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I got this message today: $ doveadm pw -s SHA512-CRYPT Enter new password: doveadm(dan): Fatal: open(/dev/tty) failed: No such file or directory It seems if you have no tty, you can’t create a password. Surely there is a better way to do this? # w 7:21PM up 19 days, 4 mins, 0 users, load averages: [...]
Here are a few posts for future reading: How to add a jailed server to OpenVPN? Running OpenVPN in a ezjail jail Restarting OpenVPN in jail erase tun0 configuration OpenVPN Client in a jail
Last week in BSDReleases - FreeBSDOther News: DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, BSD Magazine, PC-BSD, NetBSDFreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 now availableThe first beta build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. ISO images and, for architectures that support it, memo [...]
I’ve been using Bacula since early 2004. I’ve been using FreeBSD since 1998. Jails are a relatively newcomer. I starting using it later in 2004. But it’s only recently that I’ve started using them intensively. Backups are always a touchy subject. With ezjail, the files you need to backup are greatly reduced. You’ [...]
The July-September, 2013 Status Report is now available with 30 entries.
I am doing this one at the last minute. I had all the articles noted, but normally I build this post over the course of the week. FreeBSD has added the atse(4) network driver. FreeBSD has added iw_cxgbe, for Chelsio T4/T5 chips. FreeBSD has added (initial, minimal) AR9340 switch SoC support. PC-BSD has an interesting install-to-SSD option t [...]
I use FreeBSD Jails. I use them a lot. I have jails for websites. I have jails for regression testing, mail servers, OpenVPN servers, etc. I like jails for many reasons. One of which is being able to create a new jail which is pretty much identical to another jail, except for a few things. [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: PC-BSD, FreeBSDOther news: Code recap, FreeBSD Foundation, AsiaBSDCon, DragonFly BSD, BSDnowNew series on PC-BSD 9.2!Trying out PC-BSD 9.2: IntroTrying out PC-BSD 9.2: First login, Networking, Crash ReleasesPC-BSD 9.2-RELEASEThe PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images images are now available for download. Users alread [...]
The first 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.
I got some PC-BSD items this week, too. Open Source Snapshot: GhostBSD. (Free)BSD and Dropbox. FreeBSD finally dumped rcs. FreeBSD’s igb(4) driver is updated to 2.4.0. FreeBSD’s binutils now has “support for assembling and disassembling Intel Random Number Generator extensions“. You can now use ‘athsurvey’ [...]
The Radeon KMS driver from FreeBSD has been imported to DragonFly by Francois Tigeot. It still has problems with ttm, but don’t let that stop you from taking advantage of it.
I decided to set up some of my mail servers to require certification authentication on the submission port (587). In my case, I want to forward mail from my server at home to my public servers out there on the Internet. I don’t want just anyone to be able to submit mail here, so the [...]
Franco Fichtner recently received commit rights for DragonFly. This is so he could import mdocml, a OpenBSD-originating replacement for groff and man page display. Mdocml has been mentioned before on the Digest, and there’s a downloadable book. (See the more-interesting-than-it-sounds History of UNIX Manpages there too, but I digress [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASEOther News: PC-BSD, freeNAS, pfSense, DragonFly BSD, BSDNowReleasesFreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE Now AvailableSome 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 architect [...]
The fifth ALPHA 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.
Less straight source links this week. FreeBSD 9.2 is out. FreeBSD no longer has GNU ar or GNU ranlib, or BIND. FreeBSD has an Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution update. (OFED info) (helps DragonFly) NetBSD has initial support for the OMAP1-183 board. NetBSD has updated terminfo to 20130607. NetBSD has imported (Read more...)
Last week, while at EuroBSDCon in Malta, I noticed that one of my servers had the wrong time. It was Bacula who told me, through this message in one of the backup jobs: 28-Sep 21:59 nyi-fd JobId 144899: DIR and FD clocks differ by -5 seconds, FD automatically compensating Fixing the time I connected to [...]
I have a number of things I want to get done in the short term: remove the mail server on my gateway box at home and start using a mail server on an internal box Configure my external mail servers (out there on the Internet) to use TLS when talking to each other Configure those [...]
September have been another successful month for BSD community. One way to look at it can be via releases. So let\'s look at them.GhostBSDGhostBSD 3.5-BETA2GhostBSD 3.5 BETA3 GhostBSD 3.5 RC1FeeNASFreeNAS 9.1.1-RELEASE This release offers small, but significant, improvements to FreeNAS 9.1.0!A number of cosmetic issues, UI tra [...]