Aaron LI has brought dhcpcd into DragonFly-current, as a replacement to dhclient(8) and rtsold(8). dhclient does support IPv6 but it’s bundled with server and BIND applications, so it’s harder to support.
For better or worse, there’s different browser options out there, especially for non-mainstream platforms. You know what I mean. DragonFly developer tuxillo has put together a helpful page listing options and how to get them to build.
The movies link should keep you busy.
- 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. It’s divided into sections, each one alphabetical, so if the first group doesn’t interest you, there’s more. Be ready to scroll to find a section that’s all martial arts, or an interview of Benoit Mandelbrot, or the classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot. (via)
- Learning When Values are Changed by Implicit Integer Casts.
- Metadata that you can’t commit into a VCS is a mistake (for file based websites).
- What Does It Take to Keep a Classic Mainframe Alive? (via)
- Another look into The Psychotherapy of Racter. Linked because Racter is a sort of anti-Eliza.
- Ten Great Adventure-Game Puzzles.
- “I do not understand your concern…“
- Goodness, Enumerated by Robots. Or, Handling Those Who Do Not Play Well With Greylisting. From a BSD person but not BSD specific.
- David A. Wheeler’s 6502 Language Implementation Approaches. i.e languages on an Apple ][ mostly. There’s some really interesting links down at the end of that article. (via)
- For example, Applesauce.
- Oddball epoch dates and also microfortnights.
- DKIM provides sender attribution (for both spam and not necessarily spam).
- Revisiting the Unix philosophy in 2018. Maybe clickbaity a bit. (via)
- I AM A COMPUTER. (via)
Aaaand I have a backlog again.
- using smartd to automatically run tests on your drives.
- FreeBSD Foundation Update, October 2018. (via)
- OpenBSD on a Laptop. (via)
- OpenVPN Setup Guide. (via)
- FreeBSD 12 beta 3 out.
- First Time on BSD: Installing FreeBSD.
- OpenSMTPD 6.4.0 released and upcoming filters preview. (via)
- Remotely triggerable ICMP buffer underwrite in the FreeBSD kernel. Helpful comment here too.
- Erlang/OTP on OpenBSD. (via)
- Practical rc.d scripting in BSD. (via)
- OPNSense 18.7.7 released.
- malloc.conf replaced with a sysctl.
- Prompt Issues Only in Xorg.
- Installing Charsets for Chinese, Russian, and a few others.
- Building i3lock-color and the TOR Browser Bundle.
- Related: Tor part 4: run a relay
For future edification: If you have HAMMER2 installed, the bulkfree operation will create console/dmesg activity even when nothing is wrong, to show operations are happening.
BSD Now 271 is up with no interview but a news summary, including EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD con reports, and an OpenBSD and Ansible item that should be interesting to most anyone, among other items.
If you happen to be using DragonFly from a network location that only allows http/https as outbound traffic, you won’t be able to update /usr/src using defaults. /usr/Makefile pulls DragonFly source using a git:// URL.
The fix is to use the read-only Github mirror. You can set origin manually or just change GITHOST in /usr/Makefile (or GITURL_SRC if you are on DragonFly-master) to “https://github.com/DragonFlyBSD/DragonFlyBSD”.
(Guess what I did today? Updated to note it’s different on -master. Thanks tuxillo for reminding me of this whole thing.)
Ensuring Perl’s Viability on FreeBSD: A NYCBUG-NY.PM Collaboration is the presentation at tomorrow’s NYCBUG meeting. Going by the details, it’s covering multiple BSDs. Go, if you are near – I wish I was.
I almost put the OpenSSH stuff in In Other BSDs yesterday, but it is really cross-platform at this point.
- A fun optimization trick from rsync followed by More about auto-generated switch-cases.
- Design Rules, Volume 2: How Technology Shapes Organizations:
Chapter 14 Introducing Open Platforms and Business Ecosystems. From Harvard Business School, so different from the usual open source discussion. (PDF, via).
- Unix in East Germany (GDR). (via)
- ‘Scraper’ bots and the secret Internet arms race. (via)
- Exploring OmniOS in a VM (2/2).
- “OpenSSH has broader key revocation than I thought“.
- OpenSSH Principals. OpenSSH cert authorities and revocation; good ideas. (via)
- How to Make a Roguelike. (via)
- A Model M with 5 functions per key.
- d100 Mutations.
Backlog finally cleared! You have a lot of clicking to do because of that.
- setuid bit removed from /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg in OpenBSD, probably because of the recent xorg elevation bug to match.
- Attaching a Bluetooth keyboard to a NetBSD machine. (via)
- Valuable News – 2018/10/27.
- Valuable News – 2018/11/02.
- commands without magic
- Introducing the OpenBSD Virtualization FAQ.
- The proper way to update FreeBSD jails between point releases. (via)
- Configure OpenSMTPD to relay on a network.
- SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-1028.
- BSD vs. System V death star poster.
- MeetBSD 2018: The Ultimate Hallway Track.
- File versioning with rcs. Still built into all the BSDs, I think.
- Halloween Sale Highlights. OpenBSD gaming.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2018 Tokyo/Fall. (via)
- Jailing the bhyve hypervisor. (via)
- Everything suffers from bashism. (via)
- FOSDEM 2019 will have a BSD devroom, and now’s your chance to submit a talk proposal. Due December 10th, with the conference in February.
- NetBSD LLVM Sanitizers in The Bay Area. (via)
- LISA 2018 Recap. I really like that iXSystems writes up every convention trip.
- FreeBSD 12 has been branched into -STABLE. (via)
- GhostBSD 18.10 Release. (via)
This week’s BSDNow has a whole lot of release news – GhostBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSH, plus plenty more. Make sure to check the Beastie Bits at the bottom of the page.
DragonFly has an automated installer, called PFI, for “pre-flight installer”. It’s not well-known, and there isn’t a man page to link to for it that I can find. Because of that, I jump at any chance I can get to link documentation or example configs.
I realized I’ve been working on the Digest for almost a decade and a half now, and I have readers outside of just DragonFly. I’ve always been grateful for the attention people pay to my aggressive trips down the rabbit hole.
I’m also always hungry. Hungry for more information, sure, but also for a sandwich. If you want to send me a link, that’s great, but until now you couldn’t really send me a sandwich. I’ve set up a Patreon page, so now you can.
Oddball and quirky links, the best part of Lazy Reading.
- Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir. (via)
- WebPerl. (via)
- 808, the trailer. (via)
- The mysterious heart of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. (also via)
- Letter of Recommendation: Detroit Techno. (also via)
- “1970 January -1 and December 35“.
- “The El Paso time zone rebellion“.
- The Periodic Table of Data Structures, PDF. (via)
- The original Unix
ed(1)didn’t load files being edited into memory.
- Using nmap on your home network.
- The ‘Tapper’ videogame patent.
- “Unexpected objects to find Unix“.
- PRACTICAL COMPILER CONSTRUCTION. (indirectly via)
- The BNC Connector and How It Got That Way. (via)
- The Single Board Computer Database. (via)
- Cambridge UNIX historians (Cambridge, United Kingdom) Go, if you are near. (via)
Your unrelated music link of the week: Justin Broadrick interview.
It’s a mad rush to get these all posted in time for the weekend.
- Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition. Best place to buy, with ILUVMICHAEL 30% off coupon code.
- Related: Auction Winners.
- Ensuring Perl’s Viability on FreeBSD: A NYCBUG-NY.PM Collaboration, coming up on November 7th.
- FreeBSD amd64 syscalls. (via)
- “Does anyone know if parsec works on OpenBSD?“
- The BSD Club discussion forum. (via)
- “What are some UNIX design decisions that proved to be wrong or short sighted after all these years?“
- DNS over TLS in FreeBSD 12.
- libcrypto ASN.1 header removed in OpenBSD.
- Show OpenSMTPD queue and force sending queued mails.
- Valuable News – 2018/10/20.
- FreeBSD 12 beta 1 out.
- “What I learned from porting my projects to FreeBSD“. (via)
- Configuring FreeBSD for Infrastructure. (via)
- OPNsense 18.7.6 released.
- The OpenBSD Foundation receives the first Silver contribution from a single individual.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2018 Recap.
- NetBSD on the RISC-V is alive. (via)
- How to make routers with NetBSD’s NPF and Lua (Tokyo, Japan 2019/02/07) (via)
- “TrueNAS support is pretty great“.