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The number 1 rule for any sys admin, is to keep systems and servers up-to-date with the latest security patches. (number 2 rule is to create regular back-ups). FreeBSD 6.1 suffers from classical check/use race condition on SMP. The bug was … Continue reading
It is recommended that to keep FreeBSD systems up to date with the latest application security patches installed via ports collection. But, how to upgrade all packages under FreeBSD? FreeBSD comes with various tools to to install and update software … Continue reading
There’s an article on internetnews.com by Sean Michael Kerner on the new routing architecture in FreeBSD 8.0: “Though the open source FreeBSD operating system has changed in many aspects over the last 16 years of its life, one item that … Continue reading
The FreeBSD team has unfrozen the development branch for -HEAD (eventually leading to a 9.0-RELEASE), meaning 8.0 is around the corner and work on FreeBSD 9 can be started. More about FreeBSD Release Enginering.
Ken Smith has announced the third of the BETA builds for the FreeBSD-8.0. All major work related to new features in 8.0 has been completed and we are shifting into “bugfix only” mode for the balance of the release cycle. … Continue reading
Over the next few months new versions of the major operating systems will be released: Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) sometime in September, Windows 7 on 22 October, and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), also in October. Many post have … Continue reading
FreeBSD 8.0 currently available as Beta 2. Most, if not all, planned items on the 8.0-to-do list have been completed, but the release process has been slightly delayed due to a problem withthe SVN -> CVS exporter when creating the stable/8 branch. … Continue reading
Intel has put together a whitepaper on Secure Storage and FreeBSD It goes without saying that Information Security is extremely important in today’s connected world. Protecting the vast quantities of digital information stored by companies is critical to maintaining business … Continue reading