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 [...]
Long thought to be a mythical beast by many, the new queueing system (aka traffic shaping, also hinted at here) has now finally been committed to the official OpenBSD source tree. With a series of commits on October 12th, 2013, starting with this one, Henning Brauer (henning@) added the new queueing system to OpenBSD-current. The altq( [...]
The Large Installation System Administration 2013 conference has been announced for is coming up on November 3-8, in Washington, D.C. There’s training and speakers and all sorts of stuff, and maybe even a working government in that town by that point.
There is a search plugin for Mozilla that searches DragonFly man pages. (Thanks Samuel Greear)
I use FreeBSD Jails. I use them a lot. I have jails for websites. I have jails for regression testing, mail servers, OpenVPN servers, etc. I like jails for many reasons. One of which is being able to create a new jail which is pretty much identical to another jail, except for a few things. [...]
I stole Sepherosa Ziehau’s email subject for the title of this post, because that’s exactly what has happened. Gigabit networking cards under DragonFly will perform very well under extreme load – all of them.
As a followup to news that the git feed of pkgsrc through dragonflybsd.org is not being updated, Max Herrgard wrote out how to fetch pkgsrc via CVS, or tarball, or another git feed. CVS is still the ‘official’ way.
In Episode 006 Alan Jude and Kris Moore of BSD Now interviewed Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) at EuroBSDCon 2013 in Malta. You can watch the video of the interview on the BSD Now website. The interview with Theo de Raadt: 8:10 Beginning of Interview 11:30 Introduction of Pro Police 12:10 Description of OpenBSD community 15:10 Ker [...]
Matthew Dillon’s been working to make huge parallel software builds (i.e. dports) go a bit faster, so watch out. This only affects you if you are running DragonFly 3.5, of course.
I’m a bit slow in posting this, but: BSDNow episode 6 is out. Theo de Raadt is interviewed, and a lot of other topics (including DragonFly) are visited. The page listing shows all the areas covered, plus the embedded video itself.
Last week in BSDReleases: PC-BSD, FreeBSDOther news: Code recap, FreeBSD Foundation, AsiaBSDCon, DragonFly BSD, BSDnowNew series on PC-BSD 9.2!Trying out PC-BSD 9.2: IntroTrying out PC-BSD 9.2: First login, Networking, Crash ReleasesPC-BSD 9.2-RELEASEThe PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images images are now available for download. Users alread [...]
The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 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.
This week just built up and built up. UNIXStickers.com. Not really UNIXish. More vaguely free software cause-ish. (via tuxillo on EFNet #dragonflybsd) The Hail Mary Cloud and the Lessons Learned. Peter Hansteen’s talk from BSDCan 2013. I linked to some of his earlier comments on this botnet before, but this is the comprehensive su [...]
I got some PC-BSD items this week, too. Open Source Snapshot: GhostBSD. (Free)BSD and Dropbox. FreeBSD finally dumped rcs. FreeBSD’s igb(4) driver is updated to 2.4.0. FreeBSD’s binutils now has “support for assembling and disassembling Intel Random Number Generator extensions“. You can now use ‘athsurvey’ [...]
First part: Trying out PC-BSD 9.2: Intro So I logged, looking for way how to make a screenshot. People wanna see stuff. But first about boot: feels swift, not much longer than my Debian. Login took a bit longer, it took about 2 minutes to finish, but I am running from live USB so no problem. Can\'t really (Read more...)
The pkgsrc repository in git for DragonFly is currently frozen. This is because many people have switched over to dports, and also because it’s a lot of work to keep it functional. If you do want to pull newer pkgsrc material, use cvs and grab it from a NetBSD server. As the message notes, don’t go switching to DragonFly-current [...]