Hey, there’s a new garbage!
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but lots of news topics including a note about how easy it is to mitigate WannaCry problems using BSD technologies. Also of potential interest, it links to an in-depth look at how traffic shaping in pfSense was able to significantly improve a home internet connection, from someone whose job is to think about that sort of thing.
There’s been enough this week I’ve already started next week’s BSD entry.
- Installing OpenBSD 6.1 on your laptop is really hard (not). (via)
- Switching to OpenBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD on 11? MacBook Air 5,1 (mid-2012). 2012 is the hardware, not the post date. (via)
- Falling in love with NixOS. Not on BSD, but linked because the source has comments contrasting it with BSD packaging systems.
- openbsd changes of note 621.
- 2017Q1 FreeBSD status report.
- No sound with NetBSD in VMware.
- Re-Writing BSD 4.4 Shell Commands: cat. (via)
- A recap of the April KnoxBUG meeting.
- Promoting FreeBSD at Events. (via)
- NetBSD maintainer in the QEMU project. (via)
- OPNsense 17.1.7 released.
This week’s BSDNow covers different topics, with a specific link about a centrally managed Bhyve – a new feature to me. No interview this week, but don’t let that stop you from the full range of discussion.
A good topic range this week.
- Why I love OpenBSD. (via)
- A plan for open source software maintainers. (via)
- Unix Architecture Evolution Diagrams. 1972 Research Unix and FreeBSD, compared. (via)
- Getting Michael W. Lucas to speak at your (possibly BSD) event.
- 4 Things About TrueNAS Replication Your Boss Wants To Know. Sounds clickbaity, but does actually describe TrueNAS usage.
- OPNsense 17.1.6 released.
- Health Tips for Unix Systems.
- OpenBSD and You, the slides. (via)
- gqrx on freebsd.
- I did not know there was a Samba conference.
- OpenBSD Community Goes Gold.
This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but it hops through a banquet of different operating system activities – wireless, routing, changing systems, etc. You will surely find something to pique your interest.
All the text in the links lined up this week, which is mysteriously satisfying.
- PfSense 2.5 and AES-NI. (via)
- Tab completion in OpenBSD’s ksh. (via)
- Bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD.
- Installing V8 UNIX (4.1 BSD) from tape. (via)
- OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support.
- Installing Gnome 3 extensions freebsd11
- OpenBSD vmm hypervisor: Part 2. (via)
- pfSense 2.3.4 RELEASE Now Available!
- Official OpenBSD 6.1 CD – There’s only One!
- Related: Errata and (First) Binary Patches Announced.
- New synchronization mechanism – localcount(9). (via)
- Digging into BSD’s choice of Unix group for new directories and files.
- Announcing NetBSD and the Google Summer of Code Projects 2017.
BSDNow 192 is up, and has the normal news summary, plus an interview of Patrick M. Hausen.
It’s long article title week!
- A PDF of the IPv6 handout, from the April SemiBUG meeting, is available.
- Adventures in Time, part 1: Interfacing an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator to a Computer Running NetBSD. (via)
- Replace the RC4 algorithm for generating in-kernel secure random numbers with Chacha20. (via)
- 9 lessons from 25 years of Linux kernel development. None of those lessons are specific to Linux; they apply to all the BSDs, for instance. (via)
- pfsense for a small ISP in both router and firewall settings?
- Rate your favorite BSD on…
- (finally) investigating how to get dynamic WDS (DWDS) working in FreeBSD!
- OPNsense 17.1.5 released.
- The many ways of running firefox on OpenBSD.
- Michael W. Lucas’s Penguicon 2017 Schedule.
- iXsystems TrueNAS Certified with Veeam Backup.
- OpenBSD 6.1 Song Released.
This week’s BSDNow covers a number of FreeBSD developments, Illumos network work, and an interesting in-depth discussion of the reasoning behind the transition from PC-BSD to TrueOS.
Several “how to do this” items this week, which I like.
- OpenBSD 6.1 is not a CD release. (via)
- Netflix Serving 90Gb/s+ From Single Machines Using Tuned FreeBSD. (via)
- Forcing the password gropers through a smaller hole with OpenBSD’s PF queues.
- Creating an Apple Time Capsule using FreeBSD & ZFS.
- Related: Accessing your Time Capsule when on a different subnet.
- Help me find a match -> ‘^[DFNOT].*BSD$’.
- OpenBSD-current 2017/04/19 has clang enabled for amd64 and i386. (via) (also)
- g4u 2.6beta2 has been released – Happy 18th Birthday, g4u!
- 1.3.0 Development Preview: lumina-mediaplayer.
This week’s BSDNow talks about a lot of OpenBSD news, gets into UNIX history, and interviews Kris Moore about FreeNAS/TrueNAS/TrueOS/etc.
If you are nearby, KnoxBUG is having a presentation from Caleb Cooper tomorrow night, titled “Advanced BASH Scripting“.
All done at the last minute!
- OpenBSD imports new strstr() implementation from musl libc by Rich Felker. (via)
- FreeNAS Corral is being relegated to “technology preview” status (via and via)
- Free OSCON 2017 tickets from the FreeBSD Foundation.
- The next KnoxBUG meeting on April 18th is “Caleb Cooper: Advanced BASH Scripting“. I’ll have a reminder.
- 1.3.0 Development Preview: New icon themes. (Lumina, via)
- Linux user looking to try out BSD.
- Media Server.
- OpenBSD 6.1 Released.
- openbsd changes of note 620.
- Getting OpenBSD running on Raspberry Pi 3.
- Update on NetBSD and Google’s Summer of Code 2017: student application period is over, ranking is in progress.
- Let’s get meta: an interview with me (hubertf) about my NetBSD blog.
Why why why…
- Why Isn’t OpenBSD in Google Summer of Code 2017? (via) (also)
- Why does everyone here seem to recommend Pfsense over VyOS?
- Why is pfsense better than dd-wrt?
- pkgsrc-2017Q1 released.
- openbsd changes of note 8.
- e2k17 Nano hackathon report from Bob Beck.
- Control Your Files Using Your Own Cloud With ownCloud. (BSD-oriented)
- Linux Action Show -> BSD Action Show.
- NetBSD and LLDB progress report. (via)
- Reading the FreeBSD Manual.
- How much collaboration is there between the different BSDs?
- Finding more software for UbuntuBSD.