Posts in category FreeBSD
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeNAS, NetBSDOther News: DiscoverBSD, FreeNas, iXsystems, FreeBSD Foundation, DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSL, FreeBSDReleases FreeNAS 126.96.36.199-RELEASE is now available Please come and get it from the usual location. Also as usual, the issues we fixed in this release are best described by looking at the list [...]
I’ve got “coverage” of most every BSD this week. OpenBSD has brought in OpenSSL – and is modifying it severely. Instead of linking to the many commits as they tear it into little bits, I’ll just link to this Lobste.rs post. Will it be OpenOpenSSL? It looks like it’s for internal consumption only. Undea [...]
The January-March, 2014 Status Report is now available with 41 entries.
Some out-of-the-ordinary things this week. BSDTV, a new YouTube channel. It has several videos from the recent NYCBSDCon. pfSense 2.1.1 is out. No, wait, it’s 2.1.2! Installing packages from a custom FreeBSD repository. Applies to DragonFly, too. DiscoverBSD’s news summary for 2014/04/07. A partially tongue-in-cheek suggestion [...]
I’m starting to play with RabbitMQ as part of a new project. The first goal: get it installed and running. I’m going to do this in a jail running FreeBSD 9.2, but this should be the same if you running a non-jail. I installed via: pkg install rabbitmq In /usr/local/etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq-env.conf I have the following: NODENAME=bunn [...]
With all of the activity surrounding the Heartbleed Bug, it was great to see so many people helping out to keep things secure. Of note was the actions of the FreeBSD team in getting out bug fixes. I have three recommendations for you: Follow a release branch (as opposed to stable). Run freebsd-update in cron [...]
If you didn’t know what the Heartbleed bug is, here’s your explanation, plus details. (via). You should probably update your systems.
I just set up a new server and kept having a keyboard issue. When powering on, the keyboard worked. When rebooting, it did not. When I tried another USB port, I saw these errors: uhub_reattach_port: could not allocate new device Errors in /var/log/messages showed: usb_alloc_device: device init 2 failed (USB_ERR_IOERROR, ignored) ugen0.2: at u [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: pfSenseOther news: FreeBSD, NetBSD, playstation2, tarsnap, pfSense, DragonFly BSD, pfSense, Unix, Wallpaper, PC-BSD, BSDnowReleasespfSense 2.1.1-RELEASE now available The largest change is to close the following security issues / CVEs: FreeBSD-SA-14:01.bsnmpd / CVE-2014-1452FreeBSD-SA-14:02.ntpd / CVE-20 [...]
One of the great things about FreeBSD is the poudriere tool. With it, you can create your own set of customized packages for installation on your server. Today, I will be installing packages in a FreeBSD 9.2 jail. Although I am installing in a jail, the same steps apply to any FreeBSD 9.2 host. In [...]
Another week. BSDCan 2014 will have the BSD Professional Certification exam available (as beta) “The Design And Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” second edition, is up for pre-order. (comments are rude/funny.) The DiscoverBSD summary for 2014/03/31. The PC-BSD Digest 24. reop, an follow-up from OpenBSD’s sign [...]
I just showed you how I installed ezjail 3.3 on FreeBSD 9.2 and how it uses ZFS for each jail. Today I’m writing about using poudriere to create custom packages for use by pkng. In this post, I will be creating packages on a FreeBSD 9.2 server. Those packages are for running Bacula on FreeBSD [...]
Today I will be installing ezjail 3.3 on a FreeBSD 9.2 system. I will give an overview of the installation and go straight to the configuration of the first jail. As I type this, I’m looking back at my old notes from 2008. Installation I installed ezjail with this command: pkg install ezjail Configuration Enable [...]
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.
This output is a Bacula btape test of the library mentioned in this post. $ sudo btape -c /usr/local/etc/bacula/bacula-sd.conf /dev/nsa0 /dev/nsa0 Tape block granularity is 1024 bytes. btape: butil.c:290 Using device: \"/dev/nsa0\" for writing. btape: btape.c:477 open device \"DTL03\" (/dev/nsa0): OK *test === Write, rewind, and re-read test [...]
I am fortunate to receive donations. In the early days, it was a 386 desktop. Later, it was SCSI drives. Recently, it’s been tape libraries. A Bacula user in Europe donated an Overland DLT-8000 tape library in 2012 and paid for shipping to me. At BSDCan 2013, I was fortunate to pick up an Compaq [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeNASOther News : DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, Bhyve, Jenkins, AsiaBSDCon, jails, BSDNow, PC-BSDReleasesFreeNAS 188.8.131.52-BETA now available Announcing FreeNAS 184.108.40.206-RELEASE A list of all bugs fixed in 220.127.116.11-RELEASE can be found here. High level features for 18.104.22.168: * Samba (SMB/CIFS support) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]