Valuable News – 2019/12/09

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

HardenedBSD Infrastructure Goals.
https://github.com/lattera/articles/blob/master/hardenedbsd/2019-12-01_infrastructure/article.md

Homura – Windows Games Launcher for FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B1h0F4rIs4

Bit Rot on RHEL – Only Way to Detect Corruption is dm-integrity Tool.
https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/what-bit-rot-and-how-can-i-detect-it-rhel

FreeBSD Introduces Per Device Lock for devfs Subsystem.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355228

First Release Candidate for NetBSD 9.0 Available.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/first_release_candidate_for_netbsd
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-9/NetBSD-9.0.html

FreeBSD 12.1 Runs Refreshingly Well with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd-amd-3970x

ZFS sync/async and ZIL/SLOG Explained.
https://jrs-s.net/2019/05/02/zfs-sync-async-zil-slog/

Building High PerformanceSplunk SmartStores with MinIO.

Click to access Building-High-Performance-Splunk-SmartStores-with-MinIO.pdf

FreeBSD Added stats(3) to TCP Stack to Get Per Connection Stats.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355304

FreeBSD Position in Cloud and IoT Makes Sense.
https://techhq.com/2019/12/freebsds-position-in-cloud-and-iot-makes-sense/

OmniOS Community Edition r151032e/r151030ae Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/030ae-032e

Phoronix Test Suite 9.2 Released.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Phoronix-Test-Suite-9.2

ZFS Learning Curve #1 – Installing FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enh5E7FpekU

ZFS Learning Curve #2 – Dataset Fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5MDNr-QpvU

BastilleBSD Youtube Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCniTnQDKIZN9ZTLPiyMI5eA

FreeBSD Updates KDE Plasma Desktop to 5.17.4 Version.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=519033

OpenBSD Multiple Authentication Vulnerabilities.
https://blog.qualys.com/laws-of-vulnerabilities/2019/12/04/openbsd-multiple-authentication-vulnerabilities
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/12/04/5
https://thehackernews.com/2019/12/openbsd-authentication-vulnerability.html

Bareos and NetApp are Partners.
https://www.bareos.com/en/company_news/netapp-en1.html

Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD – Inferring and Hijacking VPN Tunneled TCP Connections.
https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2019/q4/122

Haiku Almost Monthly Activity Report – 2019/10-11.
https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/pulkomandy/2019-12-05_haiku_monthly_activity_report_-_november_2019/

How I Switched to Plan 9.
http://helpful.cat-v.org/Blog/2019/12/03/0/

FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE with 4017+ Uptime (More then 11 Years).
https://twitter.com/EdwinKremer/status/1203071684535889921
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELIrUXPXkAIp5kY.jpg:large

NVIDIA Expected to Have Open Source Driver Announcement for 2020.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Open-Source-GTC-20

Writing Daemon Using FreeBSD and Python Part 3.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2019/11/30/writing-a-daemon-using-freebsd-and-python-pt-3/

AMD Ryzen Build (for OpenBSD).
https://flak.tedunangst.com/post/ryzen-build-for-openbsd

Easy Minecraft Server on FreeBSD.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd/how-to-guides/easy-minecraft-server-on-freebsd/

In Other BSDs for 2019/12/07.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/12/07/23870.html

Return of pkg_validate for FreeBSD.
https://lonkamikaze.github.io/2019/12/07/bsda2-0.3.0-release-the-return-of-pkg_validate

NomadBSD 1.3 Released.
https://nomadbsd.org/index.html

Modest Home Server – Running FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K1Jg2vEWRA

IBM – Sonic Delay Lines – History of 80Γ—24 Display.
http://www.righto.com/2019/11/ibm-sonic-delay-lines-and-history-of.html

Raptor Computing is Working on More AMD Radeon Driver Improvements For IBM POWER.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raptor-More-AMDGPU-POWER-Bits

Preview Image in Terminal Window with imcat.
https://github.com/stolk/imcat

OpenBSD Now Checks Packet Destination Address with IP Address Bound to Interface.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=157580561114203&w=2

Firefox 71 on IBM POWER.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/12/firefox-71-on-power.html

Hardware

Mini PCs – Powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded CPUs.
https://www.amd.com/en/products/embedded-minipc-solutions

Entire AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU Inventory Sold Out in Japan.
https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-entire-inventory-outsold-japan-worldwide/

64 Bits Ought to Be Enough for Anybody.
64 Bits ought to be enough for anybody!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765(G).
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15178/qualcomm-announces-snapdragon-865-and-765-5g-for-all-in-2020-all-the-details/

Life

10 Hour TRE Reduces Weight/Blood Pressure/Atherogenic Lipids in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome.
https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(19)30611-4

Lesson to Unlearn.
http://paulgraham.com/lesson.html

Other

Netflix and AWS Open Source Metaflow.
https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/open-sourcing-metaflow-a-human-centric-framework-for-data-science-fa72e04a5d9

Personal and Social Information of 1.2 Billion People Discovered in Massive Data Leak.
https://www.dataviper.io/blog/2019/pdl-data-exposure-billion-people/

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