In this post I have a mix of news snippets, links to howto’s, projects, resources and software/package updates. Just a round-up of those FreeBSD related links you may find interesting.
FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE with Custom XFCE pkgng-style Packages
FreeBSD 10 To Include OpenSSH With DNSSEC Support (for SSHFP records)
This means that OpenSSH will silently trust DNSSEC-signed SSHFP records.
Continuation of Newcons project
Newcons project aimed to replace old graphic virtual terminal named “syscons”
Running PostgreSQL on Compression-enabled ZFS
Does PostgreSQL support compression? Yes and No.
Tarsnap backup script
Tarsnap is an advanced online-backup facility, entirely encrypted.
Building FreeBSD-9.2 for Soekris using Crochet-BSD
Crochet-BSD is a github project which supports building FreeBSD disk images for various platforms such a RaspberryPi, BeagleBoard and others
Why UFS is great
>ZFS is of course the rock-star file system in FreeBSD, with numerous features and new ones frequently coming in, but UFS is also a pretty solid deal which is perfectly usable for a wide number of tasks. Here are some of my favourite UFS features.
PC-BSD 10-STABLE images available for testing
[FreeBSD Central Google+]
Convert FreeBSD 9-RELEASE to 9-STABLE
GhostBSD 3.5 RC3 Levi edition available