It’s long article title week! A PDF of the IPv6 handout, from the April SemiBUG meeting, is available. Adventures in Time, part 1: Interfacing an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator to a Computer Running NetBSD. (via) Replace the RC4 algorithm for generating in-kernel secure random numbers with Chacha20. (via) 9 lessons from 25 years [...]
Francois Tigeot has brought in the ‘apple_gmux’ driver. If you have a Macbook with both Intel and NVIDIA video hardware installed, this driver lets you switch to the Intel hardware, and I assume take advantage of DragonFly’s accelerated i915 driver.
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.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 ============================================================================= FreeBSD-SA-17:04.ipfilter Security Advisory The FreeBSD Project Topic: ipfilter(4) fragment handling panic Categor [...]
Landry Breuil, OpenBSD\'s firefox (and other Mozilla ports) maintainer, writes: Maybe i haven\'t talked about it enough on the lists, but since i\'ve been maintaining the various mozillas in the portstree (cvs log says i started around firefox 3.6.something... 7 years ago. *sigh*) a lot of things changed, so i wanted take the 6.1 relea [...]
Every OpenBSD release since 3.0 (back in 2001) has had at least one relase song, and OpenBSD 6.1 is no different. Today, Theo de Raadt released the OpenBSD 6.1. The Songs page has download links, lyrics and a background story, which reads: OpenBSD was only a few months old when we realized that read-only repository access for everyone w [...]
If you are using bhyve, and you want DragonFly on there as a ‘guest’ (not sure if that’s the right term), there’s a template available. (via)
For those of you who build custom kernels, the if_sl, if_ppp, and if_faith devices are now built as modules, not in the kernel. This means you can remove references to them in your custom kernel config – if you have one.
As part of a larger conversation about security measures, NX bit capability was added to DragonFly. You can turn it on or off, and it’s off by default so it doesn’t cause any surprises. As the first link in this post points out, your installed third-party software is more of a security issue than processor (Read more...)
Eclectic! I cover everything this week: computer history, modern pessimistic computing, odd hardware, strange software stories, comics, and tea. Tmux and Vim – better together. (via) Free Fonts Are Getting Better, But What Does That Mean? Destruction of value! vuln disclosure and risk equilibrium. How Google eats a business whole. Googl [...]
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 (R [...]
Turns out I didn\'t need to look for exotic formats to solve this problem.I had physical copies of the disks with 10 sectors per track. Since I couldn\'t get tar to line up, I posited that there must be missing sectors. Turns out I was missing something, but it wasn\'t sectors. That turned out to be a dry well. (Read more...)
A series of commits, culminating in this one, have seen clang(1) added to the base system (as a non-default compiler) on the amd64 and i386 platforms: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: email@example.com 2017/04/18 08:03:08 Modified files: share/mk : bsd.own.mk Log message: ship clang with i386 and amd [...]
This week’s BSDNow talks about a lot of OpenBSD news, gets into UNIX history, and interviews Kris Moore about FreeNAS/TrueNAS/TrueOS/etc.
In my ongoing quest to actually catch up to all the DragonFly commits recently, here’s a recent update to machdep.cpu_idle_hlt. Set this to affect power usage. I’m linking to this list of the different settings because, like RAID levels, nobody can or should remember every one.
Close, but not quiteSo, it looks like I\'m getting closer. I read the disks with the \'physical\' read option, which did sector skewing. Now that I\'ve looked at them, I think that was a mistake. It looks like they are meant to be read in a logical mode, so I\'m redoing a few to analyze again.So I wrote (Read more...)
If you are nearby, KnoxBUG is having a presentation from Caleb Cooper tomorrow night, titled “Advanced BASH Scripting“.
As you may recall from last time, I had 5 errors on two disks I\'m trying to read for the Rainbow Venix Floppy project.The specific errors were on two disks. 76/3, 77/7 and 78/5 on the \"User 3\" disk and 78/5 and 79/5 on \"User 2\". The program I was using to read the disks didn\'t report the kind (Read more...)
I like it just for the title: Josh Grosse is presenting about IPv6 at the SemiBUG meeting scheduled for tomorrow. Go, if you are near.
A little heavy on the history this week. And no tea! Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine. (via) Fun at the UNIX Terminal Part 1. Exploring 3-Move – A LambdaMOO inspired environment. More places named in the source link comments. A 1986 bulletin board system has brought the old Web back to (Read more...)