Normally I’m just linking to BSDNow, but there’s even more BSD-themed media coming up today: BSDNow 130 is out, titled “Store all the Things“, with an extended summary of the recent Storage Summit.
Keep an eye out for BSD user group meetings in your area – just because I didn’t note it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
- “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun” at March 15th SEMIBUG. The next few months of SEMIBUG speakers are posted there, too.
- Deploying NetBSD on the Cloud Using AWS EC2: Part 1.
- NetBSD on Google’s Compute Engine.
- The OpenBSD Foundation 2016 Fundraising Campaign. (via)
- The Complexity of Doing Things Right in Distributed Board Elections. About the NetBSD elections.
- Using GPIO on the Raspberry Pi. (on NetBSD)
- flashrd 2.0 is out, and there’s a new mailing list location. Here’s the flashrd site to save you looking it up, if it’s new to you. (via)
- When Sony uses FreeBSD for Playstation 4, how much money do they save?
- htop now runs on several BSDs. (via)
- FreeBSD and the recent glibc CVE-2015-7547 vulnerability.
- OPNsense 16.1.3 released.
- PVS-Studio delved into the FreeBSD kernel. (via)
- Registration for AsiaBSDCon 2016 is open. (via)
- pfSense training now available in Europe.
Several book links this week.
- Openbsd router, can it run on arm? (via)
- Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems” now available! Next two book titles are in there, too.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” Table of Contents.
- Winter arrivals. (related to previous post)
- Upcoming OpenBSD Security Router/Firewall/Load Balancer Release: Feature Requests Wanted (via)
- Noob gonna install some BSD later today.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/08.
- PC-BSD Devs Release Lumina Desktop 0.8.8 Environment […]
- Kali Vs BSD
- January #MissionComplete Best Story
Thing I should link more regularly: Garbage, a podcast that isn’t specifically about BSD but happens to cover it a lot. I linked to it when it was starting, but didn’t catch new episodes (fixed by finding the RSS feed). There’s been a bunch since then, so you have plenty of listening material now.
BSDNow 128 has an interview of Nick Wolff, the usual roundup of news items, and I’m sure something that matches the title of the episode, but I haven’t listened to it yet.
Rimvydas Jasinskas has consolidated/restored/updated a large number of papers into share/doc on DragonFly. I’m not going to link to his large number of commits, but instead point you at the directory where they all went. There’s a number of design documents in there that date back to 4.4BSD and beyond (and some much newer), which may interest or educate you. Of special note: The Guide to the Dungeons of Doom, for rogue, or the KAME IPv6 implementation notes.
These probably apply cross-BSD, but in this case, it’s DragonFly tips for printing with CUPS.
Lots and lots this week!
- SCaLE 14x Recap.
- On ZFS in Debian. BSD is still a better place for ZFS. (via)
- Anyone using FreeBSD or another BSD in production? How do you like it?
- NetBSD/amd64 7.0 on kvm. (via)
- VIMAGE Coming Soon to FreeBSD.
- Initial FreeBSD RISC-V Architecture Port Committed.
- Has Anyone Tried to Put Dark Souls on BSD?
- LibertyBSD 5.8 is out. (related)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/01.
- FreeBSD TACACS+ GNS3 and Cisco 3700 Router.
- FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report – Fourth Quarter 2015.
- OPNSense 16.1.1 and 16.1.2 out.
- Fighting fraudulent networks using secure connections (SSL) with OPNsense.
- Tor Browser 5.5 for OpenBSD.
- Sponsorships for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS”.
- Sponsorships and Hot Water. Sponsor! It has a direct effect.
- The Korn Shell anecdote. (via)
The slides from yesterday’s shell-fu presentation at NYCBUG have been posted.
NYCBUG is having a presentation tomorrow, February 3rd, 18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge at 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The presenter will be Isaac Levy and the title is “shell-fu”. .ike is an energetic speaker and it’s worth your time if you are near enough.
BSDTalk 261 is up, and it’s a half-hour conversation with Kris Moore about jails, system management, and other I assume PC-BSD features.
Another week with plenty of links.
- FreeBSD x64 OpenVPN AD authentication with crypt. (via)
- A FreeBSD 10 Desktop How-to. (via)
- FreeBSD Virtual Machine: Installing VMware tools. A basic explanation for a frequent activity. (via)
- “why attention to detail matters when you’re a kernel developer.”
- Call for testing: Concurrent malloc(3) calls (to speed up firefox)
- Writing Assembly on OpenBSD (x86) (via)
- I’m going back to the future….
- OpenFire Active Directory integration. (via)
- Net ring-buffers are essential to an OS. (via) Check comments on the source link.
- Confessions of a Recovering NetBSD Zealot. From 2006 so may not be accurate. (via)
- How has NetBSD changed since 2006? A followup on that previous link.
- Interested in BSD ports or are we all wasting time here? (via)
- Faces of FreeBSD 2016: Sean Bruno.
- BSD at SCALE 14x. Goat sighting! They are looking for BSD talks for next year.
- Doc like an Egyptian: Managing project documentation with Sphinx. Sphinx is used for documentation on several BSD projects. (via)
- OPNsense 16.1 Released.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems now escaping.
BSDNow 126 has an interview with Ken Moore and Kris Moore of PC-BSD, along with the usual news roundup. There’s a DragonFly mention in the “open source work helps your career” news item that I did not know about but am happy to see.
I’m always happy when I can compile news for at least 4+ different BSDs at once.
- How Three BSD Operating Systems Compare To Ten Linux Distributions. (via)
- [OpenBSD] Tracking -current, am I doing this correctly? (…and other questions)
- Group Test: Bsd Distros. (via)
- Basis Of The Lumina Desktop Environment. Have I linked this before elsewhere?
- NetBSD support for psutil. (via)
- BSD based core router on 10Gbps network.
- Sailor, a native and portable container system for NetBSD and Mac OS X. (via)
- Things I learned from OpenSSH about reading very sensitive files. Leads to some OpenBSD discussion. (via)
- FreeBSD nGinx FFmpeg camera recording and live streaming. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/01/18.
- FreeNAS Home Server Build. (via)
- OPNsense 15.7.25 Released.
There’s a lot of convention links this week, which is mostly an accident. If any of them are near you, go! BSD conventions are always fun, in my experience.
- FreeBSD on EdgeRouter Lite – no serial port required.
- Nearly 19 years of FreeBSD 2.2.1. (via)
- CharmBUG, a BSD user group in Baltimore, Maryland, has a new mailing list. See also the Meetup page. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2016 is coming up in Tokyo, March 11-13. (also via)
- You have only a few days left to meet the BSDCan Call for Papers deadline. (also via)
- The HOPE convention is July 22-24. (also plundered via)
- And if you haven’t clicked on it yet, here’s NYCBUG’s upcoming schedule.
- outrageous roaming fees, about the recent CVE-2016-777|8.
- OpenBSD laptops.
- Xen Support Enabled in [openbsd]-current.
- The Penguicon Lucas Tech Track.
- OPNSense 15.7.24 Released.
- BSD Is Ready for SCALE 14X.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/01/11. (says 2015 but it’s a typo.)
- Best of 2015 in BSD Magazine.
I almost missed it again! BSDNow 124 is up, with an interview of Igor Sysoev about nginx, plus the normal roundup.
I had so many tabs open of things to post that I lost some until the last minute.
- The FreeBSD Foundation is going to external sources to resolve community issues, as followup on recent conflict. (I agree with this plan)
- Upcoming meetings for NYCBUG (and other convention dates). Feb. 3rd is the next.
- NixOS on FreeBSD. (via)
- The TorBSD project has a long list of potential BSD porting projects. (thanks, George!)
- AWS tools on OpenBSD.
OpenBSD has imported click.I misread.
- 2016 Resolution – DiscoverBSD Talks. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/01/05.
- New review on “Tarsnap Mastery”
- Who wants to sponsor some BSD books?
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems” disclaimer
- FreeBSD Jails the hard way. (via)
- New NVIDIA drivers for FreeBSD.
- I Moved to Linux and It’s Even Better Than I Expected. Late 90s flashback! Mostly applies to a BSD desktop too. (via)
- The ‘hidden’ cost of using ZFS for your home NAS. (via)
- FreeBSD on the raspberry pi. (via)
- Netflix’s async sendfile now in FreeBSD-current. (via)
This week’s BSDNow episode has an interview with Josh Paetzel about ZFS, and lots of end-of-year/start-of-new-year prognostication.
That first link is important. DragonFly, as a project, hasn’t had issues like that yet, but that’s more a side effect of it being a smaller project rather than anything else.
- The Developer Formerly Known as FreeBSDGirl. (via)
- updated: An initial followup from freebsd-core.
- Plotting Out the BSD Year. (via or via)
- BSD: A Brief Look Back at 2015.
- OpenBSD Jumpstart. (via)
- Can it run BSD? The story of a MIPS-based PIC32 microcontroller. (via)
- Want to build a local router on my raspberry pi – considering BSD.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/28.
- Ubuntu vs FreeBSD Hosting: Is There A Difference? (via)
- “So errors of a measly 292g years go unreported.“
- pkgsrc-2015Q3 Branch Statistics.
- pkgsrc-2015Q4 released.
- ZFS boot environments are now available in the FreeBSD boot loader.
- plasma_saver for FreeBSD. (this should be portable, hint hint)
- Installfest on January 6th for NYCBUG.
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)