This week’s BSD Now talks about some pro-BSD ideas, which may or may not include the idea of Linux with a BSD userland. I find it slightly upsetting.
No theme this week; just catching up with all the links I didn’t get to last week.
- Valuable News – 2021/07/19.
- VirtualBox with FreeBSD + KDE. VM-to-desktop.
- Also VirtualBox guest additions in FreeBSD for that previous link.
- Managing Boot Environments. (ZFS)
- FreeBSD TCP Performance System Controls.
- FreeBSD KGDB support in LLDB. A description of the work to do, not the end result.
- A Look at Profiling: FreeBSD Sort.
- dhcpleased(8) and resolvd(8) enabled in base, replacing dhclient(8). I am going to read that as “dhc pleased” no matter what I do.
- Minecraft on BSD notes.
- “$ git sync murder” is out, so: how many books have I written? The answer is via SNMP, believe it or not. (And includes some BSD volumes so I link it here.)
- My Fanless OpenBSD Desktop. Notable for the case, and for linking to a USB Thinkpad keyboard, something I’ve always wanted.
- Making two Unix permissions mistakes in one.
This week’s BSD Now covers different topics – you may think from the headline it’s a “tips and tricks” link, but no, it’s about confidential info.
The version of qemu in dports is not set up to support this, yet. Until then, you can download a prebuilt version.
ChiBUG meeting is at 6 PM at the normal place, which means you should go if you are near, and vaccinated.
More BUG meetings are happening, which is great.
- Next ChiBUG meeting: in person, July 20th. I’ll post a reminder.
- The slides from the most recent NYCBUG meeting.
- The historical significance of DEC and the PDP-7, -8, -11 & VAX. The article itself is not about BSD, specifically, but some of the comments at the source link are.
- A Glimpse of the Canon object.station 41. A NeXT iteration I didn’t know about. (via)
- Meet the Summer 2021 [FreeBSD] Foundation Interns.
- Status of Online Conference Software on FreeBSD.
- Valuable News – 2021/07/05 and 2021/07/12.
- Using youtube-dl on FreeBSD. Or any BSD, probably.
- Repairing Akonadi on FreeBSD.
- Filtering spam using Rspamd and OpenSMTPD on OpenBSD.
- NetBSD/Desktop: Scalable Workstation Systems. Old but interesting. (via)
- [Semibug] RAID 0 or 1 for OpenBSD. Follow the thread for more info.
- Total Mastery, the bundle. Includes multiple FreeBSD Mastery books.
ndis(4) is removed from DragonFly; it’s probably been years since it was applicable to any hardware. I don’t think it will affect anyone – but it’s an interesting tool from a historical perspective; for a while it was possible to use Windows XP drivers to create a BSD network driver, effectively.
I’m writing this on the road, so it’s a bit low on links. Sorry! I will have much more next week.
Tonight, via Zoom: George Rosamond, “Why Privacy/Security (usually) Needs Anonymity”, for NYCBUG. Go, even if you aren’t near.
I’ll post a reminder for the NYCBUG event.
- July 7th: George Rosamond, “Why Privacy/Security (usually) Needs Anonymity”, for NYCBUG. George has strong opinions; you should hear them.
- The Evolution of the Unix System Architecture. A summary from an author of the IEEE article I linked before.
- Introduction to ZFS Replication.
- Rolling Back OpenBSD PF Changes. (via)
- Valuable News – 2021/06/29.
- Any Marathon fans up in here?
- KDE on FreeBSD 2021o4.
- PDF/ePub/Comics readers on BSD, a discussion.
- History of FreeBSD Part 5: Net/1 and Net/2 – A Path to Freedom.
Yes, I am clearing out all my open tabs from Solène this week.
- Introduction to IPFS, and OpenBSD 6.9 packages using IPFS.
- Semi-related: Synchronization files software.
- How to run a NixOS VM as an OpenBSD guest.
- How to install Gnome on OpenBSD.
- Evolution of the Unix System Architecture: An Exploratory Case Study. (via)
- Valuable News – 2021/06/21.
- TrueNAS Core 12 review. (via)
- Using the I2P network with OpenBSD and NixOS.
- Default community strings removed from snmp in OpenBSD.
- Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD – part 1 and part 2.
- Progress in support for the riscv64 platform. (OpenBSD)
- OPNsense 21.1.7 released.
- ProtoAppStore. Posted cause it should mention BSD ports.
- FreeBSD Performance Observability. (via)
No pun this time; the episode covers the title exactly – plus more recent headlines.
ChiBUG’s in-person meeting is tonight. Go, if you are near. (and vaccinated, which you should be.) There will be stickers and of course pizza.
Follow the helloSystem links this week.
- Sponsorships for DNSSEC Mastery, second edition, are available.
- SourceHut on NetBSD, I think, mentioned here.
- SANY adopts TwinCAT/BSD for the automation of wind turbines. (via)
- helloSystem 0.5 is out. (via several places)
- Related: This comment from I assume a helloSystem developer is the best polite “how do you like them apples?” comment I’ve seen in a long time.
- FreeBSD package building pt. 4: (Slightly) Advanced Synth and FreeBSD package building pt. 5: Sophisticated Synth.
- My EC2 wishlist.
- Valuable News – 2021/06/14.
- HardenedBSD 2021 Donation Run.
- Help me decide: which BSD for a first tryout?
- Updating to Minecraft 1.17 in FreeBSD. Happened to me too.
- Are all installed packages available for reinstall?
- Support for chdir(2) in posix_spawn(3).
- Using dpb on OpenBSD for package compilation cluster.
This week’s BSD Now gets into jails heavily (do not pass Go) this week, plus a few other topics.
Multiple links from one source is the mini-theme this week.
- FreeBSD from a NetBSD user’s perspective. (via)
- Simple use of Let’s Encrypt on OpenBSD is pleasantly straightforward (as of 6.8).
- actually, BSD kqueue is a mountain of technical debt. The comments at the source all disagree.
- NetBSD : Enable swap encryption by default. (via)
- OpenBGPD 7.0 is out.
- LEAP is removed from FreeRADIUS and therefore from OpenBSD.
- FreeBSD package building pt. 1: Introduction and test system, pt. 2: Basic Synth, and pt. 3: Intermediate Synth.
- Valuable News – 2021/06/07.
- Diving into toolchains. Deep dive!
- Updating my FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0, a test of this ZFS boot environment upgrade post I’ve linked before.
- Upgrading a FreeBSD 12.2 jail to FreeBSD 13 using mkjail. You may need this.
- pfSense Plus 21.05-RELEASE Now Available.
- GearBSD: a project to help automating your OpenBSD and GearBSD: managing your packages on OpenBSD.
Sounds like a space drama: this week’s BSD Now covers some different flavors of virtualization plus notes a Michael W. Lucas interview.
Literally this is my open browser tabs pasted in order.
- Jitsi on OpenBSD, specifically how to make it work.
- NetBSD IRC channels are also moved to Libera.
- Also KDE on FreeBSD — IRC channels.
- Gaming on NomadBSD – Based on FreeBSD 13. (via)
- Guide to FreeBSD Desktop Distributions. “Distributions”. (via)
- Updating GCC GNAT (Ada) in pkgsrc/NetBSD. (via)
- NetBSD on the Vortex86DX CPU.
- June 2021 FreeBSD Developer Summit, next week.
- HardenedBSD May 2021 Status Report.
- NetBSD 9.2’s new default package DB location.
- FreeBSD 13 on the Panasonic Let’s Note CF-RZ6. It is adorable.
- What you can’t install with NetBSD’s pkgsrc.
- Harsh resource limits on CGIs set for the MirBSD server.
- aiomixer, X/Open Curses and ncurses, and other news.
- FYI – Upcoming 1.17 release requires JDK 16 (and thus -current). For Minecraft on BSD users.
- Updating my FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0.
- Upgrading a FreeBSD 12.2 jail to FreeBSD 13 using mkjail.
- Rumors of an OpenBSD game console?
- Valuable News – 2021/05/31.
- Unix Shell Programming: The Next 50 Years. Look at the first comment on the source.
- You Can Watch Netflix on FreeBSD. (via)