BSDNow 236 has a very eclectic range of items this week, including talk about pledge, cd, Bitcoin, Lua, Salt, SMTP, and so on. No interview, but I’m not sure how you’d even fit that in.
If you are using virtio drivers, there’s no longer a need for ‘device virtio_pci’ in your kernel config. It’s autoloaded as a dependency. If you run a custom kernel, remember to take it out. You’ll want to do that now if you’re on 5.1, or later at the next version upgrade if you are on 5.0.
There’s no speaker scheduled, but NYCBUG is having a meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Go, if you are near.
Overflow that started 2 weeks ago. Maybe I should go intraweekly for Lazy Reading?
- The Multics history of Unix. I link it for the Dennis Richie anecdote. (via)
- Unix: Building a Development Environment from Scratch. (PDF, via)
- A Life Lesson in Mishandling SMTP Sender Verification. Outlook.com is huge and poorly configured – it’s the AOL email of the 2010s!
- Whatever Happened to the Desktop Computer? (via)
- bhgv/Inferno-OS_Android – an Android port of Inferno OS. Phones seem a natural location for this. (via)
- What is Debian all about, really? Or: friction, packaging complex applications. Uses Debian, but applies to any packaging system. I like the “strong guarantee” language. (via)
- Analysis of SSHFS performance for large builds.
- Keyboard notebook – sized to fit under your keyboard, a good/simple idea. Kikkerland is like the U.S. version of Atypk.
- The Remarkable Number 1/89. (via)
- VF-1, a commandline Gopher client. (also via)
- Spacewar: Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums. A Rolling Stone article from 1972 that ends with code. (via)
The first link about TorBSD is important: many of the major security issues in computing trace back to having only one vendor or product or whatever, used by everyone.
- An Open Letter to BSD-powered Companies and Projects. (via)
- NetBSD GPU support (Intel HD 4400).
- Device Driver Development for BSD.
- Hypervisor on dfly?
- Unfortunately, StackOverflow is a difficult-to-avoid site nowadays… Man pages don’t have this issue. (via)
- “Virtual machine templates for BSD flavours“. Includes DragonFly. (via)
- Mac OS versus FreeBSD: A Comparative Evaluation. Might be paywalled. (via)
- 44CON 2018 CFP Is Open. A security conference in the UK, later this year – not a 4.4 BSD conference that has somehow lasted multiple decades, darnit. However, the source link notes a need for OpenBSD material.
- A long two months. “On Friday we saw the patches Matthew Dillon put together for DragonFlyBSD for the first time. These were the first patches for KPTI that were very straightforward to read and understand, and applied to a BSD-derived kernel that was similar to those I’m accustomed to working on.” Hey, nice credit. (via)
- Pledge: OpenBSD’s defensive approach to OS Security. (via)
- NetBSD proposal for stop-the-world syscall. (via)