The first link about TorBSD is important: many of the major security issues in computing trace back to having only one vendor or product or whatever, used by everyone.
- An Open Letter to BSD-powered Companies and Projects. (via)
- NetBSD GPU support (Intel HD 4400).
- Device Driver Development for BSD.
- Hypervisor on dfly?
- Unfortunately, StackOverflow is a difficult-to-avoid site nowadays… Man pages don’t have this issue. (via)
- “Virtual machine templates for BSD flavours“. Includes DragonFly. (via)
- Mac OS versus FreeBSD: A Comparative Evaluation. Might be paywalled. (via)
- 44CON 2018 CFP Is Open. A security conference in the UK, later this year – not a 4.4 BSD conference that has somehow lasted multiple decades, darnit. However, the source link notes a need for OpenBSD material.
- A long two months. “On Friday we saw the patches Matthew Dillon put together for DragonFlyBSD for the first time. These were the first patches for KPTI that were very straightforward to read and understand, and applied to a BSD-derived kernel that was similar to those I’m accustomed to working on.” Hey, nice credit. (via)
- Pledge: OpenBSD’s defensive approach to OS Security. (via)
- NetBSD proposal for stop-the-world syscall. (via)
Another across-the-BSDs week.
- What’s Next for Feature Development in FreeNAS/TrueNAS?
- Description of the 1969 proto-Unix system based on a 2812 line PDP-7 assembly kernel. (via)
- The Known Costs of Security Embargoes.
- Military Grade Data Wiping In FreeBSD With BCWipe.
- “Has Linux lost its way?” comments prompt Debian developer to revisit FreeBSD after 20 years. (via)
- Christos Zoulas’s recent NYCBUG talk on reproducible builds in NetBSD is now available as video.
- How do I make quiet build/compile server for home ?
- Libreoffice failing to start after upgrade to 188.8.131.52 40m0(Build:2) (on NetBSD).
- Question about a distro.
- Every Journey Starts with a FAIL. (via)
- Meltdown fix committed by guenther@. Note the DragonFly cross-pollination.
BSDNow 234 is up, and has an interview with Benno Rice of FreeBSD. There’s also chatter about jails, Summer of Code, FreeBSD’s new Code of Conduct, libhijack, and so on.
Here’s everything I know about it.
Nick Holland is giving a talk tonight on “Scripting Tips & Hacks” at SemiBUG. “Nick has been scripting roughly since scripts were hard-coded into
plugboards.” Go, see, if you are near Michigan.
Reached overflow again! That secretly makes me happy.
- Discord channels for BSD’s?
- SemiBUG’s speaker schedule for the next few months is published. Note next meeting is on the 20th.
- SVS to mitigate meltdown. (NetBSD)
- Unix Architecture Evolution from the 1970 PDP-7 to the 2018 FreeBSD. Another FOSDEM video, which I note because it shows code history imported back for multiple decades.
- Show HN: OpenBSD Email Service – A free-email alternative. (via)
- FreeBSD/EC2 history.
- Under which circumstances is NetBSD a better option than the other BSDs?
- Citrix ICA Receiver Support in BSDs.
- SSH Mastery 2/e out. Technically not a BSD-specific book, but you know the author was using BSD as the base, and includes it in the material.
- Which BSD distro is suitable as a Linux QEMU host if someone is curious about BSD?
- Trying iocage to get an old version of FreeBSD.
- Google Summer of Code and FreeBSD, NetBSD.
This week’s BSDNow has a ZFS explainer about what the theoretical maximums on storage could be, plus a whole lotta DTrace. (Needed a Sun reference in their title this week.)
Tomohiro Kusumi has brought in exFAT support to DragonFly from FreeBSD. Useful for cross-platform drives when FAT32 isn’t enough, and NTFS brings its own problems.
Very much last-minute; compiled 20 minutes before bed Friday night.
- a2k18 Hackathon preview: Syncookies coming to PF. (via)
- An Empirical Study on the Reliability of UNIX Utilities (1989). Some of it is early BSD. How much still applies? (via)
- The Origin of the word Daemon. (via)
- “SSH Mastery 2/e” copyedits back. BSD-based.
- Sponsoring a Scam. New BSD book on the way, I think, and you can sponsor it.
- OPNsense 18.1.1 released. No, wait, 18.1.2.
- Overriding pkgrsc’s default Framework path (on macOS).
- BSD from scratch – from source to OS with ease on NetBSD. Also as video. (via)
- AT&T copyrighting 3 blank lines. Sorta relevant to the BSD split. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/02/05.
- Remi Locherer’s EuroBSDcon 2017 Talk.
- NetBSD – A modern operating system for your retro battlestation. Video. In fact, all the FOSDEM 2018 videos are up, I think.
Another BSD User Group event tomorrow, the 7th: HELBUG, a brand new BUG starting in Helsinki, Finland. The announcement has details on where to find it and what they’ll be doing. Go, if you are near.
- The history of NetBSD/atari and support for ATARI compatible Milan. Not in English, but it’s a slide deck so lots of pictures. (via)
- The OpenBSD Foundation 2018 Fundraising Campaign. “If a penny was donated for every pf or OpenSSH installed with a mainstream operating system or phone in the last year we would be at our goal.” (via)
- Any good Unix options available for X86?
- The LLVM Sanitizers stage accomplished. (via)
- ZFS vs. OpenZFS.
- TrueNAS makes the cut for Avid editing.
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/01/29.
- Install OpenBSD on dedibox with full-disk encryption. (via)
- OPNSense 18.1 released.
BSDNow has made it so far that I have to double-check the episode number! In 231, they cover some history and some upcoming software work.
Done last minute on Friday, mostly.
- grep your way to freedom. (via)
- Guides: Getting Started & Lumina Theme Submissions.
- Exploring permutations and a mystery with BSD and GNU split filenames. (via)
- pfSense home unit. Follow the thread for some interesting hardware suggestions, including this one.
- OpenBSD <-> projectors. In case of future need.
- OPNSense 17.7.12 released.
- Michael W. Lucas podcast interview.
- “Permissive licensing is wrong?” – No it’s not! (2/2).
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/01/22.
- How To Run Your Own Mail Server. (via)
- T_PAGEFLT – Working with the NetBSD kernel. (via)
- False rumours or not? False.
- A better looking XDM. (via)
- What would be your elevator pitch to a Linux user on why they should try a BSD distribution?
This week’s BSDNow has Spectre/Meltdown followups, plus a turning of the tables: questions for the interviewers.
Done well ahead of time.
- ELI5: In 2018, what are the pros and cons between Linux, FreeBSD, and macOS in terms of kernel technology and user space tools.
- Adding IPv6 to an Nginx website on FreeBSD / FreshPorts.
- Should I use BSD?
- Certifications…are they worth it? Will they be in the future?
- OPNsense 18.1-RC2 released.
- CPU microcode update code for amd64. Hints of a new firmware update from Intel.
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2017Q4 release.
- Interview with Abdorrahman Homaei.
- A need for BSD items at freecodecamp. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/01/15.
- Some thoughts on Spectre and Meltdown.
A full slate of BSDs this week.
- Church of BSD. From 2005, and it is accurate for that timeframe. (via)
- ADOM, newly updated at 3.0.6, but only at 1.1.1_6 in ports/dports, pkgsrc, and two years gone in OpenBSD. But the ADOM download page lists new BSD versions? I may not have investigated far enough.
- OPNsense® 18.1 Release Candidate 1.
- Does anyone run OpenBSD as a desktop (ie not a server)?
- SMB V2+ client on FreeBSD 11.
- Intel microcode updates now available for NetBSD. (via)
- Bitcoin Full Node on FreeBSD.
- July – September 2017 FreeBSD Status Report.
- Hijacking Your Free Beasties. (via)
- Operating System of the Year 2017 : NetBSD Third place. (via)
- A positive look at GhostBSD 11.1. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/01/08.
- OpenBSD-current now has ‘smtpctl spf walk’.