BSD author Michael W. Lucas is talking at the Troy Public Library (Michigan, not New York) tonight, about his nonfiction writing. Go, if you like his books and/or if you are thinking about technical writing for yourself. He has another appearance coming up on March 11th.
I measure the success of In Other BSDs by how many different BSD flavors I can reference. This is a good week.
- Was thinking of switching to a BSD on my Thinkpad 11e, do you think this is a good idea?
- Adblock on Pfsense
- pfSense 2.3.3 RELEASE Now Available!
- Review of RaspBSD (FreeBSD for Raspberry Pi computers)
- NetBSD fully reproducible builds (via)
- mandoc-1.14.1 released.
- OpenBSD kernel lock removal for IPv4 forwarding. (via #dragonflybsd)
- OPNsense 17.1.2 released.
- OpenBSD Foundation 2016 Fundraising.
- What happened to my vlan? (OpenBSD network performance, via)
- GhostBSD version 11 Alpha 1.
- NetBSD at the upcoming AsiaBSDCon 2017.
- Now available: video recording of the recent “OS : The underlying overhead of computation” presentation at NYCBUG. (via)
- Options to rid ourselves of MS Windows “servers”.
- Easy pkgsrc on macOS with pkg_comp 2.0.
- NetBSD 7.1_RC2 available.
- The Heirloom Project. Chunks of that code are probably still present in all the BSDs. (via)
- features are faults redux. Pseudo-transcript of a tedu speech not exactly about OpenBSD, but has plenty of funny one-liners.
- “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k” I don’t 100% agree with the idea, but it’s still a good plan.
If you are anywhere near KnoxBUG’s meeting place (mid-Tennessee, US), Joe Maloney will be presenting on OpenRC and TrueOS, tomorrow night. See the link for address and times.
A lot of the real content this week is buried in the comments, strangely.
- My BSD sucks less than yours. (via)
- I’m sort of a noob, so should I learn BSD or just go with Linux?
- Networkmgr: a FreeBSD/GhostBSD network connection manager. (via)
- a2k17 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot.
- openbsd changes of note 6
- Conclusions from the recent NYCBUG talk.
- Also, rump kernels, the free book, linked from previous.
- Need some help with simple PFSense OpenVPN routing
- pfSense discussion. Comments to note there.
- OPNsense 17.1.1 released.
- BSDploy, linked in comments on the Digest earlier this week, but the source link here has some interesting history, including that rsync.net came from the first VPS provider, which was… jails!
Reminder: “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“is happening tomorrow night with NYCBSD. Go if you can.
There will be pizza pie, and Raspberry Pi, for installing BSD, at the next KnoxBUG meeting, tomorrow, for those near Tennessee.
Note that it was originally scheduled for Tuesday and had to be moved up a night because of a conflict – so your schedule has changed even if you were already planning to go.
Done all at the last minute.
- Courses 6 to 9 of DevOps with Chef and FreeBSD are out.
- Ansible and pfSense. (via)
- “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“, an upcoming talk at NYCBSD. Note that it’s on Feb 1, not March 1 as originally posted. I’ll post a reminder.
- a2k17 hackathon reports: Martin Pieuchot, Kenneth Westerback, Bob Beck.
- “Noob user – want to install a UNIX OS. Help a bit?“
- Michael W. Lucas will be talking at Kansas LinuxFest 2017 – in May.
- NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support (via)
- “I want to jump in, but would love some hardware advice.“
- OPNsense 16.7.14 released – last in the 16.* series, I think.
- TrueNAS now has a (BSD) Cinder driver for OpenStack.
- IPv6 on FreeBSD/EC2.
- Improving TrueOS: OpenRC. (via)
- “Where is your tech passion?” If you never complete the exercise, that tells you something too.
SemiBUG has a meeting tomorrow, and Craig Maloney will be talking about Ansible. Patrick McEvoy may be streaming the proceeds, too. Are you near Detroit? Then go!
This turned into a BSD User Group event list, which makes me happy. There was nothing like that 3 or 5 or whatever years ago.
- OPNsense 16.7.13 released
- Documenting NetBSD’s scheduler tweaks
- NetBSD 7.1_RC1 available
- 12? PowerBook G4 PT5 – Electronic Battle Weapon
- WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted
- Would you bother learning PFSense when you are comfortable with Mikrotik for budget firewall requirements?
- 2017 presentation proposals
- BPF and formal verification (via)
- KnoxBUG is having a Raspberry Pi installfest on 01/31. I’ll post a reminder.
- KnoxBUG is also planning an OpenRC talk in February, though no date yet.
- And here’s the writeup from the most recent KnoxBUG meetup.
- People in NYCBUG are looking to have a classical code reading group set up – no date yet, but it sounds fun. (This has happened before as a one-shot event.)
- Craig Maloney is speaking about Ansible at the next SemiBUG meeting, this Tuesday. This meeting may be streamed. I’ll put a reminder up on Monday, too, and link to the stream if I know it.
Here’s your reminder: SemiBUG meets tomorrow, for any BSD users in the Detroit / Michigan area.
Tennessee area BSD user group KnoxBUG is meeting tomorrow, and Warren Block will be the guest speaker. He’ll be talking about documentation. Going by the linked announcement, there will be both prizes and blame, so something for everyone!
A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.
- FreeBSD status report for 2016Q3.
- “Import (finally!) Tor Browser 6.0.5.” An obvious matchup. (via)
- “FreeBSD Flavors. Do We Need Them?“
- Next SemiBUG meeting: December 20th.
- “How to remote connect to BSD server behind double NAT?”
- Review of NAS4Free 10.3.0.3. I forgot about this… fork? (via)
- pycapsicum – sandbox your Python code on FreeBSD. (via)
- Iocage – A FreeBSD jail manager. (via)
- “What’s your favorite BSD jail administration software?“
- Build a FreeBSD 11.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. (via)
- OPNsense 16.7.8 released.
- b2k16 hackathon report: Landry Breuil, Jeremy Evans, Daniel Jakots.
- l2k16 hackathon report: LibreSSL manuals now in mdoc(7).
- openbsd changes of note
- Learning more about the NetBSD scheduler (… than I wanted to know)
- MeetBSD 2016 Report: Michael Dexter.
Started out with a short list, but I managed to find some extra links by Friday.
- b2k16 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot.
- NetBSD 7.0/xen scheduling mystery, and how to fix it with processor sets.
- Looking at the scheduler issue again. Part 2 from previous link.
- TrueOS Launch message. Might be time to retire the PC-BSD tag.
- Lynis – Security auditing tool for Linux, macOS, and UNIX-based systems. (via)
- Exit from Hell? Reducing the Impact of Amplification DDoS Attacks. Also as a paper. I’d like to compare the number of systems found as amplifiers vs. systems in general. e.g. are BSD less likely to create reflectors? (via)
- “PAM is Un-American” talk now online. Buy the PAM Mastery book!
- Devops with Chef on FreeBSD, an online course from BSD Magazine.
- SemiBUG is meeting Tuesday. Joe Gidi will talk about ‘managing Android devices with BSD‘.
Reminder: Isaac (.ike) Levy’s “Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era” presentation is tonight, at NYCBUG’s November meeting. Go, see.
I get all the BSDs this week.
- Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era. .ike presenting at NYCBUG on November 2nd. Go if you are near, vote if you can.
- FreeNAS/ESXi – Link aggregation without a switch.
- Dropping Linux and KVM in Favor of FreeBSD and Jails (2015). (via)
- chromebook printing troubles
- I used Virtualbox to install both FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD… it said login incorrect upon reboot.
- Internet Connection Problems
- Continuous OpenBSD regress tests. (via)
- *BSD on laptops
- In this how-to we’ll set up an email server from scratch using NetBSD.
- Allow reading of files but no copying on FreeNAS.
- NetBSD 7.0.2 released.
- OPNsense 16.7.7 released.
- pkgsrcCon 2016 videos.
This was an easy week to put together; there’s a lot of links this week. Last week was slow – maybe it was because of EuroBSDCon?
- pfSense 2.3.2-p1 RELEASE Now Available!
- 386bsd/386bsd – Upgrade to 386BSD 2.0. (via)
- A new addition to FreeBSD.org.
- SNIA SDC 2016 Recap: Michael Dexter. Swordfish sounds interesting.
- Review of OpenBSD 6.0. (via)
- Steam on FreeBSD?
- Is anyone here using netflix on FreeBSD?
- New to BSD. Please help me choose a BSD.
- FreeBSD/EC2 11.0-RELEASE.
- Videos from OSHUG #46.
- “PAM Mastery” print sponsor books.
- process listing consistency.
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Recap.
- OpenZFS: Stronger Than Ever. Devsummit report.
- NYCBUG moved their cabinet without issue. It sounds like NYI is good people.
Mark Sumter’s giving a talk on ZFS at tonight’s KnoxBUG meeting. Hurry! I should have posted this sooner but work tied me up today.