This week’s BSDNow covers a number of FreeBSD developments, Illumos network work, and an interesting in-depth discussion of the reasoning behind the transition from PC-BSD to TrueOS.
Several “how to do this” items this week, which I like.
- OpenBSD 6.1 is not a CD release. (via)
- Netflix Serving 90Gb/s+ From Single Machines Using Tuned FreeBSD. (via)
- Forcing the password gropers through a smaller hole with OpenBSD’s PF queues.
- Creating an Apple Time Capsule using FreeBSD & ZFS.
- Related: Accessing your Time Capsule when on a different subnet.
- Help me find a match -> ‘^[DFNOT].*BSD$’.
- OpenBSD-current 2017/04/19 has clang enabled for amd64 and i386. (via) (also)
- g4u 2.6beta2 has been released – Happy 18th Birthday, g4u!
- 1.3.0 Development Preview: lumina-mediaplayer.
Slightly short this week, maybe because people are prepping for AsiaBSDCon? I have plenty of links for tomorrow’s Lazy Reading.
- iXsystems Attends Container World 2017. I know what it’s really about, but it sounds like a convention where everyone talks about cardboard boxes.
- NetBSD will be in Google’s Summer of Code 2017.
- FreeBSD will be in Google’s Summer of Code 2017.
- Can you run BSD packages on OSX
- Java development on BSD?
- Upcoming SemiBUG presentations. (March 21st, April 18th)
- TrueOS Stable update released 2/22/17. (via)
- Switch and FreeBSD. Only a rumor at this point, cause the license could be most any component. (via)
If you are anywhere near KnoxBUG’s meeting place (mid-Tennessee, US), Joe Maloney will be presenting on OpenRC and TrueOS, tomorrow night. See the link for address and times.
Done all at the last minute.
- Courses 6 to 9 of DevOps with Chef and FreeBSD are out.
- Ansible and pfSense. (via)
- “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“, an upcoming talk at NYCBSD. Note that it’s on Feb 1, not March 1 as originally posted. I’ll post a reminder.
- a2k17 hackathon reports: Martin Pieuchot, Kenneth Westerback, Bob Beck.
- “Noob user – want to install a UNIX OS. Help a bit?“
- Michael W. Lucas will be talking at Kansas LinuxFest 2017 – in May.
- NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support (via)
- “I want to jump in, but would love some hardware advice.“
- OPNsense 16.7.14 released – last in the 16.* series, I think.
- TrueNAS now has a (BSD) Cinder driver for OpenStack.
- IPv6 on FreeBSD/EC2.
- Improving TrueOS: OpenRC. (via)
- “Where is your tech passion?” If you never complete the exercise, that tells you something too.
There’s always a rush of links after a holiday, as people sit at home and catch up on what they’ve wanted to do.
- 2016 computer review A lot of people like that X1.
- For God’s sake, secure your Mongo/Redis/etc! This is why services don’t get automatically started after installation via ports/pkgsrc. (via)
- openbsd changes of note 5
- OPNsense 16.7.12 released
- Lumina version 1.2.0 Released
- Netgate Taps InfoSec Global for pfSense Code Review
- A pretty splash screen for the Chrome Pixel and OpenBSD. (via)
- Hotplugging RAM – uvm_hotplug(9), the Xen balloon(4) driver and portmasters’ FAQ
- pkgsrc-2016Q4 released
- This is why I try to be specific when talking about BSD book author Michael W. Lucas.
- turn your network inside out with one pf.conf trick
- Get your name in the relayd book
I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs.
- TMUX Config Help on FreeBSD
- FreeBSD Foundation Contributions, Fundraising, and More
- Donating to the OpenBSD Foundation
- The Insecurity of OpenBSD. The article is from 2010 so reading comments at the source link may be better.
- BSD now 169: Scheduling your NetBSD, plus a comment. A followup to the second-most-recent BSDNow.
- Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin Code. I don’t cover enough of the BSD side of MacOS, but it’s hard to separate from the Mac part.
- “Does OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD ship with binary blobs?” A perennial religious issue.
- Kristaps Dzonsons on pledge(2)
- TrueOS Pico – FreeBSD ARM/RPi Thin Clients (via)
- openbsd changes of note 2
OPNsense 16.7.9 releasedOPNsense 16.7.10 released See my note about backlog.
- LiteBSD Brings 4.4BSD to PIC32 (via)
- Start the holidays off with FreeNAS 10 BETA 2!
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Presentation Slides (via)
- OpenBSD on PC Engines APU2 (via)
- The Saga of Concurrent DNS in Python, and the Defeat of the Wicked Mutex Troll (via)
This week’s BSDNow episode is almost all FreeBSD, all the time. No interview subject this week. I’m going by the written summary because the video is showing as private… but maybe I’m catching it just before posting?
Started out with a short list, but I managed to find some extra links by Friday.
- b2k16 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot.
- NetBSD 7.0/xen scheduling mystery, and how to fix it with processor sets.
- Looking at the scheduler issue again. Part 2 from previous link.
- TrueOS Launch message. Might be time to retire the PC-BSD tag.
- Lynis – Security auditing tool for Linux, macOS, and UNIX-based systems. (via)
- Exit from Hell? Reducing the Impact of Amplification DDoS Attacks. Also as a paper. I’d like to compare the number of systems found as amplifiers vs. systems in general. e.g. are BSD less likely to create reflectors? (via)
- “PAM is Un-American” talk now online. Buy the PAM Mastery book!
- Devops with Chef on FreeBSD, an online course from BSD Magazine.
- SemiBUG is meeting Tuesday. Joe Gidi will talk about ‘managing Android devices with BSD‘.
A week of travel didn’t get in the way of links! RSS feeds are still fantastic tools for those who know how to use them.
- See Michael W. Lucas talk about BSD, several places.
- OpenZFS Cheat Sheet.
- Ubuntu’s fall from grace. About Ubuntu/FreeBSD. Articles that use the phrase “rock-solid” for an operating system are usually junk. (via)
- A FreeBSD 10 Desktop How-To. This is a repeat, so if you saw this link here before, just read comments from the source.
- PC-BSD becomes TrueOS. Also explained here.Guess I have to change the tag. (via)
- Installing PC-BSD as a Primary Operating System. And this page needs to be updated.
- backlight battery indicator. Sort of like a terminal beep.
- EuroBSDCon 2016, happening later this month in Serbia. Registration is open.
- OpenBSD 6.0: why and how. (via)
- Setting up a Web Server: OpenBSD or FreeBSD?
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/08/29.
- OPNSense 16.7.3 released.
- Let’s Encrypt client imported into -current. OpenBSD-current.
- OpenBSD 6.0 released. Last CD-ROM release.
- The Voicemail Scammers Never Got Past Our OpenBSD Greylisting. My favorite thing about his writeups is that they can be duplicated.