Year: 2014

Slider, for Hammer

John Marino has created something very useful: a graphical tool for Hammer file history.  It’s called ‘Slider’, and it uses curses to work in a terminal.  It shows historic versions of files and can restore those old versions as needed.  This was already possible in Hammer, of course, but it required a sequence of commands that […]

Heads Up: Snapshot Upgrades for Static PIE

After much work by Pascal Stumpf (pascal@) and Mark Kettenis (kettenis@), Kurt Miller (kurt@), and no doubt others whose contributions were both significant and appreciated, static binaries can now be compiled
as position-independent executables:

New snapshots for a few architectures use static PIE binaries
in /bin, /sbin (and a handful in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin as well).

(amd64 and sparc64 leading 

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-14:31.ntp

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FreeBSD-SA-14:31.ntp Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: Multiple vulnerabilities in NTP suite

Category: contrib
Module: ntp
Announced: 2014-12-23
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2014-14-22 19:07:16 UTC (stable/10, 10.1-STABLE)
2014-12-23 22:56:01 UTC (releng/10.1, 10.1-RELEASE-p3)
2014-12-23 22:55:14 UTC (releng/10.0, 10.0-RELEASE-p15)
2014-14-22 19:08:09 UTC (stable/9, 9.3-STABLE)
2014-12-23 22:54:25 UTC (releng/9.3, 9.3-RELEASE-p7)
2014-12-23 22:53:44 UTC

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Lazy Reading for 2014/12/21

I am slightly confused about which day it is. Dinosaur’s Pen, excellent old technology pictures.  (via) Ultima Ratio Regum, a roguelike walking simulator in development.  Currently Windows-only. 2014 Cacowards winners.  These will probably run on most any BSD with a Doom port.  (via) Effectively Managing Memory at Gmail Scale.  All the management issues were in the […]