This week’s BSDNow covers a number of FreeBSD developments, Illumos network work, and an interesting in-depth discussion of the reasoning behind the transition from PC-BSD to TrueOS.
Several “how to do this” items this week, which I like.
- OpenBSD 6.1 is not a CD release. (via)
- Netflix Serving 90Gb/s+ From Single Machines Using Tuned FreeBSD. (via)
- Forcing the password gropers through a smaller hole with OpenBSD’s PF queues.
- Creating an Apple Time Capsule using FreeBSD & ZFS.
- Related: Accessing your Time Capsule when on a different subnet.
- Help me find a match -> ‘^[DFNOT].*BSD$’.
- OpenBSD-current 2017/04/19 has clang enabled for amd64 and i386. (via) (also)
- g4u 2.6beta2 has been released – Happy 18th Birthday, g4u!
- 1.3.0 Development Preview: lumina-mediaplayer.
This week’s BSDNow talks about a lot of OpenBSD news, gets into UNIX history, and interviews Kris Moore about FreeNAS/TrueNAS/TrueOS/etc.
If you are nearby, KnoxBUG is having a presentation from Caleb Cooper tomorrow night, titled “Advanced BASH Scripting“.
All done at the last minute!
- OpenBSD imports new strstr() implementation from musl libc by Rich Felker. (via)
- FreeNAS Corral is being relegated to “technology preview” status (via and via)
- Free OSCON 2017 tickets from the FreeBSD Foundation.
- The next KnoxBUG meeting on April 18th is “Caleb Cooper: Advanced BASH Scripting“. I’ll have a reminder.
- 1.3.0 Development Preview: New icon themes. (Lumina, via)
- Linux user looking to try out BSD.
- Media Server.
- OpenBSD 6.1 Released.
- openbsd changes of note 620.
- Getting OpenBSD running on Raspberry Pi 3.
- Update on NetBSD and Google’s Summer of Code 2017: student application period is over, ranking is in progress.
- Let’s get meta: an interview with me (hubertf) about my NetBSD blog.
Why why why…
- Why Isn’t OpenBSD in Google Summer of Code 2017? (via) (also)
- Why does everyone here seem to recommend Pfsense over VyOS?
- Why is pfsense better than dd-wrt?
- pkgsrc-2017Q1 released.
- openbsd changes of note 8.
- e2k17 Nano hackathon report from Bob Beck.
- Control Your Files Using Your Own Cloud With ownCloud. (BSD-oriented)
- Linux Action Show -> BSD Action Show.
- NetBSD and LLDB progress report. (via)
- Reading the FreeBSD Manual.
- How much collaboration is there between the different BSDs?
- Finding more software for UbuntuBSD.
Odd batch of links this week.
- Not ‘other BSD’, but I didn’t have another good place for it: DragonFly 4.8 release discussion.
- LionBSD. Security-oriented FreeBSD packaging, at first look. (via)
- Changing Send/Receive Bandwidth on FreeBSD.
- Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs. (via)
- The FreeBSD phone link from BSDNow, earlier this week, led me to these two other projects: FreeBSD Robot + Teensy 3.1 and MiniBSD laptop computer.
- *BSD for Dell XPS 13 (9350)
- OPNsense 17.1.4 released.
- vmm(4)/vmd(8) support for seabios and linux guests.
- “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit.
- NetBSD and Summer of Code, FreeBSD and Summer of Code. Deadline is in a few days!
- Upcoming NYCBUG events – next meeting is this Wednesday.
Your BSD-related fiction book of the week (year? decade?) :’git commit murder‘ is out, set at a (fictional) BSD convention.
More thinking topics than version changes this week, which is interesting.
- Comprehensive and biased comparison of OpenBSD and FreeBSD. It’s the PDF transcript from the FOSDEM 2017 “My BSD sucks less than yours” presentation, linked previously. (via)
- OPNsense 17.1.3 released.
- Ask HN: Why is BSD becoming more popular in embedded devices? Lots of half-informed theorizing there.
- The BSD family tree. Not new, but the discussion at the source link is more to look at, along with other links.
- Upgrading notes for pfSense 2.3.x users, where 2.3.x < 2.3.3.
- email@example.com: regarding OpenSSL Licence change. Nothing goes well with OpenSSL. Hey, it rhymes! (via)
- golang now has native support for OpenBSD’s pledge(2).
- “And then the murders began.” – applied to tech BSD books.
- TrueNAS and ZFS terms and explanations.
BSDNow 186 gets back into the convention grind after last week’s news about new roles: coverage of the recent AsiaBSDCon, and an interview of Philipp Buehler.
Much better than last week, but there wasn’t any hurricane-force winds this week – which helps.
- Complexity and Strategy. Talks about Microsoft products, but think about this in terms of any long-lived operating system code base – e.g. any BSD, or specifically OpenBSD given their correctness goals. (via)
- Freenas 10 (now called Freenas Corral) released – the press release.
- pfSense OpenVPN unattended deploy options?
- Intel’s ACPICA is now available under a BSD license. Doing the right thing.
- New mandoc -mdoc -T markdown converter
- time scrolling. Remapping keyboard/mouse events in X.
- /usr/bin/time: not the command you think you know. Linked here because the example is from a BSD environment. (via)
- NetBSD 7.1 released.
- iXsystems Attends AsiaBSDCon 2017.
- “What exactly is BSD?“
- openbsd changes of note 6, openbsd changes of note 7
- EuroBSDCon 2017 Call for Proposals is out.
- vBSDCon 2017 Call for Proposals is out.
- Relayd and the Next Tech Book. Related to the next link,
- Get your name in “Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition”
BSDNow 185 has existing host Kris Moore performing his last episode (because $dayjob) and Benedict Reuschling coming in to replace him. Allan Jude is unchanged, of course. As they correctly point out, 185 weeks of on-time video content is a tremendous achievement so far. This week’s episode is 55 minutes of talking with the old and the new staff.
Sepherosa Ziehau went to AsiaBSDCon 2017 and gave a talk on his work with DragonFly’s networking. He’s published a report of his trip, which comes with a link to his paper, his presentation, and pictures of who he met.
Note that the PDF and the Powerpoint slides links are different; one is the paper, one is the talk. The Powerpoint slides contain the benchmarks linked here in comments, previously.