The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Cavium Inc. to develop and deliver the first ARMv8 reference design and implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System based on the ThunderX™ workload optimized processor family. Find out more at here.
At least, I assume NYCBUG’s meeting is tonight. It’s at BXL Cafe, and you can see the details in the announcement email. No RSVP required this time, because it’s a bar, so perhaps all you need is a liver.
OpenBSD 5.6 CD sets are available for pre-order Be the first kid on your block to serve up man pages in a brand-spanking-new httpd(8)!
Sepherosa Ziehau’s recent changes to UDP in DragonFly mention some performance gains to sheer packet count.
There was a nice, friendly and informal summit of NetBSD developers (and interested users) in Sofia on Friday, September 26, 2014. Bernd Ernesti (veego@) took this photo: In the back row from left to right: Masao Uebayashi (uebayasi), Thomas Klausner (wiz), Yann Sionneau, Marc Balmer (mbalmer), Justin Cormack (justin), Jaap Boender (jaa [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSDOther news: Unix, OpenBSD, BASH, PC-BSD, DragonFly BSD, BSDnow, FreeBSD, m0n0wall, pfSense, EuroBSDConReleasesFreeBSD 10.1-BETA3 Now Available The third BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architect [...]
Markus Pfeiffer has imported FreeBSD’s if_lagg to DragonFly. It’s for talking LACP over multiple network ports, so that the traffic from those multiple ports can be aggregated – if what’s on the other end generally understands LACP. (Failover mode may not count.) Please test if you have that sort of surfeit of netwo [...]
There’s a few more days of freeze for the pkgsrc-2014Q3 release of pkgsrc. Normally I’d save this for the weekend In Other BSDs, but that’d be too late.
Making OpenBSD Useful on the Octeon Network Gear Paul Irofti (pirofti@) Using routing domains / tables in a production network Peter Hessler (phessler@) Making make parallel - legacy code nightmare Marc Espie (espie@) arc4random - 1996 to present Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) Let\'s make manuals more useful! [tutorial] [paper] Ingo Schwarze [...]
The third BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.This is expected to be the final BETA release of the 10.1-RELEASE cycle.The image checksums follow are included in the original announcement email. Installer images and [...]
I have an excellent mix of links this week, I think. I like to have multiple links on multiple topics. Xenix 1.0, stuck on the 286. The second operating system licensed from Microsoft by IBM, and it was a type of Unix. (via) 50 Years of Moog. (via) Uselessd. (via) The End (Read more...)
The third BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link. FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 2 is out. (has been out, but this is the announcement.) The Open Source Software Engagement Award. An excellent, excellent move by Colin Percival. Shuffling Partitions on FreeBSD. Outlining Thin Linux. The article linked to described a stripped do [...]
I had a reminder in my calendar to do it tonight, and thanks to your suggestions, I have a ‘real’ SSL certificate installed. If you want to browse the Digest using https, go for it.
I normally post these on Thursday night, but I didn’t see it in my RSS feed. I think this one feed is behind. In any case, Episode 056 is a lengthy interview with Peter Wemm about the FreeBSD project infrastructure. Allan and Kris are at EuroBSDCon, so I expect there will be some European BSD people getting interviewed in upcoming ep [...]
As many of you are probably aware, there is a serious security issue that is currently all over the web regarding the GNU BASH shell. We at the PC-BSD project are well aware of the issue, a fix is already in place to plug this security hole, and packages with this fix are currently building. Look for an update to (Read more...)
EuroBSDCon 2014 opened today in Sofia. The schedule includes two days of tutorials, two days of presentations, and plenty of time to exchange ideas and insults. A live stream of the conference is available.
The OpenBSD 5.6 theme song is out and unsurprisingly the it is the story of how bad things have to get before forking a project is the correct answer. These are some of the motivations behind LibreSSL and how seeing nginx headed down the same path turned into the new httpd. (MP3 7.3MB) (OGG 5.3MB) OpenBSD 5.6 CD2 track (Read mo [...]
There’s a new bash vulnerability that could be a problem for a network-facing machine that happens to use bash. (See here for test.) As a BSD user, you can feel somewhat smugly superior since the default shell is tcsh and therefore it may not affect you – unless you’ve installed it from dports. John Marino has already upda [...]