Overflow from the past two weeks. I’ll have my email and tab backlog cleared next week.
This week’s BSD Now discusses scp vulnerabilities, GhostBSD, and the recent EPYC hardware benchmarks that I have not linked because I don’t think they are useful information.
The normal meeting space isn’t available this month or next, so tonight’s meeting is an informal get-together at 7 PM at Leo’s Coney Island. I assume if you are near, you know Leo’s. Go if that’s you.
This week’s BSD Now talks about merchandise! No, it’s really starting with a license discussion. A merchandise-finding episode would be a good idea, though.
I like when I can get Net, Free, and Open items all in the same week.
As you may have guessed, this week’s BSD Now talks about the change of ZFS code origin in FreeBSD. There’s of course other things linked, including this tattoo.
Eerielinux has a new Ravenports article: Ravenports explained: Why not just join XYZ? I am linking it now because it’s DragonFly related, but it does touch on all the BSDs. It reviews the reasons for Ravenports – and its competitive advantages, if you look at it a certain way. It’s a followup to the Ravenports update and review linked here previously.
NYCBUG’s January meeting kicks off the new year, with an OpenBSD presentation by Brian Callahan on January 2nd. That’s this Wednesday, right after New Year’s Day.
At the time I’m writing this, I don’t have the meeting agenda, but don’t let that stop you from attending, if you are near. Update: Brian told me directly what he is presenting.
A big reading week. Enjoy!
BSD Now 278 has an interview of Marshall Kirk McKusick, from BSDCan 2018. If you aren’t familiar with him, he’s been involved with BSD possibly longer than you’ve been alive, and you’re probably using code he wrote, one way or another.
Ravenports has been updated to have DragonFly 5.4 packages, if you are using it. (note typo if copying from that email) The eerielinux site also has what I am calling a review but is more of a followup report, after extended usage of Ravenports on multiple platforms. See the initial review, too.
I had a lot of tabs to close, if you can’t tell.
Podcast for the weekend: garbage.
BSD Now episode 277 touches on a bunch of things like updating FreeBSD from 11 to 12, and Knuth history, but it links to some helpful directions for using nmap, which I think is one of those basic tools that should be in everyone’s arsenal, along with wireshark.
I think/hope I cleared my backlog of BSD links.
- FreeBSD Graphics Blog – Getting Started With drm-kmod. (via)
- Berkeley smorgasbord. (via)
- Amazon Web Service EC2?a1???????NetBSD/aarch64???????. Probably need to be able to render/read Japanese for that link to work out. (via)
- Today I (re-)learned that
top‘s output can be quietly system dependent.
- pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p1 now available.
- unbound(8): DNSSEC validation enabled in default configuration.
- NetHack, OpenBSD, curses, tty. Curses as in the terminal interface, not as in Sword of Monster Calling -1.
- Configuration deployment made easy with drist.
- SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-1206 is out.
- mports updates, mport package manager configuration feature added, and MidnightBSD security advisory site.
- Valuable News – 2018/11/24, Valuable News – 2018/12/01, and Valuable News – 2018/12/08.
- FreeBSD 12.0-RC3 Available. No, wait, FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE out.
- pkgs.org – packages for as many systems as possible, including FreeBSD and NetBSD. (via)
- GOG Winter Sale – OpenBSD Highlights. (via)
- Cirrus CI support and FreeBSD.
- OPNsense 18.7.9 released.
- OpenSMTPD proc filters & fc-rDNS. (via)
- Otto Moerbeek on the Virtues of OpenBSD malloc(3). I need to keep a better eye on bsd.network; I can’t collate it like RSS. Or can I?
- A proposal for a new RPKI validator: OpenBSD rpki-client(1). (via)
- OpenBGPD – Adding Diversity to the Route Server Landscape. (via)
- FreeNAS 11.2 new features.
- NetBSD desktop pt.4: The X Display Manager (XDM). (via)
- PINEBOOK on FreeBSD soon. Joining OpenBSD and NetBSD. (via)
Once again playing catchup – but we all benefit from the abundance.
If you are going to MeatBSD, the reservations have to be in by Saturday. (Which is why I am posting it now instead of on Saturday for In Other BSDs.)
NYCBUG’s holiday party is tomorrow at Suspenders. Go, if you are near New York City, and talk about what you’d like to see in a presentation. Chances are good someone there is familiar with the topic.
An oddly uplifting batch of BSD stories this week.