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A few days I configured a new server to be an Ansible node. This will allow my Ansible configuration tool to configure and install software. Installing Ansible and getting it running is not covered by the post. All I show here is how I got a remote server ready to be configured by Ansible. The [...]
This is zuul, the server I’ve been setting up to be a new jail host. I like to store away this type of documentation, in case I need it later. The partitions: The ZFS file systems: The ada0 drive details: And ada1 drive details: And finally, dmesg:
Over the past few weeks, I worked with two different configuration tools: Salt and Ansible. I started working with Salt. I quickly created a setup for a Salt server and for a Salt minion. The modules I saw looked great. However, I had consistently had trouble converting from the documentation to a practical usage. The [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSDOther News: Amazon, bsd, BSDCan, BSDnow, DragonFly BSD, EuroBSDCon, FreeBSD, FuguIta, OpenBSDReleasesFreeBSD 10.0-RC2 Now Available The second RC build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are a [...]
The second RC 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.
Another week where I could get away without any commit links, just cause there’s so much BSD stuff out there. Randomness changes in FreeBSD. Saw commits before, but this is a good summary. (via) Cipher changes summary for OpenBSD. The DiscoverBSD summary. Faces of FreeBSD for this week: Brooks Davis. PC-BSD’s weekly summary. Fu [...]
Tonight I asked a question in the OpenVPN IRC channel on FreeNode. me: I’m getting ready to set up a new server, running an OpenVPN client. It will be running several virtual machines (FreeBSD Jails). Each VM will have both a public IP address and a non-routable IP address. I’m hoping to access all those [...]
The bnx(4) and bge(4) network drivers now have APE support, thanks to Sepherosa Ziehau. What’s that mean? Other than an opportunity for punning jokes, I don’t know.
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD, PC-BSDOther news: BSDnow, DragonFly BSD, AsiaBSDCon, OpenBSD, portmgr@, codeReleasesPC-BSD Next 10.0 Image Available Kris has announced the availability of the next 10.0 image: The next PC-BSD 10-STABLE image is now available for download!New Features: Includes FreeBSD 10-STABLE / 10.0-BETA3 f [...]
I had a sometimes-great, sometimes-difficult trip to New York City over the past few days, and while I was there, I met the ball of energy that is George Rosamond of NYCBUG (which is having a huge party right now.) He and I talked for a bit about various aspects of the BSD ecosystem, and one thing he noted (Read more...)
I have an exciting project ahead of me. I will soon be configuring a new server. It will be ZFSROOT running a pair of mirrored 500GB disks. I plan to use a configuration tool for management of this server. The final choice of tools is yet to be decided. The services provided by this server [...]
A special status report on the EuroBSDcon 2013 FreeBSD Developer Summit is now available with 13 entries.
The first RC 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.
Happy birthday to me! Is Your Stack Protector Working? On Undeadly, so it’s OpenBSD. ChaCha20 and Poly1305 in OpenSSH. (via) The next PC-BSD 10.0 image is available. Reid Linnemann is the latest in the Faces of FreeBSD series. NetBSD has updated file. FreeBSD’s iwn(4) driver has some updates (also in DragonFly). FreeBSD now ( [...]
Sometimes you want to do things alone. Or rather, without intervention. Unattended. Bootstrapping the pkgng package management tool is one of those things. From the pkgng documentation, “FreeBSD 9.1 and later includes a bootstrap utility which can be used to download and install pkgng, along with its manual pages”. Let me show you [...]
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 [...]