Valuable News – 2018/08/11

UNIX

FreeBSD init just got possibility to execute any executable (not just /bin/sh).
This allows rewrite of /etc/rc in Python for example.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337321

Solaris Keyboard Howto.
http://iks.cs.ovgu.de/~elkner/keyboard/kbdhowto.html

NAS4Free has been renamed into XigmaNAS.
https://xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13790/
https://twitter.com/XigmaNAS/status/1026172962100191232

Thunderbird 60.0 Released.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/60.0/releasenotes/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0805 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.1 Released.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/08/05/solobsd-11-2-stable-0805/

Slash MySQL query time from 380h to 12h with two UNIX commands.
https://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20180805/

FreeBSD-SA-18:08.tcp will lead you to 11.2-RELEASE-p1.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2018-August/001837.html

Solaris Process Scheduling.
http://www.snatchbrain.com/?p=789

Port of the OpenBSD userland to Linux.
https://github.com/Duncaen/lobase

UNIX Syscalls.
https://john-millikin.com/unix-syscalls#freebsd

OpenBSD team released LibreSSL 2.8.0 library.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-2.8.0-relnotes.txt

Enabling Disk ID (/dev/diskid/*) on XigmaNAS/FreeBSD.
https://www.medo64.com/2018/07/enabling-dev-diskid-on-xigmanas/

BSD Now 258 – OS Foundations.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126581/os-foundations-bsd-now-258/

More of less in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337497

NetBSD 8.0 UEFI Installation.
https://wiki.netbsd.org/Installation_on_UEFI_systems/

DragonFly BSD got DRM update to match Linux 4.7.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/08/21629.html

Systemd failure with timesyncd and its complete lack of debugability.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdTimesyncdFailure

ZFS Record Size For Backup Machine.
https://www.medo64.com/2018/08/zfs-record-size-for-backup-machine/

LibreOffice 6.1 Released.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/08/08/libreoffice-6-1/

SegmentSmack Linux kernel vulnerability – TCP segments cause remote DoS.
https://access.redhat.com/articles/3553061

The Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition early access ebook still costs $33 with ILUVMICHAEL code.
https://nostarch.com/absfreebsd3

FreeBSD’s dd got status=progress support.
https://v4.freshbsd.org/commit/freebsd/src/337505

Explanation why there is no lsof(8) port on OpenBSD.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=153385998722067&w=2

The stat(1) on FreeBSD just got ~3x performance improvement.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230491

OpenSSH 7.8p1 almost ready for release.
https://marc.info/?l=openssh-unix-dev&m=153386435622897&w=2

The pfSense 2.4.4 book in HTML/PDF/EPUB is now available to everyone.
https://www.netgate.com/blog/pfSense-book-available-to-everyone.html
https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/book/
https://www.netgate.com/docs/manuals/the-pfsense-book.pdf
https://www.netgate.com/docs/manuals/the-pfsense-book.epub

FreeBSD 12-CURRENT just made first step towards 12-RELEASE with 12-APLHA1 tag.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-all/2018-August/168714.html

X11 on really small devices.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180810075449

HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100056.2 Released.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-08-09/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000562

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA1 images ready to test.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-August/000434.html

Bhyve Networking Options.
https://empt1e.blogspot.com/2016/10/bhyve-networking-options.html

Iridium (same as Chromium) received unveil(2) support on OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/OpenBSD_ports/status/1028324022566629376

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/11/21603.html

Hardware

AMD Threadripper II CPU – Up to 32 Cores/64 Threads.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13123/amd-threadripper-2-teaser-pre-orders-start-today-up-to-32-cores

Starling Pro ARM server from System76 with 96 cores and 1 TB RAM.
https://system76.com/servers/starling

Supermicro SSG-136R-NR32JBF allows 1PB in 1U of NVMe storage with 13m IOPS and 52GB/s throughput.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/08/supermicros_1_pb_slimster/
https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/136/SSG-136R-NR32JBF.cfm

TAKU Monitor Stand ITX/SFX PC Case.
http://www.cryorig.com/taku_us.php

Hacker Finds Hidden ‘God Mode’ on Old x86 CPUs.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/x86-hidden-god-mode,37582.html

Life

How shared family computer protected us from our worst selves.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17661466/shared-family-computer

Other

Out-of-process extensions for Firefox 63 running on GNU/Linux.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/02/firefox-63-linux-out-of-process-extensions/

Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind running on OpenBSD with OpenMW in 5 simple steps.
https://medium.com/@enzuru/get-morrowind-running-on-openbsd-in-5-simple-steps-b65e20f3f0c

Rise and fall of Project V13 – online Fallout game that never was.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17665046/fallout-online-project-v13-interplay-bethesda-lawsuit-fallout-76

Detailed Look at RFC 8446 – TLS 1.3.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/rfc-8446-aka-tls-1-3/

 

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