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.
It’s a Solaris episode – or to be exact, SunOS, on BSDTalk this week. Sun used to be BSD, up to version 4.1.4, and this is 17 minutes of talk about that version.
Fun links, this week.
- BCHS Stack – BSD, C, Httpd, SQLite. Fun! (via)
- How to chroot www/firefox on NetBSD. (via)
- misc@openbsd: ‘NSA addition to ifconfig’. (via)
- OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Yeeloong 8101B. (via)
- Comfort On The Command Line – A primer. Actually talks about the command line on multiple platforms including BSD, not just “here’s bash”. (via)
- Privilege Separation and Pledge. Slides and video.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/05/23.
- OPNSense 16.1.15 released.
- OSCON 2016 Recap. From a BSD-vendor-centric point of view.
- BSDGame Sail. Comments have link right to BSD UNIX 4.3 pre-emulated for running on Windows.
- My FreeBSD Story. (Michael W. Lucas’s story, I mean.)
The garbage podcast is out, and it’s covering OpenBSD, iOS, and Android topics, or at least that’s what I guess from the summary, cause I’m still at work.
BSDNow 143 has the usual roundup of news, plus a conversation with Matthew Macy about graphics improvements in FreeBSD.
We need DragonFly people interviewed, since DragonFly graphics improvements have been leading the pack, so to speak. I’m linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting site again since I don’t see this episode up on the BSDNow site yet.
A reminder: Dru Lavigne is talking at KnoxBUG tomorrow (the 26th) at 6 PM. I’ve met Dru and she’s a good speaker with a wide range of experience – catch it if you are anywhere near.
Summer convention season is coming; start scheduling!
- Implementing pledge on linux using seccomp. (via)
- pkgsrcCon 2016 is in about a month and a half (July 2-3). They’re accepting talk proposals now, for lightning talks or extended presentations. (via kamil on EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- A review of FreeBSD 10.3’s new features. (via)
- BSD OS’ include GNU tools re-written for BSDL?
- Practicing ZFS storage failure quickly and easily with QEMU. On Linux, but could probably work the same on FreeBSD. (via)
- pfSense 2.3.1 is out.
- pkgsrc-security@ has a new GPG key.
- KnoxBUG’s next meeting is May 26th and Dru Lavigne is the guest speaker.
- OPNsense 16.1.14 released.
- p2k16 hackathon: pirofti@ on octeon and TPM and jasper@ on gnome, puppet and more.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/05/16.
- FreeNAS vs TrueNAS.
- Hubert Feyrer’s recent NetBSD news roundup.
- *BSD on laptop, anyone?
BSDNow 142 is out. You might think the title is about Perl, the language, on BSD, but it’s because there’s an interview with FreeBSD developer Alfred Perlstein. I’m sure he gets that a lot. Among the other news on the episode is a note about ordering BSDNow shirts: do it today because it’s the last day they will be available! Also, you can order now and pick it up at BSDCan if you’re going to be there.
(I’m linking to the jupiterbroadcasting site because the bsdnow.tv site isn’t updated as of this writing.)
The May issue of BSD Magazine is available now. There’s articles on ZFS, OpenBSD’s arc4random, an interview of Fernando Rodríguez of KeepCoding, and more. It’s a free PDF download if you didn’t know.
Some DragonFly links are sneaking in here just to get them cleared out.
- May 17th: Ike Levy speaks at SemiBUG. Go if you are anywhere near; Ike’s a good speaker and passionate about BSD.
- Speaking of scheduling: BSDCan 2016 is less than a month away.
- Why OpenBSD Is Important to Me. (via)
- BSD Unix: Power to the people, from the code. (via)
- FreeBSD PowerPC 32bit pkg repository (unofficial). ~19,500 packages, more to come. (via)
- As a Linux user, where should I start with experimenting with BSD?
- DragonFly i915 driver updated to Linux 4.3. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/05/09.
- Cons of staying on an old -RELEASE version ?
- More p2k16: ajacoutot@ on Gnome, rc and rcctl improvements, krw@ on pdisk, softraid and more.
- SROP mitigation committed. (OpenBSD)
- The 50th Quarterly pkgsrc Release, pkgsrc-2016Q1. Also, stats.
- Thomas Levine’s notes from the recent NYCBUG presentation on Urchin.
- NetBSD on the Sega Dreamcast, presented on a Dreamcast.
- How BSD was built, and how it lost the lead to Linux.
- Running Tor in a NetBSD rump unikernel. (via)
- Running FreeBSD / OpenBSD / NetBSD as a virtualised guest on Online.net.
- Meet Joe Maloney – Lead System Architect for PC-BSD. I like the transition from volunteer to employee.
- LinuxFest Northwest 2016: The Devil in the Details: Switching to BSD from Linux. Apparently one of the most popular videos.
I took some liberty with the spelling of the title, but it’s more accurate that way: The newest episode of BSDNow has a roundup of BSD news (some of which is pretty major) and an interview of Ike Levy, AKA ‘the guy at NYCBSDCon who showed me how useful pfSense could be’. Ike is speaking at a SemiBUG meeting on the 17th, too, which I’ll post about.
Episode 25 of Garbage went up yesterday and I forgot to check for it, so I’m linking to it now. Among other things, they mention Garbage merchandise. I’d pay for a shirt that pointed out most technology is garbage, to take it from the page.
Another trifecta week.
- GNOME 3.20.1 on OpenBSD, the usual screencast; not too bad for a server OS. (via)
- A comprehensive guide for OpenBSD desktop?
- Tredly – Containers for Unix. Powered by FreeBSD. (via)
- Bootstrap pkgsrc under ‘bash on Windows’. This should be on pkgsrc.org.
- OpenHUB’s NetBSD Project Statistics.
- Dru Lavigne Will be Speaking @ KnoxBUG.
- New Release Schedule and Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 Released. (via)
- OpenBSD Foundation Announces Gold Sponsor.
- libcrypto errata – May 2016. Related: regarding embargoes.
- .NET framework ported to NetBSD. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/05/02.
- GhostBSD 10.3 Alpha release! (via)
- FreeBSD Quarterly Status report for 2016Q1.
- p2k16 OpenBSD hackathon:
NYCBUG is meeting tonight, and Thomas Levine will be there to talk about Urchin, a shell-based test framework. The announcement also has future meeting/speaker dates noted.
I think I manage to link at least one story for every BSD type this week, or close to it.
- FreeBSD GPIO Benchmark. (via)
- ASLR now on by default in amd64. (via)
- anti-ROP mechanism in libc.
- The p2k16 hackathon has begun.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/04/25.
- Rethinking Unix: A New Apropos Implementation from NetBSD. (via)
- BSD at LinuxFest Northwest 2016.
- UPnP on Pfsense: security risks and alternatives. (via)
- OpenSMTPD, spamd, SpamAssassin and Dovecot on OpenBSD – part 1 (via)
- a prog by any other name. Some BSD history.
- OPNsense 16.1.12 released
The garbage podcast for this week is up, with discussion of OpenBSD and TRIM, and, well, a very wide range of topics, going by the summary.
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’.