Joerg Jung (jung@) was the first developer to submit a report from the now concluded b2k13 hackathon in Berlin. Joerg writes, During b2k13 I was working on updating several ports I maintain and use daily. This especially includes commits to lout, some suckless.org ports and nyancat. The latter one is really a very important port and [...]
Our third b2k13 hackathon report comes from Miod Vallat (miod@), who writes: I was intending to spend b2k13 working on the glass console subsystem, wsdisplay(4), and especially two areas: UTF-8 support on console, and loadable font support for raster displays (i.e. every display but text-mode vga). Read more...
This has nothing really to do with DragonFly. I’m hiring a report developer for work. Here’s the Craigslist job posting. I consider it very unlikely that there’s a local reader of this blog that also has the right skills, but what the heck.
John Marino has updated ldns and drill to version 1.6.16.
Chris Turner was curious about clock skew when running under a VM, and Sepherosa Ziehau very kindly explained the different types of internal clock for DragonFly, and how to control them – a topic I’ve never understood deeply.
I got this message today: $ doveadm pw -s SHA512-CRYPT Enter new password: doveadm(dan): Fatal: open(/dev/tty) failed: No such file or directory It seems if you have no tty, you can’t create a password. Surely there is a better way to do this? # w 7:21PM up 19 days, 4 mins, 0 users, load averages: [...]
Here are a few posts for future reading: How to add a jailed server to OpenVPN? Running OpenVPN in a ezjail jail Restarting OpenVPN in jail erase tun0 configuration OpenVPN Client in a jail
Last week in BSDReleases - FreeBSDOther News: DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, BSD Magazine, PC-BSD, NetBSDFreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 now availableThe first beta build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. ISO images and, for architectures that support it, memo [...]
I’ve been meeting a few challenges with running an instance of bacula-fd in each of my jails. Most of them are related to networking. Perhaps my deployment strategies are imposing too many restrictions. The challenges arise on the jail hosts which are not behind my firewall at home. Each of those servers is accessible through [...]
I’ve been using Bacula since early 2004. I’ve been using FreeBSD since 1998. Jails are a relatively newcomer. I starting using it later in 2004. But it’s only recently that I’ve started using them intensively. Backups are always a touchy subject. With ezjail, the files you need to backup are greatly reduced. You’ [...]
Kris Moore has an article in the October issue of BSD Magazine which describes how the new PC-BSD 9.2 utilities are making it easier to take advantage of ZFS features on PC-BSD. The redesigned Life Preserver makes it easy to manage ZFS snapshots and to replicate them to another system or removable disk. The article is on pages 16–18 and (Rea [...]
We’ll be giving out PC-BSD and FreeNAS swag and accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation at two events this week: All Things Open will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. We’ll be at booth #18 in the expo area. Expo hours are 9–5 on Wednesday, October 23 and 9–4 on Thursday, October 24. Registration is required (Re [...]
Whee! The Shady Characters blog talks about alternate phone dial layouts. I’ve mentioned those here before, but Shady Characters links to this video describing the testing that went on for the keypads. Check at about 2:40 for the story on how AT&T figured out the ‘correct’ length for the phone handset cable. The Youtu [...]
The July-September, 2013 Status Report is now available with 30 entries.
I am doing this one at the last minute. I had all the articles noted, but normally I build this post over the course of the week. FreeBSD has added the atse(4) network driver. FreeBSD has added iw_cxgbe, for Chelsio T4/T5 chips. FreeBSD has added (initial, minimal) AR9340 switch SoC support. PC-BSD has an interesting install-to-SSD option t [...]
BSDNow episode 7 is out, with jails as a feature among a number of topics.
The October episode of BSD Magazine is out. I haven’t seen it in their RSS feed yet (is it running?), but noticed it here.
Friday is finally here and we have some fantastic new features coming your way. This week the PC-BSD team has been incredibly busy developing some awesome key features and utilities I know you are all gonna love. So without further adieu let’s dive into it. First off make sure to check out Kris’ new article in BSD magazine. The article (R [...]
Theo deRaadt(deraadt@) wrote to misc@ asking for hardware: If anyone in Calgary has a battery for a Dell Perc 6/i RAID controller available, we urgently need one. That\'s a Dell RAID card, they are the 3.7V 7A batteries with the multicoloured wire. (Urgently, as in I can\'t find anyone to get us one within 2 weeks; and t [...]
Matthew Dillon was using poudriere, the dports build tool, on a 48-core system. Poudriere was building all 20,000+ dports, so the machine was quite busy. He decided to get rid of as much contention as possible, and he’s listed all the ways DragonFly’s been streamlined by these efforts. We need to revisit some of our previous be [...]