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)
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)
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.
- 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“.
I compiled this all bit early, so hopefully nothing exciting happens between now and when it gets posted.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/16.
- YouTube review on “Networking For Systems Administrators”. (BSD-friendly)
- Signify shortcomings.
- BSDCan 2015, a review.
- BSDNow has an already-mentioned BSDCan presentation roundup, and various OpenBSD presentations are showing on the OpenBSD papers page, and there’s a video collection page too. (via)
- Best laptop for FreeBSD or variants? (via)
- Mandoc: becoming the main BSD manual toolbox [pdf] (via)
- PkgsrcCon 2015 is definitely happening.
- We’re about halfway through the pkgsrc-2015Q2 freeze.
- OpenBSD 5.8 has been branched. (Is that the right term?)
- NetBSD has internal storage on the EdgeRouter. OpenBSD can boot there too. Is there something switch like (12+ ports) that boots a BSD? Other than Juniper? (speaking of which, I worked on an EX4300 a few days ago and liked it.)
- Temperature handling in OpenBSD has been much improved.
- FreeBSD on BeagleBone Black units now support HDMI.
News is a bit light this week, probably because BSDCan was eating up people’s attention. I am assuming video will be up soon; I want to see the keynote.
- Tarsnap GUI for the desktop. (via)
- The pkgsrc-2015Q2 freeze is starting tomorrow.
- USB thermometer support, OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
- Intel is building BSD-specific utilities, if I read this right.
- BSDCon Brasil has expanded their convention and have room to present more papers.
- Putting FreeBSD 11 onto a Raspberry Pi 2.
- Blobs blobs blobbity people care about concept more than reality.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/08.
- FreeNAS in production.
- Test the new OpenBSD audio(4) driver.
- xhyve, a port of FreeBSD bhyve to Mac OS X.
- autonet, a simple wifi network chooser for OpenBSD.
- Signify: Securing OpenBSD from Us to You. (via)
That’s Non Uniform Memory Architecture, and John Baldwin is talking about how it works on FreeBSD, tonight/now, in New York City for NYCBUG. There’s several more events this month with NYCBUG, so look at the announcement for tonight’s location and more dates.
This includes all the BSD material I didn’t have time to get posted last week. I hope you have some time for reading today; there is a lot here.
- Royal activity affecting your open source files.
- Windows guest support (or at least the start of it) in bhyve.
- Bad memory blacklisting in FreeBSD. I’d be worried about keeping partially bad RAM in place, but this is probably being used on a larger scale.
- 25 year old col bug, fixed.
- The start of NUMA support in FreeBSD.
- Alpine POC and Routerboard support in FreeBSD.
- FreeBSD now supports more than 8 audio channels.
- NetBSD is starting to gain EdgeRouter support.
- NetBSD gains in-kernel splash screen support.
- Openresolv 3.7 is in both FreeBSD and NetBSD.
- EU study recommends OpenBSD. (Thanks, PCTF)
- Now, sshd in OpenBSD defaults to ‘PermitRootLogin=no‘ (like in DragonFly!)
- Device Developer’s Conference, happening in the UK over the next month or so. (via openbsd-misc)
- OpenBSD has released, shipped, and there’s some discs with errors being replaced, though there’s a workaround.
- From 0 to an OpenBSD install, with no hands and a custom disk layout. (via)
- Livingston County, Michigan has a BSD user group starting up.
- PC-BSD 10.2.1-RC1 comments.
- BSDCon Brazil 2015 has a call for papers out.
- New to BSD, Questions about Firewall configuration.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/11.
- A week of pkgsrc #10.
- PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015 images now available
- Yes, You Can Virtualize FreeNAS
- pfSense is now available as a “VMware Ready Virtual Firewall Appliance“.
- Michael W. Lucas’s Tarsnap talk is online.
- As is the cover to his upcoming FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book.
- BSDTalk 253 has 30 minutes of conversation with George Neville-Neil about “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System”, 2nd edition.
I’ve already mentioned the Hammer2/OpenBSD Summer of Code project (one of several), but here’s more:
- The April issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- OpenBSD on an iBook G4
- Midnight BSD 0.6 is out.
- OpenBSD 5.7 is out.
- Lumina Desktop 0.8.4 is out.
- PC-BSD 10.1.2 RC1 is out.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/04/27.
- FreeBSD project report for 2015Q1.
- Hacking “/ on ZFS” and GELI Encrypted Drives, the Old-School Way
- Michael W. Lucas is giving a “Tarsnap talk” at mug.org on May 12 to match his book.
- vBSDCon is happening September 11-13 in Reston, VA.
(No mailing list links this week; I’m way behind in my reading because of work. Sorry!)
It’s been a relatively calm week, for once.
- New Delhi has a BSD user group. (via)
- PC-BSD and 4K — Oh my!
- Is nvidia the best option for gaming on FreeBSD?
- EuroBSDCon 2015 has extended the time for paper submission, cause they have so much to work through.
- Hipster keyboard layout on NetBSD
- The pkgsrc-security GPG key has changed.
- Binary packages of pkgsrc-2015Q1 for illumos and OS X are available.
- I like cross–pollination.
- PC-BSD can now restore encrypted volumes over iSCSI.
- Two more mentions of OpenBSD (though any should work) on Vultr.
- Better OpenBSD performance on KVM via x2apic mode.
- OpenBSD rolls their own file(1).
- OpenBSD has W^X support for i386 userland now.
- 2-factor authorization on FreeBSD. (via)
- My switch to OpenBSD, first impressions (via)
- Microsoft .NET Running on FreeBSD 10.1/amd64 (via)
If you’re part of a BSD user group, please let me know your schedule. I’m able to catch NYCBUG announcements cause I’m on their announce@ mailing list – but I could use more.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/03/30.
- Lumina 0.8.3 is released.
- Building PC-BSD Utilities From Source. (video)
- BSD Magazine for March.
- Directly building FreeBSD AMI images.
- FreeBSD daily status reports, a little more human-readable.
- 4 new commands in FreeBSD DDB.
- The FreeBSD boot loader can now take your GELI passphrase.
- A probably definitive answer on OpenBSD and clang.
- pf tables mean no reloading.
- BSD contributor Paul Schenkveld has died.
- If you are in the UK, there’s a mini OpenBSD ports hackathon happening now.
- NetBSD systems can now resize / on reboot, if space is available.
- LibreSSL in pkgsrc, soon.
- NYCBUG’s next meeting is April 8th, with Christos Zoulas presenting blacklistd.
Not done in a last-minute rush before the weekend, yay! Done early cause I have to work over the weekend, boo!
- Tarsnap Mastery is out in print form. (as is author Michael Lucas’s newest sci-fi)
- Active Directory and FreeBSD. Might apply to all BSDs? (via)
- GhostBSD 10.1-alpha1 is out. (via)
- pfSense 2.2.1 is out.
- making security sausage. “Even if most users will just run yummi-gummi-belli-rubrub or whatever to install binary fixes, they should be able to inspect the changes.” I just like that package manager name.
- What differences would I notice when using BSD?
- Suggestions for honeypotting on BSD?
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/03/16.
- virtio on FreeBSD now works asynchronously.
- OpenBSD papers from AsiaBSDCon 2015 are up.
- Martin Pieuchot could use some OpenBSD hardware.
- OpenSSH 6.8 is out.
- Home server rack suggestions. Includes perennial favorite, the LackRack.
- How to format your diffs for OpenBSD.
- Good; they’re talking to each other.
- The pkgsrc-2015Q1 freeze is on.
NYCBUG is having a book release event for “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” with George Neville-Neil, one of the authors. It’s happening tomorrow night, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St. George Neville-Neil will be talking about DTrace, and there’s copies of the book to buy/win.
The just-posted BSDTalk 251 is 47 minutes long, and comes from vBSDCon 2013, with three people interviewed about Verisign and FreeBSD.
Well, this week just sort of took off for BSD links.
- FreeBSD on the POWER8: It’s alive! (via)
- Freenas and ESXI-Vmware snapshots
- PHP 5.3 and Ruby 1.8.7 appear to be on the way out of pkgsrc.
- PC-BSD gains a sort of automatic TOR-mode.
- OpenBSD Foundation 2014/2015 newsletter.
- OpenBSD 5.7 on Minnowboard Max.
- Aww, no more punchcard utilities.
- FreeBSD has some upgrades around tape utilities.
- Installworld… installcloud?
- “If you work for a lottery and you’re using random(3) to select the winning numbers, please let me know.“
- uefisign(8), a UEFI Secure Boot signing utility.
- pkg in pkgsrc. (via)
- “How can I crate a bootable BSD via GNU/Linux?“
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/02/23.
- ZFS, and How to Make a Foot Cannon.
- A week of pkgsrc #7.
- BSDCan proposals and rejections.
- NetBSD on IBM’s SoftLayer and Microsoft’s Azure and more
A late update: NYCBUG’s upcoming meetings and presentations, with the next one on March 4th, this week. If you have a local BSD user group, I would like to know about it!
There’s some DragonFly material in here, though I normally confine that to the rest of the week. It’s inextricable from the rest of the links.
- Setting up an OpenBSD mail server. (via)
- FreeBSD-current users, regenerate your keys. (fixed)
- Using OpenBSD and vxlan to overlay remote lans. (via)
- A Prediction: 2020 the year of (PC-)BSD on the desktop. (also)
- “Has Linux lost its way?” (via) (also)
- DiscoverBSD news for 2015/02/16.
- Curious if FreeBSD or any other BSD district would work better on a MacBook pro?
- Am I taking a realistic route to learning more about internals? (hey, it’s DragonFly!)
- Speaking of which: cross–pollination.
- More cross-pollination, and surprise from me; I didn’t know USB video link worked on any BSD.
- The m0n0wall project has ended.
- The end of ‘games’ as a separate object on FreeBSD.
- Tetris: still changing.
- autonet – simple automatic wifi chooser on OpenBSD.
- pkgsrc binaries as an exit strategy from systemd.
- IPFW now the default firewall (and on) in PC-BSD.
- The updated roadmap to 1.0.0 for Lumina, PC-BSD’s desktop environment, to go with the 0.8.2 release.
- PC-BSD at SCALE.
- s2k15 hackathon report.
If you’re in/near New York City, NYCBUG has a meeting tonight with Issac (.ike) Levy presenting “Life with an OpenBSD Laptop“.
Short week this week, mostly due to a lack of interesting source changes.
- Learn Unix the Hard Way. Actually OpenBSD and nothing except a table of contents yet. (via)
- How not to upgrade your systems.
- Linux vs. BSD: which should you use? Nothing new discovered here. (via)
- PC-BSD 10.1.1-RC1 Now Available.
- Some upcoming BSD-related books from Michael Lucas.
- NYCBUG events for January and February.
- Extracting pkgsrc packages without packages. (saves time with NFS)
- FreeBSD and Vagrant. (via nycbug-talk mailing list)
- Make PC-BSD work like Windows.
- Lumina 0.8.1 is out.
- urndis(4) is how you tether OpenBSD to a phone; or use it as a hotspot.
- There’s a BSD meetup happening February 19th in Hannover, Germany.
Normally I’d hold this off until the In Other BSDs item on Saturday, but by then it will be too late: There’s a “Building redundant and transparent firewalls with OpenBSD” presentation happening at the Scottish Linux User’s Group meeting, Thursday night in Glasgow, Scotland.
Not sure how I ended up with so many interesting conference links. There’s some substantial reading here too, so clear your schedule.
- A long-overdue update of the Cluetrain Manifesto. (via)
- AWS Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Started. (via)
- Secure Secure Shell. (via)
- Hacking a Gameboy with a speedrun bot to program new games. It’s hard to wrap my brain around. (via)
- Operating System development in Rust.
- Speaking of which, Rust just reached 1.0A. (via)
- Improving your PuTTY connections.
- The Intel Compute stick looks fun.
- RIPE70 is in Amsterdam in March; the Call for Papers is out.
- NANOG 63 is in Texas at the start of February; registration and the agenda are up.
- Vintage Computer Fest East 10 is in April in New Jersey. It’s hands-on – you get to run the old computers! (via)
- CiE 2015, a cross-disciple conference in late June in Bucharest, also may interest you. (via)
- The Millennial Literalist.
- Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it. (via)
- Event Notify Test Runner, or entr. Runs arbitrary commands when a file changes. It was also talked about at the NYCBUG meeting that just happened.
- Moving Beyond TCP/IP.
- This program is the equivalent of ENIAC. Really! They’re both for calculating ballistics. (also via)
- The Tears of Donald Knuth. (via multiple places)
- When The Sky Is Falling. DDOS mitigation, in slides. (via)
- The Morris Worm, as a physical artifact.
I got this done early, for once.
- Dissecting OpenBSD’s divert(4). (via)
- Running ownCloud with httpd on OpenBSD (via)
- OpenBSD 2014 by the numbers. (via)
- Code rot & OpenBSD. Many comments at the original link. (via)
- Accessing radio hardware switches in NetBSD.
- What does this Etherswitch framework do?
- FreeBSD now has Elf Tool Chain utilities, which appears to be BSD-licensed versions of binutils; possibly more?
- FreeBSD is now on Gnome 3.
- BSDCan 2015’s Call For Papers is out.
- NYCBUG is meeting January 13th at a new location for “Designing Versatile Unix Utilities“, presented by Eric Radman.
- There’s a new BSD user group in the Albany, NY area.
- BSD Magazine for December 2014 is out. (via)
The BSDNow people aren’t slowing down for the holidays, as there’s another episode this week. The interview is with Dan Langille, about the 2015 BSDCan conference. He’s also the person behind freebsddiary.org, which served as partial inspiration for the Digest. There’s also more video presentation links, news items, and so on.
BSDNow isn’t slowing down for Christmas, cause there’s a new episode up. There’s two interviews this time – Erwin Lansing, about BSD in Europe, and Cristina Vintila, about BSD conferences. The rest of the episode is a bunch of “How did you get into BSD?” stories from viewers, both in text (i.e. read out from email) and the occasional video answer.
I have been building up quite the variety this week.
- Bitrig 1.0 has been released.
- Writing NetBSD Sound Drivers in Haskell. (PDF, via)
- ruBSD 2014, happening December 13th in Moscow. (via)
- How to configure full disk encryption in PC-BSD 10.1. (via)
- BSD Magazine for November 2014. (via) Why don’t they put new issue announcements in their RSS?
- A week of pkgsrc #5.
- FreeBSD Foundation’s 2014 year-end fundraising.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials is hitting the printers. There’s a quiet mention of the next two books in that series, too.
- Two new kernel errata for OpenBSD.
- BSDCan 2015 (June 2015) has opened up its call for papers, now through Jan 19th, 2015. (via)
- A conversation about UTF-8, Unicode, and file systems.
- A conversation about random vs. phrase passwords.
- New Directions in Operating Systems conference notes. Lots of BSD stuff in there. (via)
- nih-0.13.0 is out for pkgsrc.
- BSD presentations (including DragonFly) at the X Developers Conference. I mentioned the event itself before, but that link wasn’t open to non-subscribers until later, as pointed out to me.
- Coreboot on the BSDs.
- More talk about embedded OpenBSD on cheap machines, including thin client machines repurposed into routers.
- Noticed in that previous link: <$100 Ubuquiti EdgeRouter-Lites can run OpenBSD? FreeBSD too, apparently.
- Is it time to give BSDs a try?
- Fixing PC-BSD upgrade issues.
The 66th BSDNow episode has an interview with Paul Schenkeveld about BSD conferences, and of course the usual variety of news, including something about a BSD-powered library in Africa; something that is entirely out of the blue to me.
BSDNow 064 (somehow, 64 seems a nicer milestone than 50) links to a huge pile of EuroBSDCon 2014 videos, including 2 DragonFly presentations. There’s also an interview with Justin Cormack, who must be cool; I can tell from his name. There’s a lot more material just written on the page after the video, so I’ll point you at the actual content instead of repeating.
Hardly any source commits to point at this week, but there’s still lots of stuff happening in BSD-land.
- MeetBSD is happening right now.
- OpenBSD 5.6 is being released right now too.
- Michael W. Lucas has released the cover to his upcoming FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials book.
- Peter N. M. Hansteen’s 3rd edition of the Book of PF is out, and he’s running an auction for the first author-signed copy – with profits to OpenBSD. This is a good strategy. I have a copy of the book and will write a review here as soon as I can finish it – only up to chapter 3 right now. The presentation that spawned the book is updated and available.
- FreeBSD 10.0 got an extension.
- Don’t run wsmoused and X at the same time in OpenBSD.
- NetBSD now has openresolv 3.6.1. It’s a resolv.conf management program I had not yet heard of.
- FreeBSD has significant changes to /dev/random,
- FreeBSD has gained TTM support in its AGP driver, and radeonkms in FreeBSD now supports AGP.
- NYCBUG, upcoming.
- DiscoverBSD for 2014/10/27.
- The Apple Mac Takes Its Place In The Post-PC World. Unix-based computers are the best game in town, it appears. (via)
- Lumina Desktop Build in FreeBSD / TrueOS. (video)
This week I was on top of the whole linking thing.
- A Minecraft plugin for FreeNAS.
- PC-BSD has a YouTube channel.
- LibreSSL 2.1.0 is out.
- OpenBSD 5.6 sneak peek.
- Question about the current state of FreeBSD
- Tanenbaum realizes BSD was a better idea. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2014/10/13.
- DiscoverBSD for 2014/10/20.
- FreeBSD Foundation goes to EuroBSDCon 2014.
- KDEConnect in PC-BSD.
- Behind OS X’s modern face lies an aging collection of Unix tools. (via)
- NYCBUG is looking for meeting space in 2015.
- The FreeBSD Forums are running new software.
- A 14 year old IP reference.
- NetBSD has imported openresolv 3.6.0.
- Getting snmpwalk to talk to snmpd on FreeBSD.
- PC-BSD (starts to) gain EFI support.
- Security Engineering for Linux Users. (via)
- vxlan, virtio console driver, added to FreeBSD.
- Setting a dedicated serial link on your OpenBSD system.
- Chromium has some issues in OpenBSD-current in some situations.
Francois Tigeot gave talks at EuroBSDCon and XDC 2014, and he’s posted slide and video links. He covers DragonFly and Postgres and video drivers, or at least I assume so cause I haven’t watched them yet. There’s other BSD-specific material available too, according to his post.
At least, I assume NYCBUG’s meeting is tonight. It’s at BXL Cafe, and you can see the details in the announcement email. No RSVP required this time, because it’s a bar, so perhaps all you need is a liver.
Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link.
- FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 2 is out. (has been out, but this is the announcement.)
- The Open Source Software Engagement Award. An excellent, excellent move by Colin Percival.
- Shuffling Partitions on FreeBSD.
- Outlining Thin Linux. The article linked to described a stripped down Linux that doesn’t have package dependencies just to run. That’s what BSD has been for several decades now…
- DiscoverBSD for 2014/09/22.
- pfSense has reached 2.2-beta.
- “Can you recommend a good laptop that runs BSD well?“
- NetBSD on the Raspberry Pi. (via)
- Bash and PC-BSD.
- The OpenBSD 5.6 theme song.
- EuroBSDCon 2014 is going on right now. (via)
A relatively trim list for the holiday weekend.
- You have ruined HTML. (via)
- Do you want to enjoy this? (via)
- Useful Unix commands for exploring data. (via)
- The most unintentionally tragic tech advert we’ve ever seen.
- Doom 3 in Ada. (via)
- The Beauty of Roots. (via)
- Shift Happens. Notable for the revenue difference between Apple and IBM.
- Distributed big balls of mud. Microservices are not the answer. (via)
- Unix/Linux trick: ‘cd’ back to the previous directory. I forget this. (via)
- The LISA14 schedule is out.
- 30 layers of NAT. (via EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- Submarine Cable Map 2014. (via)
Your unrelated comics link of the week: “Horse.” One of my favorite single panels of all time.
A relatively short week; I’m on the move today.
- DiscoverBSD’s roundup for 2014/08/04.
- FreeBSD installed. Your next 5 moves should be… (via)
- switched from arch linux to openbsd, reference advice?
- “make the Linux network stack as good as FreeBSD’s“. I’m leery of that statement. This comment may lead to more useful data.
- FreeBSD ZFS snapshots with zfstools.
- An old Macintosh IIci 25Mhz running Apache under NetBSD. Link was down when I checked it… probably from everyone else hitting it. (via)
- MeetBSD 2014 is happening November 1-2 in San Jose, California. (via)
- *NIX programming survey. (via)
NYCBUG is holding a OpenBSD Ports ‘class’ on August 6th (day after tomorrow). You can make a port of something you need, or work on something existing, hackathon style. See the announcement for details – you need to warn someone you are coming for building access.
I spent this week watching an older Cisco ASA slowly lose its ability to see parts of the Internet. How did I fix it? pfSense.
- Unix: How passwords can improve your life.
- Curated list of curated lists of awesome lists. I suppose this was inevitable. (via)
- Hooray for USB. Really, it’s so successful we don’t even think about it any more.
- A Game as Literary Tutorial. The influence of Dungeons and Dragons on writing. I’d describe it as a common nerd experience for people above 35 or so, similar to “your first computer”. (via)
- Computer virus catalog. Surprisingly pretty. (via)
- Why Outlook gets CTRL+F wrong.
- Open (source) for business. Why aren’t open source software interfaces more polished? (via)
- Cosmic rays: more likely a problem than you think. (via)
- Inside bit.ly’s Distributed Systems. (via)
- Huh, bzr appears to be dead, or as dead as any open source project can ever be. (via)
- Making sure software stays insecure. I had to remove a preinstalled antivirus program from a Windows laptop yesterday… It did nothing, but you’d think I was lighting the motherboard on fire from the warnings it put on screen. (via)
- The SIGCIS 2014 Workshop (on historical computing), happening in November in Michigan, has a call for papers out.
- Time Management with Tom Limoncelli. He wrote the definitive book on the subject. (via) There’s plenty more videos at his site; I suggest setting aside some time to watch it. (ha!)
More than the usual source commit messages this week.
- LibreSSL got another point release. And complaints. (via)
- NetBSD 7’s branch date is planned.
- FreeBSD 9.3 is released. EoL for 9.2 has been extended, too.
- Cloning a FreeBSD/ZFS Machine with ‘zfs send’.
- An OpenBSD hackathon means a lot of articles.
- Troubleshooting Large, Stalling git/ssh Transfers.
- pkg == systemd == government conspiracy. Surely, the writer can’t be real.
- Installing and Using TarSnap. A BSD-friendly service.
- DiscoverBSD’s 2014/07/14 roundup.
- OpenBSD has OpenSSH and put together LibreSSL. OpenSSL bought… libressh.org? Use whois libressh.org to see. (no link; use your own whois lookup.) (via)
- NetBSD has updated to dhcp 4.3.0.
- OpenBSD has imported ucpp. (hope that’s the right ucpp; there’s lots out there)
- One of those times it’s OK to store passwords in cleartext.
- PC-BSD is now using Samba 4.1 by default.
- OpenBSD has a new httpd(8). Bonus long-in-the-tooth joke, too.
- Yay, SSL library cross-pollination.
- Cross-cross-cross pollination, here. (someone do it in DragonFly, too)
- ssh (on OpenBSD) now supports Unix domain socket forwarding.
- EruoBSDCon 2014 is happening in Sofia, Bulgaria, in September. The FreeBSD Foundation is funding travelers.
- A FreeBSD 10 Desktop How-to.