The title is a bit misleading. There’s a lot of mixed BSD news in there, and no main article that’s on Blender. Anyway, it’s good to see another free PDF issue.
From the table of contents:
Table of contents:
ZFS and FreeBSD
The Zettabyte Filesystem (ZFS) is one of the most advanced open source filesystems available today. Its design implements several revolutionary ideas with focus on data consistency, performance and ease of use.
FreeNAS is a very interesting project with a history spanningapproximately 5 years. It’s a fusion of FreeBSD with a webgui andembedded device framework, which creates a NAS device basedon FreeBSD, fully manageable from a web-browser out of a PCwith an x86 or AMD64 architecture.
Network transparent rate limitation with ipfw
In this article I will explain how to setup a transparent bridge between your LAN and your Firewall/router. With “transparent” I mean that you won’t need to do any change on your network in order to use it.
Building an iSCSI storage with BSD
Highly loaded databases need a fast and reliable storage solution, something like a big server with many hard drives, probably with 4, 8, or 16 drives. Also, many 1U servers do not have the necessary storage capacity to offer services that need it.
How to setup a USB Memory stick for installing a pfSense SoHo Firewall/Router
This article covers the installation and initial configuration of a pfSense Firewall / Router on a small form factor PC.
Mutt On OS X
Whenever my boss walks by my desk, he can’t help but ask, „Why do you insist on using the command line for everything? Are you stuck in the 1970’s or something?”…
The Missing Links to Strategic Implementation
In regards to growth and strategy, the father of management and strategy, Peter Drucker was wont to say, “Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen.”
With the rise of the Internet, there has been a considerable increase in the number of web browsers available for BSD platforms.
Interview with Dan Langille
BSDCan 2011 – An interview with Dan Langille, who will give you a closer look at the upcoming conference.
PC-SYSINSTALL – A new system installer backend for PC-BSD & FreeBSD
A presentation from BSDCan 2010 is an example of what you can expect from this years Conference.
Download BSD Magazine 2011/02: FreeBSD & ZFS
Drupal on FreeBSD – part 3
Continuing the series on the Drupal Content Management System, we will look at creating a store front for our new website using CCK and Views.
Email MX server in FreeBSD – Confguring FreeBSD as a mail MX server with Postfx
This is a tutorial on how to setup a mail MX server using Postfix.
Installing NGINX and PHP 5.3.x on FreeBSD 8.1
Have been using Apache as my default web server on FreeBSD servers since departing from IIS 4.0 and NT systems in 1999. Apache has always performed great on my installations and give the Apache Foundation great praise.
Text Terminal magic with tmux
Once you get used to something you seldom like to go back to old ways. So much so that you get uncomfortable without it.
Writing ‘bots using XMPP
One of my favorite topics, using XMPP/Jabber for productive, real world applications!
How to quickly make a bootable USB stick with FreeBSD
This article covers the steps needed to make a bootable USB stick with FreeBSD – a quick howto that also applies to a USB drive.
FreeBSD and simple char device driver for real PCI-hardware
The FreeBSD operating system captivates the hearts and minds of it’s fans so much, that finds it’s way in very diversive industries such as hosting projects and backbone routers. It can run on small embedded devices, as well as on large, multi-core systems.
BSD’s and Solaris on the Desktop. Are they ready to serve?
As I am a great unix fan, I use BSD daily, but I mainly use the beast on the servers. In my company, we run Linux on Desktops and I would like to change that too. Therefore I underwent this venture in order to see whether Unix is ready to replace Linux on the desktop or not.
Games Geeks Play!
Sufyan ibn Uzayr
In this article, we explore the various gaming options available for the BSD users.
Why can’t offce employees get along with open source offce suites?
I have been working for 6 years now in an office setting. Since the organization I work for does not have that “big” funds for purchasing bleeding-edge software, we put our hands on some open source counterparts of the proprietary ones.
Download the latest BSD Mag issue here: BSD’s and Solaris
Some of the articles are:
Commissioning FreeBSD with the Drupal Content Management Framework – Part 1
With nearly 6000 modules and PHP support Drupal offers a sophisticated web development platform as well as a thriving community. Drupal, originally conceived by Dries Buytaert, has a reputation of being an extremely capable DContent Management System (CMS) albeit with a steep learning curve. While many criticisms concerning the complexity of the interface will be addressed in the forthcoming Drupal 7 release (which is currently in the alpha stage), Drupal 6 excels in stability, flexibility and high quality code. The developers also subscribe to a transparent policy towards security issues, and have a dedicated security team which ensures that core modules remain high quality. Used as the basis of many high profile sites.
Building VPNs on OpenBSD
A VPN is a network made up of multiple private networks situated at different locations, linked together using secure tunnels over a public (insecure) network, typically the Internet. VPNs are becoming increasingly popular, as they allow companies to join the LANs of their branches or subsidiaries into a single private network (site-to-site VPNs) or to provide mobile employees, such as sales people, access to their corporate network from outside the premises (remote-access VPNs), thus making accessing and sharing internal information much easier.
Closed-source and unsupported drivers with FreeBSD
Sooner or later you come to a conclusion that you need to have an enhanced mobility throughout your home place. And you decide to purchase an Wi-Fi card and put it into a home gate-keeper. Do you know about troubles that could bring this simple transaction like WiFi network card purchase?Some might ask – is it necessary to buy a WiFi-card instead of a simple AccessPoint (AP)? At first glance you can figure out that there exist the fine models of ADSL-modems with wireless capabilities and that could work as AP. However, it should be noticed that: a) not all home connections to an Internet-provider go through a „copper” like phone- or cable-line; b) you simply need to add a WiFi-capability to an already working gate; c) a WiFi-card itself costs several times cheaper of AP.
Download issue: VPN and BSD
The BSD Mag September issue is about BSD and Linux
The following articles can be found in this issue:
Installing a Citrix Client on FreeBSD
As our computing needs change, so does our criteria for selecting an operating system. Today, my job and my family are in different cities.
Writing shellcode for Linux and *BSD
A shellcode is a sequence of machine language instructions which an already-running program can be forced to execute by altering its execution flow through software vulnerabilities (e.g. stack overflow, heap overflow or format strings).
How To Convert Text to Voice Using Festival and Lame in FreeBSD
In 2007 I built a web-based IM/ Chat Service which was later launched as an iPhone web app. Making a long story short I retired the service in 2008 and that was that.
FreeBSD Squid proxy with Parental Controls How-To
Traditionally, web pages were served via a webserver such as Apache and transmitted via the network on port 80 to a web-browser.
Network monitoring with Nagios and OpenBSD PART 2
So our OpenBSD-based network now includes redundant firewalls, domain name servers, a mail gateway and a web proxy cache .
The Difference Between FreeBSD and Ubuntu in a Not So Technical Way
As a system administrator, I have been using various distributions of Linux and FreeBSD. I am comfortable in a mixed environment of *nix operating systems to provide network services.
Download: BSD Magazine 2010-09 (Linux and BSD)
According to Olga Kartseva, the Magazine’s chief editor, there are already more than 22.000 subscribers:
BSD Magazine is growing, it has already around 22,000 subscribers all over the world. Comparing to 10,000 printed copies which were distributed in USA before January – this number has really grown! We are looking for the new ways to promote our magazine all the time and we are very grateful for every help you give us! Thank you for spreading a word about BSD Mag!
Encouraged by this success, BSD Mag is planning to launch a Russian version in September. The editors are looking for authors, betatesters and proofreaders with Russian as a native language:
At the moment we are planning to open russian version of BSD Magazine in September. The magazine will be also free online publication.
And we are looking for authors, betatesters and proofreaders with russian as a native language.
Please contact olga.kartseva[at]bsdmag.org in case you want to contibute or have an idea where we should announce this news.
Table of contents of the BSD Mag Aug issue:
MidnightBSD was founded in 2006 by Lucas Holt. The project is a FreeBSD 6.0 fork with an emphasis on creating a desktop focused BSD. While there are other BSD desktop projects (most notably PC-BSD and DesktopBSD), we wanted to create an entire desktop centered BSD from the kernel all the way up to the standard applications. We want a BSD that a grandmother could install and use.
The FreeBSD Ubuntu challenge
FreeBSD makes a great server, but can it rise to the challenge of running Compiz as a workstation? One of the many criticisms of Open Source software (indeed even FreeBSD) is that it is not ready for the desktop.
Network monitoring with Nagios and OpenBSD PART 1
So our OpenBSD-based network now includes redundant firewalls, domain name servers, a mail gateway and a web proxy cache. (Read previous issues of BSD Magazine) All the services provided by these machines are particularly critical and can’t afford even minimal downtime. Redundancy may give us the time to recover a failure before having angry users trying to knock down our door, but it doesn’t free us from the responsibility to detect and solve ongoing problems.
Replacing Microsoft Exchange Server
Installing set of open-source programs without lack of functionality Instead of Microsoft Exchange Server. This way Groupware-part will be replaced on Horde Groupware.
Maintenance Systems over BSD
I was talking in previous articles about how to run applications widely used in the Industry that can be supported by BSD apart of classical IT services. As clear example of this is SAP Suite. SAP covers all possible asset management to control the cost related to production and also maintenance but as per tighted cost in investments today, the Plants must run 24/7 with maximum reliability and productivity possible.
Low Resource PCs with FreeBSD
FreeBSD is my pick for best modern operating system to use on older PCs. I can’t believe how many used PCs end up as landfill while students, educators, low income families and others go without a computer at all.
Making the Unknown Giant Visible and Known
FreeBSD has the moniker Unknown Giant. I confirm that it is true in my place. I have asked system administrators, computer enthusiasts, and hobbyist about FreeBSD and they didn’t even know what I’m talking about.
This is the table of contents of the OpenBSD issue:
Building a Desktop Firewall with pf and fwbuilder
This article is an excerpt from the Firewalls and VPNs chapter of the book The Best of FreeBSD Basics (ISBN 9780979034220), published by Reed Media Publishing.
- Dru Lavigne
OpenBSD Some Interesting One Floppy Systems
One floppy systems are very practical, as they usually have a specific goal, which cannot be said about all Live CD’s.
- JURAJ SIPOS
Remote Installation of the FreeBSD Operating System without a Remote Console
This article documents the remote installation of the FreeBSD operating system when the console of the remote system is unavailable. The main idea behind this article is the result of a collaboration with Martin Matuska mm@FreeBSD.org with valuable input provided by Pawel Jakub Dawidek jd@FreeBSD.org.
- DANIEL GERZO
OpenBSD as a Mail Server
In a previous document, we built redundant firewalls using the CARP and PFSYNC protocols; these were the first building blocks of a hypothetical, penBSD-based, small private networkthat we are going to build step by step across several documents.
- DANIELE MAZZOCCHIO
Performance Comparison ITTIA DB and SQLite
ITTIA DB SQL and SQLite are used by software developers to manage information stored in applications and devices. Designed to be hidden from the end-user, these embedded relational database management systems are linked into the application or firmware as self-contained software libraries.
- Sasan Montaseri
Interview with Jeff Roberson
- Jesse Smith
FreeBSD Experience and Success Story
- JOSHUA EBARVIA
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It would be interesting to see what you, readers, think of Webhostingbuzz, as I’ve not heard from them. I for one have very positive experience with RootBSD, the experts in BSD Hosting. They’re very efficient and customer-friendly.