Lazy Reading for 2017/04/02

I’m very UNIXy this week.

Your useful tip of the week: Setting the root login’s ‘full name’ to identify the machine that sent email.  This makes so much sense.  (via)

In Other BSDs for 2017/04/01

Odd batch of links this week.

Your BSD-related fiction book of the week (year?  decade?) :’git commit murder‘ is out, set at a (fictional) BSD convention.

Lazy Reading for 2017/03/26

Old-school UNIX and games this week.

In Other BSDs for 2017/03/25

More thinking topics than version changes this week, which is interesting.

 

Make reading to the end great again

An article about a semctl(2) bug on DragonFly, “Make DragonFlyBSD great again!“, has popped up a few times, in comments here, some online forums, and in IRC.  I’m linking to it so that I can also say: read all the way to the end and notice the date.  The bug was fixed more than 6 months ago.  This is not a current security problem, but a (enjoyable) description of how someone in Poland documented it.

Nobody reads anything but headlines, geez.

Check your sshd_config setting

The last time SSH was updated in DragonFly, a DragonFly-specific customization, “PasswordAuthentication No”, was reverted to the default.  This meant password logins through SSH worked on DragonFly – which is normal for perhaps every other UNIX-ish operating system, but DragonFly has traditionally defaulted to requiring a key out-of-the-box.

It has been fixed, and you can change the setting back.  This only affected DragonFly-master from August through March.  4.6 users are unaffected.

Lazy Reading for 2017/03/19

Technical details week for Lazy Reading.

Your unrelated tea link of the week: Haha, one of the world’s best tea houses is in my town.  It’s Leaf Tea Bar, and Niraj is one of the nicest guys.  His prices are reasonable for the quality of the tea, too.

Your related bug link of the week: Teeth of the DragonFly.  (via)

 

In Other BSDs for 2017/03/18

Much better than last week, but there wasn’t any hurricane-force winds this week – which helps.

 

BSDNow 185: Exit Interview

BSDNow 185 has existing host Kris Moore performing his last episode (because $dayjob) and Benedict Reuschling coming in to replace him.   Allan Jude is unchanged, of course.  As they correctly point out, 185 weeks of on-time video content is a tremendous achievement so far.  This week’s episode is 55 minutes of talking with the old and the new staff.

AsiaBSDCon 2017 and DragonFly networking

Sepherosa Ziehau went to AsiaBSDCon 2017 and gave a talk on his work with DragonFly’s networking.  He’s published a report of his trip, which comes with a link to his paper, his presentation, and pictures of who he met.

Note that the PDF and the Powerpoint slides links are different; one is the paper, one is the talk.  The Powerpoint slides contain the benchmarks linked here in comments, previously.