I have no BSD-themed links this week. Sorry! It’s been hectic. We return to normal tomorrow.
BSDNow 171 has no interview this week, but more in-depth news articles than normal, including something interesting about bsdiff.
I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs.
- TMUX Config Help on FreeBSD
- FreeBSD Foundation Contributions, Fundraising, and More
- Donating to the OpenBSD Foundation
- The Insecurity of OpenBSD. The article is from 2010 so reading comments at the source link may be better.
- BSD now 169: Scheduling your NetBSD, plus a comment. A followup to the second-most-recent BSDNow.
- Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin Code. I don’t cover enough of the BSD side of MacOS, but it’s hard to separate from the Mac part.
- “Does OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD ship with binary blobs?” A perennial religious issue.
- Kristaps Dzonsons on pledge(2)
- TrueOS Pico – FreeBSD ARM/RPi Thin Clients (via)
- openbsd changes of note 2
OPNsense 16.7.9 releasedOPNsense 16.7.10 released See my note about backlog.
- LiteBSD Brings 4.4BSD to PIC32 (via)
- Start the holidays off with FreeNAS 10 BETA 2!
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Presentation Slides (via)
- OpenBSD on PC Engines APU2 (via)
- The Saga of Concurrent DNS in Python, and the Defeat of the Wicked Mutex Troll (via)
The cohabiting part of this week’s BSDNow is about someone running FreeBSD and Gentoo on the same ZFS drive. No interview but lots of material from the recent EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD conventions.
Tennessee area BSD user group KnoxBUG is meeting tomorrow, and Warren Block will be the guest speaker. He’ll be talking about documentation. Going by the linked announcement, there will be both prizes and blame, so something for everyone!
It’s a Cyber Monday deal, so I can’t wait until the normal weekend roundup: BSD Magazine is offering their Devops with Chef on FreeBSD course for 30% off today only.
I use italics a lot this week.
- Reddit advertising of “PAM Mastery”.
- Related: Michael W. Lucas talks about open source and fiction. Best pull quote: “imagine if I wrote a piece of fiction claiming that OpenBSD was contemplating a switch to GPLv3?“
- $ git commit murder is an excellent title, by the way.
- Also also: PAM Mastery is out for purchase.
- Debian considers merging /usr. For contrast to BSD. (via)
- Pinky Bar. An ecumenical status bar, which I didn’t realize I needed until I saw it. I like that the author specifically notes BSD in describing what to use. (via)
- FreeBSD on a MacBook Pro. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016 slides – all of them. There’s a lot of material here.
- In-kernel audio mixing ahead. (NetBSD)
- OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan. That’s a lot of money.
- OpenBSD on AWS : An Unexpected Journey. (via)
Even the U.S. holiday doesn’t stop the regular posting of BSDNow episodes. #169 is up now. I like the Let’s Encrypt vs. the FreeBSD cluster story, cause that’s an interesting and intricate problem.
A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.
- FreeBSD status report for 2016Q3.
- “Import (finally!) Tor Browser 6.0.5.” An obvious matchup. (via)
- “FreeBSD Flavors. Do We Need Them?“
- Next SemiBUG meeting: December 20th.
- “How to remote connect to BSD server behind double NAT?”
- Review of NAS4Free 10.3.0.3. I forgot about this… fork? (via)
- pycapsicum – sandbox your Python code on FreeBSD. (via)
- Iocage – A FreeBSD jail manager. (via)
- “What’s your favorite BSD jail administration software?“
- Build a FreeBSD 11.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. (via)
- OPNsense 16.7.8 released.
- b2k16 hackathon report: Landry Breuil, Jeremy Evans, Daniel Jakots.
- l2k16 hackathon report: LibreSSL manuals now in mdoc(7).
- openbsd changes of note
- Learning more about the NetBSD scheduler (… than I wanted to know)
- MeetBSD 2016 Report: Michael Dexter.
This week’s BSDNow episode is almost all FreeBSD, all the time. No interview subject this week. I’m going by the written summary because the video is showing as private… but maybe I’m catching it just before posting?
Started out with a short list, but I managed to find some extra links by Friday.
- b2k16 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot.
- NetBSD 7.0/xen scheduling mystery, and how to fix it with processor sets.
- Looking at the scheduler issue again. Part 2 from previous link.
- TrueOS Launch message. Might be time to retire the PC-BSD tag.
- Lynis – Security auditing tool for Linux, macOS, and UNIX-based systems. (via)
- Exit from Hell? Reducing the Impact of Amplification DDoS Attacks. Also as a paper. I’d like to compare the number of systems found as amplifiers vs. systems in general. e.g. are BSD less likely to create reflectors? (via)
- “PAM is Un-American” talk now online. Buy the PAM Mastery book!
- Devops with Chef on FreeBSD, an online course from BSD Magazine.
- SemiBUG is meeting Tuesday. Joe Gidi will talk about ‘managing Android devices with BSD‘.
Imre Vadasz is working on full-offload scan support for wlan, imported from FreeBSD. That doesn’t change much from a user point of view, other that (I assume) reducing load and power usage a tiny amount. I’m reinforcing something most people don’t think about: there’s tiny computers inside your computer with their own firmware and processors, that you don’t directly control.
Several pfSense links this week, which by complete coincidence is the same week that I’ve been adding network cards to my older pfSense devices at work to create radio links.
- 24/7 support plans for pfSense.
- Vendor in NYC with pfSense xg-2758 in stock
- Converting Pix 6.3 to pfsense – stuck on some rules
- I’ve found that Windows 10 seems to perform better in VirtualBox than FreeBSD.
- The October issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- Unable to run Windows programs after reinstalling wine.
- mksh on FreeBSD – custom PS1 help?
- zfs-snap-diff: compare / restore files from zfs snapshots. (via)
- A very valuable vulnerability. Discovered by a BSD-based company.
- One More Week Until MeetBSD California 2016!
- A char device which implements an Enigma machine (FreeBSD & Linux) (via)
- garbage episode 39, Provenance. Might not have any BSD content? I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet.
Reminder: Isaac (.ike) Levy’s “Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era” presentation is tonight, at NYCBUG’s November meeting. Go, see.
I get all the BSDs this week.
- Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era. .ike presenting at NYCBUG on November 2nd. Go if you are near, vote if you can.
- FreeNAS/ESXi – Link aggregation without a switch.
- Dropping Linux and KVM in Favor of FreeBSD and Jails (2015). (via)
- chromebook printing troubles
- I used Virtualbox to install both FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD… it said login incorrect upon reboot.
- Internet Connection Problems
- Continuous OpenBSD regress tests. (via)
- *BSD on laptops
- In this how-to we’ll set up an email server from scratch using NetBSD.
- Allow reading of files but no copying on FreeNAS.
- NetBSD 7.0.2 released.
- OPNsense 16.7.7 released.
- pkgsrcCon 2016 videos.
Oddball links for BSD this week – but pay attention to the first one.
- Get a BSD person into ARIN. Useful.
- “Any experience with OPNsense?“
- Unknown Horizons: An open-source 2D realtime strategy game. Linked cause it exists as a FreeBSD port and in theory could as a dport.
- We Surprised The Register.
- Looking for a very part-time SysAdmin.
- “Adam Jimerson: Introduction to PacBSD” happening at KnoxBUG on the 25th.
- PCEngines APU question.
- Installing Windows 10 Under the bhyve Hypervisor. (via)
- Lumina Desktop 1.1.0 released.
A somewhat short week this week, for BSD.
- FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is out. Related: Older version EoLs.
- EC2’s most dangerous feature.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2016 wrap-up.
- How to install LibertyBSD or OpenBSD on a libreboot system. (via)
- vmm enabled. Runs OpenBSD on OpenBSD – sorta vkernelish?
- OPNsense 16.7.6 released.
- A remote BSD development job.
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2016Q3 release.
- Vincent Delft’s site. Lots of OpenBSD notes.
This was an easy week to put together; there’s a lot of links this week. Last week was slow – maybe it was because of EuroBSDCon?
- pfSense 2.3.2-p1 RELEASE Now Available!
- 386bsd/386bsd – Upgrade to 386BSD 2.0. (via)
- A new addition to FreeBSD.org.
- SNIA SDC 2016 Recap: Michael Dexter. Swordfish sounds interesting.
- Review of OpenBSD 6.0. (via)
- Steam on FreeBSD?
- Is anyone here using netflix on FreeBSD?
- New to BSD. Please help me choose a BSD.
- FreeBSD/EC2 11.0-RELEASE.
- Videos from OSHUG #46.
- “PAM Mastery” print sponsor books.
- process listing consistency.
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Recap.
- OpenZFS: Stronger Than Ever. Devsummit report.
- NYCBUG moved their cabinet without issue. It sounds like NYI is good people.
A relatively uneventful week, at least for BSD.
- Vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s next BSD book.
- Speaking of which, please pay for what you use.
- What is happening with FreeBSD-11.
- Does FreeBSD 11 support Broadwell integrated video or not?
- Theo de Raadt on LLVM license change proposal. (via)
- LibreSSL 2.5.0 released. (via)
- OPNsense 16.7.5 released.
- What desktop environment and window manager do you use?
- Data Compression and Deduplication Demystified. TrueNAS-oriented.
- OpenBSD 6.0 CD Set – Limited Edition signed by 40 developers. (via)
- NetBSD/vax – worth continuing? (via)
Mark Sumter’s giving a talk on ZFS at tonight’s KnoxBUG meeting. Hurry! I should have posted this sooner but work tied me up today.
It’s the convention time of year!
- garbage: #camperchat.
- OPNsense 16.7.4 released.
- Is ARM-like chips the future and which of the BSDs will have a head start?
- g2k16 Hackathon Report: Alexander Bluhm. Last g2k16 item, I think.
- Michael W. Lucas’s PAM Mastery is available in ebook and physical form.
- Related: Michael W. Lucas’s SemiBUG “PAM is Un-American” talk was live-tweeted.
- MeetBSD 2016 is at UC Berkeley November 11-12. (via)
- pkgsrc-2016Q3 is now frozen.
- Libreboot and BSDs. I couldn’t handle the misplaced apostrophe.
- Cray J98 Project – FreeBSD and the Cray Disk. (via)
- FreeBSD: Bhyve with UEFI VNC support. (via)
I’ve never had as many hackathon links as I did for g2k16 over this week and last.
- “LiteBSD is variant of 4.4BSD operating system for microcontrollers“. (via)
- More g2k16: Florian Obser, Vincent Gross, Antoine Jacoutot, Matthieu Herrb, Martin Pieuchot, and Patrick Wildt.
- OpenBSD on HP Stream 7.
- “PAM Mastery” print layout done.
- Coincidentally, Michael W. Lucas is giving a talk about PAM at next week’s SemiBUG meeting. The 20th, I think.
- The Raspberry PI Platform and The Challenges of Developing FreeBSD.
- One Floppy NetBSD Distribution. (via)
- Beastie tequila.
- “I made a fanzine for fun in scribus, first issue is about DragonFly ! :)“
- OpenBSD Planet.
This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but some good links, including a meaty one about HTTPS implementation at NetFlix with FreeBSD.
Bryan Everly wants to start a BSD User Group in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the US. If you are anywhere near there and would go (and you should; user groups are great), tell him.
Last minute again.
- Introducing the Netgate SG-1000 microFirewall (Pre-loaded with pfSense) (via)
- I lost my OpenBSD full-disk encryption password. (via)
- OpenBSD: Use the space freed up by sparc and zaurus to import LLVM. (via)
- g2k16 hackathon: Undeadly has reports about ddb, vmm + vmd, package signing, ports + wifi, fuse, and a lot more.
- iXsystems to Host MeetBSD California 2016 at UC Berkeley.
- doas mastery.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/09/05.
- Google, MAKEDEV isn’t supposed to make party. Just sayin.
- Support for zaurus platform discontinued. [OpenBSD]
- LLVM/Clang imported into -current [OpenBSD]
- Anyone have experience with virtualization using bhyve?
- FreeBSD 10.3 vs. OpenBSD 6.0.
- “What does this GNU sort joke mean? I only know high level programming…“
- ChiBUG: OpenBSD on the Chromebook Pixel 2015. (via)
- Was the $500,000 DARPA lost contract the last big funding/deal/project OpenBSD was to get/got?
BSDNow episode 158 has an interview with Diane Bruce about ham radio and Raspberry Pi hardware, plus the usual news.
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow night, with George Neville-Neil presenting DTrace work used as college-level teaching material, and talking about more places it could be used. Go if you are near New York City, interested in teaching, or you know – BSD. It’s in a different location than the normal monthly meetings.
A week of travel didn’t get in the way of links! RSS feeds are still fantastic tools for those who know how to use them.
- See Michael W. Lucas talk about BSD, several places.
- OpenZFS Cheat Sheet.
- Ubuntu’s fall from grace. About Ubuntu/FreeBSD. Articles that use the phrase “rock-solid” for an operating system are usually junk. (via)
- A FreeBSD 10 Desktop How-To. This is a repeat, so if you saw this link here before, just read comments from the source.
- PC-BSD becomes TrueOS. Also explained here.Guess I have to change the tag. (via)
- Installing PC-BSD as a Primary Operating System. And this page needs to be updated.
- backlight battery indicator. Sort of like a terminal beep.
- EuroBSDCon 2016, happening later this month in Serbia. Registration is open.
- OpenBSD 6.0: why and how. (via)
- Setting up a Web Server: OpenBSD or FreeBSD?
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/08/29.
- OPNSense 16.7.3 released.
- Let’s Encrypt client imported into -current. OpenBSD-current.
- OpenBSD 6.0 released. Last CD-ROM release.
- The Voicemail Scammers Never Got Past Our OpenBSD Greylisting. My favorite thing about his writeups is that they can be duplicated.
I’m a day late posting this because of travel, but: BSDNow 157 has an interview with Richard Yao about ZFS (on Linux?), and more story links. I found the “NetFlix and Fill” article link interesting – those are BSD appliances they are talking about that eat so much of the Internet’s traffic.
KnoxBUG’s next meeting is tomorrow night, and Mark Sumter is presenting on ZFS. Visit if you are near Tennessee.
I don’t know how I ended up with 3 pfSense items to lead with – it just happened.
- pfsense 2.3.x passive ftp.
- PFsense DMZ on ESXi.
- Assistance with routing issue with pfSense VM.
- FreeNAS: Open Source Storage Operating System. (via)
- User manages to get OpenBSD and FreeBSD working with Libreboot. (via)
- HardenedBSD switches to LibreSSL in base as the default crypto lib. (via)
- BSD Question.
- Hardened Operating Systems.
- Performance Improvements for FreeBSD Kernel Debugging. (via)
- SNI support added to libtls, httpd in -current.
- Cover reveal for “PAM Mastery”.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/08/22.
- Synth – A simple, fast drop-in alternative to 3Ps: Portmaster, Portupgrade, and Poudriere (for FreeBSD and DragonFly). Surely you knew of this already? (via)
It’s been a very slow news week, but at least there’s a new BSDNow episode: The Fresh BSD Experience. There’s an interview with the FreeBSD Foundation intern, Drew Gurkowski, and a lot of ARM news.
For once, I’m not working on Saturday, so even though this is last minute, at least I’m not in a race with the clock.
- ZFS High-Availability NAS. (via)
- Steam on FreeBSD. (via)
- Reminder: Next SemiBUG meeting is on the 23rd.
- Want to help move a cabinet of BSD User Group equipment, in NYC?
- “results-oriented and non-ideological“.
- BSD, guava. (via)
- OpenSSH is/has been deprecating DSA keys. This affects FreeBSD, and probably DragonFly too.
- The third “Hosting files using ZFS” class is available.
- connect doesn’t restart. OpenBSD pkg_add.
- OPNSense is at version 16.7.2 and gained a team member.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/08/15.
- Linux kernel, the port. (via)
- MidnightBSD 0.8 out. (via)
- UEFI multibooting: FreeBSD and DragonFly BSD.
BSDNow 155: no Allan, but an interview with Myke Geiger about using FreeBSD in an ISP role, and a bunch of news items.
The Lumina release is the highlight of the week.
- Lumina 1.0.0 released. It’s a BSD-first desktop environment, hooray!
- OpenBSD Gaming Resource. I’ve wanted this for all BSDs – just hopping through ports/pkgsrc/dports. (via)
- OpenBSD binpatches and package updates.
- FreeBSD Core statement on recent freebsd-update and related vulnerabilities.
- OpenBSD removes armish support. (via)
- n2k16 hackathon report: guenther@ on RELRO support in binutils and arch specific cleanup.
- tmpfs on its last legs. For OpenBSD.
- 200 packages with the greatest number of patches. In pkgsrc.
- Anyone used a TrueNAS system?
- Enlightenment on OpenBSD! Dunno about those last steps…
- When BSD and Ubuntu meet on the dance floor, magic should happen.
- new shadow passwd functions.
- FreeBSD on a tiny system; what’s missing. (via)
It’s a good week to learn: BSDNow 154 has no interview, but a lot of tutorials, including ones on GhostBSD, Enlightenment, Steam on FreeBSD, and so on.
Because this always happens just after I create a DragonFly release, there’s a new version of OpenSSL. However, this is for version 1.0.2. 1.0.1 is what’s in the release, and it’s supported through the end of the year.
OpenSSH has a major version bump in DragonFly, to 7.3p1. This means some features – specifically patches for High Performance Networking – are no longer there, and you’ll get an error if your config file requires them. Either remove the options from your config, or install OpenSSH from dports.
Slightly calmer this week.
- A slow / low-end system capable of running most modern BSDs. (via)
- FreeBSD Myths, with discussion on Hacker News and lobste.rs.
- Why don’t companies use FreeBSD as much in production as Linux?
- pfSense questions.
- OpenBSD release song for 6.0: “Another Smash of the Stack”. (via)
- Hello FreeNAS! Goodbye Drobo and Iomega… (via)
- n2k16 hackathon report: Ken Westerback on dhclient, bridges, routing and more
- OPNsense 16.7.1 released
- Resources on the BSD Make System.
- powerd++, a replacement for powerd on FreeBSD. The port is “powerdxx”. (via)
- Should I use doas instead sudo?
- The BSD Daemon feature in mexican candy packaging.
- NetBSD removes last RWX page in amd64 kernel.
Garbage 37 is out, with talk about their format and timing, OpenBSD material, and more Chromebook discussion.
If you are near New York City, NYCBUG’s InstallFest is happening just before 7 PM Wednesday at the usual Stone Creek bar meeting location. Go, see what strange hardware turns up.
I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week. Don’t get overwhelmed!
- EuroBSDCon 2016 schedule has been released.
- OPNsense 16.7 released.
- 2016Q2 FreeBSD Status Report.
- SemiBUG has a Twitter. Here’s their last meeting, and the next is 8/23.
- August 3rd: NYCBUG Installfest. Go just to see what weird hardware shows up.
- Attacks against FreeBSD Update components. (via)
- How do I dual boot FreeBSD 10.3 with Windows 10?
- Steam on FreeBSD 11-CURRENT. (via)
- ZFS and RAID.
- OpenBSD 6.0 pre-orders up.
- OpenBSD 6.0 to be released September 1, 2016. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016 talks and tutorials. (via and via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/25.
- Why FreeBSD? by Hamza Sheikh.
- pfSense 2.3.2 is out.
- AWS VPN config supports pfSense 2.2.5+.
- FreeBSD 11 Beta2 is available.
- n2k16 hackathon report: Stefan Sperling on dhclient bugs, iwm(4) issues.
- Will switching to FreeBSD give me an advantage over Linux when it comes to gaming?
- Translation Status for 1.0.0. (Lumina)
- one reason to hate openbsd.
- Status of wireless support for MacBook Pro (late 2011)
- Am I doing it wrong?
- VirtualBox 5.x finally on FreeBSD.
- Some notes on our new generation of ZFS-based file servers.
- A Grand Experiment by Leo Laporte. Shifting to BSD. (via)
- Announcing PacBSD (Formerly named ArchBSD). (via)
- OpenBSD: Release Songs: 6.0: “Another Smash of the Stack”. (via)
Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:
- Migrate UFS drive from FreeNAS to DragonFly BSD
- Ask HN: DragonflyBSD – Do anyone use it in production?
Adding a new “BUG” category, cause there’s enough ongoing BSD user group activity these days that it’s a reoccurring theme. That makes me happy.
- OPNsense 16.7-RC2 released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/18.
- Another Release of FreeBSD on the Horizon: My Thoughts.
- Why we use OpenBSD at VidiGuard.
- Thinking about switching from arch Linux to freebsd. I’m a complete bsd noob, pointers?
- Slides from Josh Grosse’s OpenBSD ports presentation at SemiBUG.
- New dmesg output from a variety of hardware. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016: registration is now open!
- PHP modules are now automatically enabled in pkgsrc.
Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.
Fuzzing sounds cute, but it’s about finding security problems, not checking for adorable guinea pigs or llamas or something like that. It’s also episode 151 of BSDNow. It looks like there’s no specific interview this week, but plenty of interesting topics and links listed.
- About Devio.us
- Let’s Encrypt client from BSD in C. (via)
- ZFS Deadlock: ‘Directory of Death’. (via)
- BSD vs. Linux (2005) Old, but new comments at the source link.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/11.
- “PAM Mastery” tech reviewers wanted.
- pkgsrc-2016Q2 is out.
- Errata and patches released! OpenBSD.
- my int is too big Related to previous link, I think.
- TXLF 2016 Recap.
- mandoc-1.13.4 released.
- usermount being removed from OpenBSD.
- Are you in Scottsdale, AZ, and want to talk about I assume fiction or BSD?
- (late update) LibertyBSD 5.9 is out.
BSDNow has reached their I think semicentennial episode, “Sprinkle A Little BSD Into Your Life“. For this episode, they interview Jim Brown about BSD Certification and his FreeBSD-running sprinkler system, plus more news.
I was on the road all this week, so this doesn’t range as far as usual. I’ll be charging through my RSS feed backlog over the next few days.
- garbage: Z-Wave of ze future. Missed linking to it on Friday because of driving. Lots of Vim conversation!
- The state of libreSSL in FreeBSD. (via)
- New 2016Q3 branch. (of FreeBSD ports)
- Core.9 is now in session.
- Defeating CryptoLocker Attacks with ZFS by Michael Dexter.
- Looking for awesome BSD DTrace materials.
- A request for BSD variants information.
- BSD podcast?
- The Design and Implementation of the Anykernel and Rump Kernels (second edition). (via)
- Lumina 1.0.0 sources frozen.
- OPNsense 16.7RC1 available.
- TrueNAS 9.10 out.
- BSD Graphics Stack for AMD.
Lots of user group items this week.
- KnoxBUG has both July and August presentations planned – July 26th is the next, on cryptography and identity assurance.
- SemiBUG is looking for September+ presentations.
- NYCBUG’s RetroBSD and LiteBSD presentation is in 4 days, and there will be an instalfest on August 3rd.
- HOPE is July 22-24, and will have a BSD presence. (FreeBSD Foundation)
- “what are the disadvantages of using software like pfSense, vyos etc. over enterprise quality routers?“
- BSDs and Trim the SSD.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/27.
- USENIX ATC 2016 Conference Recap.
- OPNSense 16.1.18 released, which I think is the last 16.1.* release.
- FreeBSD just in time.
- Samsung acquires Joyent. Joyent are big pkgsrc users. (via)
I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time. They have shirts coming in now!
This weeks’ BSDNow has an interview with Edicarla Andrade & Vinícius Zavam about FreeBSD-powered robots. Yep, robots. There’s other news there too, but it’s not as interesting unless it is about lasers.
I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage: Pirates of the Corebootean.
A good amount of user group material this week.
- Installfest, Spread the word at HOPE! BSD Installfest, July 22-24, New York City.
- Vote up if… Dragonfly should be on the Desktop!
- My BSDCan “OpenPAM & BSD” talk
- SNIA DSI Recap. Big numbers!
- NetBSD Introduction by Siju Oommen George.
- HardenedBSD vs OpenBSD. (via)
- Distrowatch reviews four more live upgrade methods, including PC-BSD and OpenBSD. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/20.
- BSD Magazine for May. (A little late, but this is the newest issue.)
- June meeting minutes from SemiBUG.
- If you want to install RetroBSD or LiteBSD at the July NYCBUG meeting, Brian Callahan has a list of hardware sources for you. (I did not know of Olimex before…)
BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm. They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.
- ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t. Sorta-BSD. (via)
- The Ultimate NetBSD Router. (Thanks, Tobias)
- Shawn Webb Tells You All About HardenedBSD Project.
- Using FreeBSD as a File Server With ZFS. Online course.
- Latest issue of the FreeBSD Journal now available.
- 2016 FreeBSD Community Survey.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/13.
- OPNsense 16.1.17 released.
- BSDCan 2016 Recap. From iXSystems.
- Lightly Experienced OS X and GNU/Linux User Looking to Learn [Free]BSD.
- Unik – The Unikernel Compilation and Deployment Platform (uses NetBSD’s Rump) (via)
- First image of someone trying to sell a commercial version of BSD 4.1 in 1982 (Fortune Systems 32:16)
- ART single thread performances. (via)
BSDNow episode 146 is available, with an interview of Hans Petter Selasky about USB and FreeBSD. There’s also a nice collection of links to BSDCan material, including video from the event.
(Posting earlier than the usual ‘In Other BSDs’ content, because it’s happening tomorrow.)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow, June 15 at 18:45 Eastern time. It’ll be at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The speaker is Shawn Webb, and he’ll be talking about his HardenedBSD work in “Adventures in HardenedBSD”.
I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.
- Show HN: TensorFlow on FreeBSD. (via)
- Configuring PF and Fail2ban on FreeBSD. (via)
- 20 years of NetBSD code bloat. (via)
- OPNsense 16.1.16 released.
- ktrace adventures: browser ktrace browsing and accidentally nonblocking.
- Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Also here, via. That first link is a bit clickbaity, and I’ve seen it repeated that way.
- BSDNews for 2016/05/31 and for 2016/06/06.
- pkgsrc 50th release interviews: Joerg Sonnenberger, Sevan Janiyan, Jonathan Perkin, and Ryo ONODERA. (via multiple)
- NetBSD: A new beginning? (via)
- 14.000+ regularly updated pkgsrc binary packages for OS X. (via)
- BSD and the Thinkpad X220.
- My life with FreeBSD on a Thinkpad X220. I love my work x220, but I’ve said it before.
- pc bsd can’t detect my wifi card.
- Why I run OpenBSD. (via)
- Dru Lavigne, interviewed for BSD Magazine.
- select works poorly.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (Version canadienne)
Friday’s garbage podcast is up, this one being number 29. It’s a one-man show this week, but you get to hear about joshua’s experience booting OpenBSD on an HP Chromebook 13.
The South East Linux Fest is starting tomorrow, and there will be a BSD presence (booth and talks) there – PC-BSD. Stop by if you are the Charlotte, NC area.
(I’d normally save this for In Other BSDs but the event would be half-done by then.)
BSDNow 145 has, along with a number of BSD links, an interview with Benno Rice. Rice works at Isilon/EMC which uses FreeBSD as their underlying storage platform.
Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.
- FreeBSD gets zfsd.
- Announcing NetBSD 7.0.1. (via)
- pfSense now boots on a new ARM board, the “uFW“. I assume it will be for sale soon. (via)
OpenBSD/armv7 now has a bootloader.Repeat link. (via)
- Bhyve now with graphics support. (via)
- Ask HN: Do you use FreeBSD as web server? Why or why not?
- BSDCan Intro Session Volunteers Wanted
- W^X now mandatory in OpenBSD. Also here, here, and here, if you want to contrast commenting styles on the same story.
- Bruce Schneier’s Skein hashing function is now in FreeBSD. (via)
- Comparing FreeBSD’s upgrade method against Linux distros. (via)
- ARMv7 now has a bootloader.
- Deploying On Office / Workgroup Server on FreeBSD – Workshop eBook.