Sascha Wildner has brought in the NetBSD version of mtree(8), as groundwork for some other changes. There’s little user effect at this point, but it’s worth being familiar with mtree as a tool. Take a look at the man page, especially the section on trojan horse detection under EXAMPLES.
A lot of this was early overflow posted ahead; I’ve been on the road.
- NetBSD 8.0 released.
- How to port your OS to EC2.
- Booting Without /usr is Broken. Another step away from history and its lessons. (via)
- “Is there a LibertyBSD community? how big is it?“
- Something blogged (on pkgsrcCon 2018)
- Valuable News – 2018/07/20.
- OPNSense 18.1.12, 18.7-rc2 released.
- A whole bunch of g2k18 hackathon reports.
- “How many desktop BSD users are there?“
- “Will NetBSD play well to being dual booted with Windows (XP)?“
- New Patreon rewards for $1 tier. Michael W. Lucas snark as fortune file, which seems like a good deal to me.
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.
Some overflow, and thank goodness cause I don’t have a day without work this week.
- Fixing bufferbloat on your home network with OpenBSD 6.2 or newer. (via)
- Designing the software specification [for 386BSD] (via)
- A question about BSD kernel syscalls/abi.
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2018Q2 release. (via)
- pkgsrcCon 2018 in Berlin – Videos. (via)
- A FreeBSD sysadmin job posting.
- NetBSD 8.0RC2 is out.
- [NetBSD] Kernel Address Sanitizer, Part 2. (via)
- Valuable News – 2018/07/08.
- Introduce ‘auto-join’ to the [OpenBSD] wifi 802.11 stack. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 14 – Configuration – Tint2.
- pkgsrc-2018Q2 packages for illumos now available. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas got interviewed. Have you seen his Patreon video yet? (linked last week) It’s fun.
- Jupiter Broadcasting: Tech Talk Today 281. An interview of Allan Jude from BSDNow.
- Allan also shows up on podcast TechSNAP Episode 373: FreeBSD Already Does That.
- Need ZFS Config Advice.
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)
BSDNow 253: no interview, but it covers a range of topics I’d be proud to fit in an Other BSDs post. Of special interest (to me) this week: talking about fanless systems, cause it’s hot in North America, and Pinebooks, cause I still have a small computer fetish.
Some of this is overflow from last week.
- m:tier subscription service for long-term OpenBSD updates. This is a good idea, connecting a service to the people that want to pay for it – without interfering with the “normal” free usage.
- FreeBSD has lower latency, and Linux has faster application speeds. The comments at the link source may be better.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Firewalling with pf. (via)
- pfSense in VMware Workstation. (via)
- “Would anyone be interested of this tool supported BSD?“
- Using UNIX as IDE. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.2 released.
- HardenedBSD: Feature comparison vs other BSD distros. (via)
- Booting OpenBSD kernels in EFI mode with QEMU. (via)
- Call for testers – Audio improvements for NetBSD 8.1. (via)
- WiFi Refresh. (via)
- Rewards of Up to $500K Offered for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Linux Zero-Days. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 11 – Key Components – Blue Light Spectrum Suppress. I didn’t know about Redshift; I like it.
- Michael W. Lucas has a Patreon account, and a video to go with it. I’ve wondered if I should do something like that for the Digest.
Lots of announcements, lots of reading. Note the first item listed is happening today.
- Book Fair, 23 June 2018. Michael W. Lucas is at the Scriptorium Book Fest today, in Michigan. Go if you are near and get a signed BSD book.
- Escape from System D, Episode V. Interesting cause it mentions BSD and interesting for spot-on characterization of Twitter/Hacker News feedback. (via)
- 25 years of FreeBSD. (via)
- NetBSD Summer of Code reports: libfuzzer, kernel address sanitizer, and kernel undefined behavior sanitizer.
- Valuable News 2018/06/17.
- FreeBSD Desktop, parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. I linked to a few of the early ones before, but I want to present a complete (so far) list.
- FreeBSD 11.2-RC3 Available.
- OPNsense 18.1.10 released.
- httpd(8) Gains Simple Request Rewrites.
- SMT Disabled by Default in -current.
- More Mitigations for (potential) CPU Vulnerabilities.
- LDAP client added to -current. This, or a similar LDAP client, should be present in all BSDs.
- KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018. 5 is almost working in DragonFly, too, by the way. (via)
- itch.io Summer Sale + General itch.io Feature.
- “what’s good in openbsd superior than freebsd?“
- HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100055.4 Released. (via)
- “Today I stumbled upon a BSD Wikipedia page. Why should I choose BSD over a Linux based distro?“
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).
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.”
One of these links will be very useful to someone.
- Join us, building a full OpenBSD mailserver. (via)
- Valuable News 2018/05/25.
- May 2018 Status Report: Cross-DSO CFI in HardenedBSD. (via)
- BSDJobs.com. (via)
- Research Positions – Aberdeen Scotland.
- NetBSD: a new version of the CDDL dtrace and ZFS code. (via)
- OpenBSD Kernel Internals — Creation of process from user-space to kernel space. (via)
- iXsystems Newsletter: The April 2018 Edition.
- OPNsense 18.1.9 released.
- OpenBSD’s httpd gets URL rewrite Not the final patch. (via)
- BSD: Networking Included. Some extremely useful tips in here for network troubleshooting. (via)
- Boot All the Things! (via)
I have the normal list of links, but here’s a feature. At first glance, this looks like Netgate, the commercial entity behind pfsense, is not using FreeBSD for their new product. However, Jim Thompson of Netgate steps up and give a full-on explanation, and points out there’s already code out there to do this – it needs contributors.
- Where did devio.us go?
- Do Not Use sha256crypt / sha512crypt – They’re Dangerous. As the source link comments point out, FreeBSD’s implementation may be similar. I haven’t looked at other BSDs, and I’m not qualified to evaluate how dangerous this is or is not. (via)
- Simple Desktop for OpenBSD 6.3. (via)
- New Grammar for smtpd.conf.
- An annotated look at a NetBSD Pinebook’s startup.
- Valuable News – 2018/05/21.
- Draining the manual-page swamp. (via)
- WireGuard is available for OpenBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 3 – X11 Window System.
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.
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.
MAP_STACKStack Register Checking Committed to -current.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- Run OpenBSD on your web server. (via)
- Introduction to HardenedBSD World. (via)
- MirBSD Korn Shell on Jehanne. (via)
- Distributed Object Storage with Minio on FreeBSD. (via)
- Open vSwitch Overview.
- How to do math on the Linux command line. Or BSD.
- IKEV2 EAP User name/Password client on *BSD.
- Taylor Campbell, new to netbsd-core.
- [on sale] Bioware, FTL, System Shock, and more. (OpenBSD Gaming, though it may extend to other BSDs.)
- BSD Magazine wants article feedback.
- OpenBSD router/firewall?
I like code that travels through multiple BSDs.
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.
I haven’t been able to say this in a while, but: I like cross-pollination.
Happy Almost Fool’s Easter Day! I have to be at work in a few hours, at 3 AM, so this is all I was able to find in the time I have.
- Re: door opening sensor HW for OpenBSD? (via)
- Userland PCI drivers. NetBSD. (via)
- A nice note about OpenBSD right on the Void Linux page. (see lower left.)
- 40 years BSD Mail – 1978-03-25 – 2018-03-25. (via)
- A Note on SYSVIPC and Jails on FreeBSD. (via)
- Boosting the NetBSD release handling. (via)
- How does DragonflyBSD compare to FreeBSD?
- OpenBSD 6.3 Retro Gaming Station with a microsoft sidewinder gamepad pro. Works great!
- Handling of daemon/gid/uid in application.
- The February 2018 iXSystems newsletter.
- Introduction to email (pt. 1): Email basics.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 1 – Simplified Boot.
- What’s a good BSD to start out with?
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