docs to use the /usr/ports/www/apache24 port. Enjoy!


Qmail confirmed working on FreeBSD 10.1


Well it is official; As of April 18th at 9:24PM EST I have confirmed that on FreeBSD 10.1 qmail works with Qmail-Scanner 2.11. Docs will be updated. Here is what needs to be changed/added. I have also confirmed that qmail works with FreeBSD 9.3 as well.

Preinstall docs:

Install /usr/ports/ftp/curl with options on as follows:


Install dig


Install mail/spamass-rules if you want some third-party spam-catching rulesets

When installing the file add the uid of qscand to be 89 articles being migrated

After careful consideration for the last few months I have decided to merge the articles with the site to make it one site. I have not done any work with in a few years and it's about time I upgraded / improved the site with some new articles. On the site I will save all links and make one page with the title and the new URL.


TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)

FYI people:

OpenSSL Security Advisory [07 Apr 2014]

TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)

A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be
used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server.

Only 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including
1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1.

Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to
Adam Langley <
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preparing the fix.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Users unable to immediately
upgrade can alternatively recompile OpenSSL with -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS.

1.0.2 will be fixed in 1.0.2-beta2.

FreeBSD 10

Hello all!

I have been busy at work and at home and I have not posted any new articles on 10 yet. I have not felt comfortable with 10 as I have had several unsuccessful attempts to update it to -STABLE to no avail. That being said I'm not testing anything on 10 until 10.1 comes out and that includes qmail as well. Feel free to try it at your own discretion. It appears as though Perl is now being pushed up to .16 so there will be a few qmail updates as well.As of today 3/11/14 there is no current release date for 10.1

Stay tuned!