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/
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Shawn Webb regarding ASLR and PIE in FreeBSD. In addition, they show us how to create a reverse SSH tunnel to a system behind a firewall. Hit the play button below to tune in:
Check out the official page here: www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_08_27-reverse_takeover
As summer comes to a close, we wanted to share some of the latest project updates and introduce new initiatives we’re taking on in early fall. From the latest issue of the FreeBSD Journal to our first-time visit to Grace Hopper, The Foundation is working hard to help keep the FreeBSD community informed and growing. Please take a minute to read about what we’ve been up to and hear from those leading the charge.
Head on over to the following link to view the pdf document: https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/press/2014augupdate.pdf
Google is offering 5 travel grants for female computer scientists to attend EuroBSDCon 2014. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 31st.
As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in
computing and technology, Google is pleased to offer Women in Tech
Travel and Conference Grants to attend the EuroBSDcon 2014
5 grants are offered, which include:
* Free registration for the conference
* Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs (to be paid after the conference)
To be eligible for a grant, the candidate must:
* Be a woman working in or studying Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, or a technical field related to the conference subject
* Have a strong academic background
* Demonstrate leadership in the workplace or in school
* Attend the core day(s) of the main conference
Head on over the following link to find out how to apply: https://www.google.ch/edu/students/google-travel-and-conference-grants/#!europe
This article by khubla.com shows us how to create Time Machine backups in FreeBSD 10 through netatalk3.
I usually work on a Macbook, and I use keyless ssh with a cron job to do nightly backups. It works very well. However, I decided to try backups with Time Machine, using my FreeBSD-10 server as the host.
The first step is to install netatalk3, and nss_mdnspkg install netatalk3 pkg install nss_mdns
For the full instructions, check out the following page: http://blog.khubla.com/freebsd/timemachine-backups-on-freebsd-10
As of February 2014, VMware Tools that come with ESXi 5 or Fusion don’t work out of the box on FreeBSD 10. I wrote some patches so that one can compile them manually. Luckily, FreeBSD 10 comes with support for vmxnet3 virtual network cards. Anyhow, you’ll need at least the kernel source tree in /usr/src/sys, Perl, and compat6x-amd64 (or compat6x-i386).
For full instructions, head on over to the following link: http://ogris.de/vmware/freebsd10.html
I wrote an automated installer for the source code patches so people could easily do this on both 5.1+ and 5.5
You should also mention http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/faq.php as in most cases people won’t need the official tools and are fine with the one in ports.
* Thanks to reader Miklos for the tip!
The FreeBSD Ports Tree was created by Jordan Hubbard on August 21, 1994. Today marks 20 years since the ports tree started, and it has since grown to over 500 committers and over 24,000 ports. This creative video is a tribute sponsored by BSDFrance.