No interview this week in BSDNow 261, but links to a recent 1999 convention video, details about TrueOS/Project Trident, and the usual.
Overflow that I couldn’t catch up to before last weekend’s In Other BSD’s posting time. I try to always have these by 9 AM Eastern time Saturday. (Same for Lazy Reading on Sunday) I mentally imagine everyone sitting down with a drink and nothing else to do but click links, those mornings. At least, I hope that’s what it is.
- Happening later today, at 2 PM Eastern: “OpenBSD ports: the basics” on twitch.tv.
- Valuable News – 2018/08/04.
- Jared McNeill has finished porting #NetBSD to ROCKPro64.
- The third BSD Users Stockholm Meetup, September 5th. (via)
- The Etsh Project. Enhanced Thompson Shell; an updated version of the V6 UNIX shell originally written by Ken Thompson in 1975. (via)
- TrueOS test on ThinkPad T410 notebook.0
- Implementing a clone of OpenBSD pledge into the Linux kernel. (video, via)
- Where are the config for pkg_add and pgkin located?
- Writing Business Cashflow. KPIs for your own business, which in this case is (partially) BSD books.
- Speaking of which, Second Editions versus the Publishing Business.
- OPNSense 18.7 released.
- FreeBSD on ARM64. Hosted service, via.
- Changes to NetBSD release support policy. (via)
- Anyone use netbsd as a desktop, how is it?
- looking for help with freebsd 11.2 install.
- Ask Noah Show 77: Should You Ditch Linux for FreeBSD. (via)
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).
BSDCan is running this weekend. There is, depending on what time you are reading this, a livestream.
- Retguard: An improved stack protector for OpenBSD. (via)
- Mailing lists vs Github. Relevant to most every BSD project. (via)
- need help determining the best HA solution for 3 pfSense VM guests.
- OpenBSD’s ksh(1) does not export PWD, causing unexpected problems. (via)
- GOG.com summer sale – OpenBSD highlights.
- libcsi – Crypto Simplified Interface.
- Author Discoverability.
- Your own VPN with OpenIKED & OpenBSD. (via)
- zedenv, a ZFS Boot Environment Manager for FreeBSD and Linux. (via)
- TrueOS to Focus On Core Operating System. Not a name change; it’s work on becoming a base like Debian. (via)
- Isotop: French desktop-oriented OpenBSD distro. (via)
- May 2018 Status Report: Cross-DSO CFI in HardenedBSD. (via)
- Silent Fanless FreeBSD Desktop/Server.
- Valuable News – 2018/06/05.
This came together very nicely.
- Addendum – MongoDB Cluster Replica Set on FreeBSD. (via)
- OpenPGP Web Key Service and Web Key Directory Implemented on OpenBSD. (via)
- mksh bugfix?—?thank you for the music.
- Valuable News for 2018/04/30 and 2018/05/07. BSD links, which make me happy to see.
- BSD routing table -> ASCIIgraph. (via)
- LibreSSL 2.7.3 is out. (via)
- Overview of TrueOS 18.03. (via)
- HowTo Modern (2018) KDE on FreeBSD. (via)
- Recent BSD-runnable game sales. Summarizing this is a decent public service to provide.
- “Do One Thing“, the UNIX idea. (via)
Another across-the-BSDs week.
- What’s Next for Feature Development in FreeNAS/TrueNAS?
- Description of the 1969 proto-Unix system based on a 2812 line PDP-7 assembly kernel. (via)
- The Known Costs of Security Embargoes.
- Military Grade Data Wiping In FreeBSD With BCWipe.
- “Has Linux lost its way?” comments prompt Debian developer to revisit FreeBSD after 20 years. (via)
- Christos Zoulas’s recent NYCBUG talk on reproducible builds in NetBSD is now available as video.
- How do I make quiet build/compile server for home ?
- Libreoffice failing to start after upgrade to 188.8.131.52 40m0(Build:2) (on NetBSD).
- Question about a distro.
- Every Journey Starts with a FAIL. (via)
- Meltdown fix committed by guenther@. Note the DragonFly cross-pollination.
Done last minute on Friday, mostly.
- grep your way to freedom. (via)
- Guides: Getting Started & Lumina Theme Submissions.
- Exploring permutations and a mystery with BSD and GNU split filenames. (via)
- pfSense home unit. Follow the thread for some interesting hardware suggestions, including this one.
- OpenBSD <-> projectors. In case of future need.
- OPNSense 17.7.12 released.
- Michael W. Lucas podcast interview.
- “Permissive licensing is wrong?” – No it’s not! (2/2).
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/01/22.
- How To Run Your Own Mail Server. (via)
- T_PAGEFLT – Working with the NetBSD kernel. (via)
- False rumours or not? False.
- A better looking XDM. (via)
- What would be your elevator pitch to a Linux user on why they should try a BSD distribution?
Last of the year!
- iXSystems’ Best of 2017. Some useful links, like the Community Hardware Recommendations guide.
- If you want to create a BSD-based Vagrant BSD system, Rickard von Essen has Packer templates for all the BSDs – including DragonFly. (via)
- More TS-440S hijinx, or “ok, what if you wanna homebrew a digital hookup?”
- “Cyan Beastie on my laptop :)”
- Looking for a BSD snapshot tool for live boot
- How to choose your *BSD OS to begin with? (via)
- What BSD do you all use for your desktop computer?
- NetBSD 7.1.1 released.
- FreeBSD Q32017 Status report.
- StorageCrypter Ransomware: Security Threat or Clickbait? BSD vendor, linked to for the Shodan report on all the places people are running Samba, Internet-exposed.
- Eleven syscalls that suck. Linux syscalls, of course. Eleven syscalls that rock the world seems to mention the BSDs. Hmm. (via)
- You may be able to catch the last 34c3 livestreams today, or watch recordings – there are some BSD-specific talks there. (via)
Don’t forget any end–of–year donations you want to make, either.
Last minute, of course.
- OpenBSD 6.2 + CDE. (via)
- How to run a PFSense home router in a (linux) hypervisor on your desktop. (via)
- “Is TrueOS like the Ubuntu of the BSD’s?”
- Trouble mounting root during install from DVD.
- Do any of the BSDs support AMD RX 580 GPUs and the new Ryzen 5 CPUs?
- Qualcomm Atheros qca9565.
- OPNsense 17.7.11 released.
- PCEngine/BSD recommendations. Check the whole thread.
Last minute, because for some reason I didn’t see much BSD stuff until Friday night.
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.
Way short this week because we had high winds in my area, knocking out power for most people. I didn’t lose power, but I lost my data link.
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.
BSDNow is a day early, but it has an interview with Ken Moore about Lumina, TrueOS (nee PC-BSD) and desktop BSD in general.
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?