This week’s BSDNow has David Carlier of Afilias interviewed, plus a EuroBSDCon travel report and more.
SSH in DragonFly 5, by default, does not make a password authentication request on outgoing ssh sessions. You can manually add the option or change the config. Or use public keys, which is really the best idea if at all possible.
Because of the major version number change, there’s no packages built for DragonFly 4.9. Your options are to either update to 5.1 (which you probably meant to do anyway if you are running current) or manually point to the newest packages. Or just build from dports.
For clarity, this does not affect you at all if you are running 5.0 release. It only affects you if you are running DragonFly-current and have not updated in a while.
I have more links to post but I just plain ran out of time.
- The /bin/true Command and Copyright. (via)
- Pencil and Paper Games. (via)
- A Little Story About the `yes` Unix Command. (via)
- Open Source Game Clones. I linked this years ago, but it’s updated. Still iffy on it. (via)
- Pixels camp 2017. (slides)
- Who implemented the Windows NT blue screen of death?
- Apple2fpga: Reconstructing an Apple II+ on an FPGA. (via)
- A Eulogy for Eudora.
- The Scrolling Orbs. Trackballs predated mice – significantly.
- The Balanced Ternary Machines of Soviet Russia. (via)
- A DDoS threat that didn’t happen.
Your crazy update of the week: The Beacon Project.
Less crazy/better idea: The Church of the SubGenius | A Documentary. Pledging.
All at the last minute, this.
- rcmds removed from FreeBSD. (Thanks, Jeremie)
- Michael W. Lucas will be presenting on Tarsnap at the next SemiBUG meeting – the 17th.
- There may be a OpenBSD porting workshop with NYCBUG in early December.
- The anatomy of ldd program on OpenBSD.
- How to create BSD bootable USB Stick ?
- EuroBSDcon 2017: “travel notes” after the conference. (via)
- pfSense 2.4.0-RELEASE Now Available! (comments)
- OpenBSD 6.2 released.
- openbsd changes of note 629.
- FreeBSD and APRS, or “hm what happens when none of this is well documented..”
- I’m thinking about OpenBSD again. (via)
- Transition to Zstandard-compressed packages has begun.
Tomohiro Kusumi has made the userspace tools for HAMMER1 compilable on Linux, so you could create a HAMMER1 volume on a Linux system. No, it’s not the ability to read/write HAMMER1 in Linux, unfortunately – just some manipulation of volumes. I don’t know what his future plans are for HAMMER1|2 on Linux, if any.
I am all over this week.
- On Being Operationally Incompetent. Harsh but true. (via)
- Floating Point Visually Explained. (via)
- Unapplied Linguistics. (via I lost it, sorry)
- CORE (Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics). A free economics textbook, which I find oddly interesting both for the topic and because it’s a specific effort to produce a freely available comprehensive textbook.
- A Program from a 35 Year Old Magazine for BASIC Month and a Chat with Its Author. (via)
- The Librem 5 Development Roadmap and Progress. Miiiight be able to run a BSD. (via)
- The Golden Age of the Video Game Arcade: 1981. (via)
- Practical Self-Defense against the Scourge of Dot-Files.
- Computer – Journal of the IEEE Computer Society. Circa 1970s.
- Retro ThinkPad announcement.
Assembled all on Thursday!
- No Plan Survives Contact with the Internet. pfSense 2.4.0 delay, related to recent dnsmasq discoveries.
- pfsense rant.
- Exploring BSD for my CDN.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2017 Recap.
- First draft of “Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition” finished! Related: Michael W. Lucas has a Patreon.
- OPNsense 17.7.5 released.
- autoconf/clang (No) Fun and Games.
- FreeBSD 10.4-RELEASE out.
- Upgrading from FreeBSD 10.3 to 11.1 via freebsd-update and beadm.
- ClonOS offers web-based container/VM management on FreeBSD base. (via)
- LibertyBSD 6.1 released. (via)
- Anybody interested in taking over my Emacs front-end to (Free)BSD pkg?
- How to blank laptop screen?
- Any way to control the battery charge levels (thinkpad)
- Serving 100 Gbps from an Open Connect Appliance. (via multiple places)
- pkgsrc-2017Q3 is out.
BSDNow 214 has no interview, but does get into a convention report and a number of other topics, including the history of man pages. Is there a help format that has lasted as long as man pages? I don’t think so.
Here’s your heads-up: NYCBUG is having an TOR installation party tomorrow. Go, if you are near.
Unofficial gaming theme this week.
- HyperRogue, the non-Euclidean roguelike, is a mind-melting masterpiece.
- A crapload of animation links.
- LANCER, a new mech RPG. Wait, here’s an update.
- Quondam: Finished! “The most difficult adventure game ever made.
- Unlocking Braden’s Potential. (PDF, via)
- Parallel processing with unix tools. (via)
- A 1979 War-Game That Takes 1,500 Hours to Complete. (via)
- The History of Email. (via)
- PocketBeagle – A $25 open-source USB-key-fob computer. (via)
- Building the plasma. (via)
- Gravitational Teleport, fancy ssh. (via)
- Email: a lost relic of the before-before times.
- Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it.
- The Beauty of Unix. (via)
All the BSD activity for the week was absorbed by EuroBSDCon, I think.
- Remember, BSDNow has links to the raw video of EuroBSDCon. (Update: finished video now available.)
- BSD Pizza Night in Oregon. Unfortunately too late by the time I found it, but maybe there will be another?
- FreeBSD 10.4-RC2 Available.
- FreeBSD status report for 2017Q2.
- lscpu for OpenBSD/FreeBSD.
- The new TNF Board of Directors are installed and patched for 2017. (via)
- Do any of the BSD’s work to replace GPL’ed software on the grounds that the GPL is restrictive?
- FreeBSD 10.4-RC1 with Xfce4 help.
- EuroBSDcon 2017 Presentations Available. The OpenBSD ones.
- FreeBSD: Building software from ports (1/2).
- EuroBSDCon 2017 Reflection.
BSDNow 213 talks about the just-finished EuroBSDCon, and vBSDCon and other things. The episode 213 web page links to Youtube videos of all the talks, so there’s your evening schedule, filled.