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Gleb Smirnoff writes on the FreeBSD PF Mailing List about a some improvements he has made to make Packet Filter (PF) SMP-scalable and faster: “As you already may now, last half a year I’ve been working on making pf SMP-scalable and faster … Continue reading
Ever wanted to set up a pfSense firewall/router with content filtering? Howtoforge has one of the easiest tutorials to help you set this up. If you have a spare box, there’s no reason now to wait any longer: pfSense – Squid … Continue reading
Jupiter Broadcasting has an episode reviewing PC-BSD The PC-BSD 9.1 review starts at 39:50. Notes and Summary Your choice of Desktop Environments, Installer automatically adjusts the defaults depending on how much ram you have installed Your options: KDE, Gnome, LXDE or XFCE … Continue reading
Dimitry Andric, a FreeBSD developer, has carried out some performance tests to explore the impact that LLVM/Clang as the default FreeBSD compiler has on FreeBSD 10, compared to GCC 4.2.1 and GCC 4.7.1. He concludes that to build FreeBSD with … Continue reading
The development of FreeBSD ports is done in Subversion nowadays. Fy February 28th 2013 the FreeBSD ports tree will no longer be exported to CVS. Therefore ports tree updates via CVS or CVSup will no longer available after that date. … Continue reading
A few weeks ago we ran a poll on our Google+ page. Thank you to everybody who took part. This is not a scientific poll and may not be representative, but it’s interesting nevertheless. I’d thought there would have been more … Continue reading
Installing and configuring FreeBSD as router is something most of us won’t do daily. It’s one of those jobs you do once, and when it’s up and running, you let your server / router do its work and you don’t … Continue reading
Josh Paetzel has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA, an open source storage platform based on FreeBSD that supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. Most of the changes and updates have gone into AD and LDAP integration and improvements. Support … Continue reading