All over the map today.
- $3,200 per month for 5 megabytes of space: the first hard drives.
- csv,conf,v3, a cleverly named data conference. (via)
- Silicon Graphics’ IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop. Nostalgia! (via)
- C64 Yourself. C64 palette applied to a picture. (via)
- Strategy headroom in roguelikes. (via)
- WiFi232 – An Internet Hayes Modem for your Retro Computer. (via)
- ESR Shares A Forgotten ‘Roots Of Open Source’ Moment From 1984.
- Plan9-9k: 64-bit Plan 9. (via)
- Leave Britney’s Command and Control Server Alone! Many places linked to this, but this is the best link text. (via)
- How Thou Canst Maketh a Fine Program in Fortran. (via)
- Best Board Games of Essen 2016. Complex games, too. (via)
- Warren Ellis’s podcast subscription list.
I think I’ve finally caught up on my BSD link backlog.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Ken Westerback on XS_NO_CCB removal and dhclient link detection.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling on USB audio, WiFi Progress.
- NCIS: FreeBSD.
- UbuntuBSD is now DEAD!
- FreeBSD Core Team member: “[installer] might be the only part of OpenBSD that is friendly”
- Become FreeBSD User: Find Useful Tools.
- OPNsense 17.1.8 released.
- openbsd changes of note 623.
- FreeNAS newbie needing help linking to Active Directory.
- PKGSRC at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. (via)
- Measuring the weight of an electron. (via)
- BSDCan 2017 Auction Swag.
- pkgsrcCon 2017 in London. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0 release process underway.
- Reading OpenBSD source code daily. (via)
- Free getopt. It’s BSD history, though nobody explicitly says it. (via)
Even more overflow, pushing my pre-published posts forward.
- “Relayd and Httpd Mastery,” both the good and the bad.
- OpenBSD on the Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5″. (via)
- iXsystems’ TrueNAS Receives Veeam Backup Certification.
- What does this joke mean? Well, I get it.
- experiments with prepledge.
- pFSense / VLAN – Security.
- EuroBSDcon 2017 Talks & Schedule published (via)
- network transparent audio with sndiod and vmd
- FreeBSD ( -current) now has 64bit inodes.
- Docker on OpenBSD 6.1. (via)
- Fixing FreeBSD Networking on Digital Ocean. (via)
- Thinkpad X230 / NetBSD.
- Introducing RunBSD.info. And here’s the site.
- Pfsense and edge router combo?
- Netgate now offers global support. i.e. pfSense.
It’s long article title week!
- A PDF of the IPv6 handout, from the April SemiBUG meeting, is available.
- Adventures in Time, part 1: Interfacing an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator to a Computer Running NetBSD. (via)
- Replace the RC4 algorithm for generating in-kernel secure random numbers with Chacha20. (via)
- 9 lessons from 25 years of Linux kernel development. None of those lessons are specific to Linux; they apply to all the BSDs, for instance. (via)
- pfsense for a small ISP in both router and firewall settings?
- Rate your favorite BSD on…
- (finally) investigating how to get dynamic WDS (DWDS) working in FreeBSD!
- OPNsense 17.1.5 released.
- The many ways of running firefox on OpenBSD.
- Michael W. Lucas’s Penguicon 2017 Schedule.
- iXsystems TrueNAS Certified with Veeam Backup.
- OpenBSD 6.1 Song Released.
BSDNow 186 gets back into the convention grind after last week’s news about new roles: coverage of the recent AsiaBSDCon, and an interview of Philipp Buehler.
Much better than last week, but there wasn’t any hurricane-force winds this week – which helps.
- Complexity and Strategy. Talks about Microsoft products, but think about this in terms of any long-lived operating system code base – e.g. any BSD, or specifically OpenBSD given their correctness goals. (via)
- Freenas 10 (now called Freenas Corral) released – the press release.
- pfSense OpenVPN unattended deploy options?
- Intel’s ACPICA is now available under a BSD license. Doing the right thing.
- New mandoc -mdoc -T markdown converter
- time scrolling. Remapping keyboard/mouse events in X.
- /usr/bin/time: not the command you think you know. Linked here because the example is from a BSD environment. (via)
- NetBSD 7.1 released.
- iXsystems Attends AsiaBSDCon 2017.
- “What exactly is BSD?“
- openbsd changes of note 6, openbsd changes of note 7
- EuroBSDCon 2017 Call for Proposals is out.
- vBSDCon 2017 Call for Proposals is out.
- Relayd and the Next Tech Book. Related to the next link,
- Get your name in “Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition”
Sepherosa Ziehau went to AsiaBSDCon 2017 and gave a talk on his work with DragonFly’s networking. He’s published a report of his trip, which comes with a link to his paper, his presentation, and pictures of who he met.
Note that the PDF and the Powerpoint slides links are different; one is the paper, one is the talk. The Powerpoint slides contain the benchmarks linked here in comments, previously.
In what can be described as perfect timing, Sepherosa Ziehau has produced a document comparing FreeBSD, several different Linux kernels, and DragonFly, for networking. He’s presenting it in the afternoon track of Day 3 for AsiaBSDCon 2017, starting later this week.
He’s published a snippet as a PDF (via), which includes some graphs. The one place Linux outperforms DragonFly seems to be linked to the Linux version of the network card driver being able to access more hardware – so DragonFly should be comparable or better there too, once the powers-of-2 problem is solved. (This already came up in comments to a post last week.)
Those graphs are available standalone, too, which means it’s easier to see the fantastic performance for latency – see the thin blue line – that seems exclusive to DragonFly. That, if anything, is the real takeaway; that DragonFly’s model has benefits not just to plain speed but to the system’s responsiveness under load. “My CPU is maxed out cause I’m doing a lot of work but I hardly notice” is a common comment over the past few years – and now we can see that for network performance, too.
Slightly short this week, maybe because people are prepping for AsiaBSDCon? I have plenty of links for tomorrow’s Lazy Reading.
- iXsystems Attends Container World 2017. I know what it’s really about, but it sounds like a convention where everyone talks about cardboard boxes.
- NetBSD will be in Google’s Summer of Code 2017.
- FreeBSD will be in Google’s Summer of Code 2017.
- Can you run BSD packages on OSX
- Java development on BSD?
- Upcoming SemiBUG presentations. (March 21st, April 18th)
- TrueOS Stable update released 2/22/17. (via)
- Switch and FreeBSD. Only a rumor at this point, cause the license could be most any component. (via)
Reminder: the 2017 FreeBSD Storage Summit is tomorrow.
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.
Lots of storage this week.
- OpenBSD as a Multimedia Desktop
- Firefox 51 on sparc64 – we did not hit the wall yet (via)
- Current health of the BSD Certification Group?
- When did tar start auto-assuming -z? Mild GNU vs. BSD argument.
- Introducing pkg_comp 2.0 (and sandboxctl 1.0)
- FreeNAS/OpenZFS training.
- Michael W. Lucas at the Troy Public Library. Talking about his nonfiction writing.
- 2017 FreeBSD Storage Summit, coming up in 9 days. I’ll post a reminder. (via)
- Related: TrueNAS does S3.
- FreeBSD 12 Looking At Dropping SVR4 Binary Compatibility. Would anyone notice? (via)
- Choose as a contributor: FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, or other BSD
- Using device.hints to wire physical devices to specific names.
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.
Accidental theme this week: books.
- 11n support for athn(4) (via)
- Relayd auction results
- As a Nefarious Media Agent…
- Sponsorships on “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” available
- Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 2: A story of if_get(9)
- Thinking about switching from Linux to BSD for my everyday computer, and have a few questions.
- Errata SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2017 (for LibreSSL)
- FreeBSD UEFI Root on ZFS and Windows Dual Boot
- Differences in pf between OpenBSD and FreeBSD?
- BSDCan 2017 is in June – the Call for Papers is up, along with submission guidelines. (via)
- OPNsense 17.1-RC1 released
- pkgsrc-2016Q4 released
- OpenBSD on Vultr. I’ve mentioned it being possible before, but this is an official announcement – it’s a supported platform. Spend your dollars there to encourage this. (thanks, Jeremiah Ford)
- “Any good recent books?” You all know about these, right? I’ve mentioned them enough?
“Old consumer computers” is this week’s accidental theme.
- Viva Amiga, the trailer. (via)
- NANOG 69 is happening in early February.
- A New Year, a New Round of pop3 Gropers from China
- Every time we lift a pallet from the shipping room, the server times out. The Hacker News thread has some good stories, too. (via)
- Hidden Voice Commands, where the computer understands but the humans do not. (via)
- Using Unix commands to profile your users
- When the little hand is on the two, and the big hand…
- Read “The Tao of tmux” prerelease for free online (via)
- RIPEStat, nicely summarized information about a given network. (via)
- LISA16 slides and video (that’s the Large Scale System Administration conference) are available. (via)
- Donsol, technically a roguelike. (via)
- Portal for Apple ][. (via)