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.
BSDNow 264 is available now and has the usual roundup of news, including discussion of Threadripper performance that I’ve avoided.
BSDNow manages to hit a majority of the BSDs this week, talking about Free/Open/Net in various ways. No interview, but lots to hear about.
This week’s BSDNow covers a few things I haven’t seen yet – a news update from the FreeBSD Foundation, and a status report on Project Trident.
Still haven’t cleared my backlog of links…
- “DISABLE HYPERTHREADING ON ALL YOUR INTEL MACHINES IN THE BIOS.” You should not be surprised by this. (via)
- X11 on really small devices. There’s video, though it’s a .mov file and so could also be on YouTube.
- mandoc-1.14.4 released.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2018 Kyoto. (via)
- Modern-day package requirements. I could have sworn I linked to this before.
- Michael MacInnis: Oh a new Unix shell – BSDCan 2018. Video, also probably mentioned indirectly before, but now there’s comments.
- unbound-adblock. “The ultimate network adblocker!” (via)
- OpenBSD on an iBook G4. (via)
- Netgate SG-1000. Runs pfSense; haven’t tried it but I like it just cause it’s tiny.
- PICO-8 works on OpenBSD using iridium browser. (via)
- People who run BSD: A series of BSD user interviews. I wish this kept going. (via)
- Valuable News for 2018/08/11 and 2018/08/18.
- Michael W. Lucas on IT the to D.
- End of life for NetBSD 6.x.
BSDNow 259 is out, and I happen to have just come off a 10-hour drive, so I will do nothing other than point you at the episode.
The newest BSDNow episode is number 256 but it’s numbered as a power of 2 which makes me irrationally happy. (Rationally happy? Squarely happy? Trying to add in a combination math and language joke there.)
Aaaaanyway, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, some Linux comparisons, ZFS, and so on. It’s the usual content, though I don’t mean that to sound dismissive. It’s more that I’ve been driving for the past 10 hours and have to go to work in 6, and I’m going directly from this keyboard to bed.
BSDNow 255 doesn’t have an interview, and it doesn’t have interrogative punctuation in the title, either. My typographic issues aside, it covers zero-days, KDE, CI, new Core team for FreeBSD, and more.
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.
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.
I am typing BSDXXX phrases a lot, it seems. BSDNow 250 goes over the just-finished BSDCan. There’s a ton of events, so get reading/listening.
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.”
BSDNow 248 has an interview with Patrick Mooney, talking about bhyve, along with the usual news summaries.
BSDNow 247 leads with a report on Mitchell Horne working for the FreeBSD Foundation (actually in the office) as an intern. It’s an interesting contrast to the all-online model for most committers. There’s plenty more links.