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

BSD Magazine (October 2013) – FreeBSD Programming Primer

September’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: FreeBSD Programming Primer (free PDF download).

BSD_10_2013From the table of contents:

  • FreeBSD Moves to Subversion
  • Gentle Introduction to Programming in Clojure
  • The Revamped Life-Preserver – How New ZFSUtilities are Changing FreeBSD & PC-BSD
  • Migrating from Linux to FreeBSD
  • FreeBSD for C++11 Developer (Eclipse Indigo + CDT + GCC 4.8)
  • FreeBSD Programming Primer – Part 9
  • Improved Updates and LTS for OpenBSD
  • Column: The Computer Says “No”
  • Interview with Klaus P. Ohrhallinger

Download and read FreeBSD Programming Primer

FreeBSD Status Report (2013-Q3)

The FreeBSD Project has released its quarterly status report: July-September, 2013 Status Report with 30 entries.

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Who said FreeBSD is dying…?

From the table of contents:

FreeBSD Team Reports

Projects

Kernel

Architectures

Userland Programs

Ports

Documentation

Google Summer of Code

Miscellaneous

FreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 available

The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available.

Some of the changes between -ALPHA5 and -BETA1 include:

  • Introduce freebsd-version(1), which is intended to be used as an auditing tool, to determine the userland patch level when it differs from what ‘uname -r’ reports.
  • Improve ZFS lzjb decompress performance.
  • Add two new MIPS CPU families – mips24k and mips74k.
  • The “jail_<jname>_*” rc.conf(5) variables for per-jail configuration are automatically converted to /var/run/jail.<jname>.conf before the jail(8) utility is invoked, so the new jail.conf(5) syntax is used. o Remove most of the ATF tools and the _atf user.
  • Updates to random(4).
  • Updates to bsdinstall(8).

Check the announcement for the full release notes, download and installation instructions

OpenZFS Office Hours with Matt Ahrens (video)

open-zfs freebsdRecently some open source projects utilisingZFS started working together in order to make the code (more) consistent and inter-exchangeable between the projects and start working toward one code repository. The Open-ZFS project was created to this end.

Matt Ahrens who was one of the two original authors of ZFS did a live Q&A session on Google Plus Hangouts, and the recorded version is now on Youtube. Watch to find out more about ZFS, the current and future developments.

Other people taking part in the discussions are, amongst others, George Wilson, ZFS developer at Delphix and Luke Marsden from HybridCluster.

Jump to 00:03:00 to skip past the setting up.

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.