Monthly Archives: May 2019

Valuable News – 2019/05/27

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.

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).

UNIX

Xfce 4.14pre1 Released.
https://simon.shimmerproject.org/2019/05/19/xfce-4-14pre1-released/

NetBSD 8.1 RC1 Available.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-8/NetBSD-8.1.html

LibreSSL 2.9.2 Available.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-2.9.2-relnotes.txt

OPNsense 19.1.8 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=12787.0

Virtual Machines Manager for Bhyve.
Made with ❀ in Poland.
https://runhyve.app/

Linux kernel RDS flaw affects Red Hat/Ubuntu/Debian/SUSE.
https://betanews.com/2019/05/20/linux-kernel-rds-flaw/

Lucee Installation on Solaris 11 (SPARC).
https://youngmumpster.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/lucee-installation-on-solaris-11-sparc/

Signal on OpenBSD.
https://h3artbl33d.nl/communication/2019/05/20/signal-openbsd/

DragonFly BSD 5.4.3 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release54/

BSD Now 299 – NAS Fleet.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/299

OpenZFS ZoL 0.8.0 Released.
https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/releases/tag/zfs-0.8.0

FreeBSD adds Chacha20 mode to Encrypted Kernel Crash Dumps.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=348197

FreeBSD vm-bhyve config for CentOS 7.6.
https://davidpdischer.com/2019/05/23/freebsd-vm-bhyve-config-for-centos-7-6-1810/

Serenity – Graphical Unix-like Operating System for x86 Computers.
https://github.com/SerenityOS/serenity

Applied FreeBSD – Basic iSCSI.
https://globalengineer.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/applied-freebsd-basic-iscsi/

Talospace – Firefox 67 on POWER.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/05/firefox-67-on-power.html

The zrepl 0.1.1 Available.
https://zrepl.github.io/changelog.html

OmniOS Community Edition r151030c/r151028ac/r151022da Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/030c-028ac-022da

HTTPie is command line HTTP client with intuitive UI/JSON support/syntax highlighting/plugins and more.
https://httpie.org/

Solaris SMF and FMA Notifications.
https://www.solaris.wtf/blog/solaris-smf-and-fma-notifications/

When will be created great desktop experience for OpenBSD.
https://marc.info/?t=155720553100001&r=3&w=2

FreeBSD 11.3-BETA1 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2019-May/091210.html
https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/11-STABLE/relnotes/article.html

FreeBSD adds AESNI optimized version of CCM/CBC cryptographic/authentication code for ZFS encryption.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=348268

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/25.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/25/22939.html

Hardware

Speculation Behavior is Absent in AMD CPUs Against INTEL-SA-00233 (MDS).

Click to access security-whitepaper.pdf

Top 5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives in 2019.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/05/20/raspberry-pi-alternatives-2019/

Acromove ServerPack 35 SP3B Review with FreeNAS.
https://www.storagereview.com/acromove_serverpack_35_sp3b_review

Spectre/Meltdown/L1TF/MDS Mitigation Costs on Intel Dual Core Laptop.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Spec-Melt-L1TF-MDS-Laptop-Run

Chinese AMD’s Zen Based CPU on Sale – Sugon Workstation with 8-Core Hugon Dhyana Processor.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14380/sugon-workstation-with-hugon-dhyana-cpu?

workstation.is – Explore and discover popular setups.
https://workstation.is/

AMD Confirms Zen 4 EPYC Codename and Elaborates on Frontier Supercomputer CPU.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14419/amd-confirms-zen-4-epyc-codename-and-elaborates-frontier-cpu

AMD Teases First Navi GPU Products – RX 5700 Series with 25% Improved Perf-Per-Clock.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14412/amd-teases-first-navi-gpu-products-rx-5700-series-in-july-25-improved-perf

AMD Ryzen 3000 Announced – Five CPUs – Coming 2019/07/07.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14407/amd-ryzen-3000-announced-five-cpus-12-cores-for-499-up-to-46-ghz-pcie-40-coming-77

ARM New Cortex-A77 CPU Micro-architecture – Evolving Performance.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14384/arm-announces-cortexa77-cpu-ip

Life

What Happens When You Always Wear Headphones.
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/what-happens-if-you-always-wear-headphones/589474/

Other

JavaScript Sticker.
https://samdbeckham.gitlab.io/javascript_sticker/

Firefox 67.0 Available.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/67.0/releasenotes/

Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005.
https://www.wired.com/story/google-stored-gsuite-passwords-plaintext/

Static Web – Back to the Roots?
https://blog.callr.tech/static-web-roots/

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Valuable News – 2019/05/20

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.

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).

UNIX

BSD Handbook.
https://www.bsdhandbook.com/openbsd/

Unlimited Drive Storage on Google Docs by splitting binary files into base64 files.
https://github.com/stewartmcgown/uds

BSDs Get Promptly Mitigated for MDS Side Channel Vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=BSD-Mitigations-MDS

Running FreeBSD on Pinebook – Review.
https://blog.madadipouya.com/2018/12/19/running-freebsd-on-pinebook-a-review/

FreeBSD Updates KDE Frameworks to 5.58.0.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=501745

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/11/22888.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/18/22911.html

Make Linux Fast Again.
https://make-linux-fast-again.com/

BSD Now 297 – Dragonfly in the Wild.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/297

BSD Now 298 – BSD on the Road.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/298

Confusion with Used/Free Disk Space in ZFS.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/65/

OpenPOWER BSD – Leading Edge Development of FreeBSD on OpenPOWER.
https://github.com/POWER9BSD/

Keep Crashing Daemons Running on FreeBSD.
https://www.babaei.net/blog/keep-crashing-daemons-running-on-freebsd/

FOSS Project Spotlight – Bareos – Cross Network Open Source Backup Solution.
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/foss-project-spotlight-bareos-cross-network-open-source-backup-solution

GPU Passthrough Reported Working with Bhyve on FreeBSD.
https://passthroughpo.st/gpu-passthrough-reported-working-on-bhyve/

FreeBSD 13-CURRENT on Pinebook.
http://joancatala.net/node/1399

The 9front (Plan 9 fork) got DTrace in 2018/11 as dtracy command.
https://twitter.com/AmazingDim/status/1129790004153085952
http://man.cat-v.org/9front/1/dtracy
http://9front.org/

Recent Intel CPU Bug FreeBSD-SA-19:07.mds Security Advisory.
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:07.mds.asc

NetBSD for ODROID-C2.
https://magazine.odroid.com/article/netbsd-for-the-the-odroid-c2/

OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.04 Available – Release Notes.
https://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/2019.04+Release+notes

Connecting Amiga 4000 to World in 2019.
https://chargen.one/steve/connecting-an-amiga-to-the-world-in-2019

Sending Big ZFS Snapshots over SSH.
https://cahuk.net/2019/05/19/sending-big-zfs-snapshots-over-ssh/

FreeBSD Implements PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD which Makes Linux strace(1) Work.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=347971

Hardware

Following on from Meltdown and Spectre – TU Graz researchers discover new security flaws in Intel CPUs.
https://www.tugraz.at/en/tu-graz/services/news-stories/tu-graz-news/singleview/article/nach-meltdown-und-spectre-tu-graz-forscher-entdecken-neue-sicherheitsluecken0/

Gigabyte GA-IMB4100TN Mini ITX Motherboard.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-IMB4100TN-rev-10

SanDisk First 1 TB microSD Card Now Available.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14346/the-sandisk-extreme-1-tb-microsd-card-now-available

Operating System Compatibility List for Raptor POWER9 Based Hardware.
https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/Operating_System_Compatibility_List

Spec’ing Out Blackbird POWER9.
http://www.mroach.com/2019/05/14/blackbird-power9/

How to Hack Expensive Camera and Not Get Killed by Your Wife.
https://alexhude.github.io/2019/01/24/hacking-leica-m240.html

Life

Why Play a Music CD? – No Ads – No Privacy Terrors – No Algorithms.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/technology/personaltech/music-streaming-cd.html

Comments about Iceland Sentenced Bankers to Prison for Their Part in 2008 Collapse.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10915710

Other

Can we all please stop using Medium now?
https://www.webdistortion.com/2019/05/16/can-we-all-please-stop-using-medium-now/

Mozilla Firefox – What we do when things go wrong.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/09/what-we-do-when-things-go-wrong/

Banned from PayPal after 12 years of business.
https://blog.niteo.co/paypal-ban-after-12-years/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/05/09

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.

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).

UNIX

FreeBSD adds support for newer Lenovo ThinkPad models in acpi_ibm module.
Tested on ThinkPad T480 and ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Generation.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346647

Install PyroCMS on FreeBSD 11.
https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-install-pyrocms-on-freebsd-11

Google Summer of Code 2019 FreeBSD Projects.
https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6583387272249344/#5695528845705216

Writing Exploit Resistant Code with OpenBSD.
https://lteo.net/blog/2019/04/27/carolinacon-15-writing-exploit-resistant-code-with-openbsd/

Click to access lteo-openbsd-carolinacon15-20190427.pdf

Packet Filter Rule Editor for OpenBSD pf Firewall.
https://github.com/sonertari/PFRE
https://github.com/sonertari/PFRE/wiki

Packer/Ansible Configuration for Generation of Immutable OpenBSD Image.
https://github.com/yannh/openbsd_immutable_router

ZFS vs XFS.
https://linuxhint.com/zfs_vs_xfs/

Google Summer of Code 2019 NetBSD Projects.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/announcing_google_summer_of_code1

Installing PostgreSQL 11.2 Server on OpenBSD 6.5.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/installing-postgresql-11-2-server-on-openbsd-6-5-4oh9

Science of Why You Hate Your Open Office.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90342214/the-science-of-why-you-hate-your-open-office

FreeNAS 11.2-U3 and 11.2-U4 Vulnerabilities.
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/freenas-11-2-u3-vulnerabilities.75353/

OmniOS Community Edition r151030 LTS.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-030

Hardware

PINE64 PINEBOOK Pro Laptop Available.
Rockchip RK3399/4GB RAM/1080p IPS/m.2 NVMe SSD Slot/USB 3.0.
https://www.pine64.org/pinebook-pro/

Seagate Ships 16 TB PMR Hard Drives.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14297/seagate-starts-shipments-of-16-tb-hard-drives-preps-18-tb-smr-hdds

DDN Announces Intent to Acquire Nexenta.
https://nexenta.com/company/media/press-releases/ddn-acquires-nexenta-expands-ai-enterprise-footprint-enter-iot-5g-markets
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/07/ddn_is_buying_nexenta/

Intel (Hopeless) Process Technology Update – 10nm Server Products in 2020H1 and Accelerated 7nm in 2021.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14311/intel-process-technology-update-10nm-server-products-in-1h-2020-accelerated-7nm-in-2021

28 Cores in Mini-ITX – ASRock EPC621D4I-2M Motherboard for Xeon Scalable.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14299/the-asrock-rack-epc621d4i2m

ASRock EPC621D4I-2M Motherboard Review – Xeon Scalable Mini-ITX Motherboard.
https://www.servethehome.com/asrock-rack-epc621d4i-2m-motherboard-review/

Cray and AMD will build 1.5 Exaflop Frontier Supercomputer.
https://www.servethehome.com/cray-and-amd-win-big-contracts-for-1-5-exaflop-frontier-supercomputer/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/05/06

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.

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).

UNIX

Upload FreeBSD Image to Google Cloud Platform.
https://fabrik.red/post/google/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028z/r151026az/r151022cx Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028z-026az-022cx

Amiga before Amiga – Amiga Development System.
https://www.osnews.com/story/129910/the-amiga-before-the-amiga-the-amiga-development-system/
https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/build-your-own-sparc-with-qemu-and-solaris.pdf?timestamp=1556605181

Build your own SPARC workstation with QEMU and Solaris.
https://learn.adafruit.com/build-your-own-sparc-with-qemu-and-solaris
https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1031
https://youtu.be/lfUVgHsPoNU

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie will be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame for development of UNIX at Bell Labs.
https://twitter.com/InventorsHOF/status/1122962516341067776

NomadBSD – BSD for the Road.
https://itsfoss.com/nomadbsd

NomadBSD 1.2 Quicklook – Installed on HDD.
https://youtu.be/KqY8JlKjYpc

Run BSD – Request a Sticker.
https://runbsd.info/sticker/

OpenBSD – Setup Local Auto Installation Server.
https://www.codemadness.org/openbsd-autoinstall.html

Commodore 900 – Workstation with Coherent UNIX could happen instead/along AMIGA.
https://www.floodgap.com/retrobits/ckb/secret/900.html

Piping curl to S(hell).
https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/04/27/piping-curl-to-shell/

FreeBSD nsysctl Version 0.9 Released.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2019/02/19/nsysctl-tutorial.html

Upgrading OpenBSD from 6.4 to 6.5.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/upgrading-openbsd-from-6-4-to-6-5-43fa

FreeBSD adds sys/devices/system/cpu/{possible,present} to linsysfs(5) so Linux lscpu(1) now works.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=347015

FreeBSD 12.0 Installed on GPD Pocket.
https://adventurist.me/posts/0288

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/04/22865.html

Bad utmp Implementations in glibc and FreeBSD.
https://davmac.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/bad-utmp-implementations-in-glibc-and-freebsd/

OPNsense 19.1.7 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=12611.0

BSD Now 296 – Its Alive OpenBSD 6.5.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/296

Hello OpenBSD My Old Friend.
https://westplaat-it.nl/2019/05/hello-openbsd-my-old-friend/

Straightforward Guide for Setting Up Poudriere on FreeBSD.
https://www.i-bsd.com/poudriere-guide/

Hardware

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats 2019 Q1.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2019/

AMD 7nm Navi GPU and Rome CPU to Launch in Q3.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14286/amd-7nm-navi-gpu-and-rome-cpu-to-launch-in-q3

Life

You should have personal web site.
https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/04/29/personal-web-sites/

Canada Border Services will Steal your Phone and Laptop.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cbsa-boarder-security-search-phone-travellers-openmedia-1.5119017

Other

Firefox Addons Broken.
Use about:config and set xpinstall.signatures.required to false.
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

Hackers went undetected in Citrix internal network for 6 months.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/citrix-internal-network-breach/

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