Lazy Reading for 2015/05/31

Emulation is this week’s accidental topic.

Your comics link of the week: Behold!  The Dinosaurs!


In Other BSDs for 2015/05/30

A short but more interesting list this week, I think.


Your Not BSD link of the week: Never fix anything.

Lazy Reading for 2015/05/24

I guess the accidental theme this week is Unix.

Your unrelated link of the week: svblm.  Found via a link to Infinideer and Forest Ambassador.

In Other BSDs for 2015/05/23

A calmer week, probably because of the U.S. holiday.

Lazy Reading for 2015/05/17

Get clicking!

Your unrelated comic link of the week: Finished page at the Toronto Comic Jam.  I missed TCAF this year, dangit.  It is awesome.  (via)

In Other BSDs for 2015/05/16

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.

Shut up ARP

Sepherosa Ziehau has introduced a new sysctl:

Set this to zero and you won’t get endless ARP events from networks you aren’t on.  For example, I’m hooked up to a cable modem.  I only get a public routable IP address, but the network used for the cable modem network itself bleeds ARP packets out where my DragonFly machine can see it.  Since it’s on a different network segment than the address I receive through DHCP, it always fails and the system logs it.  For example:

May 11 05:20:52 www kernel: arplookup failed: host is not on local network

I can’t do much about it since that layer 2 leakiness is going to happen, but I can shut it up with this sysctl – and thank goodness, cause I’ve been seeing these messages since first using a DOCSIS modem in… 2001 or so?