BSDNow’s episode of the week has a number of Raspberry Pi-specific items, plus a discussion of iocage which I was not familiar with.
SemiBUG has a meeting tomorrow, and Craig Maloney will be talking about Ansible. Patrick McEvoy may be streaming the proceeds, too. Are you near Detroit? Then go!
This turned into a BSD User Group event list, which makes me happy. There was nothing like that 3 or 5 or whatever years ago.
- OPNsense 16.7.13 released
- Documenting NetBSD’s scheduler tweaks
- NetBSD 7.1_RC1 available
- 12? PowerBook G4 PT5 – Electronic Battle Weapon
- WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted
- Would you bother learning PFSense when you are comfortable with Mikrotik for budget firewall requirements?
- 2017 presentation proposals
- BPF and formal verification (via)
- KnoxBUG is having a Raspberry Pi installfest on 01/31. I’ll post a reminder.
- KnoxBUG is also planning an OpenRC talk in February, though no date yet.
- And here’s the writeup from the most recent KnoxBUG meetup.
- People in NYCBUG are looking to have a classical code reading group set up – no date yet, but it sounds fun. (This has happened before as a one-shot event.)
- Craig Maloney is speaking about Ansible at the next SemiBUG meeting, this Tuesday. This meeting may be streamed. I’ll put a reminder up on Monday, too, and link to the stream if I know it.
This week’s BSDNow has extended notes about FreeBSD and lld, the LLVM linker, plus notes on the NetBSD scheduler, OpenBSD changes, and so on. It’s very ecumenical.
There’s always a rush of links after a holiday, as people sit at home and catch up on what they’ve wanted to do.
- 2016 computer review A lot of people like that X1.
- For God’s sake, secure your Mongo/Redis/etc! This is why services don’t get automatically started after installation via ports/pkgsrc. (via)
- openbsd changes of note 5
- OPNsense 16.7.12 released
- Lumina version 1.2.0 Released
- Netgate Taps InfoSec Global for pfSense Code Review
- A pretty splash screen for the Chrome Pixel and OpenBSD. (via)
- Hotplugging RAM – uvm_hotplug(9), the Xen balloon(4) driver and portmasters’ FAQ
- pkgsrc-2016Q4 released
- This is why I try to be specific when talking about BSD book author Michael W. Lucas.
- turn your network inside out with one pf.conf trick
- Get your name in the relayd book
This week’s BSDNow: no interview, but a lot of link summary. Does that title make sense if you are outside the U.S.? No matter.
Last anything for the year!
- Cohabiting FreeBSD and Gentoo Linux on a Common ZFS Pool (via)
- Gave 9front a try under bhyve. It boots. (Restrictions Apply) (via)
- Foxy’s (mis)Adventures with NetBSD (via)
- FreeBSD Foundation Announces New Uranium Level Donation (via)
- Peter Hansteen on OpenBSD and you (slides)
- So that’s what water-cooling looks like.
- FreeNAS Hard Drive Troubleshooting Guide. (via)
- MWL’s 2016 wrap-up. One of his 2017 goals: “Be sufficiently flexible to kick Ray Percival in the head at BSDCan.” Also more BSD books.
BSDNow 174 this week presents a recap of the 2016 year, including chunks of interviews you may have missed.
Merry almost Christmas!
- OpenSSH 7.4 released. (via)
- Configuring the FreeBSD automounter. I think this applies to DragonFly too. Thanks, Michael Wilson.
- AsiaBSDCon 2017 paper proposals are I assume due by end of year, just like last year, though the 2017 AsiaBSDCon site does not appear to be up as I type this.
- BSD Magazine has lessons 4 and 5 of FreeBSD and Chef up now.
- Security and BSD tools (via)
- Version SAT. Talks about package management in general – and what do you know, pkg seems to be the most advanced tool in this case. (via)
- Bringing the scheduler saga to the finishing line
- openbsd changes of note 4
- OpenBSD laptops
- Replacing Cisco ASA with PFSense. I did it, I ain’t sad.
- Using ZFS to Fight Data Rot by Kevin McAleer
Much better this week; I actually have links.
- Man, ‘splained: 40-Plus Years of Man Page History. Doesn’t mention it, but BSD is the place for original, and good, man pages. (via)
- “What’s stopping someone from writing a Cisco CLI shell for Linux or BSD?“
- who even calls link_ntoa? Multiple BSDs had this issue.
- Booting Android-x86 under FreeBSD bhyve (Work in progress) (via)
- New stable version: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE v46.18 (via)
- “TIL the soviets made their own BSD” (via)
- “Which BSD is good for me?“
- OPNsense 16.7.11 released, OPNsense 17.1-BETA
- LibreSSL documentation status report
- watt time is left
- openbsd changes of note 3
- Disk I/O Performance Under Filesystem Journaling on FreeBSD 10.3
- LISA 2016 Recap. From a BSD vendor point of view.
- OpenBSD 6.0 VPN Endpoint for iOS and OSX (via)
- 802.11n MIMO support in OpenBSD -current (via)
BSDNow 172 has an interview with Rod Grimes, the usual news roundup, plus a feature on a tool called smenu.
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.