Monthly Archives: March 2020

Valuable News – 2020/03/30

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

XigmaNAS 11.3.0.4.7373 Released.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.3.0.4/11.3.0.4.7373/

XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4.7382 Released.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-12.1.0.4/12.1.0.4.7382/

WireGuard on FreeBSD Quick Look – Testing VPN in Jail Network.
https://genneko.github.io/playing-with-bsd/networking/freebsd-wireguard-quicklook/

FreeBSD Will Now Use Clang and LLD as Default Toolchain for MIPS.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=359233

Bob Beck Interview on OpenBSD/libTLS/LibreSSL with Tom Smyth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDMaH9Fyrkw

OpenBSD Updates KDE Frameworks to 5.68.0 and KDE to 19.12.
https://github.com/openbsd/ports/commit/74a493439614697b664fc1309039c7978f106b2c

Install pgAdmin4 on FreeBSD 12.
https://computingforgeeks.com/how-to-install-pgadmin4-on-freebsd-12/

FreeBSD 13-CURRENT imported Clang/LLVM 10.0.
https://twitter.com/koobs/status/1242686013861838848
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-announce/2020-March/000087.html
https://reviews.freebsd.org/rS359338

Powerful Drop In Replacement for GCC/Clang.
https://andrewkelley.me/post/zig-cc-powerful-drop-in-replacement-gcc-clang.html

BSD Weekly – Issue 12.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/12

BSD Now 343 – FreeBSD – Corona – Fight.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/343

Intel Core i9 10980XE Benchmarks – FreeBSD/GhostBSD/DragonFlyBSD/Ubuntu.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=dfly58-freebsd121-ubuntu2004

Ceph 15.2.0 Octopus Released.
https://ceph.io/releases/v15-2-0-octopus-released/

Installing FreeBSD for Raspberry Pi 1/2/3.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd/how-to-guides/installing-freebsd-for-raspberry-pi/

TrueOS (earlier PC-BSD) is Now Officially Dead.
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/is-trueos-abandoned.82183/#post-574390

Sheridan Computers FreeBSD Tips – Enable UTF-8 System Wide and Per User.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bblv86OQeB0

Sheridan Computers FreeBSD Tips – doas – simple alternative to sudo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jY4EM4_M9c

Sheridan Computers FreeBSD Tips – Install Asterisk (PBX) on FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmG5zNbhc7E

Static Analysis in GCC 10.
https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2020/03/26/static-analysis-in-gcc-10/

Collection of Scripts to Control Fan Speed on NAS Boxes.
https://github.com/khorton/nas_fan_control

OmniOS Release Schedule.
https://omniosce.org/schedule

The sysctlview 2.0 for FreeBSD is Available.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2020/03/29/sysctlview-2-0.html

Setup Distributed Computing on BSD Systems in Order to Aid COVID-19 Research.
https://bellebookandcode.com/tech/setting-up-distributed-computing-on-bsd-systems-in-order-to-aid-covid-19-research/

FreeBSD Improves USB Audio Mixer Support for USB Audio.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=359355

Build Qt5 Applications with CMake on OpenBSD.
https://www.sizeofvoid.org/posts/2020-03-29-how-to-build-qt5-applications-with-cake-on-openbsd/

Spotify on FreeBSD with spotify-tui and spotifyd.
https://twitter.com/eekhabarov/status/1244334021204721666

FreeBSD Audio in Console with mixertui.
https://twitter.com/alfsiciliano/status/1244170964780429319

FreeBSD rc.d(8) Script for tailscaled.
https://gist.github.com/jamesog/0b9c8274eeb4719782d9630a3b5d09ee

Multiplatform Testing With Molecule and Travis.
https://bofh.am/post/multiplatform-testing-with-molecule-travis/

Hardware

Nucintosh is Complete.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2020/03/the-nucintosh-is-complete.html

Life

Dark Humor is Indicative Of High IQ – According to Study.
https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2019/12/dark-humor-is-indicative-of-high-iq.html

Yuval Noah Harari – World After Coronavirus.
https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/03/23

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

NomadBSD – Persistent Live USB OS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM0oou1KYY8

Using OpenBSD relayd to Add Security Headers.
https://goblackcat.com/posts/using-openbsd-relayd-to-add-security-headers/

My Infrastructure As of 2019.
https://chown.me/blog/infrastructure-2019.html

Bhyve Networking Options (2016).
https://empt1e.blogspot.com/2016/10/bhyve-networking-options.html

FreeBSD Foundation Calls All students for Google Summer of Code 2020 Applications.
https://twitter.com/freebsdfndation/status/1240005962766913538
https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5674592867188736/

BSD Weekly – Issue 11.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/11

NsCDE – Modern and Functional CDE Desktop Based on FVWM.
https://github.com/nscde/nscde

FreeBSD Implements kern.boot_id – Random Opaque 128-bit Identifier to Distinguish Distinct System Boots.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1240044781675241472
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=359053
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=244867

FreeBSD ZFS on Root Migration.
https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/posts/freebsd-zor-migration/

Linux Maintains Bugs – Real Reason ifconfig on Linux is Deprecated (2018).
https://blog.farhan.codes/2018/06/25/linux-maintains-bugs-the-real-reason-ifconfig-on-linux-is-deprecated/

The oxbar is X11 Status Bar for OpenBSD Showing Various System Stats.
https://github.com/ryanflannery/oxbar

FreeBSD Community Day (29 March 2020) Cancelled Due to COVID-19.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/DevSummit/202004

OPNsense 20.1.3 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=16297.0

Fighting Coronavirus with FreeBSD (Folding@Home).
Also available as science/fahclient port.
https://www.leidinger.net/blog/2020/03/19/fighting-the-coronavirus-with-freebsd-foldinghome/

NomadBSD Have Forum Now.
https://forum.nomadbsd.org/

New FuryBSD 12.1 Images Available for XFCE/KDE.
https://www.furybsd.org/new-furybsd-12-1-based-images-are-available-for-xfce-and-kde/

BSD Now 342 – Layout the DVA.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/342

Video BIOS for FreeBSD bhyve.
https://www.gulbra.net/freebsd-bhyve/

New zectl ZFS Boot Environment Manager for Linux from zedenv Creator.
https://ramsdenj.com/2020/03/18/zectl-zfs-boot-environment-manager-for-linux.html

FreeBSD Foundation – Development Project Update – Toolchain Modernization.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/project-update-toolchain-modernization/

FreeBSD Linuxulator Explained.
https://www.leidinger.net/blog/2010/09/28/the-freebsd-linuxulator-explained-for-users/

Install FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE on XCP-NG.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91F8buG3nOU

ZFS Asynchronous Copy on Write Landed in TrueNAS CORE 12.0.
https://twitter.com/kmoore134/status/1238658036874596353

In Other BSDs for 2020/03/21.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/03/21/24293.html

Setup vsftpd on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.osradar.com/how-to-set-up-vsftpd-on-freebsd-12/

NetBSD Based OS108 9.0 amd64 MATE Released.
https://forums.os108.org/d/27-os108-9-0-amd64-mate-released

Fast Review of NetBSD Based OS108 9.0 amd64 MATE.
https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/software/bsd-mac-os-x-hurd-others/1166626#post1166828

NetBSD Based OS108 Installation Tutorial.
https://youtu.be/cgAeY21gXR4

Ubiquiti UniFi Controller Installation on FreeBSD from Ports/Packages.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NsIdeqsx4zs

FreeBSD Realtime Monitoring/Stats/Overview with Netdata.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXDAeFXK0ss

NetBSD is 27 Years Old.
https://nxr.netbsd.org/xref/src/usr.bin/calendar/calendars/calendar.computer#27

Hardware

Marvell Announces ThunderX3 – 96 Cores & 384 Threads ARM Server Processor.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15621/marvell-announces-thunderx3-96-cores-384-thread-3rd-gen-arm-server-processor

DFI GHF51 – AMD Ryzen R1000 in Raspberry Pi Size.
https://www.dfi.com/product/index/1455#specification

WAFER-ULT5 – Embedded Board.
https://www.ieiworld.com/en/product/model.php?II=690

AMD Details Renoir – Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series 7nm APU Uncovered.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15624/amd-details-renoir-the-ryzen-mobile-4000-series-7nm-apu-uncovered

AMD EPYC 3000 Line Gets Updated Adding and Dropping Models.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-3000-line-gets-updated-adding-and-dropping-models/

Life

Google Tracked His Bike Ride Past Burglarized Home – That Made Him Suspect.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/google-tracked-his-bike-ride-past-burglarized-home-made-him-n1151761

Other

Over 300 Free MIT Licensed High Quality SVG Icons.
https://github.com/tabler/tabler-icons

Bees Have Been Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet
https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2019/07/bees-have-been-declared-most-important.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/03/16

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

Ubuntu 20.04 Adds zsys for ZFS Snapshots Management.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/03/ubuntu-20-04s-zsys-adds-zfs-snapshots-to-package-management/

MySQL 5.6 Now Successfully Builds with LibreSSL on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=528272

Set Up Windows SMB Shares on FreeNAS.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/windows-smb-shares-on-freenas/

DragonflyBSD 5.6.3 Released.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2020-March/720668.html

NetBSD Accomplishment of Porting ptrace(2) Test Scenarios.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/accomplishment_of_porting_ptrace_2

NetBSD Towards Backtracing Through Signal Trampolines and Fresh libc++ Library.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/towards_backtracing_through_signal_trampolines

GNOME 3.36 Released.
https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.36/

FreeBSD to Sponsor Work for 802.11ac Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=802.11ac-FreeBSD-Sponsor

BSD Now 341 – U-NAS-ification.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/341

Most Surprising Unix Programs.
https://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/tuhs/2020-March/020664.html

Adjusting acpi_video Brightness Increments on FreeBSD.
https://www.davidschlachter.com/misc/freebsd-acpi_video-thinkpad-display-brightness

Hardware

Amazon ARM Based GRAVITON2 Against AMD and Intel – Comparing Cloud Compute.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15578/cloud-clash-amazon-graviton2-arm-against-intel-and-amd/

New Flaw in Intel Chips Lets Attackers Slip Their Own Data Into Secure Enclave.
https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/10/new-flaw-in-intel-chips-lets-attackers-slip-their-own-data-into-secure-enclave/

HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/hpe-proliant-microserver-gen10-plus-review-this-is-super/

Other

Fastest Supercomputer on Earth is Being Deployed Against Coronavirus.
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/307381-the-fastest-supercomputer-on-earth-is-being-deployed-against-coronavirus

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/03/09

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 Journal 2020/01-02.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/freebsd-in-research/
https://cdn.coverstand.com/33057/651491/78146c07c4ee89376671cf0609e0551ebb4db492.1.pdf

FreeBSD Find Installed Hard Disk Size Information.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-hard-disk-information/

Situation with Go on OpenBSD.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/programming/GoOpenBSDSituation

Pot Machine Creates Local Vagrant VM with FreeBSD 12 Running on ZFS under LINUX or MACOS.
https://github.com/ebarriosjr/potMachine

Growth of UNIX Command Line Options from 1979 to Present.
https://danluu.com/cli-complexity/

DragonflyBSD 5.8 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release58/

Lets Use Kubernetes – Now You Have 8 Problems.
https://pythonspeed.com/articles/dont-need-kubernetes/

One Impact of Dropping Python 2 from Linux Distributions.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/python/Python2DroppingImpact

About FreeBSD Loader and Console.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2020-March/075404.html

BSDNow 340 – Check My Sums.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/340

FreeNAS is Dead. Long Live TrueNAS Core.
https://www.servethehome.com/freenas-is-dead-long-live-truenas-core/

FreeNAS and TrueNAS are Unifying.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/freenas-truenas-unification/

Learn vim for Last Time – Tutorial and Primer.
https://danielmiessler.com/study/vim/

GhostBSD 20.02 Overview – Solid and Friendly.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=kFG-772WGwg

Simple Solution for Outgoing Mail from FreeBSD System.
https://jpmens.net/2020/03/05/simple-solution-for-outgoing-mail-from-a-freebsd-system/

Introduction to Flua on FreeBSD.
https://kevans.dev/flua/

CLUI – Building Graphical Command Line.
https://blog.repl.it/clui

Is FreeBSD Worth Learning?
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/feg7rc/is_freebsd_worth_learning/

NomadBSD 1.3.1 Available.
https://nomadbsd.org/#1.3.1

Borgbackup 1.1.11 Released.
https://github.com/borgbackup/borg/releases/tag/1.1.11

Pantheon Desktop (from ElementaryOS) on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/olivierd_/status/1236394387732606978

Hardware

Ampere Altra Launched with 80 ARM Cores.
https://www.servethehome.com/ampere-altra-80-arm-cores-for-cloud/

Ampere Altra 80 Core N1 SoC for Hyperscalers.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15575/amperes-altra-80-core-n1-soc-for-hyperscalers-against-rome-and-xeon

AMD RDNA 2 Gets Codename – Navi 2X – 50% Improved Performance Per Watt.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15591/amds-rdna-2-gets-a-codename-navi-2x-comes-this-year-with-50-improved-perfperwatt

AMD Unveils CDNA GPU Architecture – Dedicated GPU Architecture for Data Centers.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15593/amd-unveils-cdna-gpu-architecture-a-dedicated-gpu-architecture-for-data-centers

AMD Shipped 260 Million Zen Cores by 2020.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15595/amd-shipped-260-million-zen-cores-by-2020

AMD Moves from Infinity Fabric to Infinity Architecture – Connecting Everything to Everything.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15596/amd-moves-from-infinity-fabric-to-infinity-architecture-connecting-everything-to-everything

AMD Discusses ‘X3D’ Die Stacking and Packaging for Future Products.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15590/amd-discusses-x3d-die-stacking-and-packaging-for-future-products-hybrid-25d-and-3d

The Beautiful Machine.
http://fabiensanglard.net/the_beautiful_machine/index.html

Intel x86 Root of Trust – Loss of Trust.
http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2020/03/intelx86-root-of-trust-loss-of-trust.html

FrankenPad Story – T25 with Quad Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel.
https://kitsunyan.github.io/blog/frankenpad-story.html

Fucking Laptops.
https://drewdevault.com//rants/2020/02/18/Fucking-laptops.html

Life

My Ordinary Life – Improvements Since 1990s.
https://www.gwern.net/Improvements

Discovering the Brain Nightly Rinse Cycle.
https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/03/05/discovering-the-brains-nightly-rinse-cycle/

Airlines Burn Fuel Flying Empty Planes to Keep Flight Slots During Coronavirus Outbreak.
https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-airlines-run-empty-ghost-flights-planes-passengers-outbreak-covid-2020-3

996.ICU (9am ~ 9pm ~ 6 Days a Week).
https://996.icu/#/en_US

Not Being Asshole Will Make You More Money.
https://www.atlassquats.com/post/not-being-an-asshole-will-make-you-more-money

Other

Firefox is Showing the Way Back to World That is Private by Default.
https://www.theverge.com/tech/2020/2/26/21153525/firefox-dns-encryption-amazon-go-browsing-shopping-privacy

DuckDuckGo is Good Enough for Regular Use.
https://www.bitlog.com/2020/03/06/duckduckgo-is-good-enough-for-regular-use/

Sia – Cloud Storage for $2/TB/Month.
https://blog.sia.tech/cloud-storage-for-2-tb-mo-8a34043e93bb

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/03/02

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

Intel KVM Virtualization Hit by Vulnerability Over Unfinished Code.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-KVM-CVE-2020-2732

FreeNAS 11.3-U1 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-3-u1/

POWER to the People – Making FreeBSD First Class Citizen on POWER.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/power-to-the-people-making-freebsd-a-first-class-citizen-on-power/

BSD Weekly – Issue 9.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/9

FreeBSD Finally Removes GCC 4.2.1 from Base System after 13 Years.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=358454

Netdata 1.20 Released.
https://github.com/netdata/netdata/releases/tag/v1.20.0

Nextcloud Urgent Security Issue in NGINX/php-fpm.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/urgent-security-issue-in-nginx-php-fpm/

Operating on Power – Ubuntu MATE.
http://vivapowerpc.eu/20200228-1444_Operating_on_Power_Ubuntu_MATE

Release of pkg 1.13 for FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=525794

X11 xorg 1.20.7 on HardenedBSD Comes with PIE/RELRO+BIND_NOW/CFI/SafeStack Protections.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1233412881569415168

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

BSD Now 339 – BSD Fundraising.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/339

Install Microweber Website Builder on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-microweber-website-builder-on-freebsd-12/

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/29.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/02/29/24219.html

Wine 5.3 Announcement.
https://www.winehq.org/announce/5.3

GhostBSD 20.02 Now Available.
https://ghostbsd.org/20.02_release_announcement

OpenBSD RISC-V Notes.
https://github.com/MengshiLi/openbsd-riscv-notes

Hardware

EPYC Trip to Rome – AMD is Cloudflare 10th Generation Edge Server CPU.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/an-epyc-trip-to-rome-amd-is-cloudflares-10th-generation-edge-server-cpu/

Defeating Laptop BIOS Password.
https://github.com/skysafe/reblog/blob/master/0000-defeating-a-laptops-bios-password/README.md

AMD Launches Ultra Low Power Ryzen Embedded APUs Starting at 6W.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15554/amd-launches-ultralowpower-ryzen-embedded-apus-starting-at-6w

Testing Chinese x86 CPU – Deep Dive Into Zen Based Hygon Dhyana Processors.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15493/hygon-dhyana-reviewed-chinese-x86-cpus-amd/

Other

EU Commission to Staff – Switch to Signal Messaging App.
https://www.politico.eu/pro/eu-commission-to-staff-switch-to-signal-messaging-app/

EU Wants Easy Replaceable Smartphone Batteries to Comeback.
https://www.ubergizmo.com/2020/02/eu-wants-easy-replaceable-batteries/

We Found 6 Critical PayPal Vulnerabilities and PayPal Punished Us for It.
https://cybernews.com/security/we-found-6-critical-paypal-vulnerabilities-and-paypal-punished-us/

Programmers Generate Every Possible Melody in MIDI to Prevent Lawsuits.
https://www.musictech.net/news/programmers-generate-every-possible-melody-in-midi-to-prevent-lawsuits/

EOF