Several correspondents wrote in to alert us to the fact that a new, improved OpenBSD book is soon to be released: No Starch Press is now accepting pre-orders for Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition by Michael W. Lucas. A discount is available if you use the promo code from Michael\'s Blog. The book is listed with an April 2013 release (Read [...]
No theme evolved this week, but that’s OK. Here’s a good coincidence: I already had a link to post from Ycombinator about the rather scary Ken Thompson compiler hack. Note that the Ycombinator answers are generally, “Nah, this hack is extremely unlikely to happen.” Except Christian Neukirchen happened to note separa [...]
How do I use the cat command to display the line numbers for a file called myapp.c under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux/Unix: Cat Command Display Line Numbers\"
GCC version 4.7 is already available now in DragonFly 3.2, but it’s not the default compiler. John Marino intends to make it default for the next release. What’s that mean for us? Nothing other than a new compiler, since he’s already fixing related issues.
The Phoronix benchmark has been pretty Linux-specific over recent history. However, whatever your feelings about benchmarks in general, it looks like there’s a distinct effort to improve BSD support.
FOSDEM is happening this weekend in Brussels, Belgium. Among the other talks there, OpenBSD developer Matthieu Herrb will be talking about X.org on non-Linux systems. That’s I think meaning “BSD”. (via)
At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:40 MST, Miod Vallat (miod@) changed the -current version string to 5.3-beta: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: email@example.com 2013/01/31 16:30:40 Modified files: etc/root : root.mail share/mk : sys.mk sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi sys/conf : GENERIC [...]
This weekend Feb 2-3 at the picturesque ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels, Belgium, the annual FOSDEM conference will be held. OpenBSD developers Mike Belopuhov (mikeb@) will give a talk about IPsec improvements in OpenBSD and Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) will give a talk about X.Org on non-Linux systems.
Darren Tucker (dtucker@) writes in with a n2k13 hackathon report with details on his vr(4) driver work: I intended to start the hackathon by finishing off a diff to add hardware VLAN tagging/stripping support for VT6105M chips in vr(4) then moving on to something else. Although I\'m not a kernel or hardware hacker, I already had so [...]
Michael W. Lucas is working on a DNSSEC book that he’s self-publishing, similar to SSH Mastery. He’s making an early draft available for purchase, at a discount. You get access to the updates, so you effectively get the book for less, plus you can offer feedback before the publishing date. This is a familiar concept for software [...]
Will Backman has a new BSDTalk episode up, with a bit of Peter Salus from BSDCan 2011 and a bit of Raspberry Pi on FreeBSD. We need more fiddling-with-BSD-on-hardware stuff out there. That would be a good thing for Youtube – hint, hint.
The first report from n2k13 in New Zealand comes from Bob Beck (beck@): Having now returned from n2k13 in new zealand, I thought I\'d share a little bit here. We had a very productive time in Dunedin at the University of Otago - where we were provided with some very nice accomodation and a great hacking room organized by Jim (Read more. [...]
Darren Tucker (dtucker@) writes in with a n2k12 hackathon report with details on his vr(4) driver work: I intended to start the hackathon by finishing off a diff to add hardware VLAN tagging/stripping support for VT6105M chips in vr(4) then moving on to something else. Although I\'m not a kernel or hardware hacker, I already had so [...]
Markus Pfeiffer reports success using Xen HVM to run DragonFly, which may be useful for any of you Xen users. He reports not being able to use more than 2 virtual CPUs, though Scott Tincman reports successfully using 4 (with qemu), so your mileage may vary. Updated: noting qemu usage as Markus pointed out in comments.
Gilles Chehade(gilles@) has written about the updates to OpenSMTPD that he, Eric Faurot(eric@), and Charles Longeau(chl@) have recently committed to OpenBSD. Read more...
Here’s an unsolicited testimonial for a BSD-based company. My employer recently bought some of the assets of another company, in another state. I showed up not sure exactly what I’d encounter, since the facility had never had anything better than out-of-state IT support via phone, and there had been very little time to plan. The [...]
Family of ELBOX Mediator 4000 PCI bridges is now supported by the new em4k(4) driver. It was tested successfully with SATALink 3114 and NE2000-compatible ethernet cards. Work on graphics cards support is in progress.