Valuable News – 2019/06/24

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

DragonFly BSD 5.6 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release56/
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2019-June/358196.html

FreeBSD and Linux Kernel – Multiple TCP Based Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities from Netflix.
By default FreeBSD is not vulnerable – you need to recompile kernel to use RACK TCP stack.
https://github.com/Netflix/security-bulletins/blob/master/advisories/third-party/2019-001.md

Journaling Kafka Messages with S3 Connector and Minio.
https://blog.minio.io/journaling-kafka-messages-with-s3-connector-and-minio-83651a51045d

Pock Can Place macOS Dock Inside MacBook TouchBar.
https://pock.dev/

RAMBleed on Solaris/SPARC?
https://www.solaris.wtf/blog/rambleed-on-solaris-sparc/

XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4.6766 and 11.2.0.4.6766 Released.
https://twitter.com/XigmaNAS/status/1141716786376839168
https://twitter.com/XigmaNAS/status/1141716836234518528

New Features in OpenZFS 0.8.1.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/zfs-features-bugfixes-0-8-1/

FreeBSD Reworks Its W^X Implementation – Extending mmap/mprotect API to Specify Max Page Protections.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1141795840748609537
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=349240

BSD Now 303 – OpenZFS in Ports.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/303

FreeBSD from Linux Developer Perspective.
https://www.bsdcan.org/2019/schedule/events/1057.en.html
https://youtu.be/ml8vo1FWT1I

DragonFly BSD VM Work in 5.6 Release.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2019-June/358196.html

DragonFly BSD HAMMER1 versus HAMMER2 Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DragonFlyBSD-5.6-HAMMER2-Perf

FreeBSD reworks random(4) to Make Fortuna Allow Increased Concurrency.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=349154

FreeBSD Adds ACPI Support for USB Driver.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=349161

OpenSSH Gets Protection Against Side Channel Attacks.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190621081455

The vmtouch – Virtual Memory Toucher.
https://hoytech.com/vmtouch/
https://github.com/hoytech/vmtouch

Managing Jails with Ansible.
https://twitter.com/BSDTV/status/1142126677885095941
https://www.bsdcan.org/2019/schedule/attachments/512_handout.pdf
https://youtu.be/FUxdm4rdrf8

Intel has become 1st Uranium FreeBSD donor of 2019.
https://twitter.com/freebsdfndation/status/1142125266543755267

8 Popular Products You Did Not Know Were Built with FreeBSD.
https://www.designnews.com/design-hardware-software/8-popular-products-you-didnt-know-were-built-open-source

Why FreeBSD’s VIMAGE is Awesome.
https://twitter.com/BSDTV/status/1142093221599895552
https://www.bsdcan.org/2019/schedule/events/1036.en.html
https://www.bsdcan.org/2019/schedule/attachments/507_Automated_firewall_testing.pdf
https://youtu.be/gTyt7KLz1mw

FreeBSD 11.3-RC2 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2019-June/091293.html

The xsv is fast CSV command line toolkit written in Rust.
https://github.com/BurntSushi/xsv

In Other BSDs for 2019/06/22.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/06/22/23086.html

DragonFly BSD 5.6.1 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/

OpenBSD Merges LLVM 8.0.0 Release.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=156132754603489&w=2

Hardware

WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB SATA Hard Drive Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/hgst-wd-ultrastar-dc-hc510-10tb-sata-hdd-review/

Life

How to Be Great? Just Be Good – Repeatably.
https://blog.stephsmith.io/how-to-be-great/

CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8qbq5x/the-cia-spied-on-people-through-their-smart-tvs-leaked-documents-reveal

How Information is Like Snacks/Money/Drugs to Your Brain.
http://newsroom.haas.berkeley.edu/how-information-is-like-snacks-money-and-drugs-to-your-brain/

Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Stay Warm and Grow Food All Year Long.
https://returntonow.net/2019/03/04/swedish-couple-builds-greenhouse-around-home-to-stay-warm-and-grow-food-all-year-long/

Other

Google Chrome has Become Surveillance Software – Time to Switch.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/06/21/google-chrome-has-become-surveillance-software-its-time-switch/

Why You Need to Give Firefox a Chance.
https://dev.to/dtroode/why-you-need-to-give-firefox-a-chance-5g5a

Will Smith Invests in App that Helps Teens with Financial Literacy.
https://www.blackenterprise.com/will-smith-invests-in-app-that-helps-teens-with-financial-literacy/

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