Last week in BSDReleases: m0n0wall, pfSenseOther news: BSDnow, portmgr@, OpenBSD, ruBSD, DragonFly BSD, PC-BSDFollow us at Twitter at @janhovancik. Read interview with new writer. Releasesm0n0wall 1.8.1 released Change log highlights (see the SVN change log for the full details): add scheduler (\"Croen\") service with many diffe [...]
Address Space Layout Randomization, since 2010. Carsten Mattner asked, and Alex Hornung answered. (Set the sysctl vm.randomize_mmap to 1 to enable it.)
If you happen to have a laptop, some flavor of BSD on media, and are near New York City tomorrow night, there’s an impromptu installfest happening at Suspenders at 6:30. NYCBSDCon tickets will be available there, and you can now register online. Update: canceled!
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of the stable/10 branch.Some of the highlights:GCC is no longer installed by default on architectures where clang(1) is the default compiler.Unbound has been imported to the base system as the lo [...]
FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 10.0. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.
Looks like I got DOS’d: I base that conclusion on the above messages and this post.
I missed this for the “In Other BSDs” section yesterday, so I’m adding it today. It’s time dependent. BSDCan 2014 is happening May 14-17 at the University of Ottawa, with those first two days being tutorials. If you want to get a paper in, you have to do it today.
The Internet overfloweth with good links, lately. Nothing this week that requires a lot of reading, but plenty of things to click. Enjoy! The “Basket of Remotes” problem. An area where standards are never applied. Dice portraits. I like the images. (via) Who made that dial tone? (via a mailing list) Simple Git workflow is [...]
This post has it all: backups deduplication snapshots ZFS Bacula ezjail Backups are essential for proper sanity, or at least, a reasonable facsimile. I strongly believe that doing backups right is the only way to backup. Go big or go home. I’ve been converting all my servers to ZFS. I like ZFS for many reasons, [...]
I’ve got a buildup of convention dates to mention, so I’ll do it now: John Marino, one of the folks behind dports, is talking about Ada and BSD at FOSDEM, in Brussels, February 1-2. George Neville-Neil is talking about BSD to NYLUG in of course New York City, on I think February 13th. Ike Levy will be talking to (Read more...)
I didn’t even need to find source links this week. Do you have a VAX laying around? Cool! Now, can you give/lend it to OpenBSD? Along those lines, anyone have a Cray they don’t need? I don’t care if it works. It has to be full-size, though. (via) I found out that the RetroBSD site (Read more...)
PC-BSD 10.0 is hurtling towards the finish line, and the big news this week of course is that the PC-BSD 10.0 RC-4 image is now live! If you want to be on the cutting edge of PC-BSD development please follow the link here and download the latest version of PC-BSD version 10.0 RC-4. Please be aware this is still (Read more...)
With everyone buying tablets lately, the low end of computers is getting pretty low-cost indeed. Creating single-purpose computers is possible, and I was thinking of doing that to create a Go-testing system. (Though probably not necessary for me.) It got me to thinking, though… How low-cost a system could run DragonFly? The master-s [...]
2014 is here, so kinda time to make something new. Well, not only because there is a change in year, but ...But straight to the point.I am really happy to announce that +DiscoverBSD has a new writer!His name is Nur Agus and I made an interview with him, so you can find out more about him. Q: (Read more...)
The 20th episode of BSDNow is up. The interview is with Neel Natu and Peter Grehan, about Bhyve, and there’s of course more, including a bhyve tutorial. There’s other material, including the new-to-me Spiderinabox.
If you want to test out the latest (20131218) update to ACPICA, Sepherosa Ziehau’s got a patch for you. This will be good for anyone who wants to use less electricity. (updated to reflect this doesn’t enable deeper C-states as I thought it did.)
\"NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent for use in both production and r [...]