shiningsilence.com moved from ports to pkgsrc, and rebuilding everything took some work – the website was down for a short while while removing/restoring apache, and search/comments have been broken on the site while moving from /usr/local/bin/perl to /usr/pkg/bin/perl. Everything seems OK now…
This lengthy blog post details the use of NTP and time in general on Un*xy systems. (Seen on the #NetBSD Blog via hubertf)
Also seen on #NetBSD Blog: play hack over ssh!
The vnodes discussion has morphed into a conversation about kernel memory, and how it is allocated.
O-Reilly’s OnLAMP.com has a new FreeBSD Basics article up titled “Building Binary PC-BSD Packages“, which talks about the slick-sounding PC-BSD package superset of the FreeBSD port system.
In a conversation about having lots of RAM, Matthew Dillon described the relationship of vnodes to memory, and how you rarely want to change it.
NetBSD now has a wiki up as an experiment in making documentation easier, much like our own.
(Thanks, hubertf, who writes some good points about how (un)easy it is to create documentation…)
UnixAdmin.com has an article up about building a widget for systems admin (Normally Mac-specific, but maybe not much longer), solutions to phishing attacks, and a guide on the venerable but useful tools iostat, vmstat, and netstat.
If you, like me, track the RELEASE versions of DragonFly, you’ll be moving from version 1.2 to 1.4 in one jump. There’s a few extra upgrade steps to accomodate the drastic underlying changes between 1.2 and 1.4, and I’ve documented them in the src/UPDATING file.
Csaba Henk has contributed code to make nullfs. It’s not complete yet, but it’s close.
Several people more educated than I have chimed in with comments that describe the difference between pkgsrc and pkgsrc-wip. Read the comments to be enlightened.
Matthew Dillon added a note that describes the release creation process.
DragonFly BSD 1.4 Release Candidate 2 is out. I think there are no outstanding issues to hold up release at this point…