Category: BSD

BSDTalk 255: a quick note


BSDTalk 255 is out, and it’s a brief episode – 6 minutes.  No interview, but talk about recent events.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/29


Put together at the last minute.

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BSDNow 104: Beverly Hills 25519


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.

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True and False code reading, tonight


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)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/22


Some catchup here from stuff I missed last week:

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BSDNow 102 and 103


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/15


A short week, cause I’m short on time.  Sorry!

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Not the vi you expected


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.)

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CDBUG: Beyond Berkeley: NSD & Unbound.


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.

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BSDNow T-Shirt


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?)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/08


Terse link week!

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BSDNow 101: I’ll Fix Everything


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.

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Tonight: What’s New with OpenBSD


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.

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BSDNow 100: Straight from the Src


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/01


It’s an unexpectedly diverse list this week.

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DragonFly libm changes


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/07/25


A lot of variety this week.

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BSDNow 099: BSD Gnow


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/07/18


I seem to have In Other BSDs exactly 1 day off from the OPNsense release schedule, so far.

 

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Eat and talk BSD in Scottsdale, AZ


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.

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BSDNow 098: Our Code is Your Code


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/07/11


This is a week for unexpected BSD news – OpenBSD and Microsoft, a new 4.4BSD variant, and so on.

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BSDNow 097: Big Network, SmallWall


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/07/04


Insert fireworks graphic here.

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BSDNow 096: Lost Technology


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.)

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NYCBUG: Precision Time Protocol


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.

BSDTalk 254: pfSense, FreeNAS, Ken Worster


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.”

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/27


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.

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BSDNow 095: Bitrot Group Therapy


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/20


I compiled this all bit early, so hopefully nothing exciting happens between now and when it gets posted.

 

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BSDNow 094: Builder’s Insurance


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.

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CDBUG and then NYCBUG: Mandoc


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!

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/13


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.

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BSDNow 093: Stacked in Our Favor


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/06


A more compact week.

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BSDNow 092: BSD After Midnight


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.

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NYCBUG tonight: John Baldwin and NUMA


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/30


A short but more interesting list this week, I think.

 

Your Not BSD link of the week: Never fix anything.

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BSDNow 091: Vox Populi


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/23


A calmer week, probably because of the U.S. holiday.

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BSDNow: 090: ZFS Armistice


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/16


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.

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BSDNow 089: Exclusive Disjunction


This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Mike Larkin about memory protection in OpenBSD, along with the normal news summary.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/09


Whee!

 

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BSDNow 088: Below the Clouds


BSDNow 088 has an interview of Ed Schouten about FreeBSD, and all the normal roundups.  Also “DragonFlyBSD has officially won the race to get an Intel Broadwell graphics driver”.

Maybe I need to start doing In Other BSDs posts on Wednesdays, cause BSDNow often has the links I’m already saving for the weekend.

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NYCBug and Bitrig talk, tonight


John Vernaleo is giving a talk for NYCBug about Bitrig, tonight at 6:45 in New York City.  See the announcement for details on location and etc.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/02


I’ve already mentioned the Hammer2/OpenBSD Summer of Code project (one of several), but here’s more:

(No mailing list links this week; I’m way behind in my reading because of work.  Sorry!)

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Hammer spreads via GSoC


DragonFly committer Joris Giovannangeli has a Google Summer of Code project.  He’s bringing Hammer2 to OpenBSD, in single-node form.  It’s a very difficult project, but Joris is a very talented worker.

BSDNow 087: On The List


BSDNow 087 has an interview with Christos Zoulas, about NetBSD and blacklistd, along with the usual collection of news stories that I’m trying not to peek at because I’m behind on my usual reading and I want to get my own collection together for Saturday’s In Other BSDs.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/04/25


It’s been a relatively calm week, for once.

 

 

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BSDNow 086: Business as Usual


BSDNow 086, just out, has the usual roundup of news, plus an interview with Antoine Jacoutot about OpenBSD and BSD in business environments.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/04/18


I couldn’t help the commentary on some of these links.

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BSDNow 085: PIE in the Sky


Episode 085 of BSDNow has a conversation with Pascal Stumpf about PIE in OpenBSD, along with the usual mix of news.  In the mix is a link to the 1.5.0 release notes for pkg, which affects a number of BSDs, DragonFly included.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/04/11


At the last minute, as usual.

Lastly: nvi2, a multibyte folk of nvi, seen in multiple places.  This may be good for every BSD to adopt.  (every other BSD, I mean.)

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BSDNow 084: pkg remove freebsd-update


This week’s BSDNow talks with Baptiste Daroussin about developing and using pkg, for ports and for packaging the base FreeBSD system.  (Baptiste has been seen on #dragonflybsd, since pkg is on DragonFly, so I’m sure there’s some relevant bits there, too.)  There’s also the usual news summary.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/04/04


If you’re part of a BSD user group, please let me know your schedule.  I’m able to catch NYCBUG announcements cause I’m on their announce@ mailing list – but I could use more.

BSDNow 083: woN DSB


This week’s BSDNow has the usual roundup of news, including some… suspicious items, plus an interview of Kamila Soucková about conferences and Google Summer of Code.  They note this Hammer2 proposal.

In Other BSDs for 2015/03/28


It’s been a quiet week in BSD-land, at least in terms of me finding links.

BSDNow 082: SSL in the wild


BSDNow 082 is up, talking with Bernard Spil about LibreSSL adoption in FreeBSD ports.  There’s lots of other material listed – see the BSDTalk page for a summary of all the topics covered.

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bsdtalk252: Brian Callahan and devio.us


BSDTalk 252 has 18 minutes of conversation with Brian Callahan, who runs devio.us, an OpenBSD-based shell provider.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/03/21


Not done in a last-minute rush before the weekend, yay!  Done early cause I have to work over the weekend, boo!

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In Other BSDs for 2015/03/14


I goofed up and didn’t complete last weeks’ In Other BSDs before it published, so you get some extra this week.

BSDNow 80: The PC-BSD Tour II


The newest BSDNow video goes into PC-BSD and booting, and interviews Justin Gibbs about the FreeBSD Foundation.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/03/07


Whee!

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Tarsnap Mastery book out


Michael W. Lucas’s Tarsnap Mastery book is out, in electronic form.  While not a strictly BSD news items, it’s a service built on BSD, so worth looking at if you care about that – or about encryption.

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BSDNow 079: Just Add QEMU


The newest BSDNow episode talks with Sean Bruno about poudriere and QEMU.  He’s using those tools on FreeBSD, but poudriere is useful for building dports on DragonFly, too.  The usual news collection is there, too.

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Book release party in NYC tomorrow night


NYCBUG is having a book release event for “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” with George Neville-Neil, one of the authors. It’s happening tomorrow night, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St. George Neville-Neil will be talking about DTrace, and there’s copies of the book to buy/win.

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BSDtalk 251: 10 Gigabits per Server


The just-posted BSDTalk 251 is 47 minutes long, and comes from vBSDCon 2013, with three people interviewed about Verisign and FreeBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/28


Well, this week just sort of took off for BSD links.

A late update: NYCBUG’s upcoming meetings and presentations, with the next one on March 4th, this week.  If you have a local BSD user group, I would like to know about it!

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BSDNow 078: From the Foundation (Part 2)


BSDNow 078 is up with more BSD Foundation interviews.  It’s not a sequel, but a switch: the last one was with a FreeBSD Foundation member, and this week’s episode is with Ken Westerback of the OpenBSD Foundation.   There’s the normal added news, too, with a description of what’s coming at BSDCan 2015.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/21


There’s some DragonFly material in here, though I normally confine that to the rest of the week.  It’s inextricable from the rest of the links.

BSDNow 077: Noah’s L2ARC


The 77th episode of BSDNow is up, with a tutorial on making a patch in OpenBSD, an interview of Alex Reece and Matt Ahrens about OpenZFS, and the usual news roundup.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/14


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Your not-BSD BSD link of the week: Badass Space Dragon.

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BSDNow 076: Time for a Change


BSDNow 076 interviews Henning Brauer about his work on OpenNTPD, which has recently been converted to a portable version, similar to OpenSSH.  (Why?  Amplification.)  There’s also the normal array of other BSD stories, including DragonFly, yay!

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“Life with an OpenBSD Laptop” is tonight


If you’re in/near New York City, NYCBUG has a meeting tonight with Issac (.ike) Levy presenting “Life with an OpenBSD Laptop“.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/07


This week is relatively quiet.

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BSDNow 075: From the Foundation


BSDNow 075 has an interview with Ed Maste about what the FreeBSD Foundation has been up to, and I’m guessing from the “Part 1” in the title there’s going to be more information in a subsequent show.  There’s also a roundup of various BSD news items — more than usual, I think.

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BSDTalk 250: WhatsApp


There’s two important numbers in this new, nearly-an-hour-long BSDTalk: Half a million billion, which are the number of people using FreeBSD via WhatsApp, and 250, which is the number of BSDTalk episodes so far.  That’s a great milestone for BSDTalk.  Oh, and the recording is from MeetBSD 2014, with Rick Reed talking.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/01/31


I’m not sure how I ended up with so much BSD material this week, but hey, we all benefit!

Your extended read: scaling linux-based router hardware recommendations, from the NANOG operators list.  Follow the thread.  It’s theoretically about Linux, but people name BSD solutions all through it.  Hmm…

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BSDNow 074: That Sly MINIX


Episode 74 of BSDNow is up, with some interesting stories of Linux users switching to BSD, and an interview of Andrew Tanenbaum of MINIX fame.

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