Michael W. Lucas has two bits of mostly-BSD-centric publishing news. One is that a physical version of his DNSSEC Mastery book is now available through Amazon. The other bit is that, having just released an Absolute OpenBSD update, his Absolute FreeBSD book will not see an update… until the FreeBSD installer gets more coherent. (If you [...]
BSDTalk 225 has 12 minutes of conversation with Kris Moore about PC-BSD, recorded at BSDCan 2013, which is going on right now.
For the past few days, I've spent most of my reading time with a new book titled DNSSEC Mastery. The author of the book is Michael W. Lucas, again (from my not too long ago book review blog post, Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition). He's now one of my favorite tech book author, upgraded from "favorite blog author". (Read more.. [...]
The tpm(4) driver has been added by Sascha Wildner, ported from FreeBSD. What’s it do? From the man page: “The tpm driver provides support for various trusted platform modules (TPM) that can store cryptographic keys.” Crypto keys stored in hardware, where they are in theory unmangleable, instead of on the disk. At least, th [...]
Undeadly spoke with Bill Allaire, winner of the Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition auction started by author Michael W. Lucas and reported on by us last month. Bill ended up with the winning bid of $1,145.00 US. Read more...
Sepherosa Ziehau has posted some numbers showing improvements in ip forwarding rates. He’s done this before, except this time it’s with bnx(4), probably because of his recent commits.
This time it’s less and libedit, updated by John Marino.
Michael W. Lucas recently wrote and self-published a new book, DNSSEC Mastery. He asked me to review it, and I’ve been reading it in bits and starts over the past few very busy weeks. First, the background: If you’re not familiar with the acronym, it’s a method of securing DNS information so that you can trust that domain n [...]
I’m inexplicably short on links this week; I blame my schedule/the nice weather for much for much of the U.S./the class I’m teaching ending/my trip to TCAF for this. More Lazy Reading next week! Meanwhile, I have a book review coming up as an alternative.
The January to March 2013 Status Report is now available with 31 entries.
John Marino managed to update GCC from 4.7.2 to 4.7.3 (4.7 changelog), zlib from 1.2.7 to 1.2.8 (changelog), and awk from 20110810 to 20121220 (can’t find a changelog). In other update news, Matt Dillon has been working on HAMMER2′s flush sequencing. Update: tcsh too.
I am a new Linux user. I use scp to upload files to net-storage provided CDN company. I do not want to overwrite the existing files. How can I prevent overwriting of files when using scp command under Linux, Mac OS X or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"scp: Do not Overwrite Existing File On Linux or (Read more...)
Longtime Undeadly contributor sean writes in with tips and tools for improving your spamd(8) experience: I have been using gray-listing to thwart spamming for what feels like a very long time. I started using it around the release of OpenBSD 3.5. It was an amazing change from a constant storm of spam and just enabling it got rid of 80% [...]
One of the challenges of providing hands-on demonstrations is giving everyone their own sandbox to play in. I don’t want people to spend time on installing software. I want people to learn about the software in question, specifically Bacula. With this in mind, I’ve been building up a solution based on FreeBSD 9.1, ZFS, and [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste\'s new role as theFoundation\'s part-time Director of Project Development. Ed has servedon the Foundation\'s board for two years, and has stepped down in order toaccept this new position.In this position Ed will manage the Foundation\'s sponsored work,including projects funded under [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste\'s new role as the Foundation\'s part-time Director of Project Development. Ed has served on the Foundation\'s board for two years, and has stepped down in order to accept this new position.
In the week after DragonFly 3.4 was released, Francois Tigeot was tracking downloads for each type of packaging system. It looks like dports downloads far outnumber pkgsrc. I think there’s reasons it appears different in uptake, but it’s still neat to see people trying the new system.
As seen on Author Michael W. Lucas’s blog: Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition is 50% off in a sort of ‘flash deal’. Grab it today if you are interested, cause I think it’s only for today.
The third RC build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.