This time it’s less and libedit, updated by John Marino.
Six months have passed since the November security incident which brought the Project\'s binary package building capacity offline; we are pleased to announce that all services are now restored.
Michael W. Lucas recently wrote and self-published a new book, DNSSEC Mastery. He asked me to review it, and I’ve been reading it in bits and starts over the past few very busy weeks. First, the background: If you’re not familiar with the acronym, it’s a method of securing DNS information so that you can trust that domain n [...]
I’m inexplicably short on links this week; I blame my schedule/the nice weather for much for much of the U.S./the class I’m teaching ending/my trip to TCAF for this. More Lazy Reading next week! Meanwhile, I have a book review coming up as an alternative.
The January to March 2013 Status Report is now available with 31 entries.
John Marino managed to update GCC from 4.7.2 to 4.7.3 (4.7 changelog), zlib from 1.2.7 to 1.2.8 (changelog), and awk from 20110810 to 20121220 (can’t find a changelog). In other update news, Matt Dillon has been working on HAMMER2′s flush sequencing. Update: tcsh too.
I am a new Linux user. I use scp to upload files to net-storage provided CDN company. I do not want to overwrite the existing files. How can I prevent overwriting of files when using scp command under Linux, Mac OS X or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"scp: Do not Overwrite Existing File On Linux or (Read more...)
Longtime Undeadly contributor sean writes in with tips and tools for improving your spamd(8) experience: I have been using gray-listing to thwart spamming for what feels like a very long time. I started using it around the release of OpenBSD 3.5. It was an amazing change from a constant storm of spam and just enabling it got rid of 80% [...]
One of the challenges of providing hands-on demonstrations is giving everyone their own sandbox to play in. I don’t want people to spend time on installing software. I want people to learn about the software in question, specifically Bacula. With this in mind, I’ve been building up a solution based on FreeBSD 9.1, ZFS, and [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste\'s new role as theFoundation\'s part-time Director of Project Development. Ed has servedon the Foundation\'s board for two years, and has stepped down in order toaccept this new position.In this position Ed will manage the Foundation\'s sponsored work,including projects funded under [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste\'s new role as the Foundation\'s part-time Director of Project Development. Ed has served on the Foundation\'s board for two years, and has stepped down in order to accept this new position.
In the week after DragonFly 3.4 was released, Francois Tigeot was tracking downloads for each type of packaging system. It looks like dports downloads far outnumber pkgsrc. I think there’s reasons it appears different in uptake, but it’s still neat to see people trying the new system.
As seen on Author Michael W. Lucas’s blog: Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition is 50% off in a sort of ‘flash deal’. Grab it today if you are interested, cause I think it’s only for today.
The third RC build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Ansible seems to be a configuration management system that’s lighter than puppet or salt. I had a student talking about it in my class tonight. BSD users Hubert Feyrer and Michael W. Lucas have both posted about it recently. Anyone want to repeat their experiences?
If you were perhaps thinking of setting up transmission-daemon, a BitTorrent server, this post on email@example.com will help you out.
Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse writes in about his (and M:tier\'s) -stable packaging work: Introduction A short while ago an article was published on here on Undeadly, which explained how to use the ports and packages framework. While it was a good read, it focused on -current. This article will show how to keep your -stable syste [...]
If you have a sili(4) device, Francois Tigeot needs you to run a particular patch and tell him what happens. He’s testing a larger I/O request size, and wants to see how it will work out “in the field”.
Lots of links, not a lot of commentary, this week. Enjoy! What is your most productive shortcut with Vim? The first very extensive answer is actually all vi, not vim. (via) Found via previous link: vi / vim graphical cheat sheet. The site where that image site sells a vi emulator for Visual Studio/Word/Outlook. I can (Read more...)
I’ve put the 3.4 release images up on terasaur, a Bittorrent seeding site. Please try pulling them and let me know how it goes. I haven’t torrented many things, so I am unsure how to even verbify “torrent’. Hopefully that sentence and those links work out.