BSDTalk 234 is 30 minutes of conversation with Henning Brauer, taken at vBSDCon 2013. There’s a correlation between east coast BSD conferences and the number of BSDTalk episodes coming out.
I just finished a whole hour of gabbing on about DragonFly and BSD work in general for BSDNow. Because I am a ninny, I didn’t post something here earlier today so that people would know to watch the livestream. Sorry! However, it should be showing up in the next day or so on the BSDNow site. When it does, (Read more...)
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Kris has announced the availability of the next 10.0 testing image: The second PC-BSD 10-STABLE image is now available for download! Disclaimer: This image is a very early cut of the new stable/10 branch of FreeBSD and is probably only suitable for advanced users or developers. A PKGNG repository is available for this release, however it is m [...]
On i386 and amd64 boot(8) support has been added for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes. Undeadly editor Sean Cody (sean<at>tinfoilhat<dot>ca) did some testing and wrote in to tell us how to use this feature. CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: firstname.lastname@example.org 2013/10/20 07:25:21 Modified f [...]
If you’ve seen my previous two reviews of Michael W. Lucas’s ‘Mastery’ books – DNSSEC Mastery and SSH Mastery - then you can guess what this will be: his newest book, focusing on a single software topic. This time it’s sudo. The one downside of reading this book: I now am aware I’m using sudo wrong. [...]
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 [...]
I spent this entire week saying things like “Wait, today’s Tuesday?” and “I thought this was Wednesday, not Thursday.” Welcome to my GUI Gallery, a whole lot of different GUI screenshots. This mention of the “Salto” Alto emulator brought me there, and there’s some material I’ve never see [...]
An OpenSSH Security Advisory (partially quoted below) was released a few hours ago. Markus Friedl (markus@) found and fixed the issue in this commit. The change has also been back-ported to OpenBSD 5.4, and OpenBSD 5.3 has been upgraded to OpenSSH 6.4 to fix this issue. Errata for OpenBSD 5.4 and OpenBSD 5.3 have been updated, and patches [...]
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 [...]
There’s a bone-numbing chill in the air, and that could only mean one thing. Time for a PC-BSD weekly feature digest! OK ok, I get it. The cold has nothing to do with PC-BSD, but it could be used to describe how cool the new PC-BSD features are we are going to talk about. ( Ba — Dum — Ching! (Read more...)
Matthew Dillon did some more performance tuning for DragonFly. I’ll just pull a paragraph from the commit message, since that will have more impact than anything I say: Improves fork/exec concurrency on monster of static binaries from 14200/sec to 55000/sec+. For dynamic binaries improve from around 2500/sec to 9000/sec or so (48 cores [...]
With a tiny commit log message, Sylvestre Gallon (syl@) makes a wonderfully huge change. Of course, there were tons of other commit log messages leading up to enabling fuse(4) support in OpenBSD, but this one turned on the lights so to speak. We tracked down Sylvestre to get more information on his efforts... CVSROOT: /cvs Mo [...]
Eric Faurot (eric@) has just committed an improved parser and format for the OpenSMTPD configuration file smtpd.conf(5). Since this is a change to both syntax and behaviour, you must check your configuration prior to upgrading. There are examples for configuration conversion on faq/current.html. CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: [...]
The 10th BSDNow episode is out, with the ambitious title, “Year of the BSD Desktop”. As you can guess from the title, a PC-BSD desktop gets set up as part of the episode, and as you might not guess from the title, they interview Michael W. Lucas.
With the following commit, Jeremy Evans (jeremy@) has added OpenBSD XBox360 controller support as a uhid(4) device. As always when faced with an interesting commit message, the correct thing for any self-respecting undeadly editor to do is, well, start begging the developer for an interview... CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src [...]
Branched, not released. The release should happen in two weeks. One major bug has been squished, and remember the upgrade process from 3.4 to 3.6 is a little different from normal.