If you have a recent laptop with an iwn(4) wireless chipset, Matthew Dillon’s recent work getting an updated version of the driver together will probably help you. It was done specifically to support a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, but many more should also now work.
If you’re upgrading dports (and you probably are if you are going from DragonFly 3.4 to 3.6), there’s a minor issue in dports, inherited from FreeBSD ports: you need to manually remove perl before upgrading. It’s all of one command, so it’s not a huge burden. Joris Giovanngeli spotted it first.
Eitan Adler is the newest DragonFly committer; you may recognize his name from some previous commits added by others, where he synced up various work between the BSDs.
In "Episode 012: Collecting SSHells" the media magicians of BSDNow bring us the BSD news of the week along with their weekly tutorial, "A guide to SSH and tmux". OpenBSD is the reference and development platform for both OpenSSH and tmux, so all of the newest features show up here first. Since they\'re both written [...]
My laptop’s hostname is dent. I want my DNS records to point to that laptop whether I’m connected to my LAN directly (via WIFI or ethernet cable) or via OpenVPN (my VPN of choice). My first thoughts on these were a couple of year ago, and I foolishly tried changing my VPN from routing to [...]
Faces of FreeBSDEach week we are going to share a story from someone involved in FreeBSD. This is our Faces of FreeBSD series. It may be a story from someone who’s received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, or advocate for FreeBSD. Or, it may be from someone who contributes financially to [...]
The 3.6 release of DragonFly is available now. I just put up those images last night, so if your favorite mirror doesn’t have it, give it a few hours. For those updating from 3.4 to 3.6: there’s an ABI change, so you will have to upgrade all your packages. If you’re using pkgsrc and ready to switch to dports, (Read more.. [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: DragonFly BSDOther news: FreeBSD Foundation, portmgr@, NYCBSDCon, vBSDCon, pfSense, AsiaBSDCon, FOSDEM, FreeBSD, BSDnow, OpenBSDReleasesDragonFly Release 3.6 Dports, which uses the FreeBSD ports system as a base, and the \'pkg\' tools for installation, is now default on DragonFly. Over 20,000 packages [...]
Philipp Buehler (\"double-p\" or formerly pb@) wrote in to tell us about how he handles the problem of tearing down a stalled ipsec(4) connection when running tons of busy and important tunnels. Since the early days of ipsec.conf(5) it\'s rather easy to add IPsec connections throughout the networks, so ipsec.conf(5) keeps ge [...]
OK. After fighting several gdb build issues, I gave up on earlier versions. I thought I\'d go old school to try to find the problem. First step was to figure out where we were dying. I had only one clue, the crash location form /var/log/kernel: Nov 24 19:12:02 (none) kernel: emulate_load_store_insn: sending signal 10 to fred(8249)Nov 24 19: [...]
There’s some in-depth items to look at this week; pull up a chair and get something warm to drink. You will be rewarded. James Mickens, who you may remember from The Slow Winter a few weeks back, has written again with The Night Watch. Gonzo tech writing is the best. Note to self: a ;login: subscription might not be (Read more...)
You can feel it in the air can’t you? That time when we gather with family and friends, sit down to eat a great meal, and let the dog eat half the turkey. Oh wait maybe that was just Kris last year…doh! All kidding aside Check out all these amazing gifts that have been neatly placed under our “ports (Read more...)
I’m working my way up to more than just links to source for the cross-BSD news. There’s a lot to swim through! NYCBSDCon 2014 (on February 8, 2014 - note the recent change) is, in addition to the normal call for papers, having a ‘call for exposés’, meaning they want people to expose BSD projects. I found this out th [...]
OK. Flush with pride after the success of building tools for my TiVo, I thought I\'d get the program that I built the tools for working. It isn\'t obvious what\'s going on, so I thought I\'d build the debugger to look at the core files that I\'d been able to get.So, first the build steps:tar xvf gdb-7.6.1.tar.bzcd (Read more...)
BSDNow 12, which I haven’t had a chance to watch yet, has the normal roundup of events and an interview with Amitai Schlair of NetBSD. There’s also a tutorial about ssh and tmux.
The first trip report from vBSDCon is from John-Mark Gurney:Thank you for the opportunity to go to vBSDcon. vBSDcon was a great conference, and I was immediately and warmly welcomed by the host, Verisign, when I arrived. They ran an exceptional conference and I hope this becomes an annual event.One of the main reasons I attended t [...]
Benny Siegert (bsiegert<at>gmail<dot>com) wrote the following announcement for the FOSDEM 2014 Call For Presentations in the BSD Developer Room: Hello all, FOSDEM 2014 will take place on 1-2 February, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. Just like in the last years, there will be both a BSD booth and a developer\'s [...]
OpenBSD developer Brian Callahan (bcallah@) wrote in to say: The date of NYCBSDCon 2014 has been pushed back one week to Feb 8, 2014. This was due to flights and hotels being simply too expensive (the Super Bowl is being held in NY/NJ on Feb 2). In case you missed it, earlier this week undeadly posted the announcement for t [...]