John Marino’s written an extensive page about wireless and DragonFly, on dragonflybsd.org.
Pre-assembled over the week, since I have an odd weekend schedule this week. On the plus side, there’s lots to click here. How to Be a Good Open Source Community Member. (via) Reliable Cron across the Planet. (via) How to irritate people away from your website, example 1 and example 2. I hate being (Read more...)
It’s been a quiet week in BSD-land, at least in terms of me finding links. “I know BSD isn’t secure because I can’t install Norton.“ “Oops” and there’s D-Link DIR-655 support in FreeBSD. The ata driver in FreeBSD is removed. Steam available on PC-BSD. Old news, but always good. service(8) now [...]
If you’re looking to change your DragonFly system’s keymapping to support a non-US character set, use this useers@ post from Adolf Augustin as a cheat sheet to make all the right changes.
Matthew Dillon answered some mailing list questions on how clustering and data copies will work in HAMMER2 – no due date, of course, because this is very complex. If you’re really into it, there’s always watching the recent commits.
BSDTalk 082 is up, talking with Bernard Spil about LibreSSL adoption in FreeBSD ports. There’s lots of other material listed – see the BSDTalk page for a summary of all the topics covered.
Matthew Dillon has rewritten the Locking and Synchronization documentation for DragonFly. Keep this in mind the next time you say “Which lock should I use for this new software/ported software?” There’s also locking(9).
BSDTalk 252 has 18 minutes of conversation with Brian Callahan, who runs devio.us, an OpenBSD-based shell provider.
The other day, I updated some packages using pkg. The default version of PHP went from 5.4 to 5.6. I ended up doing what /usr/dports/UPGRADING says and making a list of all PHP packages on my system, before removing PHP and its dependencies. I then reinstalled the packages that used PHP, bringing the needed packages back in at the right ( [...]
I’ve tagged version 4.0.5 of DragonFly, and it’s available at your nearest mirror. This revision is mostly to incorporate the newest OpenSSL security bump.
As you read this, I am probably watching a storage processor reboot. Another worthy cause for donation/sponsorship: the Network Time Foundation. Really making sure the data’s gone. (via) Sirius, for talking to computers like all the big companies are doing – but open source! (via many places) Smart City. “Everybody“ [...]
Not done in a last-minute rush before the weekend, yay! Done early cause I have to work over the weekend, boo! Tarsnap Mastery is out in print form. (as is author Michael Lucas’s newest sci-fi) Active Directory and FreeBSD. Might apply to all BSDs? (via) GhostBSD 10.1-alpha1 is out. (via) pfSense 2.1.1 is (Read more...)
OpenSSL has yet another security update, and Sascha Wildner has added it to DragonFly. It probably justifies a 4.0.5 release, so I’ll be working on that.
As a side effect of the new ipfw3 import, the sshlockout script included with DragonFly now has -pf and -ipfw options.
Some recent users threads pointed at SSD wear stats, along with what Matthew Dillon has seen on dragonflybsd.org machines, and good filesystem books.
Bill Yuan’s work on a new ipfw has been committed, and for clarity, called “ipfw3“.
Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! An excuse in the U.S. to wear green things and drink beer. VimGolf. (via Rolinh on #dragonflybsd) Operating system research – 16 years perspective. (via) A bad day for your network infrastructure. Unix best practices. 8 Unix networking commands and what they tell you. Open computing progress. (Read [...]
I goofed up and didn’t complete last weeks’ In Other BSDs before it published, so you get some extra this week. DiscoverBSD news for 2015/03/09. FreeBSD Flame Graphs. (via) pkgsrc-2014Q4 binaries for illumos/SmartOS, plus support policy. 15 years of FreeBSD Foundation. autofs(5) on FreeBSD. DisplayLink adapters now work on FreeB [...]
Next time you’re building or installing world on your DragonFly system (running master), your computer will do a better job letting you know the status.
Matthew Dillon pulled in a new USB update from FreeBSD to DragonFly. What does it change? I’m not completely sure, but he did it to get apcupsd working, so that may be a hint.