Monthly Archives: February 2020

Valuable News – 2020/02/24

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

Port of Illumos/OpenSolaris to Architectures Other then X86.
https://bitbucket.org/hayashin/illumos-gate/wiki/Home

Do You Really Need Kubernetes?
https://www.itworld.com/article/3527217/do-you-really-need-kubernetes.html

Initial Support for VNET Containers in BastilleBSD.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/bastille

How to Run Orchestrator on FreeBSD.
https://www.percona.com/blog/2020/02/17/how-to-run-orchestrator-on-freebsd/

BSD Weekly – Issue 8.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/8

Project Trident to GhostBSD Migration.
https://github.com/maxsteciuk/TridentToGhostBSD/blob/master/README.md

KDE Plasma 5.18.1 in the FreeBSD Ports Tree
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.18.1
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=526524

RISC-V Illumos Port.
https://illumos.topicbox.com/groups/discuss/T51b9dfae3816d400-M38c1aaea4566baedb89f3d6d/riscv-illumos-port

Easy and Lightweight Jails with BastilleBSD.
https://hackacad.net/freebsd/2020/01/31/easy-freebsd-jail-management-bastille.html

FreeBSD versus Linux Scaling Up to 128 Threads with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=3990x-freebsd-bsd

The x11-servers/xorg-server with evdev Support Updated to 1.20.7 on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/patovm04_/status/1230710742397009935

BSD Now 338 – iocage in Jail.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/338

Short Report on FreeBSD Training Machine.
https://jpmens.net/2020/02/20/short-report-on-the-freebsd-training-machine/

Simple Script for Creating and Deleting Rolling ZFS Snapshots in FreeBSD.
https://www.iceflatline.com/2020/02/a-simple-script-for-creating-and-deleting-rolling-zfs-snapshots-in-freebsd/

FreeBSD Foundation January/February Development Projects Update – First Class Citizen on POWER.
https://mailchi.mp/freebsdfoundation/jan_feb2020update

Can You Use FreeBSD for Developer Machine in 2020?
https://www.hackernoon.com/can-you-use-freebsd-for-a-developer-machine-in-2020-fc653bk5

NetBSD Root on ZFS.
https://wiki.netbsd.org/wiki/RootOnZFS/

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/22.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/02/22/24187.html

FreeBSD checkrestart Tool to Find Stale Processes that May Need Restart After Upgrade.
https://github.com/Freaky/checkrestart

NetBSD KASLR – Break It – Fix It – Repeat.

Click to access kaslr.pdf

History of OpenBSD Hackathons in 1999-2018 Years.
https://twitter.com/__mfm_/status/1231564033704255488

Site Dedicated to DEC Video Terminals from 1970 to 1995.
https://vt100.net/

Hardware

Talos/Blackbird BMC is Getting New Tricks.
https://www.talospace.com/2020/02/the-bmc-is-getting-new-tricks.html
https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1230431467668463616

How Much Better Was DEC Alpha Than Contemporary x86?
https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/13611/how-much-better-was-dec-alpha-than-contemporary-x86

Recent Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops Have Problem with Defective Thunderbolt Controllers.
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Recent-Lenovo-ThinkPad-laptops-have-a-problem-with-defective-Thunderbolt-Controllers.451061.0.html
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/ht508988
https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/eszg2o/thinkpad_tb3_failure_what_we_know_repair/

Life

Enjoy Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4 Day Workweek a Try.
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/807133509/enjoy-the-extra-day-off-more-bosses-give-4-day-workweek-a-try

136 Internet Videos that Blew My Mind.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ub46LTP8NLu306oMk7J0t3Yk7QHiTg_QcirzaS5EZhs/

Other

Grand Jury Subpoena for Signal User Data – Eastern District of Virginia.
https://signal.org/bigbrother/eastern-virginia-grand-jury/

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/02/17

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

Curated List of Awesome OpenBSD Resources.
https://github.com/ligurio/awesome-openbsd

Xsunaba Allows Applications X11 Sandbox on OpenBSD.
https://github.com/morgant/Xsunaba

OpenBSD sysinfo Script.
https://github.com/e-zk/openbsd-sysinfo

Checksumming in Filesystems and Why ZFS is Doing It Right.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/73/

MATE 1.24 Released.
https://mate-desktop.org/blog/2020-02-10-mate-1-24-released/

KDE Plasma 5.18.0 LTS.
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.18.0.php

OpenBSD – Create Encrypted RAID1.
https://gist.github.com/dsendkowski/47ccbe31932dd5a2910de6d16cf8470b

FreeNAS 11.3 Released and Update Overview.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=FayzZZpDq4I

DragonFlyBSD Improves Its TMPFS Implementation for Better Throughput Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DragonFlyBSD-TMPFS-Throughput

Nextcloud 18.0.1 Available.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-18-0-1-is-out/

Check Logs of Central syslog-ng Log Host on FreeBSD.
https://blog.socruel.nu/freebsd/check-logs-of-syslog-ng-log-host-on-freebsd.html

Howto Secure FreeBSD.
https://fleximus.org/howto/secure-freebsd

BSD Now 337 – Kubernetes on Bhyve.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/337

NetBSD Fundraising 2020.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/fundraising_2020

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/15.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/02/15/24150.html

NetBSD 9.0 Announced with AARCH64 Support and NVMM Hypervisor and Updated ZFS.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-9/NetBSD-9.0.html

DragonflyBSD 5.8-RC1 Available.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DragonFlyBSD-5.8-RC1-Released

FreeBSD ZFS AMIs Now Available.
https://www.daemonology.net/blog/2019-02-16-FreeBSD-ZFS-AMIs-now-available.html

Manage Networking on FreeBSD Using Ansible Module.
https://galaxy.ansible.com/kompasmedia/networking

Operating System Footprint for LAMP Stack on Linux and FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/Alohomora83/status/1229368852745728000

FreeBSD pkg-provides 0.7.0 Released.
https://github.com/rosorio/pkg-provides/releases/tag/v0.7.0

Hardware

HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus is (Not) Worth Getting Excited About.
https://www.servethehome.com/hpe-proliant-microserver-gen10-plus-is-worth-getting-excited-about/

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

Life

People Born Blind are Mysteriously Protected from Schizophrenia.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/939qbz/people-born-blind-are-mysteriously-protected-from-schizophrenia

Other

Signal is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses.
https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/

The Lost Art of Color Cycling – Animating with Color.
https://youtu.be/LUbrzg21X9c

EOF

FreeBSD Enterprise Storage at PBUG

Yesterday I was honored to give a talk about FreeBSD Enterprise Storage at the Polish BSD User Group meeting.

You are invited to download the PDF Slides – https://is.gd/bsdstg – available here.

bsdstg

The PBUG (Polish BSD User Group) meetings are very special. In “The Matrix” movie (which has been rendered on FreeBSD system by the way) – FreeBSD Used to Generate Spectacular Special Effects – details available here – its not possible to describe what the Matrix really is, one has to feel it. Enter it. The same I can tell you about the PBUG meetings. Its kinda like with the “Hangover” movie. What happens in Vegas PBUG meeting stays in Vegas PBUG meeting πŸ™‚

If you will have the possibility and time then join the next Polish BSD User Group meeting. You will not regret it :>

UPDATE 1 – Shorter Unified Version

The original – https://is.gd/bsdstg – presentation is 187 pages long and is suited for live presentation while not the best for later ‘offline’ view.

I have created a unified version – https://is.gd/bsdstguni – with only 42 pages.

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/02/10

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

The End of SPARC64 in the FreeBSD Kernel.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=357455

OPNsense 20.1 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=15664.0

NetBSD 9.0 RC2 Announced.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-9/NetBSD-9.0.html
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/second_final_release_candidate_for

FDE on OpenBSD.amsterdam Opinionated VM.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20200203/fde-on-openbsd-amsterdam-opinionated-vm/

Hikari – FreeBSD Focused X11 Window Manager.
https://hub.darcs.net/raichoo/hikari
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Hikari-X11-Wayland-2020

STOR2RRD 2.70 Available.
https://www.stor2rrd.com/note270.php

Bareos 19.2.5 Released.
https://www.bareos.com/en/company_news/bareos-19.2.5-en1.html
https://docs.bareos.org/bareos-19.2/Appendix/ReleaseNotes.html
https://www.bareos.com/en/press-releases.html?file=files/press/english/bareos_19.2.5-final_en.pdf

Install OpenBSD on Dedibox with Full Disk Encryption.
https://poolp.org/posts/2018-01-29/install-openbsd-on-dedibox-with-full-disk-encryption/

BSD Weekly – Issue 6.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/6

Bastille 0.6 – 20200202 Release Notes.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/ezmux0/bastille_0620200202_release_notes/

Install Sylius eCommerce Platform on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-install-sylius-ecommerce-platform-on-freebsd-12

RawTherapee 5.8 Released.
http://rawtherapee.com/downloads/5.8/

BSD Now 336 – Archived Knowledge.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/336

ThinkPad T480 is My New Main Laptop which Runs FreeBSD.
https://genneko.github.io/playing-with-bsd/hardware/freebsd-on-thinkpad-t480/

Netdata Cloud on FreeBSD – First Impressions.
https://supratim-sanyal.blogspot.com/2020/01/netdata-cloud-on-freebsd-first.html

FreeNAS versus Unraid – Grudge Match.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=aXsRIrC5bjg

Setting Up Samba Server on NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2020/02/let-make-files-on-your-netbsd-machine.html

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/08.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/02/08/24114.html

LLDB Now Works on i386 on NetBSD.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/lldb_now_works_on_i386

Hardware

ThinkMods ExpressCard NVMe Adapter.
Add NVMe SSD to Your 2009-2013 ThinkPad.
https://thinkmods.store/
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thinkmods-expresscard-nvme-adapter#/

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64 Core CPU Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15483/amd-threadripper-3990x-review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Review 64 Cores for Workstation.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-ryzen-threadripper-3990x-review-64-cores-for-a-workstation/

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Offers Incredible Linux Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=3990x-threadripper-linux

Overclocker Pushes AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64 Cores to 5.5 GHz in World Record.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-threadripper-3990x-overclock-record

Life

Tesla Fill Fuck You Up Remotely and Will Remove Features from Used Car without Any Notice.
https://jalopnik.com/tesla-remotely-removes-autopilot-features-from-customer-1841472617

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/02/03

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 Status Report 2019 Q4.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2019-10-2019-12.html

How to Install GhostBSD 20.01.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=jqgeM330qqU

FreeBSD Had Very Busy End of 2019 Year with Numerous Advancements.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-Q4-2019-Update

FreeBSD Foundation 2019 Q4 Status Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/freebsd-foundation-q4-2019-status-update/

FreeBSD Adds Support for AMD ZEN/ZEN+/ZEN2 Temperature Sensors to amdtemp(4) Module.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=357190

Deploy Kubernetes Cluster on FreeBSD Bhyve (CBSD).
https://www.bsdstore.ru/en/articles/cbsd_k8s_part1.html

Monitoring OpenBSD using CollectD/InfluxDB/Grafana.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20180220/monitoring-openbsd-using-collectd-influxdb-grafana/

FreeNAS 11.3-RELEASE Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-3-release/

Latest TrueNAS and FreeNAS Release Delivers Wizards/Plugins/Accelerated Replication.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-and-freenas-11-3-release-pr/

BSD Weekly – Issue 5.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/5

FreeBSD 12.2 Release Process.
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.2R/schedule.html

FreeBSD 11.4 Release Process.
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.4R/schedule.html

Performance Focused LibreOffice 6.4 is Available.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/01/29/libreoffice-6-4/
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.4

FreeBSD Adds Support for PrivacyGuard on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=357292

BSDNow 335 – FreeBSD Down Under.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/335

OPNsense 20.1 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=15664.0

FreeBSD Implements Safe Memory Reclamation Feature for UMA.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=357314

FreeBSD Ports just Landed Wine 5.0 Version.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/524678

Running OmniOS.
https://github.com/churchers/vm-bhyve/wiki/Running-OmniOS

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/01.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/02/01/24104.html

The powerlevel10k ZSH Theme.
https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k

FreeBSD 12.1 on Thinkpad T60.
https://oesediez.blogspot.com/2019/11/freebsd-121-on-thinkpad-t60.html
https://oesediez.blogspot.com/2020/01/freebsd-121-on-thinkpad-t60-2.html

FreeBSD Docker Images.
https://github.com/pct/freebsd-docker-images

iHateRegex Regex Builder.
https://ihateregex.io/

Query Unicode Database from Command Line with uni Tool.
https://github.com/arp242/uni

Hardware

Cache Out – Leaking Data on Intel CPUs via Cache Evictions.
https://cacheoutattack.com/

Life

Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has Internal Monologue and It Has Ruined My Day.
https://ryanandrewlangdon.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/today-i-learned-that-not-everyone-has-an-internal-monologue-and-it-has-ruined-my-day/

Other

Why Lobste.rs is Better than Hacker News.
https://kevq.uk/why-lobste-rs-is-better-than-hacker-news/

Monoliths are the Future.
https://changelog.com/posts/monoliths-are-the-future

Google Maps Hacks.
http://www.simonweckert.com/googlemapshacks.html

EOF