Unofficial theme: conventions. There’s lots of options this year; you should go. If you are reading this, you’re the right demographic to enjoy one.
Sometimes you get 2 nice tips: I like seeing this NetBSD->FreeBSD->DragonFly cross pollination in this commit, and also now I know I can fsck a FAT volume on BSD.
3rd bonus: that last sentence sounds terribly rude.
No theme evolved, but lots more links this week.
Lots of variety this week.
Accidental theme: BUGs BUGs BUGs and also happy birthday me! It’s a bit brief cause like usual I am working extra.
End of year events are starting to get scheduled; watch for one near you.
I sorta like seeing these things ricochet back and forth.
Read that last link, if only to make your convention-going safer in the future.
- Maintaining port modifications in FreeBSD. (via)
- The fading out of multi-‘architecture’ Unix environments.
- Followup: In the old days, we didn’t use multiple Unixes by choice (mostly).
- Valuable News – 2019/11/18.
- OpenBSD on SPARC64 (6.0 to 6.5).
- And the followup Running OpenBSD on SPARC64 (HTTPd, packages, patching, X11, …)
- GEOM NOP.
- p2k19 reports: Martin Pieuchot: The Unknown Plan,
Landry Breuil on unveil(2)-ing Mozilla, sqlite3 testing, Jeremy Evans on PostgreSQL and Ruby, krw@ adventures.
- Creating new users dedicated to processes. Could work on any BSD except for doas.
- Board of Directors and Officers elected. For NetBSD.
- Support for Realtek RTL8125 2.5Gb Ethernet controller. For OpenBSD. 2.5Gb seems so arbitrary. (via)
- Why is BSD>Linux?
- Lessons Learned from Sendmail. Video. There’s lots of EuroBSDCon videos out there, but this is a good one cause this is one of the prototypical packages. (via)
- BSD Link Roundup 11.18.
- The Six Prequels to “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails”.
- Proof I Am a Monster.
There’s been a lot of BUG meetings lately; I think it’s time to form some more.
Note there’s several BUG meetings coming up.
Your book plug of the week: “Of course, if you don’t want to sponsor a book on SNMP I can’t blame you for that either. It’s a horrible topic that most of us would rather pretend didn’t exist.“
I have a number of BSD user group notifications here – please tell me if you have a group and I’m not regularly posting about it.
- NYCBUG meeting on the 4th: Setting up a convenient working environment, with Ivan Ivanov. I’ll post a reminder.
- ChiBUG is meeting on the 17th. RSVP on the mailing list if you are going. I’ll post a reminder.
- vBSDCon 2019 is happening next weekend, on September 5-7, in Reston, VA. Go if you are near; every report I read about last year’s event said it was a rollicking good time. The schedule is up.
- FreeBSD on RISC-V as a voting machine test. BSD is common for embedded, high-security hardware – and people tend to not know because it’s embedded, high-security hardware. (via)
- What happened to Bitrig? I haven’t heard anything in some years.
- ‘Cube 2: Sauerbraten‘ on FreeBSD.
- Checking your pf.conf file without leaving the editor.
- The Sudo Mastery hardcover.
- Gcc 4.2.1 to be removed before FreeBSD 13, a firm timeline. (via)
- Add [FreeBSD] kernel-side support for in-kernel TLS. (via)
- Project Trident 12-U4 now available.
- GSoC 2019 Report: Adding NetBSD KNF to clang-format, Final.
- GSoC 2019 Report: Implementation of compat_netbsd32 DRM ioctl/Getting DRM applications running under compat-linux.
- Adapting TriforceAFL for NetBSD, Part 3.
- Enchancing [sic] Syzkaller Support for NetBSD, Part 3.
- Making sense of OpenBSD ‘
pfctl -ss‘ output for firewall state tables.
- Valuable News – 2019/08/26.
- OPNsense® partners with Sunny Valley Networks.
- OPNsense 19.7.3 released.
- [ports] Datadir added to default postgres flags.
- link-local address change.
- Using FreeBSD with Ports (1/2): Classic way with tools.
Incidentally, my employer, REDCOM, uses FreeBSD as a base for its main product, is deployed in rough areas and in high-security government locations, and is one of the few electronics manufacturers still working entirely in the U.S.. REDCOM also has jobs to fill in New York, where I work. Please, apply if you see a job that interests you – and tell me.
- DistroTest.net, which happens to have runnable online versions of GhostBSD, FreeBSD, HardenedBSD, MidnightBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OPNSense, and DragonFly. (via)
- The VBSDCon schedule (Sept 5-7, very soon!) is up.
- Update webmin/usermin if you have them installed.
- Impact of Tariff Increases. Eventually relevant even if you aren’t a U.S. reader.
- Project Trident 12-U3 and 19.08 now available.
- Valuable News for 2019/08/14 and 2019/08/19.
- Porting wine to amd64 on NetBSD, third evaluation report.
- USBNET: A story of networking and threads that won’t stop pulling.
- Getting the GNU gdbserver to work.
- Fuzzing NetBSD Filesystems via AFL. [Part 2].
- GSoC 2019 Report: Adding NetBSD KNF to clang-format, Part 2.
- Brutal Doom 64 on OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD -stable gets package updates! Release OpenBSD doesn’t normally get packages?
- Blueprint and progress status for mixed environment multilevel backup. Really, the thing to see is a spreadsheet.
- When a hacker tries to infiltrate an OpenBSD machine. Pufferfish reference.
- CFT: CBSD project switched to its own cloud images.
- Instant Workstation.
Here’s something I haven’t see before: at the time of me typing this, there are commits in DragonFly, FreeBSD, and I assume NetBSD (haven’t found the commit), but the 2019-5612 CVE entry is still shown as reserved and not public. This may change by the time you read this article, of course.
Update: the original source, found by an intrepid reader.
This is a somewhat pre-made post coming off a week on the road, so I packed it chock-full.
A reminder: if you have a BSD user group and I’m not posting about your meetings, please make sure I know about it.
All over the map this week.
And overflow continues! I am secretly pleased.