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- rtadvd(8) has been replaced by rad(8).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)
Some nice tech explanations this week.
- OpenBSD on my fanless desktop computer. Read to find out more about the RUNBSD stickers. (via)
- OpenBSD Community Goes Gold for 2018!
- Hardware accelerated AES/HMAC-SHA on octeons.
- Caddy Web Server on FreeBSD.
- free command for OpenBSD. I’d love to see a deep dive into the various BSD *stat commands. (via)
- Call for Papers | EuroBSDcon 2018. (via)
- Towards Secure System Graphics: Arcan and OpenBSD. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0RC1 is out.
- Running my own git server. On OpenBSD. (via)
- Perl @INC – customizing it for FreeBSD.
Totally last-minute summary, but I’m hitting every BSD category.
- Godot running on OpenBSD, though I didn’t know what Godot was.
- Finding what you’re looking for on Linux. BSD too. I link it because I always forget arguments to find(1).
- OPNsense 18.1.6 released.
- New M-Series storage devices from iXSystems.
- How to write ATF tests for NetBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 2 – Install. (via)
- Using FreeBSD Text Dumps. (via)
- Transparent network audio with mpd & sndiod. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s Penguicon 2018 Schedule. Several BSD presentations.
- pkg vs. underlying OS upgrades.
- The BSDCan 2018 schedule is posted.
As the title says, you can register for BSDCan 2018 now.
(Not leaving this for the weekend BSD summary cause I need to remind myself to plan for travel if possible.)
Losing power at home this week put a dent in my reading throughput, so to speak, but this will do.
- DragonFFI: FFI/JIT for the C language using Clang/LLVM. Not actually related to DragonFly or really BSD, but I like the synchronicity. (via)
- Simplifying Linux with … fish? Or BSD.
- New BSDMag issue – with a feature on OpenBSD Gaming. (via)
- Tarsnap pricing change.
- BSDCan 2018 schedule is up. Some people from my employer are going; I may too.
- DIY Hardware firewall on OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD 6.3 Released.
- Untangle vs pfSense.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- 32+ great indie games now playable on -current; 7 currently on sale! Rogue Legacy is fun, though I’ve only played the Windows version, not on any BSD.
- TrueNAS 11.1 – What’s New.
One of these links is a warning, but you won’t know until it’s too late.
- OPNSense 18.1.5 released.
- Happy 25th birthday NetBSD!
- NetBSD 7.1.2 out.
- Gaming on DFly.
- ed(1) is Turing-Complete. (via)
- Email Configuration for plan9 Acme on OpenBSD. (via)
- Dolch PAC 64.
- “SSH Mastery, 2nd ed” in hardcover.
- An Introduction to Jails and Jail Networking. (via)
- SCaLE 16x: Open is Still the Answer.
- BSDCan 2018 – selected talks. needs more DragonFly
The first news item about pfSense is not necessarily new, but new to me.
- The next major release of pfSense is going to be significantly different. (other info)
- OpenBSD Gaming Resource,
- PkgsrcCon 2018. (via)
- What is your experience with Dragonfly as a user desktop?
- speaking at mug.org 10 April 2018.
- FreeBSD to be Featured at SCaLE 16x.
- 8 months with TrueOS. (via)
- This Tuesday at SemiBUG: QubeOS vs OpenBSD.
- NetBSD Spectre/Meltdown summary. (via)
- Not merging stuff from FreeBSD-HEAD into production branches, or “hey FreeBSD-HEAD should just be production”
- Quickly build and test applications across different BSD kernels with tonixxx.
- *BSD projects and Google Summer of Code.
- Broadcom 43xx 1.0 driver for MBP mid 2014.
- OPNsense 18.1.4 released.