NYCBUG’s holiday party is tomorrow at Suspenders. Go, if you are near New York City, and talk about what you’d like to see in a presentation. Chances are good someone there is familiar with the topic.
Still lots of BSD stuff happening.
- DWM on FreeBSD, monocle not showing up.
- Play Stardew Valley on OpenBSD.
- Project Trident RC3 available. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0 ? dmesg?????? / KOF2018-NetBSD. Yeah, I know it’s all question marks. Something in my publishing chain doesn’t understand all character sets. (via)
- FreeBSD 12.0-b4 available.
- Polish BSD User Group OpenBSD Gaming talk (slides, PDF, Polish) (via)
- Linux and FreeBSD networking. (via)
- The Source History of Cat. (via)
- FreeBSD 10.4 EOL.
- Valuable News – 2018/11/11. You can tell my backlog size from this.
- ZFS Boot Environments Reloaded at NLUUG Autumn Conference 2018.
- OpenBSD in Stereo with Linux VFIO.
- Play “Crazy Train” through your APU2 speaker. This prompted the “Someday you will need this” tag for this post.
- pfSense with a hardware identifier.
- The Tor Project needs a data architect.
- Assembly language on OpenBSD amd64+arm64. (via)
BSD Now 271 is up with no interview but a news summary, including EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD con reports, and an OpenBSD and Ansible item that should be interesting to most anyone, among other items.
Backlog finally cleared! You have a lot of clicking to do because of that.
- setuid bit removed from /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg in OpenBSD, probably because of the recent xorg elevation bug to match.
- Attaching a Bluetooth keyboard to a NetBSD machine. (via)
- Valuable News – 2018/10/27.
- Valuable News – 2018/11/02.
- commands without magic
- Introducing the OpenBSD Virtualization FAQ.
- The proper way to update FreeBSD jails between point releases. (via)
- Configure OpenSMTPD to relay on a network.
- SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-1028.
- BSD vs. System V death star poster.
- MeetBSD 2018: The Ultimate Hallway Track.
- File versioning with rcs. Still built into all the BSDs, I think.
- Halloween Sale Highlights. OpenBSD gaming.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2018 Tokyo/Fall. (via)
- Jailing the bhyve hypervisor. (via)
- Everything suffers from bashism. (via)
- FOSDEM 2019 will have a BSD devroom, and now’s your chance to submit a talk proposal. Due December 10th, with the conference in February.
- NetBSD LLVM Sanitizers in The Bay Area. (via)
- LISA 2018 Recap. I really like that iXSystems writes up every convention trip.
- FreeBSD 12 has been branched into -STABLE. (via)
- GhostBSD 18.10 Release. (via)
- MINITEL ALL, opening November 6th in New York City. They’ll have running consoles!
- It is a badge and a fully functional computer: Supercon badges.
- “We are captives to our phones, they are having a deleterious effect on society, and no one is coming to help us. On the upside, this is a great phone.” (via)
- Pen mouse.
- Unix in East Germany (1990) (via)
- Arcan versus Xorg – Approaching Feature Parity. (via)
- The Bounty of the Public Library. I have found University level education is there, for free, as long as the format can work for you.
- Garbage collection and the underappreciated power of good enough.
- How Lisp Became God’s Own Programming Language. (via)
- Floppy in watch. Surely I’ve linked to this before.
- Freedesktop.org: its past and its future. (via)
- Legion of Lobotomized Unices. (via)
- Maybe the worst conference talk I’ve ever been to.
- What laptop are you using?
- Why you should be willing to believe that
ed(1)is a good editor.
- High-res graphics on a text-only TRS-80. (via)
- Winamp 5.8 Release – First update in 5 years. And of course Webamp. (via)
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).