BSDNow.TV Episode 53: It’s HAMMER Time

Happy one year anniversary to BSDNow.TV! In this episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Reyk Floeter regarding the new OpenBSD webserver. In addition, they show the ins and outs of DragonFly’s HAMMER FS. Click the play button to tune in:

Check out the official page here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_09_03-its_hammer_time

FreeBSD Foundation announces IPsec Enhancement Project

logo_freebsdfoundationThe Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) suite is used to implement virtual private networks on FreeBSD and other operating systems. As the networking world continues its transition from 1 to 10, to 40 gigabit per second speeds, and faster, improvements in IPsec’s cryptographic building blocks are necessary to keep pace. The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that long-time FreeBSD developer John-Mark Gurney is adding modern AES modes to FreeBSD’s cryptographic framework and IPsec. This project is co-sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation and Netgate, a leading vendor of BSD-based firewalls and networking gear.

For the full announcement, check out the following link: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2014/08/freebsd-foundation-announces-ipsec.html

Atlantic net introduces FreeBSD for cloud vps hosting plans

atlantic-net-logoORLANDO, FL – September  03, 2014 — Atlantic.Net, a SSD cloud VPS hosting solutions provider, today announced the availability of FreeBSD, a complete operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms to its Orlando, Dallas and Toronto data centers. The new operating system will be made available system wide as part of Atlantic.Net’s full line of operating systems, including Windows Server 2012R, and various flavors of Linux. With FreeBSD, users receive an OS that is committed to delivering the best stability, performance, and functionality.

Atlantic.net is among the first of a new generation of hosting solutions providers to offer a reliable, yet regularly requested substitute for Linux. With this, startups and indie developers alike can now launch their idea for a fraction of the price typically charged – $0.005 per hour – with usage calculated on a per second basis. FreeBSD is a win-win situation that will promote entrepreneurial innovation and the wellbeing of the digital ecosystem.

Check out the full announcement here: https://www.atlantic.net/about-us/press-releases/atlantic-net-introduces-freebsd-for-cloud-vps-hosting-plans/

Related article:

Why Use FreeBSD for Your SSD Cloud VPS Hosting? 10 Reasons https://www.atlantic.net/blog/2014/04/08/freebsd-ssd-cloud-vps-hosting-10-reasons/

GhostBSD 4.0 RC 1 now available

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have made available the first release candidate for version 4.0.

Changes and fix between 4.0-BETA3 and 4.0-RC1 include:

  • Xconfig from 3.5 was added back to system
  • A script is added to do configuration on the first boot of the new intallation
  • fix software dependency

A special thanks to those who had reported any issues.

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0

Check out the official post here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/4.0-rc1

BSDMag August 2014 Edition

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Dear Readers,

You are going to read the “Beyond BIOS” issue from BSD magazine. You have the chance to learn how to prepare to install an EFI environment on an Intel-based computer, how to perform the installation and how to manage the computer once it’s up and running. What is more, our experts will teach you with moderate experience in any Unix-like system to install and deploy a quality office server with common applications and services. Finally, you may find interest in the “Debugging and Troubleshooting: Fun, Profit and Go Home Earlier” tutorial provided by Carlos Antonio Neira Bustos.  Carlos is going to represent a real life situation where debugging skills will save us time, headaches and possibly to find a solution using a minimal amount of effort.

Head on over to the following link to download this issue: http://bsdmag.org/download/bsd-august-2014/

pfSense 2.1.5-RELEASE now available

pfsenseThe developers of pfSense have released version 2.1.5. Some of the changes include DHCPD configuration, CARP+IP alias VIP functionality, Firewall Logs Widget, and many more.

The 2.1.5 release follows shortly after 2.1.4 and is primarily a security release.

Security Fixes

To see a full list of the changes, check out the following post: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1401

Download the release/update here: https://www.pfsense.org/download/