FreeBSDnews.net now part of the iXsystems family

Dear FreeBSD News readers,

ixsystems logoiXsystems is proud to announce our recent partnership with Gerard van Essen, the creator of FreeBSDNews.net. As part of our agreement with Gerard, iXsystems will now maintain and host the FreeBSDNews.net site.

iXsystems is a Silicon Valley open source server and storage integrator that champions the cause of Open Source technology. FreeBSD is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, and we have dedicated extensive resources to several FreeBSD community projects: FreeNAS®, PC-BSD®, FreeBSD®, TrueOS®, and OpenZFS.

Accompanied by Gerard’s continued involvement on the reporting and editorial side, the efforts of the iXsystems team will allow the website to continue to grow and expand its coverage. With the FreeBSD community’s best interests in mind, we hope to continue to deliver high quality content regarding FreeBSD events, project announcements, interviews, and everything in between.

Since iXsystems’ inception, we have been committed to serving the BSD community, and this latest partnership is no exception. We are excited about making your experience with FreeBSDNews.net the best possible, by bringing you the most up to date news on everything FreeBSD.

EuroBSDCon, BhyveCon, PkgNG, ShiBSD, PC-BSD and pfSense

Freebsd newsWelcome to the latest (Free)BSD news round-up in which we have a mix of news snippets and links. Just a round-up of those miscellaneous (Free)BSD related links that are newsworthy and which you may find interesting, but are yet too small to package as individual posts.

Some of the links below have already appeared in our Google Plus +FreeBSD Central and @FreeBSDCentral.

 

Start multiple MySQL servers

EuroBSDCon 2014, InterExpo Congress Center, Sofia, Bulgaria 25 – 28 Sep

BHyveCon 2014 (Tokyo) videos (via)

BSD Professional Lab Exam Beta Opens at BSDCan 2014

PkgNG with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon

Shibe’s operating environgment: ShiBSD

Tarsnap price cut

NetApp supporting FreeBSD once again

Full Featured FreeBSD Desktop in 5 minutes

PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 23

pfSense 2.2-ALPHA Snapshots Available

PC-BSD® Roadmap

Why I Chose Non-ECC RAM for my FreeNAS

The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System

51O2s8E3dsL._SY300_For many years, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System has been recognized as the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative technical guide to FreeBSD’s internal structure. Now, this definitive guide has been extensively updated to reflect all major FreeBSD improvements between Versions 5 and Versions 11.

Approximately one-third of the content in this edition is completely new, and another one-third has been extensively rewritten. The authors fully cover every FreeBSD improvement today’s sysadmins, application and system programmers, and support professionals need to know about.

Three leading FreeBSD experts begin by providing a concise overview of FreeBSD’s current design and implementation. Next, while explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing each significant systems facility. Readers can use this book as both a working reference and an in-depth study of a leading contemporary, portable, open source operating system.

For pre-ordering and more details visit the amazon page: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System (2nd edition)

Introducing the iXsystems MEGAPORT

You may remember the iXsystems MEGACORE, the monster of a server built for the FreeBSD Foundation. Recently an iX client had specific networking requirements for a 2U/4 node solution, so iX came up with a custom build that fit all of their needs.

Meet “MEGAPORT”. To get an idea of how impressive this system is, you have to look at it piece by piece.

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Megaport

BSD Now Episode 29: P.E.F.S. (video)

bsd_now_logoThe bsdnow.tv team has uploaded a new weekly episode, P.E.F.S. (a filesystem-level encryption utility) featuring an interview with Gleb Kurtsou and a tutorial showing how to use PEFS.

In this episode (see video below) the two hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, chat about the following topics:

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