Category: BSD

In Other BSDs for 2016/12/10


I have no BSD-themed links this week.  Sorry!  It’s been hectic.  We return to normal tomorrow.

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BSDNow 171: The APU, BSD Style!


BSDNow 171 has no interview this week, but more in-depth news articles than normal, including something interesting about bsdiff.

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FOSDEM 2017 BSD presentations


This is another one of those events that’s coming up too soon to wait on my normal BSD Saturday summary post.  FOSDEM 2017 is looking for ‘BSD devroom’ talks, with the suggested length being 45 minutes.  The deadline is December 10th, in 3 days.  Submit a proposal if you will be there.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/12/03


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.

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BSDNow 170: Sandboxing Cohabitation


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.

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KnoxBUG tomorrow: Warren Block and “Doc Fail”


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!

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Chef course discount for Cyber Monday


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/11/26


I use italics a lot this week.

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BSDNow 169: scheduling your NetBSD


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/11/19


A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.

 

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BSDNow 168: The Post Show Show


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?

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SemiBUG meeting tomorrow night


SemiBUG is meeting tomorrow; Joe Gidi will present on managing Android devices with BSD.  My assumption is that it will be at Altair Engineering, in Troy, MI, again.

The January meeting will be Michael W. Lucas talking about Ansible.  (Dunno if there’s a December meeting planned.)

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In Other BSDs for 2016/11/12


Started out with a short list, but I managed to find some extra links by Friday.

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Full-offload scan and what it means


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.

BSDNow 167: Playing the Long Game


I’ve been on the road all week, so it seems like I just posted about the last episode.  BSDNow 167 is online, and it returns to the interview format.  Scott Long of Netflix is interviewed.  He’s part of the reason most of the Internet runs through BSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/11/05


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.

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BSDNow 166: Pass that UNIX pipe


BSDNow 166: pot jokes!  No interview, but lots of topics.

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Infrastructure presentation tonight at NYCBUG


Reminder: Isaac (.ike) Levy’s “Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era” presentation is tonight, at NYCBUG’s November meeting. Go, see.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/10/29


I get all the BSDs this week.

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BSDNow 165: Vote4BSD


BSDNow 165 this week does not have an interview, but it goes in-depth on a number of recent BSD articles, including one on building kernel modules and some ‘high-end’ topics.  The vote in the title is to remind you to like .ike.

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Goodbye, COMPAT_43


COMPAT_43 is gone, but it hasn’t worked in a long time anyway.  Note that this is 4.3BSD, pre-everything.

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KnoxBUG, PacBSD, tomorrow


A reminder: KnoxBUG is having a meeting tomorrow at 6 PM, at the Blount County Public Library.  The presenter is Adam Jimerson, and he’s talking about PacBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/10/22


Oddball links for BSD this week – but pay attention to the first one.

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BSDNow 164: Virtual COW/PI?


BSDNow 164 has a whole lot of conversation about things that start with V, plus an interview with Josh Paetzel of iXsystems about the upcoming MeetBSD, FreeNAS and other things.

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SemiBUG tonight: Monitoring


I should have posted this sooner: SemiBUG is having a meeting in about half an hour at Altair Engineering.  Mike Wayne is presenting about monitoring.  Run now if you are near.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/10/15


A somewhat short week this week, for BSD.

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BSDNow 163: Return of the Cantrill


That’s Bryan Cantrill, of Joyent, interviewed in BSDNow 163.  Joyent has been a major supporter of pkgsrc, though I don’t know if many people realize that.  There’s the regular news roundup too, of course.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/10/08


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?

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BSDNow 162: The Foundation of NetBSD


BSDNow 162 has an interview with Petra Zeidler of the NetBSD Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports NetBSD-the-operating-system.  Plus the usual news, the highlight for me being a link to an explanation of what ^d really does.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/10/01


A relatively uneventful week, at least for BSD.

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BSDNow 161: The BSD Bromance


BSDNow 161 has sort of 2 interviews this week.  has Allan Jude talking about his EuroBSDCon trip, plus Michael Shirk talking about Bro on FreeBSD.  Also, lots of news items right on the BSDNow page.

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KnoxBUG: Mark Sumter: “Appreciating ZFS”


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/09/24


It’s the convention time of year!

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BSDNow 160: EuroBSD Dreamin’


BSDNow 160’s title is linked to Allan Jude being at EuroBSDCon, happening right now.  (Groff is there too!)  Episode 160 is available in any case, and I bet there will be some sort of interview(s) coming out of this.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/09/17


I’ve never had as many hackathon links as I did for g2k16 over this week and last.

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BSDNow 159: Net Scaling Privacy (Flix Style)


This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but some good links, including a meaty one about HTTPS implementation at NetFlix with FreeBSD.

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Are you near Indianapolis? Or Chicago?


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.

Addendum: Near Chicago works too, as joshua stein pointed out.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/09/10


Last minute again.

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BSDNow 158: Ham, Radio and Pie (oh my)


BSDNow episode 158 has an interview with Diane Bruce about ham radio and Raspberry Pi hardware, plus the usual news.

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NYCBUG Wed Sept 7: Teaching OSs with FreeBSD and DTrace


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/09/03


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.

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BSDNow 157: ZFS, The “Universal” File-system


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.

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KnoxBUG: Mark Sumter and “Appreciating ZFS”


KnoxBUG’s next meeting is tomorrow night, and Mark Sumter is presenting on ZFS.  Visit if you are near Tennessee.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/08/27


I don’t know how I ended up with 3 pfSense items to lead with – it just happened.

 

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BSDNow 156: The Fresh BSD Experience


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/08/20


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.

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BSDNow 155: Cabling Up FreeBSD


BSDNow 155: no Allan, but an interview with Myke Geiger about using FreeBSD in an ISP role, and a bunch of news items.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/08/13


The Lumina release is the highlight of the week.

 

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BSDNow 154: Myths, Pi’s & Features, oh my!


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.

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OpenSSH, OpenSSL updates


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/08/06


Slightly calmer this week.

 

 

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Garbage[37]: Throttling


Garbage 37 is out, with talk about their format and timing, OpenBSD material, and more Chromebook discussion.

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BSDNow 153: Big Int Trouble


It’s Thursday, so that means BSDNow 153, with a title inspired by the lead news item, “my int is too big”.  (No, not spoon, int.)  No interview this week, but lots of links.

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No more page zeroing


After some testing of different ways to pre-zero out memory pages, Matthew Dillon came to the conclusion: page zeroing doesn’t matter any more.  The idea dates all the way back to CSRG, and he’s removed it from DragonFly.

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NYCBUG InstallFest tomorrow


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/30


I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week.  Don’t get overwhelmed!

Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:

 

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Media: Laporte Has Landed and ACPI Pals


Recently published: BSDNow 152, “The Laporte has landed!“, with an interview of Leo Laporte and his move to BSD, and also garbage[36], with some OpenBSD release conversation scattered in there.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/23


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.

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garbage[35]: Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution


Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.

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HOPE starts today


HOPE starts today in New York City, and if you are going, there’s at least one BSD presence at the show that could use volunteers.

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BSD Now 151: Fuzzy Auditing


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/16


I’m meeeeellllllltttinng!

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garbage[34]: Bursting with excitement


Among other things, garbage[34] brings up joshua stein’s desire to form a BSD user group near Chicago – contact him if you’re near.

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150th BSDNow, with a sprinkler


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/09


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/02


Lots of user group items this week.

 

 

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garbage[32]: Monkey in the middle


I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time.  They have shirts coming in now!

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BSDNow 148: The place to B… A Robot!


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.

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garbage[31]: Pirates of the Corebootean


I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage[31]: Pirates of the Corebootean.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/25


A good amount of user group material this week.

 

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BSDNow 147: Release all the things!


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/18


If you didn’t already look at it, BSDNow’s summary of BSDCan events is worth going to; it’s complete enough I deliberately left BSDCan links out of here.  Undeadly has an OpenBSD-specific summary too.

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BSDNow 146: Music to Beastie’s ears


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.

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NYC*BUG Wednesday: HardenedBSD


(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”.

 

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/11


I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.

 

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garbage[29]: A nice, shiny comment


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.

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PC-BSD @ South East Linux Fest


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.)

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BSDNow 145: At the Core of it All


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.

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Podcast catchup


I managed to not post about BSDNow (144: The PF Life) or garbage[28] (running with scissors for a while) last week, so I’m posting them now.  That’s about 2 hours of BSD-ish conversation for you to listen to before this week’s episodes roll out.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/04


Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.