I missed posting this before: A new episode of BSDNow, with new items plus an interview with Alex Rosenberg, “Former Manager of Platform Architecture at Sony”. I assume that means Sony has or had a significant BSD installation, which I totally did not know about.
There’s some DragonFly links I snuck in here because why not?
- OpenBSD Innovation List. (via)
- How to block traffic based off country – pFSense (via)
- pfSense 2.2.6 is released.
- Orchestrating multiple FreeBSDs?
- Hacking the PS4, part 3: FreeBSD Kernel exploitation. (via)
- PIC32-RetroBSD Open Source Hardware Board running Unix like RetroBSD OS. (via)
- Is there a way to cite the FreeBSD handbook and other documentation in APA format?
- Newbie testing out new OS’s
- OPNsense 15.7.23 Released
- [PSA] 1920×1080 on DragonFlyBSD 4.4 under QEMU/KVM.
- The DragonFly 4.4 release article on linuxfr.org – always in-depth.
- Faces of FreeBSD 2015: Erin Clark.
- n2k15: bluhm@ on MP networking (out from under biglock)
- n2k15: vgross@ on deep surgery in TCP/IP stack code
- n2k15: krw@ on fdisk, installboot, dhclient, GPT fixes
- n2k15: reyk@ on hosting a hackathon, vmd, and the switch
- n2k15: mpi@ on MP networking progress
- n2k15: stsp@ on 11n mode wifi, testing
- OpenBSD’s sndiod: now with privsep
- Problems with Systemd and Why I Like BSD Init. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/21.
- AsiaBSDCon 2016 is happening March 10-13, 2016, in Tokyo. The call for papers is out and due by January 8th. Tutorial proposals are due at the end of the month.
Christmas doesn’t stop BSDNow from happening, and this week – along with the normal news summary – has an interview with Trent Thompson about virtualization on FreeBSD. Specifically, iohyve, the new management system.
(Linking directly to the broadcast site instead of the page with the full summary on the BSDNow site, because that summary page isn’t up as of me posting this.)
The latest episode interviews Robert N. M. Watson and George V. Neville-Neil for 36 minutes, about teachbsd.org. Also, BSDTalk has been running for 10 years! It’s been long enough I couldn’t remember if it started before the Digest.
Yet another week that I started 2 weeks ago; this end-of-calendar-year is full of BSD goings-on.
- FreeBSD on the desktop? Am I crazy? (via)
- lists.freebsd.org holy jeebus….
- I am a newbie trying to switch from pfSense to OpenBSD.
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Windows Operating System Family. (via)
- You Make FreeBSD Possible.
- Adventures in Open Source Software: Dealing with Security. A pkgsrc talk.
- TrueNAS templates are now included with a number of monitoring tools.
- Michael Lucas’s SSH talk on YouTube. Not necessarily BSD-specific, but still good.
- BSD for the desktop user: A review of PC-BSD.
- What makes the BSD family more secure than GNU/Linux?
- SO_REUSEADDR and SO_REUSEPORT, a BSD-origin explanation. (via)
- The pkgsrc-2015Q4 freeze has started.
The official title for BSDNow 120 is “I’m talking about the man in the middle” which is too long for an article title here. It’s a Michael Jackson reference and a type of attack against encryption, if you are unclear. Anyway, the episode has the usual news roundup and an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek.
It’s tonight at 7 PM, with the details found on the NYCBUG mailing list. RSVP as soon as you can if you are near enough to go – and you should go.
A good chunk of this is brought over from last week, cause there was so much.
- Ramsey Theory in the Dining Room. Not the shouty chef. (via)
- Superpersistent bootkit. (PDF, via, via)
- Raspberry Pis stuffed into classic computer shells. (via)
- I Dreamed of a Perfect Database. “This is a risk of working alone, without anyone to tell you you’re insane.” A Paul Ford article. (via)
- Project: Keyboard Conversion. More ambitious than I expected. (via)
- It’s called fdisk because…
- Computer Man [Extended Version]. Very 1980s. (via)
- The story of one latency spike. (via)
- Peering into inodes.
- After a ten-year hiatus, NetHack 3.6. (via)
- Big Data? No Thanks! Even if you don’t agree with the position, the images are neat. (via)
- Roll your own toy Unix-clone OS. (via)
- King’s Hand, which turns Go programs into utility scripts. (via)
- Why doesn’t findstr use the standard regular expression library? Another grep variant.
I had this built up well ahead of time.
- Today’s world is amd64, armv7, and soon aarch64. Everything else is dead, Jim. The author is/was a OpenBSD developer. (via, via)
- Show Your Support for FreeBSD. (Foundation) Donation time of year.
- As an everyday user of Linux, should I switch to BSD, why or why not?
- vCenter Web Client Plug-in for TrueNAS Now Available.
- OpenBSD Xen support. (via)
- “look I come from debian so having a stable reliable system that _also_ has software that isn’t years out of date in the repos is a shocker” (about the ports system)
- pkgsrc is moving to dash as a bootstrap shell, to replace pdksh.
- The 2015Q4 quarterly pkgsrc freeze is coming.
- BSD Magazine issue 75, with a focus on FreeBSD development tools, is available.
- DistroWatch Weekly reviews OpenBSD 5.8. (via)
- n2k15: sashan@ on PF mpsafe progess.
- n2k15: tedu@ on rebound, malloc hardening, removing legacy code.
- OPNsense 15.7.22 Released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/07.
BSDNow 119 is up, with even lengthier news summaries than usual, and an interview of Paul Goyette about his testing work with NetBSD.
I was going to make comments about this being a light week, and then suddenly I had overflow.
- The 2015 NYC Tech Meta-Party is December 14th. Lots of BSD people there; I wish I was.
- The Call for Papers for BSDCan 2016 is out. (also via)
- Early days of Unix and design of sh. Stephen Bourne’s recent NYCBUG talk; make time to see this if you missed the BSDCan 2015 show.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems, the early access draft, is available.
- Hosted NetBSD (and others) from Serveraptor. We need a list of hosting orgs where you can run BSD.
- One of the three OpenBSD users. (via)
- PXE boot OpenBSD from OpenWRT. (via)
- NetBSD gains sqlite3db and also DTC.
- PHP5.4 is being retired from pkgsrc.
- IBCS2 support in FreeBSD is removed, for now at least.
- OpenBSD now has an etherip(4) device. (No man page to link to as of this typing)
- iXSystems at Fossetcon 2015.
- Preparing multitouch support – request for tests
- Is That Linux? No, It’s PC-BSD. (via)
- How to Install Ajenti with Nginx and SSL on FreeBSD 10.2. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/11/30.
- Distrowatch reviews NetBSD 7. (via)
- FreeBSD and FreeNAS in Business by Randy Westlund.
BSDNow 118 is up, and it has an interview with Mark Heily about relaunchd, along with a number of other BSD news things that I haven’t even read yet because I didn’t expect the episode before today.
BSDTalk has a 65-minute recording of Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil at vBSDCon 2015 presenting “Supporting a BSD Project“. Note that it’s a recording of the presentation itself and not an interview after the fact. I don’t think vBSDCon has had any released video, or I don’t immediately remember seeing any, so this may be the only way to experience this talk.
I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links.
- A FreeBSD AMI Builder AMI. (via)
- Status of pledge(2).
- Multiple Perl modules for OpenBSD’s pledge(2).
- Going full pledge.
- iXSystems at LISA 15.
- Current Status of OpenBSD / OpenBGPd at RIPE 71 by Peter Hessler.
- Zedboard and BSD. (via)
- FreeBSD on the QCA953x (“Honeybee”) from Qualcomm Atheros.
- Onion Omega and FreeBSD.
- Yay cross–pollination!
- Tools for cleaning up KNF-formatted code.
- You should try FreeBSD. (via)
- Switching from OS X to FreeBSD – Both desktop and laptop. Very thorough, and a useful guide if you are contemplating the same thing. (via)
- Interview: Renato Westphal
- Hackfest OpenBSD Presentations.
- “The Devil & BSD: Leaving Linux Behind” (via)
- freebsd vs arch linux
- NetBSD has the Blum Blum Shub RNG, which I thought was a name selected for comedy effect, but no, it’s the names of the creators.
- Wireless, finally – with NetBSD on my Raspberry Pi
- You can no longer not encrypt ssh traffic, on FreeBSD. I am linking that mostly so I can use that convoluted English statement.
- rsnapshot on FreeBSD. (via)
- OPNsense 15.7.20 Released.
- Inline Intrusion Prevention. An upcoming OPNSense feature.
- Multi-tenant/VLANs behind a virtualized pfSense firewall in ESXi. (via)
- OpenBSD support in psutil 3.3.0. (via)
- Comments on the previously-linked “Why did I choose the DragonFlyBSD Operating System?“. Hey, someone mentioned the Digest!
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)
Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week.
- Inaugural SemiBUG meeting notes. Next meeting is December 15th, with Josh Grosse presenting on bulk package builds in OpenBSD.
- Yahoo and FreeBSD (1997). For those who enjoy correlation without clear causation, there’s a relationship between Yahoo’s fortunes as a company, and reducing their usage of BSD. (via)
- “…I use BSD for my websites for a reason.” Similar material sprinkled through the comments. (via)
- What are some active BSD-focused blogs or news sites you follow? My answer’s in there.
- Setting color temperature.
- Try to make Graylog2 working on FreeBSD (and failed)
- Various options for presentation software on the BSDs. (Follow thread)
- rough code and working consensus, working in a group at the recent u2k15 hackathon.
- Speaking of which, one more u2k15 report.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2015 Tokushima.
- Samba QoS? (FreeBSD)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/11/16.
- OPNsense 15.7.19 Released.
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.
This is the sort of BSD link week I like, with lots of range and depth.
- Many many more u2k15 reports.
- Slides about pledge(). There’s a very good point (and followup) in there.
- Why I Chose FreeNAS When I Started My Own Landscape Architecture Firm.
- Initial 802.11n wireless support for iwm(4).
- noice, a file browser that works on all the BSDs.
- New [OPNSense] images based on 15.7.18.
- first semibug.org meeting next Tuesday. I’ll post a reminder.
- Videos: BSD History.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/11/09.
- The ZFS ZIL and SLOG Demystified.
- SeaGL 2015 Recap. (via)
- DesktopBSD 2.0 M1 released. (via)
- xorg for NetBSD/amiga. This will make someone happy.
- ConnectX-4 Mellanox network card support in FreeBSD. Does well under load.
- Re-rooting on FreeBSD.
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.
Not even checking source commits this week; there’s already plenty of news.
- Ken Westerback at u2k15.
- OpenBSD also is getting a hypervisor.
- Running BSDi BSD/OS on VirtualBox.
- Faces of FreeBSD 2015 – Michael Dexter
- OpenBSD vs. nVidia
- nosh: Linux/BSD init, with systemd compat. (via)
- MINIXCon, February 1st, 2016, in Amsterdam. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/11/02.
- LibreSSL 2.3.1 is out. (via)
- Cyrix 486 Booting OpenBSD 4.7 (via)
- starting from scratch bugs.
- OPNsense 15.7.18 Released
- Detroit-area BSD user group, take 2. SEMIBUG is a good name.
- OpenBSD has a fork of less.
- pfSense 2.2.5 is out, and the pfSense project is 11 years old.
- A new issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- OpenBGPd and route filters.
“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)
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.”
- Buy an x220.
- A week of pkgsrc #12.
- 20Gb of Internet traffic on OpenBSD won’t work.
- Nouveau runs on NetBSD with hardware GL support.
- English-only in OpenBSD.
- Help! Can’t install NetBSD 7 – problem with .iso file
- Steam on the BSDs (not wine)
- mge/etherswitch support in FreeBSD, especially for some Marvell chips.
- Bluetooth LE Security Management channel support in FreeBSD.
- mpsutil in FreeBSD has been updated. (for LSI Fusion-MPT 2/3 controllers )
- add BSD to OS options in the forum user profile.
- NetBSD 5.x is reaching end-of-life.
- The Tor Browser for OpenBSD has been updated.
- The 3rd quarter FreeBSD status report is out.
- OpenBSD interviews: Ted Unangst, Brandon Mercer, Antoine Jacoutot, joshua stein, Landry Breuil, Henning Brauer, and Stefan Sperling.
- Or just look at Undeadly’s complete list.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/10/16.
- Lumina Desktop 0.8.7 is released.
- FreeNAS ‘what’s new’ issue 26. FreeNAS is 10 years old.
- A new FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS review.
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.
- DragonFly BSD + FreeBSD (via)
- Hubert Feyrer has a roundup of the recent NetBSD interviews.
- OpenBSD 5.8 is released.
- OpenBSD turns 20.
- OpenBSD developers: Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (via)
- OpenBSD developers: Vadim Zhukov (via)
- OpenBSD developers: Marc Espie (via)
- OpenBSD developers: Bryan Steele (via)
- OpenBSD developers: Ingo Schwarze (via)
- OpenBSD developers: Gilles Chehade (via)
- OPNSense 15.7.17 released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/10/19.
- EuroBSDCon 2014 Videos Online. The date is not a typo.
- GhostBSD’s graphical ZFS installer. (via)
- Grace Hopper Convention 2015. (FreeBSD Foundation)
- W^X enabled in OpenBSD Firefox port. (via)
- Announcing NetBSD 7.0 for USB Flash Drives. (via)
- pkgsrc-wip has finished the move to git. It should be easier to contribute.
- FreeBSD on 96-core (dual socket) ThunderX system. (via)
- Compilers in the BSD base system. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas is giving a talk on SSH on November 10th, in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
- Robert Bourne is returning to NYCBUG to talk on November 19th. Catch this if you can; it’s worth it.
- I already scheduled reminder posts for both those events.
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.
- Why do you love FreeBSD?
- Announcing FreeNAS-10 ALPHA
- tame(2) is now pledge(2), and Call for testing: pledge(2) in -current
- The OpenSMTPD audit, a debrief
- OPNsense 15.7.16 Released
- EuroBSDcon-2015 Recap
- NetBSD-7.0 developer interviews: Pierre Pronchery, Antti Kantee, Christos Zoulas, Mateusz Kocielski
- Tom’s Hardware Reviews the FreeNAS Mini
- Call for testing: FreeBSD i915 driver (via)
- bhyve gains a sysctl-like interface.
- By chance, DMA in FreeBSD is newer than what’s in DragonFly.
- A summary from the recent BSDCon Brasil.
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.
- Why do you use *BSD?
- Service to read BSD 4.2 UNIX reel tape to file?
- vnStat, a network monitoring tool.
- Is OpenSMTPD worthy of OpenBSD inclusion? (via)
- Assigning programs to specific video ports.
- Recent OpenSMTPD errata and you
- The Rise and Fall of the Operating System. Talks about rump kernels, developed on NetBSD, I think. (via)
- junk filled files.
- EuroBSDCon 2015 OpenBSD Presentations Online.
- An interview of Jeff Rizzo about NetBSD 7. (via)
- What to expect in NetBSD 7.
- NetBSD-7.0 developer interview: Leonardo Taccari (via)
- FreeBSD using radius for login (via)
- What does the OpenBSD crowd think of Intel SGX? (via)
- Closing a door, via many places, which had a link to this BSD-related note.
- Verisign youtube channel has vBSDcon videos (via)
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.
- FreeBSD cloud use cases?
- Nvidia and X.
- The September issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- Reporting bugs and the BSD community.
- (Net)BSD newbie, some questions
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/09/28.
- Faces of FreeBSD: Allan Jude. You may have already seen that face on BSDNow.
- OPNsense 15.7.15 Released.
- FreeNAS: A Worst Practices Guide.
- A status report on Michael W. Lucas’s two upcoming FreeBSD Mastery books, plus his other work.
- tame testing.
- More l2k15 Hackathon reports.
- NASA’s Pleiades Supercomputer and pkgsrc. They even document it.
- Rebase when pushing to pkgsrc-wip’s new Git home.
- pkgsrc-2015Q3 is released.
- DTrace in NetBSD, though only simple scripts work right now.
- NetBSD gains PCI Extended Configuration Space support.
- Home server advice often boils down to “how are your backups?“
- OpenBSD parts in Toyota Highlander.
- Teaching to contribute to BSD. (from a just-run class)
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.
- MidnightBSD 0.7 is out. (via)
- OPNsense 15.7.14 Released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/09/21.
- New email gateway release 3.4 “rocky”, based on FreeBSD 10.2. (via)
- FreeBSD on recent Lenovo Thinkpad W541. (via)
- *BSD and thinkpads. (via)
- Broadwell support in OpenBSD.
- LibreSSL 2.3.0 Released.
- Two OpenBSD hackathon summaries.
- “sid is a Static Intrusion Detection and integrity checking system” for NetBSD.
- sesutil additions on FreeBSD.
- rmt over ssh on OpenBSD.
- BSD 2.11, I assume emulated?
- Network drivers are a cross-pollination success story for BSD.
- New source/port change summaries for OpenBSD, on GMane.
- “Cheap hardware for router, perhaps fileserver?“
Lots of activity; I didn’t even really need to look at source commits.
- OpenBSD (U)EFI bootloader howto. (via)
- System XVI: A replacement for systemd. (via)
- Book Review: FreeBSD Mastery – Storage Essentials. (via)
- The FreeBSD Journal Reaches New Milestone.
- BSDCam 2015 Trip Report: Mariusz Zaborski.
OPNsense 15.7.12 Released. OPNsense 15.7.13 Released.
OpenBSD GPT support enabled.
- Moving to FreeBSD. (via)
- FreshBSD v4: beta version of the commit log search engine. (via)
- Looking for a laptop with a good CPU and solid out of the box OpenBSD experience.
- The pkgsrc-2015Q3 freeze has started,
- BSD News for 2015/09/14.
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.
“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.
- Andrew Tanenbaum (creator of Minix) encourages you to go to BSDCon Brasil 2015. (though it has already happened by the time I saw this.)
- ctwm, an extension to twm in NetBSD.
- Lumina, and by extension at least PC-BSD, gains a Start menu.
- gpart can’t yet replace fdisk in FreeBSD.
- The rge(4) driver is removed in FreeBSD.
- FreeBSD has gained the sesutil(8) utility, for managing SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) devices. It turns the light on and off!
- A history of modern init systems.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/09/07.
- Clarifying NextBSD’s Near Term Expectations.
- (OPNSense) System Health – whats next?!
- FreeNAS News, issue 23.
- Defeating Cryptolocker attacks with ZFS.
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.
- Clarifying NextBSD’s Near Term Expectations.
- Deleting files from /usr/, breaking your system, then recovering.
- BSDOwl, “A highly portable build system targeting modern UNIX systems.” (via)
- Virtualization support in OpenBSD. (via multiple)
- Berkeley DB: Architecture. Remember, the B in BSD is also Berkeley. (via)
- the peculiar libretunnel situation
- The v0.5 release of MPTCP for FreeBSD. (via)
- OpenBSD 5.8’s third song announced.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/08/31.
- Native EFI Bootloader Support for OpenBSD.
- LiteBSD for PIC32-HMZ144 released. (via)
- New Release Schedule for PC-BSD.
- Get your pkgsrc fixes in now, before the freeze.
- If you have anything in pkgsrc-wip, please help clarify copyright as it moves to new hosting and also git.
- “A bibliography of FreeBSD and BSD related papers and books.” You’ll have to dig through the .bib format, but there’s some good titles to track down in there.
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.
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.
- NeXTBSD, a video presentation. (via multiple places)
- Why FreeBSD should not adopt launchd. Sort of commentary on the previous item. (also via multiple places)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/08/24.
- OPNSense 15.7.10, 15.7.11 released.
- Beyond the Fork, an OPNSense status report.
- OpenBSD 5.8, Another Song.
- Kernel W^X extended to i386 on OpenBSD.
- SSLv3 removed from LibreSSL.
- Call for Testing: Using tame() in userland.
- OpenBSD’s tame gets a path list parameter. (via)
- DistroWatch introduces PC-BSD’s new Enterprise package repository. (via)
- Why 32-bit MIPS isn’t interesting. (via)
- FreeBSD gains an ioat(4) driver.
- Summer of Code 2015 just finished, and the code is starting to appear.
- Lumina-fm gets a major update.
- pkgsrc as non-root, a discussion. (follow the thread)
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:
- RaspBSD.org. Raspberry Pi FreeBSD images. (via)
- VMware vs. bhyve Performance Comparison. (via)
- OpenBSD removes support for non-UTF8 locales. (via)
- Tarsnap $1000 exploit bounty. It’s since doubled to $2000. (via)
- Book review: The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System.
- An interview with Marshall Kirk McKusick on the most recent Design & Implementation book. (via)
- BSDCan 2015 Trip Report: Koop Mast
- FreeBSD 10.2 is out.
- PC-BSD 10.2 is out.
- NetBSd 7.0_RC3 is out.
- Broadwell support in openbsd/dragonfly bsd.
- What are your thoughts on GhostBSD?
- Quick run down of major BSD differences?
- OPNsense 15.7.9 Released.
- More c2k15 reports.
- OpenBSD 5.8 preorders are open.
- “Resflash is a tool for building OpenBSD images for embedded and cloud systems in a reproducible way.” (via)
- On “unpleasant truths” in tech books.
- pkgsrc-wip is migrating away from CVS.
- OpenBSD on EdgeRouter Lite.
- 4-count cross–pollination.
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 case for checksumming filesystems. (via)
- How to use fw_update for Radeon on OpenBSD.
- FreeBSD has imported OpenBSD’s iwm(4) driver.
- FreeBSD supports more parts of the Cavium ThunderX, which I link to in part because “Cavium ThunderX” sounds like a thoracic problem.
- FreeBSD has updated apr, sqlite3, serf, and svnlite in base.
- NetBSD gained ARFE.
- The c2k15 report keep coming!
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?)
Terse link week!
- From distribution to project.
- Using OpenBSD as a FreeBSD Router. (via)
- More C2K15 reports on Undeadly.
- A new OpenBSD Foundation donor.
- OpenBSD now defaults to remote root logins permitted – with key.
- Quakecon runs on BSD. (via)
- BSD Magazine for I assume August.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/07/27.
- LibreSSL 2.2.2 is out.
- PC-BSD 10.2-RC1 Now Available.
- FreeBSD 10.2-RC2 Now Available. No, wait, RC3.
- Lumina Desktop 0.8.6 Released!
- BSDCan 2015 trip report from Mark Linimon.
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.
- The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn’t. The best explanation for the much-linked OpenSSH story last week: PAM is the problem.
- pfSense 2.2.4 is released.
- OPNsense 15.7.4 Released.
- A week of pkgsrc #11.
- The 2015Q2 FreeBSD status report is out.
- FreeBSD 10.2-RC1 Now Available.
- Introducing BSDHistory, and how it is set up.
- BSD Graphics.
- What BSD do you use, and for how long have you been using it and how?
- NetBSD on the Nvidia Jetson TK1 (via)
- A new fancy FreeBSD boot screen.
- Switching a static blog to OpenBSD’s new httpd server. (via)
- Three new c2k15 reports on Undeadly: one, two, three.
- HardenedBSD Completes Strong ASLR Implementation.
- FreeBSD on the c720. (via)
- Yay cross–pollination.
- Fixing the GPT booting bug with FreeBSD and some Thinkpads. Also, asking Lenovo for a BIOS fix. (thanks, Warren Block)
- pkgsrc-2015Q2 binary packages for illumos now available.
- Anyone here use DragonFly? Not an ‘other’ BSD, but this was a good place to put the link.
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.
- A wild Puffy appeared! (via)
- FreeBSD 10.2-BETA2 Now Available
- Reducing RAM usage in pkgin
OPNsense 15.7.2 ReleasedOPNsense 15.7.3 Released
- Lumina Desktop 0.8.5 Released
- Sudo Replacement Hits the Tree “doas”
- Making my RPI serial console work (on NetBSD)
- pkgsrc-2015Q2 packages for OS X now available
- mandoc: becoming the main BSD manual toolbox (BSDCan 2015 presentation)
- Bit the bullet and installed a pfSense router at work
- This ThinkPad Batteries thread is full of good information.
- The x201/x220/x230 series of ThinkPads seem to be universally recommended for BSD; especially OpenBSD. (My x220 at work, while it does not run a BSD, is fantastic)
- A bug that takes 45 intervening years to have an effect.
- NUMA in FreeBSD.
- CloudABI discussion/explanation, to some extent.
- recoverdisk(1), a program I did not know about. (via)
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)
Insert fireworks graphic here.
- OpenBSD from a veteran Linux user perspective. (via)
- Call for Testing: Valgrind on OpenBSD.
- 10.2-PRE-RELEASE and 11.0-CURRENT Images Available for Testing. (PC-BSD)
- BSDCan 2015 trip reports: Zbigniew Bodek and Vsevolod Stakhov.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/29.
- DistroWatch Weekly talks about running FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer. (via)
- BSD Magazine: “Web server security”.
- FreeNAS 10: A developer’s perspective.
- NetBSD on NVIDIA Jetson TK1 (Tegra K1)
- New binary releases for NetBSD on Raspberry Pi
- BSD dmesg collection service
- OPNSense 15.7 is released.
- finding bugs in tarsnap
- FreeBSD gets a graphical front-end for pkg-ng. (probably works for DragonFly dpkg too) (via)
- User account administration for Linux/BSD
- moving from Linux to BSD and the Acer C720. I already replied all over that.
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.”
- A pfSense SG-2440 review at Maximum PC.
- pfSense 2.2.3 is out.
- Puppet and OpenBSD.
- I love cross-pollination.
- There’s a new BSD user group in Vancouver, Canada. “VanBUG”.
- TrueOS/PC-BSD/FreeNAS keep showing as building from the same source tree. That makes sense.
- Ingo Schwarze’s slides (PDF) from his recent CDBUG/NYCBUG presentations. (via)
- NetBSD 7.0_RC1 is out.
- Commit jokes are the best jokes.
- FreeBSD on Azure.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/22.
- BSDCan 2015 trip reports one and two.
- PC-BSD Documentation can now be Translated Using Pootle.
- out with the old, in with the less. Notable link to “Cascade of Attention-Deficit Teenagers“.