The show subcommand for gpt(8) has had some improvements including a way to connect it to the device UUID; I link to it cause depending on the age of your machine, you may have never even needed to use gpt yet.
“Verification As Code of Infrastructure As Code” is being presented tonight at 6:45 PM at NYCBUG by Raul Cuza. Go, if you are near.
This is a compact list, but there’s plenty to see.
- NSA-B-GONE, a hardware kill switch for audio and video.
- UUCP Manifesto. (via)
- PoC||GTFO Volume 0x19, PDF. I read it for the pictures. (via)
- Endlessh: an SSH Tarpit. (via)
- The Squeal of Data.
- A Map of the Internet from May 1973.
- What does the N in nmake stand for?
- code integrity vs data security.
- honk preview.
- Storing UTC is not a silver bullet. (via)
- <1mW Bluetooth LTE Transmitter. 11 years of broadcasts. (via)
- Textworld. (via)
A reminder: tell me about bugs.
- If you missed the most recent NYCBUG meeting, here’s the video: Maintaining qmail in 2019 by Amitai Schleier. (thanks, bsdtv)
- Next NYCBUG meeting, in a few days: Verification As Code of Infrastructure As Code. I’ll post a reminder.
- Removing PF. NetBSD. (via)
- OpenBSD testing wiki. (via)
- Baxx – Unix-friendly backup service. (via)
- WireGuard for NetBSD. Slides from AsiaBSDCon 2019. (via)
- The tilde.institute of OpenBSD Education. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2019 Proceedings. (via)
- nixers newsletter 118.
- FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report – Fourth Quarter 2018.
- SoloBSD 19.03-STABLE.
- Valuable News – 2019/03/25.
- using syncthing between my OSX laptop and my FreeBSD server.
- sysctlview, a sysctl explorer. (via)
- OS108 released. (via)
- a2k19 hackathon report from Ken Westerback.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails” ebook escaping!
- Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6, using OpenBSD.
Tonight, for anyone near Knoxville, TN: KnoxBUG’s monthly meeting is tonight. Nick Principe is presenting “So you want to setup a performance test environment“.
Lots of link clustering this week.
- Porting PuTTY to Windows on Arm, related to PuTTY 0.71 released. (via and via)
- Also: Pretty PuTTY – Better PuTTY Settings. (via)
- A Pi-Powered Plan 9 Cluster. I am not sure what this really gets you in practice, but it’s neat to see Plan 9 used like Plan 9 – meaning, across multiple machines. (via)
- A dedicated tablet for running 80s SGI demos! The Alice 4. (via)
- Repacking Social Media Into 1980s Nostalgia. (via)
- Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) and Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973). Surely you have heard those words before.
- Also Before Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973). “Visualize you are living in 1973, where there are almost no computer games at all…” Eeek!
- How I’m able to take notes in mathematics lectures using LaTeX and Vim. A crash course in using the heck out of Vim snippets. (Thanks, Heiko Kuhrt)
- bpkg is a bash package manager. Everything gets its own package manager now. (via)
- The Chinese ThinkPad rebuilding industry – I’ve mentioned it before. (via)
- Ceci n’est pas une pipe.
- Programmer migration patterns. ‘And I would have had to add a fifth category of programmer specialization, “configuring emacs.”‘
- Timeline of events with the Domain Name System. (via)
- The types of attachments we see in malware email (March 2019 edition) and What sorts of good email attachments our users get (March 2019 edition).
- Do do this at home, home automation evolution.
Heading towards spring, and I have weekend work, so pasting in everything I’ve got handy:
- Setting up RRDtool for OpenBSD.Amsterdam. (via)
- EuroBSDcon CFP is open. (via)
- SPARCbook 3000ST – The coolest 90s laptop. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 18 – Global Dashboard.
- Fix Broken Dependency on FreeBSD. This seems dangerous.
- Using an OpenBSD Router with AT&T U-Verse.
- openrsync, the site. Apparently becoming another integrated Open* tool. (via)
- [tmux] style syntax changes. Not necessarily BSD-specific.
- pfSense 2.5.0 Development Snapshots Now Available.
- Valuable News – 2019/03/18.
- Installing Snort on OpenBSD 6.4.
- rdist(1) – when Ansible is too much. (via)
- Sync Dropbox with TrueNAS and FreeNAS – Issue #65.
- FreeBSD Journal Jan/Feb 2019 Edition. (via)
- BSD Router Project 1.92. (via)
- A few questions from someone who used Linux.
- Getting ‘FreeBSD-10.2 is vulnerable’ messages on a 12.0 host.
- ZFS Encryption is still under development (as of March 2019).
On DragonFly, booting from a USB stick means your boot volume is usually /dev/da8. That’s a rather arbitrary distinction. As a bonus from the recent part-by-label device change, you can now find the boot disk in /dev/part-by-label/, named by the booted kernel rather than a device number. The commit message has a slightly better explanation.
There’s a bounty entry for Aarch64 support for DragonFly, on the bounties page. This is a difficult goal, but I think worth it. Add to it if you agree.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- Build your own spellbook.
- Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam … with graphics. (via)
- Freeciv-Web. The newest web version of this game. (via)
- Big Idea Famine. (via)
- The beginning of Public-key cryptography: 1874. (via)
- Supply Chain Security Talk. Open source doesn’t make your hardware known.
- In most cases, the $100 chip will blow to save a 1¢ fuse, but occasionally, the 1¢ fuse will do its job.
- Op amp on the Moon: Reverse-engineering a hybrid op amp module.
- Vim anti-patterns. (via)
- A View From A Room.
- Why Smalltalk Failed to Dominate the World. (via)
- Fixing Unix/Linux/Posix Filenames: Control Characters. (via)
There’s a number of long-running BSD series out there nowadays, some of which I’m linking to here. That’s a nice change.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 15 – Configuration – Fonts & Frameworks. (via)
- Nixers Newsletter 117.
- “Just picked this up today!” (a SPARC laptop)
- package of the moment: tview and tcell. For terminal interface building.
- Add a TLS layer to your Gopher server.
- Tribblix, a Illumos… derivative? I didn’t know about it until now. It’s retro.
- TextSuggest, an accessibility tool, ported to OpenBSD.
- Peculiarities about Unix’s
- OpenSSH, PAM and user names.
- OPNsense 19.1.4 released.
- End-of-February Update. BSD book progress.
- Well, it’s been a while – falling in love with OpenBSD again.
- mandoc-1.14.5 released.
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 4.
- Valuable News – 2019/03/11.
- Slay the Spire with libGDX fork & GOG Midweek Sale.
A reminder: If you are near Japan, AsiaBSDCon 2019 is on March 21-24, in Tokyo. Go if you are near.
That somewhat symmetric title is to note a new device feature on DragonFly: if you use disklabel to label a disk, its parts will automatically appear under /dev. So, if you label a disk MYVOLUME, and it has 3 parts, a, b, and d, you will automatically gain a /dev/part-by-label/MYVOLUME.a, /dev/part-by-label/MYVOLUME.b, and a /dev/part-by-label/MYVOLUME.d.