Two minor things that were keeping me from mounting Windows shares on boot of my DragonFly system: the right location for nsmb.conf and using proper capitalization. I’m writing it here to save someone else 10 minutes of search.
No theme this week!
- Forget privacy: you’re terrible at targeting anyway.
- Life Off the Grid, Part 2: Playing Ultima Underworld. (Part 1, if you want making-of.
- The new Kermit Project. (via)
- Transfer your files with Kermit. Maybe should be an ‘In Other BSDs’ item.
- Modern LZ Compression. (via)
- A small notebook for a system administrator. Individually valuable components without worry for the whole. (via)
- “Blogging is now an elder game“. (via)
- How I Got My Attention Back. (via)
- A little appreciation for Vim’s ‘g’ command.
- HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points. (via)
- Pocket guide to UNIX, still relevant after 35 years. (via)
- Perl 11. A talk about Perl and RPerl, which I hadn’t heard of.
- ZFS and GPL terror: How much freedom is there in Linux?
- Setting the boot logo on a Thinkpad. Done on an OpenBSD install but should nominally work for anything on a Thinkpad. Also, how to make a boot logo. (via)
- FreeBSD Journal Column. Start reading issues now if you like, and you have some large number of hours to spare – there’s a lot of material there.
- Security Vulnerability Mitigations from an OpenBSD hackathon, with video.
- Support for 2TB of memory added for OpenBSD amd64.
- Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update.
- The potential risk to ZFS created by the shift in its userbase.
- Final report on Clang / LLD state.
- Integration of the LLVM sanitizers with the base system.
- Revive a Cisco IDS into a capable OpenBSD computer. (via)
- Customized resolution for OpenBSD in VirtualBox. (via)
- NetBSD desktop pt.6: “vi(1) editor, tmux and unicode $TERM”. (via)
- The hardware-assisted virtualization challenge.
- Upgrade process using GPT.
- EuroBSDcon 2019 – Lillehammer September 19-22, 2019. (via)
- Netflix and FreeBSD – Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video – FOSDEM 2019. Interesting – they track HEAD. (via)
- FreeBSD in Audio Studio – FOSDEM 2019; with video. (via)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow night, and the presentation is “Shell as a deployment tool“. Go, if you are near.
There’s got to be something here that will interest you; I’ve gone full eclectic.
- Proof of concept, if not execution, of the Bloomberg-reported hardware hack, from 35c3. (via)
- Sort of related: Factors in authentication. U2F will become widespread, or at least I hope it will.
- Killing Technology. Metal band patches. (via)
- On using Acme as a day-to-day text editor.
- MDT9100. (via)
- The technical differences between HTTP and gopher.
- It’s no longer possible to write a web browser from scratch, but it is possible to write a gopher browser from scratch. Should there be a gopher version of the Digest? Probably more utility in the idea than the usage.
- Accounting machines, the IBM 1403, and why printers standardized on 132 columns. Surely you’ve seen the 1403 green-bar paper, somewhere.
- Deface, a plugin to encrypt Facebook posts … against Facebook. A simple but useful idea. (via)
- Inside the Apollo Guidance Computer’s core memory.
- Is It Time to Rewrite the Operating System in Rust? I link cause of the UNIX and pre-UNIX history, not Rust. (via multiple places)
- BRIEFCASE PORTABILITY.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Barry Beats, hip hop sampler in Cornwall.
Inadvertent theme: release news.
- Our Software Dependency Problem. Hard thinking about something many, many people don’t think hard enough about. This talks about software, but it’s directly analogous to ports/dports/pkgsrc. I’m leading with this even though it’s not directly about BSD, cause it affects anyone using a packaging system.
- I mentioned it before, but FOSDEM 2019, happening right now in Brussels, has a BSD Devroom with a lot of things happening in it; you could spend your entire Saturday in there.
- And something that has me quite excited: The Pinebook Pro, among other hardware announcements for FOSDEM. BSD is being mentioned right there as something to install on it, rather than as an aftermarket hack like with Chromebooks – heartwarming, I tell you. (via)
- Unix flowers. Look for birthtoken while you are at it. (via)
- FreeNAS has Plugins? A casual look at it seems to push some features into pfSense territory.
- Next NYC*BUG: 2/6.
- OPNsense 19.1-RC1 released. Wait, 19.1 is out.
- join-ing any open wifi network is now possible.
- FreeBSD Training @ SCaLE 17x (March 8, 2019) (via)
- NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor. (via)
- ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE (first public release). (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/01/18 and Valuable News – 2019/01/25 and Valuable News – 2019/02/01.
- HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Status Report. (via)
- Florian Obser on unwind(8).
- MightnightBSD Roadmap.
- SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE.
- fnaify 1.2 released.
- At The Gates, 4x strategy game running on BSD. (via)
If you were having trouble booting a DragonFly installer – or rather, you could boot but never find a disk to install on, this commit adding support for Sunrise Point, Lewisburg, Union Point, and Cavium ThunderX chipsets may fix your issue.