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The fourth BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
A lighter week for commits probably because of the U.S. holiday, but still plenty of things to link. Gabor Pali is this week’s ‘Faces of FreeBSD‘. The DiscoverBSD weekly BSD summary. There will be a FreeBSD Journal, though I see no mention on the Foundation site yet. There’s a ruBSD conference on December 14th, in Mos [...]
If you have a recent laptop with an iwn(4) wireless chipset, Matthew Dillon’s recent work getting an updated version of the driver together will probably help you. It was done specifically to support a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, but many more should also now work.
My laptop’s hostname is dent. I want my DNS records to point to that laptop whether I’m connected to my LAN directly (via WIFI or ethernet cable) or via OpenVPN (my VPN of choice). My first thoughts on these were a couple of year ago, and I foolishly tried changing my VPN from routing to [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: DragonFly BSDOther news: FreeBSD Foundation, portmgr@, NYCBSDCon, vBSDCon, pfSense, AsiaBSDCon, FOSDEM, FreeBSD, BSDnow, OpenBSDReleasesDragonFly Release 3.6 Dports, which uses the FreeBSD ports system as a base, and the \'pkg\' tools for installation, is now default on DragonFly. Over 20,000 packages [...]
I’m working my way up to more than just links to source for the cross-BSD news. There’s a lot to swim through! NYCBSDCon 2014 (on February 8, 2014 - note the recent change) is, in addition to the normal call for papers, having a ‘call for exposés’, meaning they want people to expose BSD projects. I found this out th [...]
Sato-san has created a playlist of 15 videos from AsiaBSDCon 2013. Congrats to the organizers for running another successful conference in Tokyo. Some of the FreeBSD-related videos are listed below: John Hixson: FreeNAS Plugins everything you ever wanted to know (P1A, AsiaBSDCon 2013)Kris Moore: Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: PC-BSDOther News: sudo, FreeBSD, FreeBSD Foundation, OpenBSD, Vagrant, Veewee, portmgr@, EuroBSDCon, BSD Magazine, BSDnow, pfSense ReleasesPC-BSD: Second 10-STABLE Image Available for Testing Kris has announced the availability of the next 10.0 testing image: The second PC-BSD 10-STABLE image is now available [...]
IntroAs long-term readers of my blog know, I\'ve been nursing along a TiVo HR10-250 for the past few years. It works great for the low-quality material that my younger son loves to watch, plus I can harvest video off of it with ease.Recently, we switched up how it was connected to our TV (and indeed, got a new (Read more...)
Not as much pulled directly from the source lists this time, which is good. It’s no surprise that I would say this, but: it makes me happy to see other BSD projects doing regular summaries, like this one or that one for PC-BSD or this general BSD summary. A random PC-BSD review found via Google Search. PC-BSD 10 test (Read more...)
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD, GhostBSD, Security Router Other News:DragonFly BSD, portmgr@ , OpenBSD, OpenSSH, b2k13 hackathon, BSDnow, PC-BSDReleasesFreeBSD 10.0-BETA3 now available The third BETA build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 archi [...]
Not sure why, but there wasn’t a lot of things this week to pick out. A short discussion of Perfect Forward Secrecy on pkgsrc-users. PC-BSD apparently (used to) play a movie on first boot. FreeBSD now has a ‘mini-memstick‘ install option. (a later messages says ~200M in size.) FreeBSD has updated aacraid. OpenBSD supports [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD, OpenBSDOther News: BSDTalk, PC-BSD, FreeBSD Foundation, EuroBSDCon, b2k13 hackathon, BSDnow, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, ReleasesFreeBSD 10.0-BETA2 Available The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and [...]
The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Have you ever seen a message like this? From: Nvi recovery program Subject: Nvi saved the file sudoers.tmp Date: November 3, 2013 6:48:00 PM EST To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org On Thu Jul 25 18:55:42 2013, the user root was editing a file named /usr/local/etc/sudoers.tmp on the machine slocum.unixathome.org, when [...]
In my work on FreshPorts, I’ve learned more than the average non-committer about the FreeBSD ports tree and its oddities. Just about everything learns about a port it gets from ‘make -V’. Even this method can be fraught with difficulty. In an attempt to get the fairest information possible, FreshPorts uses a chroot solution, [...]
There’s a surprisingly large list this week. FreeBSD has updated netmap. FreeBSD supports VT-d DMAR hardware. Not totally sure what that is. FreeBSD supports the RealTek RTL8168G, RTL8168GU, RTL8411B, and RTL8168EP. FreeBSD updated byacc to version 20130925. FreeBSD has binary packages again. Managed Services using FreeBSD at NYI, a w [...]
FreeBSDFreeBSD 9.2-RELEASESome of the highlights:The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures.The ZFS filesystem now supports lz4 compression.OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y.DTrace hooks have been [...]