If you’ve only ever used to ‘
shutdown -h now‘ to halt a machine, Sepherosa Ziehau reminds that ‘
shutdown -p now‘ is the way to get the server powered off.
Joseph Garcia got to fight with
tftp on DragonFly; he wrote down the rather torturous procedure he had to follow, which may help anyone else with a Cisco router that needs to be configured.
Matthew Dillon has added some sysctls that can help secure your machine; the commit message for both contains a more in-depth explanation.
It’s rather quiet lately… Why not spend some time clicking Hubert’s links?
No news today. I’m busily trying to establish my need for a new video card.
bsdnews.com, which redirected to daily.daemonnews.org, seems to be missing. www.daemonnews.org is still there, though the layout has changed.
SANE 2006 will be held in May of next year; the initial call for papers is out.
SANE = “System Administration and Network Engineering”, if you didn’t know.
Matthew Dillon has made available a preliminary start on his bug tracker, which he is apparently calling “dunebuggy“.
Rob D. posted a link to a page that describes problems with MD5, a hashing algorithm.
Jeremy Reed found that there are some tricks to building world in a jail.
Reader LabThug helpfully pointed out that the blog at http://opensource.weblogsinc.com/ has been talking about the events at NYCBSDCON. Oh, I’m kicking myself for not going. Of special interest to readers here is a writeup on Jeffrey Hsu’s DragonFly talk.
This week on UnixReview.com: reviews of the books “Mobile IP Technology and Applications” and “Advanced Perl Programming, Second Edition“, and a writeup of the card game “PySol“.
Any readers go to NYCBSDCON? How was the event?
Emiel Kollof pointed out that Mustang is going to be the next release of Java; we have a chance to get some support for DragonFly in now.
Sepherosa Ziehau has added support for RealTek RTL8150 USB ethernet devices; taken in part from FreeBSD’s version.
Matthew Dillon didn’t like the idea of a Java-based bug tracker, so he’s rolling his own. As part of it, his Backplane databse will probably be used as the back-end for it, though under the GPL.
The 2006 USENIX Technical Conference, coming up at the end of next May, has issued a Call for Papers. If you want to present one, you need to have your paper done by mid-January.
Matthew Dillon has committed a number of bug fixes back to Preview, and will bring them into 1.2 Release this weekend.