Month: December 2020

BSD Now 383: Scale the tail

This week’s BSD Now has a bunch of “project status report” items – normal reports, not end of year roundups, despite the date.  Good reading if you aren’t familiar with the work involved, in any case.

New user and group updater

Aaron LI’s added a script to DragonFly, for use in automating group and user changes, especially as – someday – part of a binary upgrade.

AD3M-A and DragonFly

So, if you find yourself in possession of an ADM-3A terminal, and want to attach it to a DragonFly machine, here is the /etc/ttys config (viewed on the ADM-3A itself of course) and the front switch settings that worked for me. Remember, ^h deletes.

Mirrors update

Thanks to liweitianux, the mirrors page on the DragonFly site has been updated.  Check again to see if there’s a mirror near you, if you haven’t looked recently.

Multi-volume support in HAMMER2

If you remember HAMMER1’s ability to create a volume that spanned multiple local disks, that capability’s been introduced to HAMMER2.  Look at the commit message to see how it works so far.
Note that this is not multi-master replication.

BSD Now 382: Q&A 2020

There’s an Q&A session for this week’s BSD Now.  I haven’t looked carefully enough to see if this is the last for the year, but there’s some fun what-are-you-running-at-home material in there.

In Other BSDs for 2020/12/19

Working on less traditional BSD links here. Toward an automated tracking of OpenBSD ports contributions. Commentary on the MacOS -> FreeBSD article from last week. BSD Unix Hardware Support Database.  (via) BSD Discord server.  More linked in comments. Become shell literate.  Wonderfully not Linux/bash-specific. There’s always more history.  Early BSD work, indirectly. CentOS killed by …

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The real uptime

This won’t affect your day-to-day operation of DragonFly, but it’s interesting: apparently, uptime was always (now minus boot time).  If you reset the clock on the machine, however, it would no longer be accurate.   Now it is accurate, for …

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-20:33.openssl [REVISED]

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FreeBSD-SA-20:33.openssl Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: OpenSSL NULL pointer de-reference

Category: contrib
Module: openssl
Announced: 2020-12-08
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2020-12-08 18:28:49 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2020-12-08 19:10:40 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p2)
2020-12-08 19:10:40 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p12)
2020-12-10 23:43:29 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2020-12-14 21:20:55 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p6)
CVE Name: CVE-2020-1971


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re(4) updated

I realized I never followed up on the call for testing: re(4) driver updates from Sepherosa Ziehau were indeed tested and found good, so the driver has been updated.