- ZFS and GPL terror: How much freedom is there in Linux?
- Setting the boot logo on a Thinkpad. Done on an OpenBSD install but should nominally work for anything on a Thinkpad. Also, how to make a boot logo. (via)
- FreeBSD Journal Column. Start reading issues now if you like, and you have some large number of hours to spare – there’s a lot of material there.
- Security Vulnerability Mitigations from an OpenBSD hackathon, with video.
- Support for 2TB of memory added for OpenBSD amd64.
- Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update.
- The potential risk to ZFS created by the shift in its userbase.
- Final report on Clang / LLD state.
- Integration of the LLVM sanitizers with the base system.
- Revive a Cisco IDS into a capable OpenBSD computer. (via)
- Customized resolution for OpenBSD in VirtualBox. (via)
- NetBSD desktop pt.6: “vi(1) editor, tmux and unicode $TERM”. (via)
- The hardware-assisted virtualization challenge.
- Upgrade process using GPT.
- EuroBSDcon 2019 – Lillehammer September 19-22, 2019. (via)
- Netflix and FreeBSD – Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video – FOSDEM 2019. Interesting – they track HEAD. (via)
- FreeBSD in Audio Studio – FOSDEM 2019; with video. (via)
Inadvertent theme: release news.
- Our Software Dependency Problem. Hard thinking about something many, many people don’t think hard enough about. This talks about software, but it’s directly analogous to ports/dports/pkgsrc. I’m leading with this even though it’s not directly about BSD, cause it affects anyone using a packaging system.
- I mentioned it before, but FOSDEM 2019, happening right now in Brussels, has a BSD Devroom with a lot of things happening in it; you could spend your entire Saturday in there.
- And something that has me quite excited: The Pinebook Pro, among other hardware announcements for FOSDEM. BSD is being mentioned right there as something to install on it, rather than as an aftermarket hack like with Chromebooks – heartwarming, I tell you. (via)
- Unix flowers. Look for birthtoken while you are at it. (via)
- FreeNAS has Plugins? A casual look at it seems to push some features into pfSense territory.
- Next NYC*BUG: 2/6.
- OPNsense 19.1-RC1 released. Wait, 19.1 is out.
- join-ing any open wifi network is now possible.
- FreeBSD Training @ SCaLE 17x (March 8, 2019) (via)
- NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor. (via)
- ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE (first public release). (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/01/18 and Valuable News – 2019/01/25 and Valuable News – 2019/02/01.
- HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Status Report. (via)
- Florian Obser on unwind(8).
- MightnightBSD Roadmap.
- SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE.
- fnaify 1.2 released.
- At The Gates, 4x strategy game running on BSD. (via)
The hosts of BSD Now are off to FOSDEM 2019, but they stayed on schedule by recording an interview with Niclas Zeising of the FreeBSD graphics team, available now. He’s speaking at FOSDEM, too, along with a bunch of other BSD Devroom stuff.
This week’s BSD Now talks about OpenRSync (OpenRsync? Dunno the capitalization on that), convention news, and someone building a “Sun Workstation”.
This week’s BSD Now discusses scp vulnerabilities, GhostBSD, and the recent EPYC hardware benchmarks that I have not linked because I don’t think they are useful information.
This week’s BSD Now talks about merchandise! No, it’s really starting with a license discussion. A merchandise-finding episode would be a good idea, though.
BSD Now 278 has an interview of Marshall Kirk McKusick, from BSDCan 2018. If you aren’t familiar with him, he’s been involved with BSD possibly longer than you’ve been alive, and you’re probably using code he wrote, one way or another.
Podcast for the weekend: garbage.
BSD Now episode 277 touches on a bunch of things like updating FreeBSD from 11 to 12, and Knuth history, but it links to some helpful directions for using nmap, which I think is one of those basic tools that should be in everyone’s arsenal, along with wireshark.
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.
This week’s BSDNow has a whole lot of release news – GhostBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSH, plus plenty more. Make sure to check the Beastie Bits at the bottom of the page.
BSDNow 269, along with convention reports and other items, covers something I never expected: System V daemons on BSD.
This week’s BSDNow has a lot of “You will not regret knowing this” material – ZFS performance measurement, 2FA SSH, and using Netcat in various ways.
BSDNow 267 is posted a bit early this week, with an interview of Michael W. Lucas, about his upcoming Absolute FreeBSD 3rd edition and local BUG.
BSDNow 266 is up, and while the title is “File Type History”, there’s a number of “this is how I use BSD” stories on there, which I always find interesting.
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.