NYCBUG’s having a meeting tomorrow night, with Amitai Schleier presenting on qmail. Go, if you are near, or at least read Amitai’s speaker bio.
SemiBUG’s normal meeting place is not available this month, so there’s an informal get-together at Leo’s next door, like last month. It’s happening tonight at 7 PM.
Update: I put the wrong publish date on this – “tonight” is the 19th for this, not the 17th.
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow night, and the presentation is “Shell as a deployment tool“. Go, if you are near.
Inadvertent theme: release news.
- Our Software Dependency Problem. Hard thinking about something many, many people don’t think hard enough about. This talks about software, but it’s directly analogous to ports/dports/pkgsrc. I’m leading with this even though it’s not directly about BSD, cause it affects anyone using a packaging system.
- I mentioned it before, but FOSDEM 2019, happening right now in Brussels, has a BSD Devroom with a lot of things happening in it; you could spend your entire Saturday in there.
- And something that has me quite excited: The Pinebook Pro, among other hardware announcements for FOSDEM. BSD is being mentioned right there as something to install on it, rather than as an aftermarket hack like with Chromebooks – heartwarming, I tell you. (via)
- Unix flowers. Look for birthtoken while you are at it. (via)
- FreeNAS has Plugins? A casual look at it seems to push some features into pfSense territory.
- Next NYC*BUG: 2/6.
- OPNsense 19.1-RC1 released. Wait, 19.1 is out.
- join-ing any open wifi network is now possible.
- FreeBSD Training @ SCaLE 17x (March 8, 2019) (via)
- NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor. (via)
- ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE (first public release). (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/01/18 and Valuable News – 2019/01/25 and Valuable News – 2019/02/01.
- HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Status Report. (via)
- Florian Obser on unwind(8).
- MightnightBSD Roadmap.
- SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE.
- fnaify 1.2 released.
- At The Gates, 4x strategy game running on BSD. (via)
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.
An oddly uplifting batch of BSD stories this week.
- Tor on OpenBSD, part 5 and part 6.
- Slides and transcript and code from the November NYCBUG meeting. (I wish all BUG meetings had this.)
- MeatBSD, the December SEMIBUG meeting, is a meetup at a local meat-heavy restaurant, December 18th. Plan for it now, cause you need to reserve a seat.
- Steam Autumn Sale Highlights for OpenBSD.
- OPNsense 18.7.8 released.
- GhostBSD 18.10 Now Available. (via)
- Abandon Linux – Move to FreeBSD or Illumos. A pro-ZFS item, which means plenty of filesystem comments at the source link. (via)
- Debugging rcctl in OpenBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD for Thanksgiving. This is a nice story to hear. (via)
- Stardew Valley on FreeBSD. (via)
- Cheap BSD-friendly notebook? Thinkpads thinkpads stinkpads thinkpads. (via)
Games are the unofficial accidental theme this week.
- FreeBSD 12 Release Engineering Branch Created. Also, RC1 (via)
- Distrowatch.com NetBSD 8.0 Review. (via)
- Celebrating 50 years of Unix. (via)
- FreeBSD Network Management with network.sh. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 2.1 – Install FreeBSD 12.
- Our pragmatic attachment to OpenBSD PF for our firewall needs.
- Linux iptables compared to OpenBSD PF (through a real example).
- (OpenBSD) /etc/malloc.conf replaced by sysctl.
- (OpenBSD) ifconfig(8): vlandev and vlan upcoming option removal along with vlan(4): Replace link0 flag with txprio.
- Let’s Try on OpenBSD – Dust: An Elysian Tail and Let’s Try on OpenBSD: Capsized.
- GOG Black Friday Sale. A nice connection between sale and port.
- Games on FreeBSD. A port of fnaify to other BSDs!
- More OpenBSD contributions.
- Valuable News – 2018/11/17.
Ensuring Perl’s Viability on FreeBSD: A NYCBUG-NY.PM Collaboration is the presentation at tomorrow’s NYCBUG meeting. Going by the details, it’s covering multiple BSDs. Go, if you are near – I wish I was.
It’s a mad rush to get these all posted in time for the weekend.
- Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition. Best place to buy, with ILUVMICHAEL 30% off coupon code.
- Related: Auction Winners.
- Ensuring Perl’s Viability on FreeBSD: A NYCBUG-NY.PM Collaboration, coming up on November 7th.
- FreeBSD amd64 syscalls. (via)
- “Does anyone know if parsec works on OpenBSD?“
- The BSD Club discussion forum. (via)
- “What are some UNIX design decisions that proved to be wrong or short sighted after all these years?“
- DNS over TLS in FreeBSD 12.
- libcrypto ASN.1 header removed in OpenBSD.
- Show OpenSMTPD queue and force sending queued mails.
- Valuable News – 2018/10/20.
- FreeBSD 12 beta 1 out.
- “What I learned from porting my projects to FreeBSD“. (via)
- Configuring FreeBSD for Infrastructure. (via)
- OPNsense 18.7.6 released.
- The OpenBSD Foundation receives the first Silver contribution from a single individual.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2018 Recap.
- NetBSD on the RISC-V is alive. (via)
- How to make routers with NetBSD’s NPF and Lua (Tokyo, Japan 2019/02/07) (via)
- “TrueNAS support is pretty great“.
Still playing catchup with links.
- FreeBSD and OpenBSD fundraisers from Michael W. Lucas.
- One-liners for submitting your dmesg to NYCBUG. There’s other versions in that thread; I linked to the last described.
- Configuration of OpenSMTPD to relay mails to outbound smtp server.
- Let’s Try on OpenBSD: CrossCode and Stardew Valley Multiplayer.
- Port for endless sky submitted to ports@. I’ve linked this game once before; it resembles Escape Velocity, which resembles Taipan, my historic favorite game.
- MidnightBSD reaches 1.0. (via)
- pfSense and Google Cloud Identity.
- iXSystems and the Chinese hardware hack.
- Process title and missing memory space.
- Valuable News – 2018/10/07.
- Running FreeBSD on OSX using xhyve, a port of bhyve.
- AF3e ship date and next FreeBSD talk.
- FreeNAS 11.2-BETA2 is available!
- EuroBSDCon 2018 Recap.
- September 2018 FreeBSD Foundation Update. (via)
- GhostBSD tested on ThinkPad T410. (via)
- What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it? (via)
- Login_duress: A BSD authentication module for duress passwords. Password as command. (via)
- Porting Keybase to NetBSD. (via)
- pkgsrc on SmartOS by Jonathan Perkin. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 17 – Automount Removable Media.
- unixpackages.com – a commercial service for packaged software. It’s ports or pkg or pkgsrc, but just for Solaris 2.5+, and it costs money. Technically not a BSD, but the contrast with what we get for free is interesting.
- Installing Hugo and hosting website. On OpenBSD. (via)
BSDNow 267 is posted a bit early this week, with an interview of Michael W. Lucas, about his upcoming Absolute FreeBSD 3rd edition and local BUG.
I’m posting a day early cause of time zone difference: there’s a meeting of the Polish BSD User Group tomorrow.
Still catching up on links.
- garbage 43. The RSS feed may have changed? I should have seen this directly. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2018 and NetBSD sanitizers. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2018 travel report and obligatory pics. (via)
- NetBSD curses ripoffline improvements. (via)
- Installing Hugo and publishing Hugo web-pages on OpenBSD server. (via)
- NetBSD8.0 on UEFI Bootloader and Windows Tablet. (via)
- NetBSD/arm64 on QEMU. (via)
- A Brief History of the BSD Fast Filesystem. (via)
- Old xcb libraries removed in OpenBSD.
- EuroBSDCon 2018 report.
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2018Q3 release. (via)
- Debian on OpenBSD vmd (without qemu or another debian system) (via)
- Installing Gophernicus in OpenBSD. I just like the name. (via)
- Valuable News – 2018/09/29.
- Polish BSD User Group, a summary. There’s a meeting soon, too.
- Manage ”nice” priority of daemons on OpenBSD.
There’s a KnoxBUG BSD user group meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, with the topic of “Real-world Performance Advantages of NVDIMM and NVMe: A Case Study with OpenZFS“, presented by Nick Principe. It’s happening at 6 PM, tonight. They have the prettiest logo of any BUG that I’ve seen.