FreeBSD or Linus? This question can evoke heated debates, but according to Brandon Wirtz (FreeBSD vs Linux) they’re both great, but if your hardware is supported by FreeBSD, go for the latter. I presume he is talking about servers.
These are some links to past and upcoming FreeBSD related events:
Central European BSD day 2011 (Slovakia)
Central Europen BSDDay 2011 is taking place in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 5 November.
The purpose of this one-day event is to gather Central European developers of today’s open-source BSD systems, popularize their work, and provide an interface for real-life communication. There are no formalities, no papers, and no registration or participation fee, however the invited developers are encouraged to give a talk on their favorite BSD-related topic, then have a beer with the other folks around. The language of this event is English, and the goal is to motivate potential future developers and users, especially undergraduate university students to work with BSD systems.
For more info and to see the schedule of lectures, visit the Central Europen BSDday 2011 page.
BSDday Argentina 2011
BSDday Argentina is taking place on 5 November 2011 too.
For more info (currently quite sparce) visit the BSDDay Argentina 2011 website.
Google Code-In 2011
DragonFlyBSD is taking part. Would be good to see all major BSD projects getting involved. Google Code-in 2011.
Clang on FreeBSD (mp3)
The mp3 of Adam David Alan Martin’s NYCBUG presentation (“Clang on FreeBSD”) is now available at http://www.fetissov.org/public/nycbug/nycbug-10-05-11.mp3
From the table of contents:
Configuring a FreeBSD Stealth Logging Server
The collection of log files provides security administrators with the ability to have an audit trail for the behavior of an information system. In the event that a system is compromised, remote logging provides a forensic trail to determine what occurred on the system.
DragonflyBSD News: Recovering Data With Hammer
It’s been a while since we had a straightforward news report for DragonFly; the time since then has been filled with reports on Hammer and bulk pkgsrc builds.
Using Openmaps Data With Geoserver
In this article in our GIS series, we will examine how to import Openmaps data. Open Street Map (openstreetmap.org) founded in July 2004 by Steve Coast, is a treasure trove of worldwide street maps available under the Creative Commons licence.
ONMP on OpenBSD 4.9
ONMP on OpenBSD 4.9OpenBSD is my BSD of choice. In fact, it is my OS of choice wherever possible. I always challenge those who disagree with me to name another OS with a similar track record for security.
OSSEC on OpenBSD (ONMP) 4.9
It is worth saying up front that these instructions assume that you’re running Nginx compiled from source vice Apache or Nginx from Ports or Packages.
Taking a Peek Under the Hood Without Compromising Security – LibGTop and OpenBSD
LibGTop allows developers to peek under the hood of the kernel and export lots of system data in a convenient and easy to use library.
Protecting Apache From Dos And Ddos Attacks
DOS or DDOS, it is an attack where multiple compromised systems (which are usually infected with a Trojan) are used to target a single system in attempt to make the system resources(cpu,memory,network) unavailable to its intended users and causing system to crash.
The Inevitability of IPv6, Part 1 & 2
Part 1: A switch from IPv4 to IPv6 is on your horizon. Are you ready for it?
Part 2: Configure IPv6 in your network – even if your routing infrastructure doesn’t yet support it.
BSD Mag (Oct 2011) – The Inevitability of IPv6
The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems. Alternatively, users upgrading existing systems may now do so using the freebsd-update(8) utility.
Thanks, David (Rodgers), you were the first to notify me. If you come across anything FreeBSD related, let me know. It would be great to link to some useful posts and FreeBSD related products and/or companies.
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has released BETA3 of the upcoming FreeBSD 9.0. The developments has been slightly delayed as this version was scheduled for 17 Aug. Everybody is encouraged to test out this version, especially the new installer.
ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
The FreeBSD Foundation has announced it will be funding two new projects. The first is DIFFUSE for FreeBSD by Swinburne University and the second project is implementing xlocale APIs to enable porting libc++ by David Chisnall.
Since this quarter, the work is being focused on the next major version of FreeBSD, 9.0, which is to be released in September.
Keep up the good work, devs!
From the Table of Contents:
- Clang replacing GCC in the base system
- Fix clang warnings
- libarchive, bsdtar, bsdcpio
- ZFS pool version 28
FreeBSD Team Reports
- DIstributed Firewall and Flow-shaper Using Statistical Evidence (DIFFUSE)
- FreeBSD IPv6-only Support
- IPv6 RA Handling Improvements
- New ipfw features
- TCP User Timeout Option (UTO)
- FreeBSD June 6th, 2011 Doc Sprint
- The FreeBSD Dutch Documentation Project
- The FreeBSD Japanese Documentation Project
- FreeBSD on the Sony Playstation 3
- FreeBSD/arm on Marvell Armada XP
- FreeBSD/powerpc on AppliedMicro APM86290
- FreeBSD/powerpc64 on IBM pSeries machines
Google Summer of Code
- Capsicum adaptation and core libraries
- Disk device error counters
- Google Summer of Code
- Replacing the Regular Expression Code