Valuable News – 2018/08/11


FreeBSD init just got possibility to execute any executable (not just /bin/sh).
This allows rewrite of /etc/rc in Python for example.

Solaris Keyboard Howto.

NAS4Free has been renamed into XigmaNAS.

Thunderbird 60.0 Released.

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0805 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.1 Released.

Slash MySQL query time from 380h to 12h with two UNIX commands.

FreeBSD-SA-18:08.tcp will lead you to 11.2-RELEASE-p1.

Solaris Process Scheduling.

Port of the OpenBSD userland to Linux.

UNIX Syscalls.

OpenBSD team released LibreSSL 2.8.0 library.

Enabling Disk ID (/dev/diskid/*) on XigmaNAS/FreeBSD.

BSD Now 258 – OS Foundations.

More of less in FreeBSD.

NetBSD 8.0 UEFI Installation.

DragonFly BSD got DRM update to match Linux 4.7.

Systemd failure with timesyncd and its complete lack of debugability.

ZFS Record Size For Backup Machine.

LibreOffice 6.1 Released.

SegmentSmack Linux kernel vulnerability – TCP segments cause remote DoS.

The Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition early access ebook still costs $33 with ILUVMICHAEL code.

FreeBSD’s dd got status=progress support.

Explanation why there is no lsof(8) port on OpenBSD.

The stat(1) on FreeBSD just got ~3x performance improvement.

OpenSSH 7.8p1 almost ready for release.

The pfSense 2.4.4 book in HTML/PDF/EPUB is now available to everyone.

Click to access the-pfsense-book.pdf

FreeBSD 12-CURRENT just made first step towards 12-RELEASE with 12-APLHA1 tag.

X11 on really small devices.;sid=20180810075449

HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100056.2 Released.

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA1 images ready to test.

Bhyve Networking Options.

Iridium (same as Chromium) received unveil(2) support on OpenBSD.

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/11.


AMD Threadripper II CPU – Up to 32 Cores/64 Threads.

Starling Pro ARM server from System76 with 96 cores and 1 TB RAM.

Supermicro SSG-136R-NR32JBF allows 1PB in 1U of NVMe storage with 13m IOPS and 52GB/s throughput.

TAKU Monitor Stand ITX/SFX PC Case.

Hacker Finds Hidden ‘God Mode’ on Old x86 CPUs.,37582.html


How shared family computer protected us from our worst selves.


Out-of-process extensions for Firefox 63 running on GNU/Linux.

Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind running on OpenBSD with OpenMW in 5 simple steps.

Rise and fall of Project V13 – online Fallout game that never was.

Detailed Look at RFC 8446 – TLS 1.3.




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