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)
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?
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.
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.
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?
Off-the-beaten-path links this week. Strap in!
- The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99. (via)
- Magnetic core memory reborn. (via)
- Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance – Bunnie Huang.
- Why I’m Suing the US Government – also Bunnie Huang.
- Old, special phone numbers. I’ve used 800-444-4444 a lot when tracing lines.
- The Wanton Role-Playing (WaRP) and Mini-Six game systems. (via)
- Brief interviews with very small publishers. (via)
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names. (via)
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Phone Numbers. (via previous and here)
- A Practical Guide to (Correctly) Troubleshooting with Traceroute. A PDF, and infinitely useful. (via)
- I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This, But I Miss My CDs. (via I lost it, sorry)
- This used to be Ethernet. (via)
- turn up the hope (report from the HOPE convention from Ted Unangst)
- VimGIFs. (via)
- HyperTerm, an open-source in-browser terminal emulator. (via)
Your unrelated animated GIF of the week: Permanent Wink.
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.
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)
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…)
- 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)
garbage has BSDCan trip reports, OpenBSD news, and complaints about CVS, among other things. CVS is an easy target but I want to hear it.
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”.
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.
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.)
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.
A nice wide range of topics, again!
- Bletchley Park computers. (via)
- LITCAVE – one-man recreations of cc, vi, troff, x, and so on. (via)
- 50 Shades of Open. My pet peeve is when it’s used for a API to a closed source service. (via)
- Browsix – A Unix-Like Operating System for the Browser. (via)
- Clicky keyboard links.
- Unix on a…. ti-83+? (via)
- file considered harmful
- Pointer Overflow Checking.
- Keynotes from OSCON in Austin 2016.
- More details on hardware time protocols than you may ever have thought of.
- Dear Mommy Blogger. Some of that applies to this blog, too. I get some stupid offers for essentially paid articles here, and I avoid them. If I’m selling something, it’s cause it’s good BSD-related material or because I know the person. (via)
- Programming the ENIAC: an example of why computer history is hard. (via)
- Ask HN: What is an open-source alternative to Google Home?
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 SemiBUG presentation with Ike Levy speaking is tonight – go if you can!
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.
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
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.
Back to the normal rotation; not done early, not done late.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/04/04.
- FreeNAS Mini XL Now Available.
- How to use OpenBSD with Libreboot: detailed instructions. (via)
- Linux Developers vs BSD Developers. (via)
- OpenBSD – recommended way to do WebDAV, CardDAV, CalDAV. (via)
- A Complete Guide to FreeNAS Hardware Design, Part I.
- Disk IO limiting is coming to FreeBSD. (via)
- The drunken bishop: An analysis of the OpenSSH fingerprint visualization. (via)
- Support of OpenBSD pledge(2) in programming languages. (via)
- FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE Now Available.
- Call For Papers for EuroBSDCon 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia is out!
Posting now so people have warning: NYCBUG’s monthly meeting is tomorrow, April 6th, and has John Wolfe presenting “Debugging with LLVM”. Note that the meeting announcement I just linked has the NYCBUG schedule and speakers for the rest of the calendar year. Surely you can make one of them?
This time, this was all last-minute.
- FreeBSD Full Disk Encryption, with an External Boot Drive, GELI, and UFS. (via)
- ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) on FreeBSD – Part 3. (via)
- There’s a new 10G pfSense appliance.
- The pkgsrc-2016Q1 freeze has started.
- Linux: turning into Windows. (via)
- A Bigger FreeNAS Mini?
- The Myth of Effective Storage Capacity
- AsiaBSDCon 2016 Recap (from iXSystems)
- AsiaBSDCon OpenBSD papers
- First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”
- FreeBSD and pam_listfile
- Sponsoring “PAM Mastery”
- IPv6 errata for 5.7/5.8, pledge errata for 5.9 (OpenBSD)
- Call For Artists: New Icon Theme (for Lumina)
- OPNsense 16.1.7 released
- PlayOnBSD (run Windows software)
- Introducing a New Website and Logo for the Foundation. (FreeBSD)
DiscoverBSD for 2016/03/14.
If you’re somewhere around Michigan tomorrow around 7 PM, Michael W. Lucas is presenting at the SEMIBUG meeting, on FreeBSD filesystems. See the group site for location.
BSDNow 132 is up, titled “Scaling up with BSD“, with an interview of host Allan Jude about ScaleEngine, plus a bunch of news links. There isn’t the usual longer writing because they are currently at AsiaBSDCon, and I saw that there are streaming links for the events there. Look at the schedule, watch, and I hope there’s saved video too.
I hope you have some time for reading this week.
- BSDCan: OpenBSD presentations.
- Linux Emulation goes to the great bitbucket of the sky.
- How do I find what is in the ports tree without installing?
- OpenSSH 7.2 released Feb 29, 2016. (via)
- Upcoming Features in GCC 6. Will this make it to a BSD other than maybe DragonFly? Dunno. (via)
- FreeBSD 10.3: Third Beta Available.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/29.
- X11 Forwarding with Kali Linux and bhyve. (via)
- Are BSD OS’ developed in the the open? If a device uses a lot of BSD, can it run XYZ?
- Who is the figurehead/rep/person who wrote BSDL? Ugh.
- Bryan Cantrill on Jails and Solaris Zones. (via)
- LibreSSL not affected by DROWN attack.
- OpenBSD 5.9 network improvements.
- Pre-orders for 5.9 are up! OpenBSD, if you weren’t sure.
- OPNsense 16.1.5 released.
- “it would have largely boiled down to the choice between a BSD family operating system or a Linux family operating system.“
- FreeBSD and NetBSD are in Google Summer of Code 2016.
- Revisiting How We Put Together Linux Systems. So many of these Linux problems aren’t even present on BSD. (via)
- NetBSD Core Team changes.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2016 Tokyo/Spring.
I almost missed this: There’s a NYCBUG meeting tonight, at 6:45 PM, at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York City. The presentation will be from Raul Cuza, titled “BSD init(8) and rc(8): Room for Improvement?“. I imagine there will be an opportunity to complain about systemd’s very existence, at this meeting.
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.
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.
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.
The links get weird this week; get ready!
- IN THE THEATER OF LITERATE DISASSEMBLY, PASTOR MANUL LAPHROAIG AND HIS MERRY BAND OF REVERSE ENGINEERS LIFT THE WELDED HOOD FROM THE ENGINE THAT RUNS THE WORLD! Note the Apple ][ section. (via)
- The World’s Worst Spam Support ISPs. (via)
- SSH – A brief analysis of the internet. (via profmakx on EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- FOSDEM 2016 is coming up in a week. (via)
- Fractal fun on the web.
- A Quarter Century of UNIX. available as a PDF, too. (via)
- Novena on the Ben Heck Show.
- when preloads go sideways.
- The Art of the Command Line. Scroll down. Linux/bash-specific in many places, but potentially useful. (also via)
- The Original Mobile App Was Made of Paper. Volvelles! (via)
- The Creepy Beauty of VCR Errors. (via)
- DNS Censorship (DNS Lies) As Seen By RIPE Atlas. (via)
I’m taking an online course and don’t have as much clicking-about time, unfortunately.
- Vimer – Convenience wrapper for gvim/mvim –remote(-tab)-silent. (via)
- Compilation-bookmarks for emacs. In the interest of equal time. (via)
- Vim Galore. Unequal again. (via)
- Freeciv-Earth play anywhere on earth. (via)
- My payphone runs Linux now. More a hardware hacking story.
- Electronics That Last: How I Built an Heirloom Laptop. More hardware. (via)
- NANOG 66, February 7-10, San Diego, CA.
- FOSSAsia 2016, March 18-20, Singapore.
- The Axe Attack on the Early GPS Navigation System. (via)
Your unrelated link of the week: Golem Arcana. For the miniatures gamer with a handheld.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
If you missed last night’s DNSSEC presentation at CDBUG, here’s the slides.
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)
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!
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.
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.
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)
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.
This is Thoughtful Consideration week.
- The Anti-Mac Interface. The future of interfaces is in some ways the opposite of good interface design circa 1986. (via)
- What was the technology stack driving the original Ultima Online servers? The resemblance to a classical MUD is not a surprise when you think about it. (via)
- The Harmful Consequences of Postel’s Maxim. I see this more as the 2.0 problem, which I don’t yet have a good link to describe. (via)
- My Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Four
- CCCamp 2015 preordering is open. (via)
- Calvin and Markov. Markov chains are simple but fun. (via)
- On Port 80. Platforms that run on user content, but aren’t controlled by users, go downhill over time. It’s a repeating pattern. (via and via)
- A floppy drive with a survival mechanism. (via)
- keepachangelog.com. (via)
- The UNIX System: Making Computers More Productive. (via)
- Post-memes. (via)
- The 2015 Postel Network Operator’s Scholarship is open, with entertaining selection criteria.
- Warcraft 3 in a browser. (via)
- The ARMiga Project. (via)
- The minimig-mist, also a recreated Amiga. (via previous link)
- Go garbage collection. It’s humor, not real. (via profmakx on EFNet #dragonflybsd)