Not older people that use DragonFly, but people of any age using an older release of DragonFly: Bezitopo is Pierre Abbat’s topographical program, and he needs testers on versions 4.4 of DragonFly or before. Please give his open-source program a run if you are on the appropriate versions. Trying other BSDs, even though not requested, can’t hurt.
I apologize for ending with a question.
- Why Linux can’t be distributed with ZFS included. “Because it’s not BSD” is the facile answer. (via)
- pkgsrcCon2016 call for presentations. (via)
- HardenedBSD delivers security PIE. (via)
- NetBSD machines at AsiaBSDCon 2016. (via)
- OPNsense 1.16.11 released.
- Build a FreeBSD 10.3-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. (via)
- libressl – more vague promises.
- The BSD family of operating systems.
- Does BSD distributions contain any GNU software?
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/04/18.
- Question about NetBSD — How to update Compiled Binaries
- BSD at LinuxFest Northwest
- Year of the OpenBSD desktop
- Installing ElectroBSD by exploiting “HardenedBSD”. (via)
- FreeBSD and NetBSD Google Summer of Code projects. (via multiple places)
- This may be a facetious question, but: are the new hyperconverged servers just… servers for people that don’t know what their operating system can do?
BSDNow 138, “Rushing into BSD”, has an interview with Benedict Reuschling, about the FreeBSD Foundation and Europe. There’s the usual news roundup, plus some notes about upcoming conventions.
I’d save this for an In Other BSDs note, but that’s a whole week away: FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS is published, available in electronic and printed editions. I suspect this would be interesting to non-BSD users, too.
This is one of those weeks where a bunch of release all tumble together by chance.
- UbuntuBSD Is Looking To Become An Official Ubuntu Flavor. (still confusing)
- PC-BSD 10.3 out; PC-BSD 11 out next. 10.3 was out last week; I missed this link before.
- pfSense 2.3-RELEASE Now Available! (also seen here and here)
- PostgreSQL – Add BSD authentication method. (via)
- BSD and Toshiba Chromebook 2.
- FreeBSD 10.3-Release on AWS. As Colin Percival points out, the last half-dozen releases have been on AWS too.
- Undeadly and HTTPS. (via)
- Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule. For being called “Penguicon”, there’s a lot of BSD events there.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/04/11.
- OPNsense 16.1.9 released.
- OPNsense 16.1.10 released.
- Unix’s file durability problem, which leads in comment to disks from the perspective of a file system (McKusick), which I thought I had linked before but maybe not. (via)
- FreeNAS, TrueNAS, and BadLock.
- UbuntuBSD Should Heed Kubuntu’s Cautionary Tale.
Garbage number 22 is out, and talks about a number of things, including NVMe support in OpenBSD, programming in Go, and ‘reader-submitted issues’.
Tomohiro Kusumi would like to port Hammer (1) to FreeBSD, as noted in this bug discussion. It’s not even begun to happen, but if you can contribute, please do.
Back to the normal rotation; not done early, not done late.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/04/04.
- FreeNAS Mini XL Now Available.
- How to use OpenBSD with Libreboot: detailed instructions. (via)
- Linux Developers vs BSD Developers. (via)
- OpenBSD – recommended way to do WebDAV, CardDAV, CalDAV. (via)
- A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part I.
- Disk IO limiting is coming to FreeBSD. (via)
- The drunken bishop: An analysis of the OpenSSH fingerprint visualization. (via)
- Support of OpenBSD pledge(2) in programming languages. (via)
- FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE Now Available.
- Call For Papers for EuroBSDCon 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia is out!
This week’s garbage podcast is out, with some OpenBSD topics and also some interesting direct experience of licensing violations.
Posting now so people have warning: NYCBUG’s monthly meeting is tomorrow, April 6th, and has John Wolfe presenting “Debugging with LLVM”. Note that the meeting announcement I just linked has the NYCBUG schedule and speakers for the rest of the calendar year. Surely you can make one of them?
I’m a bit short this week, but I’ve been on the road and unable to click around as much as I’d like.
The 20th garbage episode, justing by the summary, talks a lot about the new OpenBSD 5.9 release and other BSD-related matters.
Normally I would save this for a “In Other BSDs” weekend edition, but it would be too late: if you want to get in on a book sponsorship for Michael W. Lucas’s next FreeBSD Mastery book, you have only a few days left to join in. His last book sponsorship worked out perfectly, timing-wise.
By the time you read this, I will have already been at my second job for 5 hours.
- Integrating FreeBSD w/ FreeIPA/SSSD.
- UbuntuBSD, mentioned here, here, here, here. Best reaction here.
- RocketGraph FreeBSD commits on Github for 2015.
- Why OpenBSD? (via)
- KnoxBUG: A new BSD User Group in Knoxville area. (via)
- Install OPNSense on the Monowall Appliance box. (via)
- OPNSense 16.1.8 released.
- FreeBSD – a lesson in poor defaults. Some axegrinding going on. (via and via)
- MidnightBSD with Lucas Holt.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/03/21.
- Using Firefox to watch Netflix on FreeBSD/PC-BSD. (via)
- Larry the BSD Guy’s BSD summary for the week.
- New routing table code (ART) enabled in [OpenBSD]-current.
- Can’t control screen brightness in Broadwell.
- fractal cells – FreeBSD-based All-In-One solution for software development startups. (via)
This week’s garbage podcast is up, to go with the BSDTalk interview, and they’ve made it to 20 episodes. There’s a section at the end about cross-pollination (my favorite BSD term) which I have not been able to listen to yet, but I’m curious.
It’s zero-indexed, if that made you confused for a second.
Update: I listened, and the cross-pollination conversation matches my impressions too. Decentralized leadership is a cause, I think.
BSDNow 134 is out, with a news roundup and an interview of Mark Felder, talking about FreeBSD ports.
(Which may extend to DragonFly, indirectly, through dports; I haven’t listened yet.)
unzip has been added to DragonFly, making it present in every BSD but I think OpenBSD.
This time, this was all last-minute.
- FreeBSD Full Disk Encryption, with an External Boot Drive, GELI, and UFS. (via)
- ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) on FreeBSD – Part 3. (via)
- There’s a new 10G pfSense appliance.
- The pkgsrc-2016Q1 freeze has started.
- Linux: turning into Windows. (via)
- A Bigger FreeNAS Mini?
- The Myth of Effective Storage Capacity
- AsiaBSDCon 2016 Recap (from iXSystems)
- AsiaBSDCon OpenBSD papers
- First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”
- FreeBSD and pam_listfile
- Sponsoring “PAM Mastery”
- IPv6 errata for 5.7/5.8, pledge errata for 5.9 (OpenBSD)
- Call For Artists: New Icon Theme (for Lumina)
- OPNsense 16.1.7 released
- PlayOnBSD (run Windows software)
- Introducing a New Website and Logo for the Foundation. (FreeBSD)
DiscoverBSD for 2016/03/14.
Garbage 18 is out, and talks about the hardware in the title – and also goes into tethering between Android and OpenBSD, which I am sure someone will find immediately useful.
I’m actually a few days late pointing at this, as it came out a few days ago. Anyway, the most-recent-at-this-point Garbage podcast is out, talking about VAX going away, and ends with a good note about donations, and how just giving your pocket change helps.
If you’re somewhere around Michigan tomorrow around 7 PM, Michael W. Lucas is presenting at the SEMIBUG meeting, on FreeBSD filesystems. See the group site for location.
Has anyone been watching the AsiaBSDCon video? I have not been awake/unbusy at the right times.
- Installing Qemu on FreeBSD 10. (via)
- To SLOG or not to SLOG: How to best configure your ZFS Intent Log.
- *BSD Developers Have a New Hosting Option with RootBSD. (via)
- Proactive Security & (re)discovering OpenBSD. (via)
- Bitcoin Devs Could Learn a Lot from BSD.
- “Will lack of an easy to deploy container service like Docker push BSD distributions into irrelevance?” Lack of knowledge or trolling, can’t tell.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/03/07.
- New Video Tutorial on the Pipelight Plugin and Netflix in PC-BSD.
- OPNsense 16.1.6 released
- OpenBSD 5.9 songs released.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” in tech review. If you sponsored, you’d have it already. Michael W. Lucas has a new crime fiction book out, too.
- Xeon Developer Workstation. iXSystems builds BSD workstations, too.
- The VAX platform is no more, for OpenBSD. Aww.
- Building a Distributed Hypervisor on FreeBSD. (via)
BSDNow 132 is up, titled “Scaling up with BSD“, with an interview of host Allan Jude about ScaleEngine, plus a bunch of news links. There isn’t the usual longer writing because they are currently at AsiaBSDCon, and I saw that there are streaming links for the events there. Look at the schedule, watch, and I hope there’s saved video too.
I hope you have some time for reading this week.
- BSDCan: OpenBSD presentations.
- Linux Emulation goes to the great bitbucket of the sky.
- How do I find what is in the ports tree without installing?
- OpenSSH 7.2 released Feb 29, 2016. (via)
- Upcoming Features in GCC 6. Will this make it to a BSD other than maybe DragonFly? Dunno. (via)
- FreeBSD 10.3: Third Beta Available.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/29.
- X11 Forwarding with Kali Linux and bhyve. (via)
- Are BSD OS’ developed in the the open? If a device uses a lot of BSD, can it run XYZ?
- Who is the figurehead/rep/person who wrote BSDL? Ugh.
- Bryan Cantrill on Jails and Solaris Zones. (via)
- LibreSSL not affected by DROWN attack.
- OpenBSD 5.9 network improvements.
- Pre-orders for 5.9 are up! OpenBSD, if you weren’t sure.
- OPNsense 16.1.5 released.
- “it would have largely boiled down to the choice between a BSD family operating system or a Linux family operating system.“
- FreeBSD and NetBSD are in Google Summer of Code 2016.
- Revisiting How We Put Together Linux Systems. So many of these Linux problems aren’t even present on BSD. (via)
- NetBSD Core Team changes.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2016 Tokyo/Spring.
Garbage 16 is out, with OpenBSD news and general tech talk. There’s apparently progress on Raspberry Pi 3 support.
(Podcasts tend to be timely, and time-dependent, so I’m not saving this for the weekend In Other BSDs)
BSDNow 131 is out, and has an interview of Jamie McParland, on I assume the topic of BSD in school environments, guessing by the title and guest’s email address. It has the normal summary of news items, including explanations of load average I think many people would find useful.
I almost missed this: There’s a NYCBUG meeting tonight, at 6:45 PM, at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York City. The presentation will be from Raul Cuza, titled “BSD init(8) and rc(8): Room for Improvement?“. I imagine there will be an opportunity to complain about systemd’s very existence, at this meeting.
Look at the ZFS discussions if you want to feel smug as a BSD user.
- Should I use BSD? If so, why?
- Delphi development in FreeBSD.
- OpenBSD and Comic Sans problems. (a sort of background to that?)
- Garbage podcast 14, for February 19th, which I missed linking to before.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/22.
- February 2016 status and sponsorship questions.
- OPNsense 16.1.4 released.
- USB-stack broken on Chromebook 2 (CB30)
- GPL Violations Related to Combining ZFS and Linux. (also found here, via and via)
- Related to that: FreeBSD and ZFS, from the FreeBSD Foundation, quietly pointing out that BSD has been the best place for ZFS for a long time.
- iXsystems Partners with Veeam. (Note to self: get quote before buying that VNXe3150 tray expansion, next week…)
- FreeBSD Storage Summit 2016.
- Speaking on BSD: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part. The photo is funny.
- Setting up your own Package Cluster in MidnightBSD.
Normally I’m just linking to BSDNow, but there’s even more BSD-themed media coming up today: BSDNow 130 is out, titled “Store all the Things“, with an extended summary of the recent Storage Summit.
Keep an eye out for BSD user group meetings in your area – just because I didn’t note it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
- “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun” at March 15th SEMIBUG. The next few months of SEMIBUG speakers are posted there, too.
- Deploying NetBSD on the Cloud Using AWS EC2: Part 1.
- NetBSD on Google’s Compute Engine.
- The OpenBSD Foundation 2016 Fundraising Campaign. (via)
- The Complexity of Doing Things Right in Distributed Board Elections. About the NetBSD elections.
- Using GPIO on the Raspberry Pi. (on NetBSD)
- flashrd 2.0 is out, and there’s a new mailing list location. Here’s the flashrd site to save you looking it up, if it’s new to you. (via)
- When Sony uses FreeBSD for Playstation 4, how much money do they save?
- htop now runs on several BSDs. (via)
- FreeBSD and the recent glibc CVE-2015-7547 vulnerability.
- OPNsense 16.1.3 released.
- PVS-Studio delved into the FreeBSD kernel. (via)
- Registration for AsiaBSDCon 2016 is open. (via)
- pfSense training now available in Europe.
Several book links this week.
- Openbsd router, can it run on arm? (via)
- Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems” now available! Next two book titles are in there, too.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” Table of Contents.
- Winter arrivals. (related to previous post)
- Upcoming OpenBSD Security Router/Firewall/Load Balancer Release: Feature Requests Wanted (via)
- Noob gonna install some BSD later today.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/08.
- PC-BSD Devs Release Lumina Desktop 0.8.8 Environment […]
- Kali Vs BSD
- January #MissionComplete Best Story
Thing I should link more regularly: Garbage, a podcast that isn’t specifically about BSD but happens to cover it a lot. I linked to it when it was starting, but didn’t catch new episodes (fixed by finding the RSS feed). There’s been a bunch since then, so you have plenty of listening material now.
BSDNow 128 has an interview of Nick Wolff, the usual roundup of news items, and I’m sure something that matches the title of the episode, but I haven’t listened to it yet.
Rimvydas Jasinskas has consolidated/restored/updated a large number of papers into share/doc on DragonFly. I’m not going to link to his large number of commits, but instead point you at the directory where they all went. There’s a number of design documents in there that date back to 4.4BSD and beyond (and some much newer), which may interest or educate you. Of special note: The Guide to the Dungeons of Doom, for rogue, or the KAME IPv6 implementation notes.
These probably apply cross-BSD, but in this case, it’s DragonFly tips for printing with CUPS.
Lots and lots this week!
- SCaLE 14x Recap.
- On ZFS in Debian. BSD is still a better place for ZFS. (via)
- Anyone using FreeBSD or another BSD in production? How do you like it?
- NetBSD/amd64 7.0 on kvm. (via)
- VIMAGE Coming Soon to FreeBSD.
- Initial FreeBSD RISC-V Architecture Port Committed.
- Has Anyone Tried to Put Dark Souls on BSD?
- LibertyBSD 5.8 is out. (related)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/01.
- FreeBSD TACACS+ GNS3 and Cisco 3700 Router.
- FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report – Fourth Quarter 2015.
- OPNSense 16.1.1 and 16.1.2 out.
- Fighting fraudulent networks using secure connections (SSL) with OPNsense.
- Tor Browser 5.5 for OpenBSD.
- Sponsorships for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS”.
- Sponsorships and Hot Water. Sponsor! It has a direct effect.
- The Korn Shell anecdote. (via)
The slides from yesterday’s shell-fu presentation at NYCBUG have been posted.
NYCBUG is having a presentation tomorrow, February 3rd, 18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge at 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The presenter will be Isaac Levy and the title is “shell-fu”. .ike is an energetic speaker and it’s worth your time if you are near enough.
BSDTalk 261 is up, and it’s a half-hour conversation with Kris Moore about jails, system management, and other I assume PC-BSD features.
Another week with plenty of links.
- FreeBSD x64 OpenVPN AD authentication with crypt. (via)
- A FreeBSD 10 Desktop How-to. (via)
- FreeBSD Virtual Machine: Installing VMware tools. A basic explanation for a frequent activity. (via)
- “why attention to detail matters when you’re a kernel developer.”
- Call for testing: Concurrent malloc(3) calls (to speed up firefox)
- Writing Assembly on OpenBSD (x86) (via)
- I’m going back to the future….
- OpenFire Active Directory integration. (via)
- Net ring-buffers are essential to an OS. (via) Check comments on the source link.
- Confessions of a Recovering NetBSD Zealot. From 2006 so may not be accurate. (via)
- How has NetBSD changed since 2006? A followup on that previous link.
- Interested in BSD ports or are we all wasting time here? (via)
- Faces of FreeBSD 2016: Sean Bruno.
- BSD at SCALE 14x. Goat sighting! They are looking for BSD talks for next year.
- Doc like an Egyptian: Managing project documentation with Sphinx. Sphinx is used for documentation on several BSD projects. (via)
- OPNsense 16.1 Released.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems now escaping.
BSDNow 126 has an interview with Ken Moore and Kris Moore of PC-BSD, along with the usual news roundup. There’s a DragonFly mention in the “open source work helps your career” news item that I did not know about but am happy to see.
I’m always happy when I can compile news for at least 4+ different BSDs at once.
- How Three BSD Operating Systems Compare To Ten Linux Distributions. (via)
- [OpenBSD] Tracking -current, am I doing this correctly? (…and other questions)
- Group Test: Bsd Distros. (via)
- Basis Of The Lumina Desktop Environment. Have I linked this before elsewhere?
- NetBSD support for psutil. (via)
- BSD based core router on 10Gbps network.
- Sailor, a native and portable container system for NetBSD and Mac OS X. (via)
- Things I learned from OpenSSH about reading very sensitive files. Leads to some OpenBSD discussion. (via)
- FreeBSD nGinx FFmpeg camera recording and live streaming. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/01/18.
- FreeNAS Home Server Build. (via)
- OPNsense 15.7.25 Released.
There’s a lot of convention links this week, which is mostly an accident. If any of them are near you, go! BSD conventions are always fun, in my experience.
- FreeBSD on EdgeRouter Lite – no serial port required.
- Nearly 19 years of FreeBSD 2.2.1. (via)
- CharmBUG, a BSD user group in Baltimore, Maryland, has a new mailing list. See also the Meetup page. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2016 is coming up in Tokyo, March 11-13. (also via)
- You have only a few days left to meet the BSDCan Call for Papers deadline. (also via)
- The HOPE convention is July 22-24. (also plundered via)
- And if you haven’t clicked on it yet, here’s NYCBUG’s upcoming schedule.
- outrageous roaming fees, about the recent CVE-2016-777|8.
- OpenBSD laptops.
- Xen Support Enabled in [openbsd]-current.
- The Penguicon Lucas Tech Track.
- OPNSense 15.7.24 Released.
- BSD Is Ready for SCALE 14X.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/01/11. (says 2015 but it’s a typo.)
- Best of 2015 in BSD Magazine.
I almost missed it again! BSDNow 124 is up, with an interview of Igor Sysoev about nginx, plus the normal roundup.
I had so many tabs open of things to post that I lost some until the last minute.
- The FreeBSD Foundation is going to external sources to resolve community issues, as followup on recent conflict. (I agree with this plan)
- Upcoming meetings for NYCBUG (and other convention dates). Feb. 3rd is the next.
- NixOS on FreeBSD. (via)
- The TorBSD project has a long list of potential BSD porting projects. (thanks, George!)
- AWS tools on OpenBSD.
OpenBSD has imported click.I misread.
- 2016 Resolution – DiscoverBSD Talks. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/01/05.
- New review on “Tarsnap Mastery”
- Who wants to sponsor some BSD books?
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems” disclaimer
- FreeBSD Jails the hard way. (via)
- New NVIDIA drivers for FreeBSD.
- I Moved to Linux and It’s Even Better Than I Expected. Late 90s flashback! Mostly applies to a BSD desktop too. (via)
- The ‘hidden’ cost of using ZFS for your home NAS. (via)
- FreeBSD on the raspberry pi. (via)
- Netflix’s async sendfile now in FreeBSD-current. (via)
This week’s BSDNow episode has an interview with Josh Paetzel about ZFS, and lots of end-of-year/start-of-new-year prognostication.
That first link is important. DragonFly, as a project, hasn’t had issues like that yet, but that’s more a side effect of it being a smaller project rather than anything else.
- The Developer Formerly Known as FreeBSDGirl. (via)
- updated: An initial followup from freebsd-core.
- Plotting Out the BSD Year. (via or via)
- BSD: A Brief Look Back at 2015.
- OpenBSD Jumpstart. (via)
- Can it run BSD? The story of a MIPS-based PIC32 microcontroller. (via)
- Want to build a local router on my raspberry pi – considering BSD.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/28.
- Ubuntu vs FreeBSD Hosting: Is There A Difference? (via)
- “So errors of a measly 292g years go unreported.“
- pkgsrc-2015Q3 Branch Statistics.
- pkgsrc-2015Q4 released.
- ZFS boot environments are now available in the FreeBSD boot loader.
- plasma_saver for FreeBSD. (this should be portable, hint hint)
- Installfest on January 6th for NYCBUG.
I missed posting this before: A new episode of BSDNow, with new items plus an interview with Alex Rosenberg, “Former Manager of Platform Architecture at Sony”. I assume that means Sony has or had a significant BSD installation, which I totally did not know about.
There’s some DragonFly links I snuck in here because why not?
- OpenBSD Innovation List. (via)
- How to block traffic based off country – pFSense (via)
- pfSense 2.2.6 is released.
- Orchestrating multiple FreeBSDs?
- Hacking the PS4, part 3: FreeBSD Kernel exploitation. (via)
- PIC32-RetroBSD Open Source Hardware Board running Unix like RetroBSD OS. (via)
- Is there a way to cite the FreeBSD handbook and other documentation in APA format?
- Newbie testing out new OS’s
- OPNsense 15.7.23 Released
- [PSA] 1920×1080 on DragonFlyBSD 4.4 under QEMU/KVM.
- The DragonFly 4.4 release article on linuxfr.org – always in-depth.
- Faces of FreeBSD 2015: Erin Clark.
- n2k15: bluhm@ on MP networking (out from under biglock)
- n2k15: vgross@ on deep surgery in TCP/IP stack code
- n2k15: krw@ on fdisk, installboot, dhclient, GPT fixes
- n2k15: reyk@ on hosting a hackathon, vmd, and the switch
- n2k15: mpi@ on MP networking progress
- n2k15: stsp@ on 11n mode wifi, testing
- OpenBSD’s sndiod: now with privsep
- Problems with Systemd and Why I Like BSD Init. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/21.
- AsiaBSDCon 2016 is happening March 10-13, 2016, in Tokyo. The call for papers is out and due by January 8th. Tutorial proposals are due at the end of the month.
Christmas doesn’t stop BSDNow from happening, and this week – along with the normal news summary – has an interview with Trent Thompson about virtualization on FreeBSD. Specifically, iohyve, the new management system.
(Linking directly to the broadcast site instead of the page with the full summary on the BSDNow site, because that summary page isn’t up as of me posting this.)
The latest episode interviews Robert N. M. Watson and George V. Neville-Neil for 36 minutes, about teachbsd.org. Also, BSDTalk has been running for 10 years! It’s been long enough I couldn’t remember if it started before the Digest.
Yet another week that I started 2 weeks ago; this end-of-calendar-year is full of BSD goings-on.
- FreeBSD on the desktop? Am I crazy? (via)
- lists.freebsd.org holy jeebus….
- I am a newbie trying to switch from pfSense to OpenBSD.
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Windows Operating System Family. (via)
- You Make FreeBSD Possible.
- Adventures in Open Source Software: Dealing with Security. A pkgsrc talk.
- TrueNAS templates are now included with a number of monitoring tools.
- Michael Lucas’s SSH talk on YouTube. Not necessarily BSD-specific, but still good.
- BSD for the desktop user: A review of PC-BSD.
- What makes the BSD family more secure than GNU/Linux?
- SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT, a BSD-origin explanation. (via)
- The pkgsrc-2015Q4 freeze has started.
The official title for BSDNow 120 is “I’m talking about the man in the middle” which is too long for an article title here. It’s a Michael Jackson reference and a type of attack against encryption, if you are unclear. Anyway, the episode has the usual news roundup and an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek.
It’s tonight at 7 PM, with the details found on the NYCBUG mailing list. RSVP as soon as you can if you are near enough to go – and you should go.
A good chunk of this is brought over from last week, cause there was so much.
- Ramsey Theory in the Dining Room. Not the shouty chef. (via)
- Superpersistent bootkit. (PDF, via, via)
- Raspberry Pis stuffed into classic computer shells. (via)
- I Dreamed of a Perfect Database. “This is a risk of working alone, without anyone to tell you you’re insane.” A Paul Ford article. (via)
- Project: Keyboard Conversion. More ambitious than I expected. (via)
- It’s called fdisk because…
- Computer Man [Extended Version]. Very 1980s. (via)
- The story of one latency spike. (via)
- Peering into inodes.
- After a ten-year hiatus, NetHack 3.6. (via)
- Big Data? No Thanks! Even if you don’t agree with the position, the images are neat. (via)
- Roll your own toy Unix-clone OS. (via)
- King’s Hand, which turns Go programs into utility scripts. (via)
- Why doesn’t findstr use the standard regular expression library? Another grep variant.
I had this built up well ahead of time.
- Today’s world is amd64, armv7, and soon aarch64. Everything else is dead, Jim. The author is/was a OpenBSD developer. (via, via)
- Show Your Support for FreeBSD. (Foundation) Donation time of year.
- As an everyday user of Linux, should I switch to BSD, why or why not?
- vCenter Web Client Plug-in for TrueNAS Now Available.
- OpenBSD Xen support. (via)
- “look I come from debian so having a stable reliable system that _also_ has software that isn’t years out of date in the repos is a shocker” (about the ports system)
- pkgsrc is moving to dash as a bootstrap shell, to replace pdksh.
- The 2015Q4 quarterly pkgsrc freeze is coming.
- BSD Magazine issue 75, with a focus on FreeBSD development tools, is available.
- DistroWatch Weekly reviews OpenBSD 5.8. (via)
- n2k15: sashan@ on PF mpsafe progess.
- n2k15: tedu@ on rebound, malloc hardening, removing legacy code.
- OPNsense 15.7.22 Released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/07.
BSDNow 119 is up, with even lengthier news summaries than usual, and an interview of Paul Goyette about his testing work with NetBSD.
I was going to make comments about this being a light week, and then suddenly I had overflow.
- The 2015 NYC Tech Meta-Party is December 14th. Lots of BSD people there; I wish I was.
- The Call for Papers for BSDCan 2016 is out. (also via)
- Early days of Unix and design of sh. Stephen Bourne’s recent NYCBUG talk; make time to see this if you missed the BSDCan 2015 show.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems, the early access draft, is available.
- Hosted NetBSD (and others) from Serveraptor. We need a list of hosting orgs where you can run BSD.
- One of the three OpenBSD users. (via)
- PXE boot OpenBSD from OpenWRT. (via)
- NetBSD gains sqlite3db and also DTC.
- PHP5.4 is being retired from pkgsrc.
- IBCS2 support in FreeBSD is removed, for now at least.
- OpenBSD now has an etherip(4) device. (No man page to link to as of this typing)
- iXSystems at Fossetcon 2015.
- Preparing multitouch support – request for tests
- Is That Linux? No, It’s PC-BSD. (via)
- How to Install Ajenti with Nginx and SSL on FreeBSD 10.2. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/11/30.
- Distrowatch reviews NetBSD 7. (via)
- FreeBSD and FreeNAS in Business by Randy Westlund.
BSDNow 118 is up, and it has an interview with Mark Heily about relaunchd, along with a number of other BSD news things that I haven’t even read yet because I didn’t expect the episode before today.
BSDTalk has a 65-minute recording of Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil at vBSDCon 2015 presenting “Supporting a BSD Project“. Note that it’s a recording of the presentation itself and not an interview after the fact. I don’t think vBSDCon has had any released video, or I don’t immediately remember seeing any, so this may be the only way to experience this talk.
I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links.
- A FreeBSD AMI Builder AMI. (via)
- Status of pledge(2).
- Multiple Perl modules for OpenBSD’s pledge(2).
- Going full pledge.
- iXSystems at LISA 15.
- Current Status of OpenBSD / OpenBGPd at RIPE 71 by Peter Hessler.
- Zedboard and BSD. (via)
- FreeBSD on the QCA953x (“Honeybee”) from Qualcomm Atheros.
- Onion Omega and FreeBSD.
- Yay cross–pollination!
- Tools for cleaning up KNF-formatted code.
- You should try FreeBSD. (via)
- Switching from OS X to FreeBSD – Both desktop and laptop. Very thorough, and a useful guide if you are contemplating the same thing. (via)
- Interview: Renato Westphal
- Hackfest OpenBSD Presentations.
- “The Devil & BSD: Leaving Linux Behind” (via)
- freebsd vs arch linux
- NetBSD has the Blum Blum Shub RNG, which I thought was a name selected for comedy effect, but no, it’s the names of the creators.
- Wireless, finally – with NetBSD on my Raspberry Pi
- You can no longer not encrypt ssh traffic, on FreeBSD. I am linking that mostly so I can use that convoluted English statement.
- rsnapshot on FreeBSD. (via)
- OPNsense 15.7.20 Released.
- Inline Intrusion Prevention. An upcoming OPNSense feature.
- Multi-tenant/VLANs behind a virtualized pfSense firewall in ESXi. (via)
- OpenBSD support in psutil 3.3.0. (via)
- Comments on the previously-linked “Why did I choose the DragonFlyBSD Operating System?“. Hey, someone mentioned the Digest!
Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. isn’t slowing down BSDNow, cause there’s a new episode up with Bryan Cantrill talking about the awfulness that is Linux interfaces, along with a bunch of summary news items written out on the page.
This is one of those weeks where everything gets covered. Settle in, there’s lots to click.
- For Better or For Worse. About Go, but also about language design in general. (via)
- The Birth of ZFS. See comments in the source link about Oracle’s version vs. the BSD version.
- The Docker Monitoring Problem. Good for an explanation of containers. (via)
- Cmder. Slowly, the UNIX workflow style is taking over everything – even Windows. (via)
- The Early History of the more Command. “I named the program more. This was a daring move at the time, since it was such a long name for a UNIX command, and was also a real English word.” (via)
- Early Phishing. Click the PDF link on the upper right for the content. (also via)
- Where SCCS came from. (also also via)
- Alta Vista, 5 servers, 1996. (via)
- Dragonfly Key Exchange, RFC 7664. Nothing to do with DragonFly. (via swildner on EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- ex reference manual, from Bill Joy. (PDF, via)
- xv6, “a modern reimplementation of Sixth Edition Unix” (via)
- Something to think about for “supported” older versions of software, especially in those long-term support versions of various Linux distributions.
- ADOM is now available on Steam. Runs on BSD, sorta.
- The AS7007 Incident. I knew of things like the Morris Worm, but not this event. (via)
- Does the Internet route around damage? I also did not realize the size of the RIPE ATLAS network.
- System Shock, a font reappears! (via)
- JF Ptak Science Books. A historical bookseller blogs – a lot! (via, via)
Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week.
- Inaugural SemiBUG meeting notes. Next meeting is December 15th, with Josh Grosse presenting on bulk package builds in OpenBSD.
- Yahoo and FreeBSD (1997). For those who enjoy correlation without clear causation, there’s a relationship between Yahoo’s fortunes as a company, and reducing their usage of BSD. (via)
- “…I use BSD for my websites for a reason.” Similar material sprinkled through the comments. (via)
- What are some active BSD-focused blogs or news sites you follow? My answer’s in there.
- Setting color temperature.
- Try to make Graylog2 working on FreeBSD (and failed)
- Various options for presentation software on the BSDs. (Follow thread)
- rough code and working consensus, working in a group at the recent u2k15 hackathon.
- Speaking of which, one more u2k15 report.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2015 Tokushima.
- Samba QoS? (FreeBSD)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/11/16.
- OPNsense 15.7.19 Released.