I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links.
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)
Your eighties video link for the week: The 80s.mp4. (via)
Your unrelated browser toy of the week: A browser-based optics sandbox. (via)
Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week.
This week’s BSDNow has the usual news, plus an interview of George Wilson talking about ZFS. There’s a new Beastie Bits section that contains a bunch of short links to BSD material… Hey! That’s my niche!
Reminder: Stephen Bourne, known for the Bourne Shell, among many other things, will be talking at NYCBUG this Thursday. Plan to get there early, cause it’ll be busy.
If you are anywhere near Detroit, the inaugural SEMIBUG meeting is the night of the 17th – that’s tomorrow, as of this posting. Go, visit, and I’ll be jealous since there’s no BSD user groups near me.
This is the sort of BSD link week I like, with lots of range and depth.
John Marino sent a helpful link to show the cross-platform work he’s been involved in: He brought the locale work from Illumos into DragonFly over the summer (look for his name on commits), and now it has been brought from DragonFly into FreeBSD, with Baptiste Daroussin reporting on the process. If there’s any OpenBSD/NetBSD developers reading, with an interest in locales, this may be useful..
(someone correct me if that’s not the right Illumos link)
It’s Thursday and there’s a new BSDNow: Controlling the Transmissions. The interview this week is with Hiren Panchasara, about “improving TCP”, though I haven’t yet listened to it for details. There’s also the normal news roundup.
Reminder: Michael W. Lucas’s talk on SSH (based on his recent book) is happening on the 10th, at the Farmington Hills Public Library.
Not even checking source commits this week; there’s already plenty of news.
“BSD Schooling” is the name of this week’s episode of BSDNow, and as you might guess from the title, Brian Callahan is the interview subject, talking about BSDs and education. It also points out interviews elsewhere, like Brian Acton of WhatsApp talking about how useful BSD is to work with, and another one where the CTO of HP appears to have the wrong idea of licensing. (also, an interesting but not surprising Stallman quote)
Start the week with this brief interview of Chris Henschen, of fP Technologies, taken at the most recent vBSDCon. Their database product, filePro Plus, was recently ported to FreeBSD.
Another week that quickly went from “Gee, I hope I have enough links” to “I have to set time aside just to process the backlog of possibilities.”
BSDNow 113 has the normal news roundup, plus an interview of Jordan Hubbard, talking about BSD, and specifically NextBSD.
There’s a lot of developer interviews lately.
Your cross-platform software of the week: Syncthing. Runs on all the BSDs. (Via discussion on EFNet #dragonflybsd)
It’s been an oddly quiet week for news, plus I have been busier than usual at work due to snow hitting the northeast. But! It’s Thursday and there’s a new episode of BSDNow. There’s an interview of Adam Leventhal and the usual news roundup.
Another good week for BSD releases and events.
BSDNow episode 111 is up, with an interview of Brandon Mercer, talking about OpenBSD and healthcare. There’s the usual news, plus several ‘how-to-build-something’ articles up for discussion.
I didn’t get to run through as much of the source commits as normal this week, but there’s still plenty to read.
BSDNow 110 is now available. It’s back to the text summary format, so I can tell you easily that it includes an interview with Benno Rice, about Isilon and their interactions with FreeBSD.
NYCBUG is having “true(1) and false(1), The Classical Code Reading Group of Stockholm, NYC*BUG Mix Tape Edition” happen this Wednesday the 7th. You may remember a similar event at the end of August. This will be led by George Brocklehurst from the original event, with NYCBUG members present. If you missed the previous one, try this out – by all accounts, these code readings are inordinately fun.
There’s lots to read through this week – just for BSD! I’ll have even more tomorrow.
BSDNow 109 is up at the Jupiter Broadcasting site, though not yet at the bsdnow.tv domain. This week’s interview is with Warner Losh, which is where the ‘imp’ reference comes from.
BSDTalk 257 is 15 minutes of conversation with Christos Zoulas, available now.
This took some catching up.
BSDNow 108 is up at the Jupiter Broadcasting site, though not listed ont he episodes page. It has an interview with Andrew Pantyukhin, and I haven’t watched it yet to find out what else.
Lots of activity; I didn’t even really need to look at source commits.
BSDNow 107 has the usual roundup of news, including some things I appear to have completely missed, and an interview of Aaron Poffenberger, who apparently gets BSD material into Linux conventions.
BSDTalk 256 (or as I like to think of it, BSDTalk 16^2) is out with 16 minutes of interview of Allan Jude at vBSDCon, about his work on the FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book.
“OPNsense: On the Shoulders of Giants” is happening right now in New York City, at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St., with Issac ‘.ike’ Levy. .ike is the one who persuaded me to go to pfSense for my border devices at work, so it’s interesting to see what he has to say about OPNSense. Of course, it may be too late by the time you read this – sorry! I thought I had pre-scheduled this post but apparently I did not.
This was a quieter-than-normal week, probably because of the North American holiday at the start of it, but I found enough articles by the end.
BSDNow 106 is up. The interview is with Nigel Williams about, you guessed it, multipath TCP. There’s the normal roundup and not a pun to be seen anywhere. I feel so confused!
If you missed last night’s DNSSEC presentation at CDBUG, here’s the slides.
Will I need to add a NextBSD tag? Time will tell.
CDBUG is having a presentation on DNS, given by Patrick Muldoon, on Sept. 8th. That’s next Tuesday. If you are anywhere near Albany, go visit.
BSDNow 105 is up, and has all the recent news, plus an interview with Scott Courtney about the in-about-a-month vBSDCon 2015.
BSDTalk 255 is out, and it’s a brief episode – 6 minutes. No interview, but talk about recent events.
Put together at the last minute.
BSDNow this week is titled “Beverly Hills 25519”, which is a play on an older U.S. TV show if you missed the reference. There’s the normal news, back this week, plus an interview of Damien Miller about OpenSSH.
If you are near thoughtbot at 7 PM tonight in New York City, “The search for truth: the `true` and `false` programs” is happening there. It’s a code reading group, so there will be comparisons of each program and its history in the various BSDs and other less important operating systems. This sounds neat, plus food and drinks will be served. (via)
Some catchup here from stuff I missed last week:
I was on the road last week and didn’t post a link to the BSDNow episode “May Contain ZFS“. It has an interview with Peter Toth about iocage, among other things. This week’s episode is the spectacularly-named “Ubuntu Slaughters Kittens“, with an interview of Bryan Cantrill from Joyent, so there’s conversation about pkgsrc and various Sun-based things.
A short week, cause I’m short on time. Sorry!
The vi in any BSD is not the original Berkeley vi – instead it’s usually nvi. However, thanks to John Marino, DragonFly has the up-to-date, multibyte-supporting nvi2. (I know I’ve made reference to the nv/nvi difference before.)
CDBUG is meeting today, at 6:45 PM at INOC, 80 State St., Albany. The speaker will be Jonathan Capra talking about DNS solutions other than BIND.
I missed this because it was only on the completely separate and rarely updated “News” section of the BSDNow site, but: they are selling a BSD shirt, for hitting the second year of production. It is only available this month. Proceeds go towards new equipment. (noticed via)
(There’s no DragonFly on their shirt… will they make a “The Unusual BSDs” shirt and put DragonFly on there?)
The 101st BSDNow episode has the normal arrangement of news, plus an interview with Adrian Chadd after he made a decision he will regret forever.
If you are around New York City tonight at 6:45, make your way over to the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, at 140 E 27th St., to hear Brian Callahan present the newest OpenBSD things.
I managed to be on the road and so did not post about the milestone 100th episode of BSDNow, which has an interview with Sebastian Wiedenroth about both pkg and pkgSrcCon, along with all their other news.
I’m glad to see 100 episodes together of a video podcast for BSD; if you had asked me a few years ago if that was possible, I’d have dismissed the idea. Not for lack of news, obviously, but because I didn’t think anyone would have that level of dedication. Investing time and care is what sets people apart, and they’ve done it.
It’s an unexpectedly diverse list this week.
DragonFly now has the same math library (libm) as OpenBSD, replacing an earlier combined version of I think what NetBSD and FreeBSD ran. This doesn’t necessarily directly affect you, but it’s work worth doing; matching the underlying frameworks between BSDs helps everyone.
A lot of variety this week.
- tame(2) WIP, process sandboxing for OpenBSD.
- pbi vs pkg
- Is there a BSD that fits my needs?
- Which BSD is right for me?
- Hyperthreading + SMP + Intel graphics on OpenBSD
- EuroBSDCon 2015 Registration Is Open
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/07/20.
- Brute-force OpenSSH attacks. The default config is not vulnerable to this on DragonFly. FreeBSD’s config with PAM may be the only one. (via)
- Domesticating applications, OpenBSD style. (via)
- c2k15 reports on Undeadly: one, two, three, four.
- Here is a non-BSD containers explanation, and then here’s Docker on FreeBSD.
- Michael W. Lucas is giving a talk on August 20th at the Livingston County BSD User’s Group meeting. (That’s in Michigan, not the NY county where I work, darnit.)
- FreeBSD now has a Code of Conduct.
- Backgammon bug from at least 4.1a BSD, 3+ decades ago.
- Tag jumping in mandoc. (I like this idea)
- OpenBSD on Linode. Similar techniques might work for any BSD install. (via, via)
The 99th episode of BSDNow is about Gnome on FreeBSD, with interviews of Baptiste Daroussin and Ryan Lortie, plus more news that I was already planning to link to.
I seem to have In Other BSDs exactly 1 day off from the OPNsense release schedule, so far.
Michael W. Lucas is having an “open dinner” tomorrow, in Scottsdale, AZ. That means you get to talk about his tech books and BSD and conventions and whatever else enters collectively enters everyone’s heads, I assume, over dinner. (you buy your own food; the talking’s free) It sounds like a potential little mini-convention; you should go.
BSDNow 098 is up with the normal collection of news and links, plus an interview with David Meyer of Xinous – which I infer is using FreeBSD to underpin their main project. I always find the decision/planning around major commercial open source interesting, cause the open source aspect changes the game, so to speak.
This is a week for unexpected BSD news – OpenBSD and Microsoft, a new 4.4BSD variant, and so on.
- Running a Plan 9 network on OpenBSD. (via)
- FreeNAS 10: Early M2 Preview.
- More BSDCan trip reports, from Warren Block, Christian Brueffer, Kamil Czekirda, and Shonali Balakrishna.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/07/06.
- Microsoft Now OpenBSD Foundation Gold Contributor. Probably related to OpenSSH-in-Powershell.
- Also, SunSSH replaced by OpenSSH.
- OPNSense 15.7.1 out. 15.7 is apparently a release branch, so this is what you follow.
- pkgsrcCon 2015: A year of pkgsrc 2014 – 2015. All the presentations are online, in fact. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2015 Preliminary Program Published.
- A new (to me) BSD: “LiteBSD is a variant of 4.4BSD operating system adapted for microcontrollers.” It’s BSD on some super–teeny hardware. I don’t know what I’d do with it, but I’d love to get something like that working.
- OpenBSD and Valgrind, instructions.
- If you’ve got Bitcoin and an urge to donate to OpenBSD, pace yourself.
- July 20th, Calgary: OpenBSD hackathon/discussion.
- pkgsrc 2015Q2 released.
- Moving pkgsrc-wip away from Sourceforge. Turns into a long argument about CVS.
- Yay cross-pollination! (and thanks to Sascha Wildner for turning up WARNS levels and fixing things, for years.)
- FreeBSD ports is now also using a quarterly model.
- FreeBSD now has the CloudABI model, sorta like Capsicum.
- FreeBSD Vagrant images can now be automatically uploaded to Google Compute Engine, VMware, and (new to me) Hashicorp Atlas.
- Fractal cells, a new BSD-based quick startup platform. Launching at end of month. (via)
BSDNow 097 has even more links in the never-ending tide of BSDCan presentation videos, more news, and an interview with Lee Sharp, of SmallWall; apparently a continuation of the original software network (and BSD) product, m0n0wall.
Insert fireworks graphic here.
BSDNow 096 has the usual new links, even more BSDCan 2015 video links, and an interview with Jun Ebihara about some of NetBSD’s lesser-known architectures.
(I like trying to guess the interview subject from each week’s obscure title; I was going to guess RetroBSD… which would make a good topic to explore.)
NYCBUG is having a chronologically appropriate speaker: Steven Kreuzer, talking about the Precision Time Protocol. It’s 6:45 PM (EDT) tonight, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge in New York City.
I’ll quote right from the summary for the 14-minute-long BSDTalk 254: “An interview with Ken Worster who is presenting on topics which include PFSense and FreeNAS in schools at the Technology Teacher ME conference in Bethel Maine.”
More and more BSDCan videos keep showing up. (See the bottoms of individual speaker pages on the BSDCan site.) Here’s the PC-BSD summary.
BSDNow 95 has an interview with Sean Chittenden of FreeBSD/Groupon, along with the usual roundup of BSD news – and more links to various BSDCan presentations.
I compiled this all bit early, so hopefully nothing exciting happens between now and when it gets posted.
This week’s episode of BSDNow has an interview of Marc Espie of OpenBSD. There’s yet another Linux-user-going-BSD story, and a nice collection of links to presentations from the just-finished BSDCan 2015 event.
You have two options if you live on the eastern side of New York State: CDBUG is having a mandoc presentation from Ingo Schwarze on the 17th (tonight), and then Ingo is heading to NYCBUG’s meeting on the 18th (tomorrow). Note that you must RSVP and bring an ID for the NYCBUG meeting!
News is a bit light this week, probably because BSDCan was eating up people’s attention. I am assuming video will be up soon; I want to see the keynote.
This week’s BSDNow has a talk with DragonFly’s very own Sepherosa Ziehau, about the huge amount of work he’s done on the network stack.
This week’s BSDNow has an interview with Matthew Holt about MidnightBSD, along with some new-to-me interesting items like Zocker and the testimony of yet another person interested in BSD because of systemd.
That’s Non Uniform Memory Architecture, and John Baldwin is talking about how it works on FreeBSD, tonight/now, in New York City for NYCBUG. There’s several more events this month with NYCBUG, so look at the announcement for tonight’s location and more dates.
A short but more interesting list this week, I think.
Your Not BSD link of the week: Never fix anything.
I always try to guess the interview topic from the episode title, but I wasn’t able to predict the several mini-interviews in this week’s BSDNow episode.
A calmer week, probably because of the U.S. holiday.
This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Jed Reynolds about ZFS on Linux and FreeBSD, and includes other news bits including about DragonFly’s swap encryption, OpenBSD defaulting to having openntpd on by default, and plenty more.
This includes all the BSD material I didn’t have time to get posted last week. I hope you have some time for reading today; there is a lot here.
- Royal activity affecting your open source files.
- Windows guest support (or at least the start of it) in bhyve.
- Bad memory blacklisting in FreeBSD. I’d be worried about keeping partially bad RAM in place, but this is probably being used on a larger scale.
- 25 year old col bug, fixed.
- The start of NUMA support in FreeBSD.
- Alpine POC and Routerboard support in FreeBSD.
- FreeBSD now supports more than 8 audio channels.
- NetBSD is starting to gain EdgeRouter support.
- NetBSD gains in-kernel splash screen support.
- Openresolv 3.7 is in both FreeBSD and NetBSD.
- EU study recommends OpenBSD. (Thanks, PCTF)
- Now, sshd in OpenBSD defaults to ‘PermitRootLogin=no‘ (like in DragonFly!)
- Device Developer’s Conference, happening in the UK over the next month or so. (via openbsd-misc)
- OpenBSD has released, shipped, and there’s some discs with errors being replaced, though there’s a workaround.
- From 0 to an OpenBSD install, with no hands and a custom disk layout. (via)
- Livingston County, Michigan has a BSD user group starting up.
- PC-BSD 10.2.1-RC1 comments.
- BSDCon Brazil 2015 has a call for papers out.
- New to BSD, Questions about Firewall configuration.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/11.
- A week of pkgsrc #10.
- PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015 images now available
- Yes, You Can Virtualize FreeNAS
- pfSense is now available as a “VMware Ready Virtual Firewall Appliance“.
- Michael W. Lucas’s Tarsnap talk is online.
- As is the cover to his upcoming FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book.
- BSDTalk 253 has 30 minutes of conversation with George Neville-Neil about “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System”, 2nd edition.