Perla Ibarra has uploaded a couple of pictures of the PC-BSD / FreeBSD Booth at LinuxWorld 2008.
Matt Olander (CTO at iXsystems) with PC-BSD babe
This video gives a quick impression of the new look-n-feel of the upcoming PC-BSD 7 Fibonacci (due September 2008)/
What do you think of it? Please let me know in the comments below?
Under FreeBSD the ifconfig utility is used to assign an address to a network interface and/or configure network interface parameters.
The ifconfig utility must be used at boot time to define the network address of each interface present on a machine; it may also be used at a later time to redefine an interface’s address or other operating parameters.
vnStat itself is a console mode only, but this howto explains how to set it up with vnStat PHP frontend.
Link to howto (howtoforge.com)
Greylisting is an important tool in the war against spam. Servers who connect to a mail server with an active greylisting are given a 450 recipent address rejected error the first time they try to connect and will not be allowed to successfully connect for a predefined time frame (normally a couple of minutes). A 450 SMTP error is not a permanent error and an RFC compliant mail server will try and resend the email again a bit later on. On the other hand the tools spammers tend to use do not adhere to standards and will not bother to retry sending the message again.
This post describes how to access any photos taken with the Apple iPhone 3G from FreeBSD. It’s not showing how to synchronise iPhone contacts, calendar, bookmarks bewteen a FreeBSD box and your iPhone (3G), but Henrik is working on that.
It’s time for Microsoft to dump Windows.
In fact, ten years ago would have been a good time to start. At the risk of berating the obvious, it’s clear that security will continue to be a major problem for Microsoft. The reason is their tether to legacy code, and their patchwork attempts to shore up their OS core. It’s time to let it go.
Apple did it, and did it well. They created a virtualized environment to run Classic MacOS apps in order to ease the transition. When they switched processor architectures, they developed Rosetta, which allows PowerPC apps to run on an Intel platform without modification, again, easing the transition. It can be done. It has been done. It should be done.
What would happen to Linux and FreeBSD if Microsoft decided to create a new UNIX based operating system? This is an article by Paul Venezia on Infoworld.com.