bsdnow.tv Episode 007: Go Directly to Jail(8)

bsd_now_logoThe BSDNow team, consisting of Kris Moore, Allan Jude and TJ, have uploaded another weekly video onto bsdnow.tv

The show is dedicated to spreading the word about the BSD family of operating systems, and keeping those who are already aware up to date with the latest news and developments.

Episode 5: Stacks of Cache contains the following discussions:

  • FreeBSD turns it up to 11
  • Stopping the SSH bruteforce with BSD and pf
  • ZFS and GELI in bsdinstall coming soon
  • AsiaBSDCon 2014 announced
  • Interview – Poul-Henning Kamp
  • Everything you need to know about Jails
  • New pf queue system
  • Dragonfly imports FreeBSD KMS driver
  • Get paid to hack OpenSSH

bsdnow.tv Episode 5: Stacks of Cache

bsd_now_logoKris Moore and Allan Jude have uploaded another weekly video onto bsdnow.tv.

The show is dedicated to spreading the word about the BSD family of operating systems, and keeping those who are already aware up to date with the latest news and developments.

Episode 5: Stacks of Cache contains the following discussions:

  • FreeBSD 9.2 released
  • Four new NetBSD releases
  • BIND being replaced by unbound in FreeBSD
  • DragonflyBSD future plans
  • FreeBSD ports get Stack Protector support
  • EuroBSDCon 2013 wrap-up chat
  • Interview – Marshall Kirk McKusick
  • Faster recompiles with ccache and tmpfs
  • News Roundup

Episode 005: Stacks of Cache

FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA5 Available

FreeBSD developers have created a 5th alpha version for testing purposes of the upcoming FreeBSD 10 version.

Changes between -ALPHA4 and -ALPHA5 include:

  • Removal of BIND from the base system; replacements may be found within the Ports Collection.
  • Bug fix introduced with the latest infiniband update.
  • The GNU ar(1) and ranlib(1) have been removed from the base system.
  • Bug fixes and updates to the base llvm.
  • Various bhyve enhancements.
  • Various XEN enhancements.

As always, alpha, beta and release candidate versions should never be used in production environments.

FreeBSD Family Code Commits – Week 40

freebsd_codeThis is a weekly post linking to interesting updates, additions or changes in the FreeBSD code or in the code of the following FreeBSD-based flavours: PC-BSD, FreeNAS, GhostBSD, m0n0wall or pfSense.

If I have missed out any updates that you are excited about, please share with us all in the comments below.

FreeBSD

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Will pfSense rebrand? (link)

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  • Work on the 9.2.0.1 branch has started (link)
  • On the 9.1.0.1 branch php was updated to 5.5.4, zoneinfo to 2013g, Samba to 3.6.19 and lighttpd to 1.4.33.

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FreeBSD 20 Year Anniversary Party Invitation

It was announced last month that iXsystems will be hosting the 20 year FreeBSD Anniversary Celebrations, but now we have more details.

20 years ago, Nate Williams, Rod Grimes, and Jordan Hubbard came together to turn their 386BSD patchkit into something greater. David Greenman gave their combined efforts a name.

Today, FreeBSD is the stable, powerful operating system they dreamed of and people all around the world come together to make it better every day.

In honour of its users, administrators, developers, and advocates, iXsystems invites you to FreeBSD’s 20th Anniversary Celebration being held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco! Festivities will begin at 6 pm, during which time we’ll have exclusive access to the upstairs area of the club. At 9 pm doors will be opened to the public, who will join us as we celebrate into the wee hours of the morning.

There will be drinks, music, and great company. Sponsors of the event include iXsystems, Netflix, Google, NetApp, and the FreeBSD Foundation. There will also be a raffle with giveaways from O’Reilly Media and No Starch Press, among others.

We hope you’ll join us for an evening of revelry and merriment on November 2nd! Please RSVP at http://www.freebsdparty.com by Friday, October 18th if you plan to attend this historic event.

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 6PM-2AM PST
Where: DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, USA
Cost: Nothing

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BSDnow TV episodes 3 & 4

Kris Moore and Allan Jude have uploaded 2 more weekly videos onto bsdnow.tv.

Episode 3: MX with TTX

  • pfSense 2.1-RELEASE
  • New kernel based iSCSI stack comes to FreeBSD
  • MTier creates openup utility for OpenBSD
  • OpenSSH in FreeBSD -CURRENT supports DNSSEC
  • Interview – Gilles Chehade & Eric Faurot
  • Using pkgng for binary package management
  • New progress with Newcons
  • relayd gets PFS support
  • OpenZFS Launches
  • FreeBSD 10-CURRENT becomes 10.0-ALPHA
  • September issue of BSD Mag
  • The FreeBSD IRC channel is official
  • OpenSSH 6.3 released
  • Feedback/Questions

 

Episode 4: Interview – Devin Teske - Teskeing the Possibilities

bsdconfig, bsdinstall, sysrc and fdpv