Sepherosa Ziehau implemented a UDP echo response tool, which not surprisingly meant he also had some UDP performance improvements. As he points out in the commit, it makes lockless firewall state tables possible.
BSDNow’s 42nd video is up, with an interview of Bryce Chidester and a tutorial on chaining SSH connections.
The dports binary packages built for DragonFly 3.4 are removed. If you have a 3.4 system, you can build from source, or preferably just upgrade. Note that the 3.4 release images are still out there if needed.
As you may have heard via Twitter, the PF tutorial by Peter N. M. Hansteen -- a BSD conferences favorite and the predecessor of The Book of PF (with the third edition soon to be in \"early access\" availability) -- just saw its 200,000th unique visitor and has had somewhat in excess of 3 million page views. Author Peter (Read more...)
I tagged DragonFly 3.6.3, at Sascha Wildner’s suggestion. Why do that when there’s a 3.8.1 out? This way there’s a version of 3.6 that has all the fixes included, including the recent OpenSSL updates. This ‘final versioning’ should probably be done for every release. I’ll work on final images.
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeNAS, FreeBSDOther news: BSDCan, BSDnow, DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, freeNAS, NetBSD, pfSense, Unix, BhyveReleasesFreeNAS 220.127.116.11-RELEASE and the Heartbleed BugFreeNAS 18.104.22.168-BETA is Now Available FreeNAS 22.214.171.124-BETA is available here.All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 126.96.36.199-BETA can be found here.Th [...]
The 3.8.1 tag was planned for tonight; I’m waiting to find out if there needs to be a new set of binary ports for 3.8.1 before I tag. I tagged DragonFly 3.8.1; you can see a list of the changes in the tag message. New images are built. If you are already running 3.8.0, a normal make src-update and rebuild (Read more...)
Sascha Wildner has added the mrsas(4) driver, which works on a variety of LSI Thunderbolt devices – a variety of RAID cards, names for which are listed in the commit message. Note that as of right now, these devices by default get taken by the mfi(4) driver, so you need to take extra steps to get mrsas(4) used.
The obvious joke should be “how can you tell?” Anyway, the csprng in DragonFly has been updated and IBAA is being used more often, and there’s more updates on the way.
SouthEast LinuxFest will take place June 20–22 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, NC. Registration for this event is free. There will be a BSD booth in the expo area on both Friday and Saturday from 9:00–17:00. As usual, we’ll be giving out a bunch of cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs, as well as accepting donations for ( [...]
PC-BSD 10.0.2-RC2 images are now online for testing from our download site. This will (hopefully) be our last RC before releasing 10.0.2 officially sometime on or around the 23rd. We have addressed or fixed most tickets related to the 10.0.2 release, so if you are still running into any issues, please report them using our Trac database. User [...]
I’ve been short on this week (worked 19 hour day Tues/Wed, ug), so the list is short. All Is Lost, the results of feeding the worst possible player stats into the NBA Y2K game. I don’t watch basketball or play sports games, but the forced scrambling of the game is entertaining. The author did a similar thing to Madden NFL. (Re [...]
FreeBSD 9.3-BETA3 Now AvailableThe third BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.The image checksums can be found in the PGP-signed announcement email.ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images a [...]
Enjoy. PC-BSD 10.0.2 prerelease is out for testing. Build a FreeBSD 10.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. DiscoverBSD roundup for 2014/06/09. Also, there’s now a @_DiscoverBSD. Dan Langille is using pkg, and his recent posts on seeing download sources, or custom packages in poudriere may be useful. (Applies to DragonFly an [...]
The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.3 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.
Matthew Dillon posted a note about the next point release of DragonFly, coming within a few days. Chunks of it like the recent OpenSSL and Sendmail fixes are already on the 3.8 branch. I assume I’ll be the one rolling it, and I plan to put together a 3.6.3 tag too, just so there’s a final version of 3.6 that (Read mo [...]
The folks at BSDNow interview Benedict Reuschling of FreeBSD and provide their take on the week\'s BSD news. [ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]
BSDNow 041 is out with an interview of Benedict Reuschling, along with a lot of news discussion and some interesting NAS notes. Hey, I’m mentioned!
This may be one of the most important commands I have learned this month. It tells me where the packages will be fetched from.