Valuable News – 2018/12/21

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here so someone else can

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).


First FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Errata.

OPNsense 18.7.9 Released.

How to Install and Configure Basic OPNsense Firewall.

IPv666 – Address of the Beast.

Let’s Encrypt – Certbot for OpenBSD’s httpd.

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID with 20 SSDs.

FreeBSD Commit That Can Drastically Lower Load on gssd(8) on Large NFS Servers.

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/15.

HardenedBSD 13-CURRENT on Pinebook.

Rouge Legacy on OpenBSD using PS4 dual shock pad.

How to Install GNOME or KDE PLASMA 5 on FreeBSD 12.

Write your Own Virtual Machine.

OpenSMTPD 6.4.1 Released.

Fix boot/install hangs/panic on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Servers.

HardenedBSD first to ship with LLVM Non-Cross-DSO CFI applied to entire base operating system.

HardenedBSD 12-STABLE v1200058 Available.

FreeBSD fixes PCI shared interrupts during suspend and resume.

KDE ports on FreeBSD 12 (amd64).

Aberdeen FreeBSD Hackathon on 2019/04/17-19.

OPNids – Integration of Suricata IDS with purpose-built Machine Learning Scripting Engine Available.

Running FreeBSD on Pinebook – Review.

VirtualBox 6.0.0 Released.

Cartika ISP switches from Bacula Enterprise to Bareos.
Clusterlogics – Backup as a Service (BaaS) with Bareos.

Click to access cartika-case-study-en.pdf

The Future of ZFS in FreeBSD.
FreeBSD will rebase its ZFS code from Illumos to ZFS on Linux (ZoL).

OpenRC on FreeBSD.

Bye Bye Mongo – Hello Postgres.
The Guardian migrated from Mongo DB to PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS.

FreeBSD 12 Review – Used as My Daily OS on Bare Metal.

BSD Now 277 – Nmap Level Up.

XigmaNAS Available.


ESXi VSAN HP MicroServer Homelab.

IBM Partners with Samsung to Include 7nm Chip Manufacturing.

AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE with Radeon Vega Graphics Launched.


FBI Secretly Collected Data on Aaron Swartz Earlier Than We Thought.

How to Grow Old by Bertrand Russell.

Ask Hacker News – How did you decide where to live?

Digital Dissidents – What it Means to be Whistleblower.


How Baldur’s Gate Saved the Computer RPG.

Firefox 64 built with GCC and Clang.

Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades that Asbestos Lurked in its Baby Powder.

Signal: We can’t include a backdoor in our app for the Australian government.

The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got.

Logitech app security flaw allowed keystroke injection attacks.

How Peter Jackson Made WW I Footage Seem Astonishingly New.


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