Category: BSD

BSDNow 048: Liberating SSL


As you can probably guess somewhat from the title, BSDNow 048 has an interview about LibreSSL, with Brent Cook.  There’s also the normal news roundup, and other recent events.

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BSD Magazine: pkg pkg pkg


The July issue of BSD Magazine is out, and it contains several articles about pkg, for use on FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and DragonFly.  The article on DragonFly and pkg was written by Siju George.

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Rust ported to DragonFly


Rust has been ported to DragonFly by Michael Neumann.  His blog has implementation details, and you can pull from his repo to get a buildable version.  This may be useful, as he notes, for anyone wanting to build Rust on other BSDs.

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BSDNow 047: DES Challenge IV


I missed this last week because I was on the road: BSDNow 047 is up, titled DES Challenge IV, has some followup on recent topics like pf in FreeBSD and the recent OpenBSD hackathon, plus an interview of Dag-Erling Smørgrav.

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BSDTalk 243: Ingo Schwarze


It’s all multimedia day here, as BSDTalk 243 is also out with 16 minutes of conversation with Ingo Schwarze about mandoc.  Mandoc is the man replacement in OpenBSD and built-but-not-yet-used in DragonFly.  ‘man replacement’ is probably an oversimplification.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/07/26


Part of this was done while traveling, but still a decent week for links.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/07/19


More than the usual source commit messages this week.

 

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Interlock Roc: Linux Workshop


There’s an open source meetup at a hackerspace near me, happening tomorrow.  Well, today by the time most people read this.  Anyway, it’s at Interlock, starting at noon.  I don’t think I’ll make it, but I’m always happy to see this stuff happen in my own town.

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BSDNow 046: Network Iodometry


BSDNow 046 interviews Brian Drewery, talks about tunneling through DNS ports (an useful trick to get around network paywalls, if it’s what I think it is), and of course more general discussion of BSD topics.

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H.O.P.E. starts tomorrow in NYC


HOPE X starts tomorrow in New York City and runs through the weekend.  There will be some BSD people there.  (see first line of link.)

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SYSRET fixed even if not broken


There’s a recently talked about bug in SYSRET that apparently affects a lot of operating systems, including Linux and several BSDs.  It looks like DragonFly is not affected, but Matthew Dillon has put in changes just in case.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/07/12


Finally, a much more eventful week.  I already noted LibreSSL’s release.

 

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Portable LibreSSL out


The portable (meaning ready to be brought into other operating systems) version of LibreSSL is out.

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BSDNow 045: ZFS War Stories


BSDNow episode 45 is up.  This one is an interview with Josh Paetzel of iXSystems.  No tutorial this week because Allan Jude is at the devsummit in the UK, an event I totally did not know existed.

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In Other BSDS for 2014/07/05


Another ‘quiet’ week – lots of commit activity in the other BSDs, but not a lot to point at directly.

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BSDNow 044: Base ISO 100


The 44th BSDNow episode is out, with an interview of Craig Rodrigues, a tutorial on creating pre-patched OpenBSD ISOs, and the usual discussion of news items, including DragonFly’s recent pf changes.

(I don’t get the pun in the title this time, darnit.)

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Default DragonFly/pf keep-policy changed


Matthew Dillon changed the default keep-policy in DragonFly to:

set keep-policy keep state (pickups, sloppy)

This is to match other BSDs (which?  I don’t know) and reduce overhead, according to the commit.

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NYCBUG: Introduction to Timekeeping, 2014/07/02


I am pasting the announcement verbatim because NYCBUG is having some hardware issues with their mailing list archive.  It’s interesting for both subject matter and because you get to see the inside of about.com.  RSVP soon so you can get in!

2014-07-02 - Introduction to Timekeeping, Steven Kreuzer

6:45about.com (1500 Broadway enter on 43rd Street, 6th Floor)
Notice: RSVP to rsvp at nycbug.org and bring photo ID. RSVPs must be
received by 2 PM, day-of.

Abstract

Time is a funny thing. You can spend it, save it, waste it and kill it,
but you can’t change it and there is never any more or less of it.
Everyone knows what it is and uses it every day but no one can seem to
define it.

In this talk I will provide a brief introduction to time, timekeeping,
and the uses of time information, especially in scientific and technical
areas.

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In Other BSDs 2014/06/28


This week seems relatively quiet; possibly because school is out and the weather in the northern hemisphere is nice?

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BSDNow 043: Packaging Design


BSDNow 043 talks with Marc Espie of OpenBSD about packaging, goes through updating your BSD system (all of them?  I haven’t watched yet), and discusses a number of other links.

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BSDDay 2014 call for talks


BSDDay 2014 is happening August 9th in Argentina, and the call for talks is out – there’s been DragonFly speakers and visitors there before.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/06/21


I have a backlog from stuff I missed last week while traveling, so we all benefit!

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BSDNow 042: Devious Methods


BSDNow’s 42nd video is up, with an interview of Bryce Chidester and a tutorial on chaining SSH connections.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/06/14


Enjoy.

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BSDNow 041: Commit This Bit


BSDNow 041 is out with an interview of Benedict Reuschling, along with a lot of news discussion and some interesting NAS notes.  Hey, I’m mentioned!

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In Other BSDs for 2014/06/07


Concise links this week.

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BSDNow 040: AirPorts & Packages


BSDNow 040 has an interview with Karl Lehenbauer at FlightAware, a tutorial on OpenBSD’s packaging system, and more from BSDCan 2014.

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BSDTalk 242: Chris Buechler


BSDTalk 242 has 17 minutes of conversation with Chris Buechler (of pfSense fame), recorded at BSDCan 2014.

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NYCBUG: Cloud and Colocation


NYCBUG is having a meeting tomorrow night with the theme “Cloud and Colocation“.  However!  Suspenders, the usual restaurant location, has closed.  (Aw, I liked it)  This meeting is happening at the About.com offices, which means you can’t just show up – send email if you plan to attend.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/05/31


Some meaty links this week.

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BSDNow 039: The Friendly Sandbox


BSDNow episode 039 is up, with an interview of Jon Anderson about capsicum and casperd, a tutorial about encrypting DNS traffic, and a slew of other links including ones to the recent BSDCan event presentations.

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Webcast to catch


Michael W. Lucas is doing a webcast for O’Reilly today, at 1 PM Eastern.  The title is “Beyond Security: Getting to Know OpenBSD’s Real Purpose.  You can also get his “Absolute OpenBSD” book, 2nd edition, for 50% off with the coupon code DEAL.  I think that’s a today-only offer, so jump on it now.

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BSDTalk 241: Bob Beck


BSDTalk 241 has Will Backman getting 26 minutes of conversation with Bob Beck at BSDCan 2014, the same fellow who presented the much-linked First 30 Days of LibreSSL talk.

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Groff the BSD Goat


Here’s a mascot I like: Groff the BSD Goat, who apparently made a debut at BSDCan 2014.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/05/24


A relatively calm week – probably because there were many people at BSDCan.

Hammer in BSD Magazine


The May BSD Magazine is out, and Siju George has written an article about using Hammer on DragonFly.  It’s a free download to read.

(link fixed)

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BSDNow 038: A BUG’s Life


This week’s full-length BSDNow episode has an interview of Brian Callahan (NYCBUG) and Aaron Bieber (COBUG) about BSD user groups, along with a number of other topics.

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Open source opportunity right now


If ever there was a golden moment, this would be it: with the news that networking hardware from the US is suspect, as is China’s, the best networking setup seems to be one you can look at yourself.  Someone get those OpenCompute Networking machines going!  More port density!  Running BSD!

(Suggestions on how I can get a system with 24+ 1G ports are welcome; I need that at work immediately.)

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Lazy Reading for 2014/05/18


Another week, another linkpile.  I’d probably have more links if it wasn’t for Lost Alpha coming out.

Your unrelated link of the week: Dragonfly (the bug) closeups.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/05/17


Some leftovers from last week since I’m catching up, so get ready to read.

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BSDNow: BSDCanned Goods


Episode 037 of BSDNow is coming from the going-on-right-now BSDCan.  It’s mostly an interview with Matthew Ahrens.

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BSDNow 036: Let’s Get RAID


I missed this last week: BSDNow episode 36 is out with an interview of David Chisnall of FreeBSD, plus a RAID tutorial, and other stuff as always.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/05/10


Short week, cause I’m on the road…

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Book sales today


It’s Day Against DRM, and O’Reilly and No Starch Press are having significant sales on – of course – DRM-free ebooks.  That represents a good slice of the BSD-centric books out there.

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NYCBUG tomorrow: Bhyve


NYCBUG has a presentation from John Baldwin, happening on the 7th (tomorrow!), all about Bhyve, the BSD hypervisor.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/05/03


Updated late this week because of circumstances.

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BSDTalk 240: George Neville-Neil and time


BSDTalk 240 is 35 minutes with George Neville-Neil talking about NTP and the precision time protocol.

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BSDNow 035: Puffy Firewall


BSDNow 035 is up with a whole lot of pf content, including an interview of Peter Hansteen, of “Book of PF” fame.  There’s a 3rd version of that book coming out soon.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/04/26


Another active week.

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BSDNow 034: It’s Gonna Get NASty


BSDNow 034 is about Network Attached Storage – specifically with an interview of John Hixson at iXSystems about FreeNAS development.

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LibreSSL gets started


Remember the joke I and probably a zillion others made about OpenOpenSSL?  It’s happening, except it’s called LibreSSL. (thanks, Tomáš Bodžár)

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In Other BSDs for 2014/04/19


I’ve got “coverage” of most every BSD this week.

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BSDNow 033: Certified Package Delivery


As you can guess from the title, this week’s BSDNow talks about building OpenBSD packages in bulk among other things, and also interviews Jim Brown of bsdcertification.org.

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BSD Magazine for March


The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, and this month has an article written by Siju George about how his company is using DragonFly and Hammer for backups.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/04/12


Some out-of-the-ordinary things this week.

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BSDNow 032: PXE Dust


I should have seen that pun coming a long time ago.  BSDNow 032 is up with an interview of Dru Lavigne and the usual assortment of other recent BSD items.

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Still hiring


Just to remind people: I’m hiring a system administrator.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/04/05


Another week.

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BSDNow 031: Edgy BSD Users


BSDNow 031 is online, with an interview of Pierre Pronchery of EdgeBSD and many other things.

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Random Number Generators at NYU/NYCBUG


NYCBUG is presenting Yevgeniy Dodis at NYU (Warren Weaver Hall, room 101, 251 Mercer Street, NYC) at 7:15 PM tonight, speaking about building your own random number generator in both correct and incorrect ways.

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Editor too big


Normally I don’t bother linking to things on/around April 1st, but these two are good and arrived early.

Update: apparently fake source changes is a thing.

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Hiring a syadmin


I’m hiring a sysadmin at my workplace:

http://rochester.craigslist.org/sad/4400416990.html

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In Other BSDs for 2014/03/29


A quiet week this week.

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BSDTalk 239: Baptiste Daroussin


BSDTalk 239 is 55 minutes of talk with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon 2013 about ‘pkgng’ on FreeBSD.  The BSDTalk post doesn’t mention it, but it is the same pkg tool that DragonFly uses, so Baptiste’s plans are relevant to DragonFly too.  (I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet so I don’t know how much he talks about DragonFly, specifically.)

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BSDNow 030: Documentation is King


BSDNow episode 030 is out with an interview of Warren Block about FreeBSD documentation, along with a conversation on a number of other topics, including setting up a BSD machine as your access point (highly recommended, along with home router setup) and setting up a BSD (FreeNAS) as a Synology replacement.  They also totally scooped me on Michael W. Lucas giving an OpenBSD talk – which might be because I forgot to sign up for his announcement mailing list.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/03/22


I have a list of commits I’ve saved between the various BSDs of licenses getting corrected to the 2-clause BSD license; that would definitely be a good cross-BSD project to sync.

BSDNow 029: P.E.F.S


BSDNow episode 029 is up containing a full slate of material.  There’s an interview of Gleb Kurtsou, along with a PEFS tutorial and several other items that are new to me.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/03/15


Another week with lots of links.

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BSDNow 028: Ghost of Partition


Uh oh, I don’t get the pun this time.  Anyway, the newest BSDNow episode is an interview with Eric Turgeon of GhostBSD, and a disk concatenation tutorial for NetBSD and a tutorial that isn’t uploaded yet.  (Wait, now I get it.)

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In Other BSDs for 2014/03/08


Links everywhere this week!

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BSDNow vs. BSDTalk


Episode 27 of BSDNow is an interview with Will Backman of BSDTalk.  It is unfortunately a straight-ahead interview, and not an Epic Rap Battle.

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BSD Magazine for 02/2014


BSD Magazine for February is out.  I’m a bit late posting this since it’s now March; I assume it’s been out for a while.  (via)

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BSDNow 026: Port Authority


Let’s see… 3 digits in the episode number, so they’re planning to make at least 973 more BSD-related pun titles.  Anyway, BSDNow’s latest episode has an interview with Joe Marcus Clark, along with more material including this item that I missed, of getting some ancient hardware to run OpenBSD.

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Spreading DMA


The DragonFly Mail Agent is being suggested as a possible sendmail replacement for FreeBSD.

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BSD Events to suggest


I’m helping out at the BSD Events website.  If there’s upcoming BSD-linked events, please tell me.  Speaking of which: the call for papers for EuroBSDCon 2014 is out, as is the BSDCan 2014 schedule.

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BSDNow 025: A Sixth pfSense


I am late posting this: the most recent episode of BSDNow has, along with the regular array of items, an interview of Chris Buechler, of the commercial support company behind pfSense.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/02/22


Read the first item, if nothing else.

 

 

 

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Tokyo meeting and Open Network Hardware


I was remiss in not posting this before it happened, but Issac (.ike) Levy of NYCBUG went to Tokyo to talk about the translation efforts for pfSense, on the 17th.  He posted a summary of his talk and slides.

Normally I would be posting this in an “In Other BSDs” Saturday item, but the summary page includes links on Open Network Hardware, which .ike and I talked about at NYCBSDCon.  I wanted to create a separate post for it, but he’s got all the links piled in with his talk summary already.

The hardware I want to see as a real product is the Intel ONP Switch Reference Design.  (PDF)   Having a device that looks like a switch but is actually a normal computer with a lot of network ports – that can run BSD – opens up a huge range of network possibilities.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/02/15


Lots of links, yet again.

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BSDTalk 238: NYCBSDCon


For BSDTalk 238, Will Backman has recordings from NYCBSDCon 2014.  I think I’m in there, even though I haven’t listened to it yet.

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