Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Normally I don’t bother linking to things on/around April 1st, but these two are good and arrived early. Update: apparently fake source changes is a thing.
I wrote up some thoughts for the next release of DragonFly. There’s some project work in there for anyone interested. The next release should be near the end of May.
I’m hiring a sysadmin at my workplace: http://rochester.craigslist.org/sad/4400416990.html
I suddenly can’t remember if I pad my dates with zeros. Certain people will love this: After Dark in CSS. Flying toasters! (via) MicroMUSE, a story about Gopher and MUDs and nostalgia. Do any of the things I’ve built in MUDs still exist? I don’t know, but I kind of hope so. (also via) Crafting (Read more...)
A quiet week this week. BSD author Michael W. Lucas has a project announcement mailing list. OpenBSD after version 5.5 will no longer support FTP for installation of sets. OpenBSD 5.5. preorders are available. NetBSD has imported mDNSResponder-258-14. OpenSSH 6.6 is out. I haven’t kept track of which BSDs have updated. DiscoverBSDR [...]
BSDTalk 239 is 55 minutes of talk with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon 2013 about ‘pkgng’ on FreeBSD. The BSDTalk post doesn’t mention it, but it is the same pkg tool that DragonFly uses, so Baptiste’s plans are relevant to DragonFly too. (I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet so I don’t know [...]
BSDNow episode 030 is out with an interview of Warren Block about FreeBSD documentation, along with a conversation on a number of other topics, including setting up a BSD machine as your access point (highly recommended, along with home router setup) and setting up a BSD (FreeNAS) as a Synology replacement. They also totally scooped me on Mi [...]
Timezones are a human invention to describe the natural world, so they are changed according to human whims. That’s a grand way to note this change in timezones that is global but I noted in a DragonFly commit of tzdata2014b – look at the last entry.
I’ve been away because of some home construction taking up time, but this has actually been happening for a while: plenty of USB device drivers have been getting ported in to work with the new USB4BSD stack. My links for that are not comprehensive.
One of the requirements to get NSS/LDAP working on (most) any unixlike system is to have dynamic binaries; meaning they are dependent on various libraries to run. Since you’re talking about programs for login when you’re talking about NSS/LDAP, that means if the libraries aren’t available, you can’t log in. DragonFly [...]
Aaaaaaaaa link overflow! The Story I’ll Tell at the Web’s 25th Birthday Party. When Will the Next Dot.com Bubble Burst? The comment from Gary Helms is correct. The truth about content management systems. It’s one of those basic mistakes that everyone gets to learn in some form. (via I lost track, sorry) The Facebook expe [...]
I have a list of commits I’ve saved between the various BSDs of licenses getting corrected to the 2-clause BSD license; that would definitely be a good cross-BSD project to sync. DiscoverBSD has a free KVM VPS for the taking – if you write about the BSD-specific thing you are doing with it. Also, DiscoverBSD’s news summary [...]
BSDNow episode 029 is up containing a full slate of material. There’s an interview of Gleb Kurtsou, along with a PEFS tutorial and several other items that are new to me.
If you noticed the lack of a GUI DVD image for the 3.6 release of DragonFly, I posted a followup note on the users@ list that talks about the steps to get X installed. It’s not much work, with pkg set up.
Sepherosa Ziehau has an IPv6 patch for you to try. What’s it do? I think it improves performance under multiple streams of traffic, but that’s from looking at the code and totally guessing.
Matthew Dillon committed the start of a Hammer 2 cluster API. I noticed, while looking at the commit, that there’s a design document, a freemap design document, a changes list, and – most important for anyone interested – a TODO list.
Alex Hornung has updated tcplay in DragonFly to 2.0, and cryptdisks is updated to match. If you have a short memory, tcplay(8) is the tool on DragonFly to manage TrueCrypt volumes. Is DragonFly the only BSD to have this? I think so, based on very few seconds of googling.
A lot of this was done early; last week had a lot of interesting stuff turn up. Maybe because we’re coming out of a extreme winter in the northern hemisphere, and people are feeling a bit more energetic? How to Eat Your Entropy and Have it Too — Optimal Recovery Strategies for Compromised RNGs. One of the authors, Yevgeniy Dodi [...]
Another week with lots of links. DiscoverBSD’s summary for 2014/03/10. PC-BSD Digest 21 – 10.0.1 release. FreeBSDNews needs a new maintainer. (am I the old man of BSD blogs? Yeesh.) FreeBSDNews also has two FreeNAS videos. OpenBSD is starting on USB 3 support. I assume this is separate from USB4BSD? OpenBSD has moved to OpenSM [...]
In part because I asked him, Sepherosa Ziehau benchmarked 10G ix(4) with 2 ports on DragonFly. The results? Good, both for bandwidth and for CPU usage.