BSD Now 353: ZFS on IronWolf

This week’s BSD Now has the most exciting title I’ve heard in some time, related to the type of disk being used in one of the stories.  This week is mostly installation tales, really.

jails discussion and answers

If you’re looking to use jails, there’s been a brief discussion about them on users@, which will be useful if you want to install packages or figure out how the loopback address works.

patch(1) patched

DragonFly’s patch(1) is now at 2.0-12u11.  I mention this not because it’s a dramatic change but because it’s a basic tool.  Also, a benefit from our new committer.

Lazy Reading for 2020/05/31

This week’s Lazy Reading supported, kindly, by Tse Gratis volunteering a bunch of links. OpenVMS: Rollout of V9.0 and Beyond.  Still going?  (via) Compiling for the Z-machine version 3. <blink> What sort of SSH keys our users use or have listed in their authorized keys files.  An anthropological survey, in a way. Big Box Collection.  …

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BSD Now 352: Introducing Randomness

This week’s BSD Now links to a bunch of what I call ‘resource’ articles, things that tell you how to do things and use stuff.  It’s good reading if you have the time.

xargs update in DragonFly

Updates to third-party utilities happen often in DragonFly, and I don’t often link because they may not affect users much – but I’m noting a change to xargs(1) cause given what xargs does, any mistake you make will be repeated many ti…

wpa_supplicant updated

Thanks to Daniel Fojt, wpa_supplicant(8) in DragonFly jumped from version 2.1 to 2.9.  There’s a nice changelog for the curious.

Lazy Reading for 2020/05/24

It’s rare, but I was able to collect most of these links more than 24 hours before you are reading them. Some views on having your system timezone set to UTC. The Era of Fragmentation, Part 3: The Statists.  Minitel! The Internet’s Many Branches. Roguelike Celebration is going to happen! (virtually)  Plus there’s a call …

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In Other BSDs for 2020/05/23

For once I started on these early in the week. Savaged by systemd, now available as an audiobook. OpenBSD in a laptop, part 1 and part 2.  (via, via) FreeBSD and Google Season of Docs. WireGuard on FreeBSD Quick Look: Testing VPN in Jail Network.  (via) Beautiful background pictures on OpenBSD. Communauté OpenBSD française. Valuable …

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BSD Now 351: Heaven: OpenBSD 6.7

BSD Now covers this week’s OpenBSD release, along with other topics.  I’ll point out the “FreeNAS Spare Parts Build” since everyone does that sooner or later.