BSDNow 106 is up. The interview is with Nigel Williams about, you guessed it, multipath TCP. There’s the normal roundup and not a pun to be seen anywhere. I feel so confused!
If you missed last night’s DNSSEC presentation at CDBUG, here’s the slides.
John Marino is working on versioning libc, and as part of that process, libc is no longer loaded into executable memory. Here is I think an explanation of lib versioning that may apply, and of course moving things that aren’t supposed to execute, out of executable memory areas, is good for security. There’s more on that topic, too – W^X may be a similar example.
This is a complicated topic that I’m not part of, so suggest better descriptions in the comments, please.
Somehow I managed to find mostly articles with long headlines this week.
- Getting work done while you’re fishing – with expect.
- Linux workstation security checklist. Most of this would apply to a BSD system too. (via)
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fsync(). From the POSIX point of view.(via)
- There are only two hard problems in distributed systems: (via I lost the source, sorry!)
- The somewhat surprising history of chroot(). (via multiple)
- Modern *BSDs have a much better init system than I was expecting.
- The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and the OSS Community. (via)
- The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies. I found this out the hard way over last winter. (also via)
- The most obsolete infrastructure money could buy. Can’t top this. (via)
- Unix Administration Horror Stories. (via)
- Roguelike Tutorial in Rust. (via)
Will I need to add a NextBSD tag? Time will tell.
- Clarifying NextBSD’s Near Term Expectations.
- Deleting files from /usr/, breaking your system, then recovering.
- BSDOwl, “A highly portable build system targeting modern UNIX systems.” (via)
- Virtualization support in OpenBSD. (via multiple)
- Berkeley DB: Architecture. Remember, the B in BSD is also Berkeley. (via)
- the peculiar libretunnel situation
- The v0.5 release of MPTCP for FreeBSD. (via)
- OpenBSD 5.8’s third song announced.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/08/31.
- Native EFI Bootloader Support for OpenBSD.
- LiteBSD for PIC32-HMZ144 released. (via)
- New Release Schedule for PC-BSD.
- Get your pkgsrc fixes in now, before the freeze.
- If you have anything in pkgsrc-wip, please help clarify copyright as it moves to new hosting and also git.
- “A bibliography of FreeBSD and BSD related papers and books.” You’ll have to dig through the .bib format, but there’s some good titles to track down in there.
CDBUG is having a presentation on DNS, given by Patrick Muldoon, on Sept. 8th. That’s next Tuesday. If you are anywhere near Albany, go visit.
BSDTalk 255 is out, and it’s a brief episode – 6 minutes. No interview, but talk about recent events.