Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Robin Hahling volunteered to update OpenSSH in DragonFly, which is good news. It’s a jump from version 6.1 to 6.7, so there’s some feature changes. tcpwrappers support is gone, for instance. If you have a reason to object to this change, speak up now.
John Marino has upgraded gcc, libedit, xz, and grep in DragonFly. Also, tzdata has jumped from version 2014e to 2014h, thanks to Sascha Wildner.
Whee! A talking car dashboard from the 1980s. Argos Catalogs. Count how many of the pictured items have been absorbed by cell phones. (via) Features are Faults. King of click. More Model M stories.
Quiet for you, the reader, at least. My schedule is irregular because of work over the next few days – including the weekend – so regular posting may not resume until next week. Sorry!
For some reason, OpenSSL-using command line clients – but not any browsers – are choking on the RSS feed for this site when fetched via https. So, the site no longer defaults to https. It’s still available if you want to use it, and I’ll work on fixing the setup. The way to see it is: openssl s_client -connect www.dr [...]
I spent a good chunk of this weekend at work for various reasons, so it’s a slightly less long list. On the plus side, I know a bit more about setting up fiber links now. On the Design of Editors for Small Computers. Pre-vi, pre-emacs. (via) Rob Pike: Reflections on Window Systems. Video. (via) (Read more...)
Whee! FreeBSD 10.1 beta 3 is out – though it may be superseded by the time this article is published. pkg is apparently supported in Salt and cdist. (via) DiscoverBSD’s September BSD release list. DiscoverBSD’s news roundup for 2014/09/29. The September BSD Magazine is out. (via) Undeadly has links to (all?) the EuroBSDCo [...]
Since the switch to https here, the RSS feed has been having trouble, as several people reported. I haven’t had time to look into it much so far. Though I suppose it’s only likely that you are reading this if you are unaffected by it.
This week’s BSDNow has an interview about mentoring with Steve Wills of FreeBSD, the usual array of news. This week has more small device news than normal – NetBSD on Raspberry Pi and pfSense on a mini-ITX system. And a mention of my desktop article! I’m relevant!
The powersaving page on dragonflybsd.org has seen a bunch of updates; this should be handy even if you aren’t on battery power that often.
BSDTalk 245 is up, with 7 minutes from Will Backman, the host. He’s setting up new storage for the (long!) history of BSDTalk podcasts, and he asks what people are using for ~ on the Internet.
At least, I assume NYCBUG’s meeting is tonight. It’s at BXL Cafe, and you can see the details in the announcement email. No RSVP required this time, because it’s a bar, so perhaps all you need is a liver.
Sepherosa Ziehau’s recent changes to UDP in DragonFly mention some performance gains to sheer packet count.
Markus Pfeiffer has imported FreeBSD’s if_lagg to DragonFly. It’s for talking LACP over multiple network ports, so that the traffic from those multiple ports can be aggregated – if what’s on the other end generally understands LACP. (Failover mode may not count.) Please test if you have that sort of surfeit of netwo [...]
There’s a few more days of freeze for the pkgsrc-2014Q3 release of pkgsrc. Normally I’d save this for the weekend In Other BSDs, but that’d be too late.
I have an excellent mix of links this week, I think. I like to have multiple links on multiple topics. Xenix 1.0, stuck on the 286. The second operating system licensed from Microsoft by IBM, and it was a type of Unix. (via) 50 Years of Moog. (via) Uselessd. (via) The End (Read more...)
Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link. FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 2 is out. (has been out, but this is the announcement.) The Open Source Software Engagement Award. An excellent, excellent move by Colin Percival. Shuffling Partitions on FreeBSD. Outlining Thin Linux. The article linked to described a stripped do [...]
I had a reminder in my calendar to do it tonight, and thanks to your suggestions, I have a ‘real’ SSL certificate installed. If you want to browse the Digest using https, go for it.
I normally post these on Thursday night, but I didn’t see it in my RSS feed. I think this one feed is behind. In any case, Episode 056 is a lengthy interview with Peter Wemm about the FreeBSD project infrastructure. Allan and Kris are at EuroBSDCon, so I expect there will be some European BSD people getting interviewed in upcoming ep [...]
There’s a new bash vulnerability that could be a problem for a network-facing machine that happens to use bash. (See here for test.) As a BSD user, you can feel somewhat smugly superior since the default shell is tcsh and therefore it may not affect you – unless you’ve installed it from dports. John Marino has already upda [...]