The FreeBSD Foundation has announced it will be funding two new projects:

1. Performance analysis of FreeBSD’s IPv6 stack by Bjoern Zeeb

The project will carry out a detailed performance analysis starting with benchmarking IPv6 to IPv4 to get up-to-date numbers to better understand where we are. It will then continue to identify the origins of differences in performance, and where possible, directly address them or identify areas of future work. Having initial benchmark numbers will allow changes to be evaluated by re-running the measurements and quantifying the improvements.

2. Implementing auditdistd daemon by Pawel Jakub Dawidek

The goal of the auditdistd project is to securely and reliably distribute audit records over the TCP/IP network from a local auditdistd daemon to a remote auditdistd daemon. In case of source system compromise, the attacker’s activity can be analysed using data collected by the remote system, as only the remote system’s audit logs can still be trusted.

More details can be found on the FreeBSD Foundation’s blog: auditdistd project and IPv6 project.