Here’s your reminder: MeetBSD is happening October 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA. That’s the end of this week. Go, if you are near.
EuroBSDCon 2018 unfortunately had no video, but the presentations are showing up online.
- FreeBSD bhyve live migration coming soon. (thanks, subbsd)
- Removing ROP Gadgets from OpenBSD. (via)
- OpenBSD netcat demystified. (via)
- OpenBSD and Diving. The SCUBA kind. (via)
- Spoiler alert for BSD packet filter profiling.
- r/openbsd_gaming’s Game of the Year 2018 Contest: Call for Nominations.
- Advances in OpenBSD packages [pdf] (via)
- What’s in store for NetBSD 9.0. (via)
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2018 Hiroshima. (via)
- Deploying Anycast DNS using OpenBSD and BGP. (via)
- “My FreeBSD Story“.
- Display the size of installed packages ordered by size. Should work on any BSD with minor modification.
- Add an new OpenBSD partition from unused space.
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 3.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 16 – Configuration – Pause Any Application.
- Valuable News – 2018/09/08, 2018/09/15, and 2018/09/22. There’s probably another one today.
- The 2018Q3 pkgsrc freeze has started. (via)
- pfSense 2.4.4 is out; 2.3.x is almost EOL. (via and via)
18.7.2 18.7.318.7.4 released.
- FreeBSD Bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI.
- Oh wait, all the EuroBSDCon 2018 OpenBSD slides are in one spot. (via)
- Using acme.sh for Let’s Encrypt certificates on pkgsrc.org servers. (via)
BSDNow 265 has a con report – the just-finished EuroBSDCon 2018 in Romania, plus the usual roundup of news items. One news item that will be useful someday: how to perform a BIOS update on a non-Windows computer.
Lots of event notices in here… Watch for what’s near you.
- The next KnoxBUG meeting is September 5th, with a Trident demo. I’ll post a reminder.
- OpenBSD.Amsterdam. Dedicated OpenBSD/vmd servers, which is a neat idea. Could probably do the same thing with vkernels.
- MeetBSD is happening October 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA. (via)
- Configuring OpenBSD – System and user config files for a more pleasant laptop. Not all of it is OpenBSD-specific. (via)
- Happy Bob’s Libtls tutorial. Also not wholly OpenBSD-specific; more libressl-specific. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2019 is happening March 21-24, Tokyo, Japan. (via)
- Ravenports now on gcc 8.2.
- Recent freebsd-jobs posts.
- [talk] ARM – any Tier-1 *BSD options? Nice support work from Netgate.
- libfuzzer, parts 1, 2, and 3 – a Summer of Code project for NetBSD. I linked the first one before, but hadn’t followed up until now. (via)
- OpenBSD, SpamPD and the Startup Bug. (also via)
- Public Access Multics. I am happy just typing that sentence.
No interview this week in BSDNow 261, but links to a recent 1999 convention video, details about TrueOS/Project Trident, and the usual.
BSDNow 258 showed up a bit early this week: Among the normal news articles about technology and BSD conventions are notes about how HardenedBSD is setting up their non-profit board. I like seeing that sort of governance documented as it’s happening; it’s the right way to inform people.
I have more to post but just plain couldn’t get it all pasted!
- OPNsense 18.1.13 released.
- rtadvd(8) has been replaced by rad(8).
- More mitigations against speculative execution vulnerabilities.
- Theo de Raadt on “unveil(2) usage in base”.
- g2k18 hackathon reports: Kenneth Westerback on dhcpd(8) fixes, disklabel(8) refactoring and more, Ingo Schwarze on sed(1) bugfixing with Martijn van Duren, and about other small userland stuff.
- Visualizing ZFS performance.
- OSCON 2018. With Microsoft as a major participant; odd.
- An Introduction to VerifiedExec in NetBSD. Video from 2012, but recently mentioned here.
- Reflection on one-year usage of OpenBSD. (via)
- Revamp of DiscoverBSD.com.
- Howto: FEMP stack on Amazon EC2. (via)
- ZFS Boot Environments at PBUG.
- Valuable News – 2018/07/27.
BSDNow 257 (which is not as exciting a number as last week but still prime) has no interview but manages to hit all the right notes – every major BSD is mentioned and also links to recent convention reports.
A few of the links are not directly BSD-ish, but related.
- Adventures in Open Source. Interesting for the fixes, and for just hearing how tools are being used – I will look up syncthing as an easier-to-fiddle-with replacement for sftp.
- Version Control Before Git with CVS. Not that long ago for BSD projects, depending where you look. (via)
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 2.
- “Slightly older Thinkpads“, same answer always.
- “SDF is a great UNIX shell provider running on NetBSD“. Not new, but worth repeating. (via)
- The Battle of the Schedulers: FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS [pdf]. (via)
- OpenBSD gains Wi-Fi “auto-join” Plenty of comments in the source link.
- Valuable News – 2018/07/15.
- pkgsrcCon 2018 report & videos. Slides linked too. (via)
- A plan for open source software maintainers.
Lots of NetBSD links this week relative to usual.
- BSD firewalls pfSense vs OPNsense: technical comparison. (via)
- Valuable News – 2018/06/30.
- 8x slower SCP uploads to OpenBSD (vs FreeBSD).
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 12 – Configuration – Openbox.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 13 – Configuration – Dzen2. I didn’t know what Dzen was; a configurable status bar.
- Audio improvements for NetBSD 8.1. (via)
- Cinnamon 3.8.2 now available on pkgsrc/wip. A new (to me) desktop. (via)
- New FreeBSD Core Team Elected.
- OPNSense 18.1.11 released.
- MKSANITIZER – bug detector software integration with the NetBSD userland. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0 Release Candidate 2. (via)
- [Question/Poll] – Does your work use BSD? What for?
- databasing and FreeNAS?
- How to deploy an OpenBSD VM in Amsterdam. (via)
- Bringup is Hard. The ‘What not to do’ section is quite correct. (PDF, via)
The summary for BSDNow episode 252: “FreeBSD 11.2 has been released, setting up an MTA behind Tor, running pfsense on DigitalOcean, one year of C, using OpenBGPD to announce VM networks, the power to serve, and a BSDCan trip report.”
BSDNow 251 has one of the more fun titles ever, and goes into HAMMER encryption, BSDCan details, and a number of other things that make for good BSD news.
Lots of different items, probably because of BSDCan.
- EuroBSDCon 2018 is happening September 20-23 at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania – Call for papers ends tomorrow.
- June HardenedBSD Foundation Update. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.2-RC2 Available.
- Valuable News – 2018/06/09.
- Pledge and Unveil in OpenBSD [pdf]. Knew about pledge, not about unveil. (via)
- OpenBSD at BSDCan 2018. A summary post.
- TBW60: #OpenBSD @BSDCAN 2017 Interview. Video. “TBW” == The Brothers WISP; a series I did not know about. Stumbled into this by accident.
- Project Trident, the GUI version of TrueOS.
- BSDCan 2018 Recap and SELF 2018 Recap from iXSystems.
- Apple Airport Extreme == NetBSD, which I did not know.
- OpenBSD adds “-n” to crontab(5): “no mail when everything went OK” A good idea. (via)
- pNFS server in FreeBSD. (via)
- (Open)BSD equivalent of nmtui (curses Wi-Fi network chooser)
- syspatch(8) for OpenBSD. Included in other convention coverage, I’m sure, but I found this tool interesting. (PDF, via).
I am typing BSDXXX phrases a lot, it seems. BSDNow 250 goes over the just-finished BSDCan. There’s a ton of events, so get reading/listening.
- Retguard: An improved stack protector for OpenBSD. (via)
- Mailing lists vs Github. Relevant to most every BSD project. (via)
- need help determining the best HA solution for 3 pfSense VM guests.
- OpenBSD’s ksh(1) does not export PWD, causing unexpected problems. (via)
- GOG.com summer sale – OpenBSD highlights.
- libcsi – Crypto Simplified Interface.
- Author Discoverability.
- Your own VPN with OpenIKED & OpenBSD. (via)
- zedenv, a ZFS Boot Environment Manager for FreeBSD and Linux. (via)
- TrueOS to Focus On Core Operating System. Not a name change; it’s work on becoming a base like Debian. (via)
- Isotop: French desktop-oriented OpenBSD distro. (via)
- May 2018 Status Report: Cross-DSO CFI in HardenedBSD. (via)
- Silent Fanless FreeBSD Desktop/Server.
- Valuable News – 2018/06/05.
BSDNow 249 is covering a really wide range of topics including an uncommon amount of NetBSD, so I’m going to do the easy thing and repeat the summary: “OpenZFS and DTrace updates in NetBSD, NetBSD network security stack audit, Performance of MySQL on ZFS, OpenSMTP results from p2k18, legacy Windows backup to FreeNAS, ZFS block size importance, and NetBSD as router on a stick.”
Note the eleventy-jillion hackathon reports.
- OpenBSD 6.3 : why and how. (via)
- Helpful OpenBSD Tutorials. A request for input, not a link to existing.
- A pile of p2k18 hackathon reports. And more.
- “We didn’t chase the fad of using every Intel cpu feature.” (via)
- Getting CUPS working under NetBSD?
- What I Learned During My FreeBSD Internship.
- Valuable News – 2018/05/14. Catching links that I didn’t.
- OPNSense 18.1.7 released. No, I mean 18.1.8.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails” Sponsorships, and writing schedule changes.
- FreeBSD 11.2 beta is out.
- Calamares “some day, a FreeBSD system installer”. (via)
Your thinkpiece for the week: The cultural shift from not selling out to blowing up. There’s a BSD analogy possible there.
Hey, another terse title, and I didn’t even write it! This BSDNow episode talks about the recent ZFS conference. It’s interesting to think there can be a meetup about a file system that isn’t really held to a vendor at this point. There ‘s a number of other articles, too – I’m just a bit late noting it.
BUGs BUGs BUGs!
- The May 15th SemiBUG meeting will be a hands-on web server workshop. Bring equipment.
- The June 19th SemiBUG meeting will be on BCHS.
- The May 2 NYCBUG meeting has no official presentation, but it’s happening.
- BSD licensed bc in NetBSD. The GNU version was removed in other BSDs. (Thanks, Bill Sorenson)
- SMTP client added to -current.
- OPNSense 18.1.6 image refresh.
- New talks, and the F-bomb. Michael W. Lucas convention talk mostly on ZFS.
- Writing FreeBSD Malware. (via)
- Introduction to email (pt. 2): Mail dialog / the “mail” command.
- Spectre Variant 2 mitigation for kernel committed to -current.
- p2k18 Hackathon report: Solene Rapenne (solene@) on joining the project, packages progress. I like hearing background on how people get brought into a community project.
- Bareos Backup Server on FreeBSD.
- A crapload of p2k18 hackathon reports.
- Getting my new laptop to work. (via)
- sndio party.
- NetBSD GSoC projects for 2018. (via)