This week’s BSDNow has extended notes about FreeBSD and lld, the LLVM linker, plus notes on the NetBSD scheduler, OpenBSD changes, and so on. It’s very ecumenical.
Last anything for the year!
- Cohabiting FreeBSD and Gentoo Linux on a Common ZFS Pool (via)
- Gave 9front a try under bhyve. It boots. (Restrictions Apply) (via)
- Foxy’s (mis)Adventures with NetBSD (via)
- FreeBSD Foundation Announces New Uranium Level Donation (via)
- Peter Hansteen on OpenBSD and you (slides)
- So that’s what water-cooling looks like.
- FreeNAS Hard Drive Troubleshooting Guide. (via)
- MWL’s 2016 wrap-up. One of his 2017 goals: “Be sufficiently flexible to kick Ray Percival in the head at BSDCan.” Also more BSD books.
Merry almost Christmas!
- OpenSSH 7.4 released. (via)
- Configuring the FreeBSD automounter. I think this applies to DragonFly too. Thanks, Michael Wilson.
- AsiaBSDCon 2017 paper proposals are I assume due by end of year, just like last year, though the 2017 AsiaBSDCon site does not appear to be up as I type this.
- BSD Magazine has lessons 4 and 5 of FreeBSD and Chef up now.
- Security and BSD tools (via)
- Version SAT. Talks about package management in general – and what do you know, pkg seems to be the most advanced tool in this case. (via)
- Bringing the scheduler saga to the finishing line
- openbsd changes of note 4
- OpenBSD laptops
- Replacing Cisco ASA with PFSense. I did it, I ain’t sad.
- Using ZFS to Fight Data Rot by Kevin McAleer
Much better this week; I actually have links.
- Man, ‘splained: 40-Plus Years of Man Page History. Doesn’t mention it, but BSD is the place for original, and good, man pages. (via)
- “What’s stopping someone from writing a Cisco CLI shell for Linux or BSD?“
- who even calls link_ntoa? Multiple BSDs had this issue.
- Booting Android-x86 under FreeBSD bhyve (Work in progress) (via)
- New stable version: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE v46.18 (via)
- “TIL the soviets made their own BSD” (via)
- “Which BSD is good for me?“
- OPNsense 16.7.11 released, OPNsense 17.1-BETA
- LibreSSL documentation status report
- watt time is left
- openbsd changes of note 3
- Disk I/O Performance Under Filesystem Journaling on FreeBSD 10.3
- LISA 2016 Recap. From a BSD vendor point of view.
- OpenBSD 6.0 VPN Endpoint for iOS and OSX (via)
- 802.11n MIMO support in OpenBSD -current (via)
I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs.
- TMUX Config Help on FreeBSD
- FreeBSD Foundation Contributions, Fundraising, and More
- Donating to the OpenBSD Foundation
- The Insecurity of OpenBSD. The article is from 2010 so reading comments at the source link may be better.
- BSD now 169: Scheduling your NetBSD, plus a comment. A followup to the second-most-recent BSDNow.
- Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin Code. I don’t cover enough of the BSD side of MacOS, but it’s hard to separate from the Mac part.
- “Does OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD ship with binary blobs?” A perennial religious issue.
- Kristaps Dzonsons on pledge(2)
- TrueOS Pico – FreeBSD ARM/RPi Thin Clients (via)
- openbsd changes of note 2
OPNsense 16.7.9 releasedOPNsense 16.7.10 released See my note about backlog.
- LiteBSD Brings 4.4BSD to PIC32 (via)
- Start the holidays off with FreeNAS 10 BETA 2!
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Presentation Slides (via)
- OpenBSD on PC Engines APU2 (via)
- The Saga of Concurrent DNS in Python, and the Defeat of the Wicked Mutex Troll (via)
It’s a Cyber Monday deal, so I can’t wait until the normal weekend roundup: BSD Magazine is offering their Devops with Chef on FreeBSD course for 30% off today only.
I use italics a lot this week.
- Reddit advertising of “PAM Mastery”.
- Related: Michael W. Lucas talks about open source and fiction. Best pull quote: “imagine if I wrote a piece of fiction claiming that OpenBSD was contemplating a switch to GPLv3?“
- $ git commit murder is an excellent title, by the way.
- Also also: PAM Mastery is out for purchase.
- Debian considers merging /usr. For contrast to BSD. (via)
- Pinky Bar. An ecumenical status bar, which I didn’t realize I needed until I saw it. I like that the author specifically notes BSD in describing what to use. (via)
- FreeBSD on a MacBook Pro. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016 slides – all of them. There’s a lot of material here.
- In-kernel audio mixing ahead. (NetBSD)
- OpenBSD Foundation Welcomes First Iridium Donor: Smartisan. That’s a lot of money.
- OpenBSD on AWS : An Unexpected Journey. (via)
Even the U.S. holiday doesn’t stop the regular posting of BSDNow episodes. #169 is up now. I like the Let’s Encrypt vs. the FreeBSD cluster story, cause that’s an interesting and intricate problem.
UEFI, which I casually sum up as the replacement for BIOS, has been seeing some support in DragonFly, but not within the installer. Matthew Dillon and Sascha Wildner has ported over FreeBSD’s EFI ABI support, which I think means support for various EFI applications and features. I haven’t booted a machine using UEFI in any significant way, so I don’t have a good explanation – but I am sure this is useful for people with new hardware.
Update: some explanation plus a note that it’s experimental and you could brick your machine.
A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.
- FreeBSD status report for 2016Q3.
- “Import (finally!) Tor Browser 6.0.5.” An obvious matchup. (via)
- “FreeBSD Flavors. Do We Need Them?“
- Next SemiBUG meeting: December 20th.
- “How to remote connect to BSD server behind double NAT?”
- Review of NAS4Free 10.3.0.3. I forgot about this… fork? (via)
- pycapsicum – sandbox your Python code on FreeBSD. (via)
- Iocage – A FreeBSD jail manager. (via)
- “What’s your favorite BSD jail administration software?“
- Build a FreeBSD 11.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. (via)
- OPNsense 16.7.8 released.
- b2k16 hackathon report: Landry Breuil, Jeremy Evans, Daniel Jakots.
- l2k16 hackathon report: LibreSSL manuals now in mdoc(7).
- openbsd changes of note
- Learning more about the NetBSD scheduler (… than I wanted to know)
- MeetBSD 2016 Report: Michael Dexter.
This week’s BSDNow episode is almost all FreeBSD, all the time. No interview subject this week. I’m going by the written summary because the video is showing as private… but maybe I’m catching it just before posting?
Several pfSense links this week, which by complete coincidence is the same week that I’ve been adding network cards to my older pfSense devices at work to create radio links.
- 24/7 support plans for pfSense.
- Vendor in NYC with pfSense xg-2758 in stock
- Converting Pix 6.3 to pfsense – stuck on some rules
- I’ve found that Windows 10 seems to perform better in VirtualBox than FreeBSD.
- The October issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- Unable to run Windows programs after reinstalling wine.
- mksh on FreeBSD – custom PS1 help?
- zfs-snap-diff: compare / restore files from zfs snapshots. (via)
- A very valuable vulnerability. Discovered by a BSD-based company.
- One More Week Until MeetBSD California 2016!
- A char device which implements an Enigma machine (FreeBSD & Linux) (via)
- garbage episode 39, Provenance. Might not have any BSD content? I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet.
I get all the BSDs this week.
- Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era. .ike presenting at NYCBUG on November 2nd. Go if you are near, vote if you can.
- FreeNAS/ESXi – Link aggregation without a switch.
- Dropping Linux and KVM in Favor of FreeBSD and Jails (2015). (via)
- chromebook printing troubles
- I used Virtualbox to install both FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD… it said login incorrect upon reboot.
- Internet Connection Problems
- Continuous OpenBSD regress tests. (via)
- *BSD on laptops
- In this how-to we’ll set up an email server from scratch using NetBSD.
- Allow reading of files but no copying on FreeNAS.
- NetBSD 7.0.2 released.
- OPNsense 16.7.7 released.
- pkgsrcCon 2016 videos.
Oddball links for BSD this week – but pay attention to the first one.
- Get a BSD person into ARIN. Useful.
- “Any experience with OPNsense?“
- Unknown Horizons: An open-source 2D realtime strategy game. Linked cause it exists as a FreeBSD port and in theory could as a dport.
- We Surprised The Register.
- Looking for a very part-time SysAdmin.
- “Adam Jimerson: Introduction to PacBSD” happening at KnoxBUG on the 25th.
- PCEngines APU question.
- Installing Windows 10 Under the bhyve Hypervisor. (via)
- Lumina Desktop 1.1.0 released.
A somewhat short week this week, for BSD.
- FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is out. Related: Older version EoLs.
- EC2’s most dangerous feature.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2016 wrap-up.
- How to install LibertyBSD or OpenBSD on a libreboot system. (via)
- vmm enabled. Runs OpenBSD on OpenBSD – sorta vkernelish?
- OPNsense 16.7.6 released.
- A remote BSD development job.
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2016Q3 release.
- Vincent Delft’s site. Lots of OpenBSD notes.
This was an easy week to put together; there’s a lot of links this week. Last week was slow – maybe it was because of EuroBSDCon?
- pfSense 2.3.2-p1 RELEASE Now Available!
- 386bsd/386bsd – Upgrade to 386BSD 2.0. (via)
- A new addition to FreeBSD.org.
- SNIA SDC 2016 Recap: Michael Dexter. Swordfish sounds interesting.
- Review of OpenBSD 6.0. (via)
- Steam on FreeBSD?
- Is anyone here using netflix on FreeBSD?
- New to BSD. Please help me choose a BSD.
- FreeBSD/EC2 11.0-RELEASE.
- Videos from OSHUG #46.
- “PAM Mastery” print sponsor books.
- process listing consistency.
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Recap.
- OpenZFS: Stronger Than Ever. Devsummit report.
- NYCBUG moved their cabinet without issue. It sounds like NYI is good people.
A relatively uneventful week, at least for BSD.
- Vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s next BSD book.
- Speaking of which, please pay for what you use.
- What is happening with FreeBSD-11.
- Does FreeBSD 11 support Broadwell integrated video or not?
- Theo de Raadt on LLVM license change proposal. (via)
- LibreSSL 2.5.0 released. (via)
- OPNsense 16.7.5 released.
- What desktop environment and window manager do you use?
- Data Compression and Deduplication Demystified. TrueNAS-oriented.
- OpenBSD 6.0 CD Set – Limited Edition signed by 40 developers. (via)
- NetBSD/vax – worth continuing? (via)
I’ve never had as many hackathon links as I did for g2k16 over this week and last.
- “LiteBSD is variant of 4.4BSD operating system for microcontrollers“. (via)
- More g2k16: Florian Obser, Vincent Gross, Antoine Jacoutot, Matthieu Herrb, Martin Pieuchot, and Patrick Wildt.
- OpenBSD on HP Stream 7.
- “PAM Mastery” print layout done.
- Coincidentally, Michael W. Lucas is giving a talk about PAM at next week’s SemiBUG meeting. The 20th, I think.
- The Raspberry PI Platform and The Challenges of Developing FreeBSD.
- One Floppy NetBSD Distribution. (via)
- Beastie tequila.
- “I made a fanzine for fun in scribus, first issue is about DragonFly ! :)“
- OpenBSD Planet.