Monthly Archives: April 2020

Valuable News – 2020/04/27

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

GCC Always Assumes Aligned Pointer Accesses.
https://trust-in-soft.com/blog/2020/04/06/gcc-always-assumes-aligned-pointers/

OpenZFS Gets 3x Throughput Boost for ZVOL Sync Write Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenZFS-3x-Boost-Sync-ZVOL

TrueNAS Suggestion Tickets.
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/truenas-suggestion-tickets.84141/?hss_channel=tw-20491096

TrueNAS and FreeNAS – iSCSI Shares Overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FO9VYgKWdQ&hss_channel=tw-20491096

Installing Graylog on OpenBSD from Scratch.
https://hosakacorp.net/p/graylog-openbsd.html

MixerTUI 1.1 for FreeBSD Available.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2020/04/23/mixertui-1-1.html

BSD Now 347 – New Directions.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/347

FreeBSD Foundation – 500% if_bridge Performance Improvement.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/500-if_bridge-performance-improvement/

FreeNAS 11.3-U2.1 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-3-U2.1/

8 Bay TrueNAS Core ZFS NAS Build Walkthrough in SilverStone CS381 Chassis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COoChGWVfNw

DragonflyBSD Quick Start.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/handbook/environmentquickstart/

EKCD – Encrypted Crash Dumps in FreeBSD.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/74/

Transfer Files over WiFi from Your Computer to Your Mobile Device by Scanning QR Code.
https://github.com/claudiodangelis/qrcp

HardenedBSD April 2020 Status Report.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2020-04-24/hardenedbsd-april-2020-status-report

In Other BSDs for 2020/04/25.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/04/25/24428.html

Short/Fast FreeBSD Webcam Configuration.
https://twitter.com/Jehops22/status/1253996532891877377

Building WireGuard Jail with FreeBSD Standard Tools.
https://genneko.github.io/playing-with-bsd/networking/freebsd-wireguard-jail/

Minimal Manual of Contributing to Illumos.
https://nanxiao.me/en/a-minimal-manual-of-contributing-to-illumos/

Hardware

ARM Development for Office – Unboxing Ampere eMag Workstation.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15737/arm-development-for-the-office-unboxing-an-ampere-emag-workstation

ASRock Rack EPYCD8-2T AMD EPYC Motherboard Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14171/the-asrock-rack-epycd8-2t-motherboard-review

Difference Between SMR and CMR Drives.
https://nascompares.com/answer/how-to-tell-a-difference-between-dm-smr-and-non-smr-cmr-drives-hdd-compare/

Western Digital Admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS Drives use SMR.
https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/14/wd-red-nas-drives-shingled-magnetic-recording/

Beware of SMR Drives in CMR Clothing.
https://www.smartmontools.org/ticket/1313

Intel with All Meltdown/Spec/Leak Mitigations Syscall Cost Went from ~70ns to About ~350ns.
https://twitter.com/cpuGoogle/status/1254178356322398208

Life

Remote Software Developers Earn 22% More Than Non Remote Developers.
https://whoisnnamdi.com/remote-software-developers-earn-more/

Harrison Ford – Stop Giving Power to People Who Do Not Believe in Science.
https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2020/04/harrison-ford-stop-giving-power-to.html

Other

Google Data Centers Now Work Harder when Sun Shines and Wind Blows.
https://blog.google/inside-google/infrastructure/data-centers-work-harder-sun-shines-wind-blows

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Valuable News – 2020/04/20

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

Bastille 0.6 (20200412) Released with Support for VNET/IPv6/clone/edit/rename/import and More.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/bastille/releases/tag/0.6.20200412

FreeBSD Status Report 2020 Q1.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-01-2020-03.html

FreeBSD is Off to Solid Start for 2020.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-Q1-2020-Progress

FreeBSD NFS over TLS Implementation in the Works.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-01-2020-03.html#NFS-over-TLS-implementation

FreeBSD Adds elfctl Tool Enable/Disable Vulnerability Mitigations like ASLR/PROT_MAX/Stack Gap/W+X and Other.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-01-2020-03.html#elfctl-utility

OpenZFS Got Persistent L2ARC.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/pull/9582

Setting Up Users/Permissions/ACLs on FreeNAS.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/users-permissions-acls-on-freenas/

Ars Technica – Not Actually Linux Distro Review – GhostBSD.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/not-actually-linux-distro-review-deux-ghostbsd/

Inkscape 1.0 RC1 Available.
https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0rc1/

TrueNAS CORE is the New FreeNAS.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-core-features/

FreeBSD Dev.
https://tales.admindev.tech/index.php/2020/04/15/freebsd-dev/

BSD Weekly – Issue 15.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/15

OpenZFS Support for FreeBSD Committed.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/pull/8987
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/commit/9f0a21e6411aa0bac23fba0ddb220342a48c7cc7

Install and Configure ClamAV on FreeBSD.
https://blog.socruel.nu/freebsd/how-to-install-and-configure-clamav-on-freebsd.html

FreeBSD Foundation 2020 Q1 Status Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/freebsd-foundation-q1-2020-status-update/

Using bhyve PCI Passthrough on OmniOS.
https://www.cyber-tec.org/2019/05/29/using-bhyve-pci-passthrough-on-omnios/

FreeBSD Case Study – Mellanox.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd-case-study-mellanox/

BSD Now 346 – Core File Tales.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/346

Best FreeBSD Kernel Config as VirtualBox Guest.
https://www.grayhatfreelancing.com/freebsd-kernel-config-virtualbox/

Bareos Updates 2020-04.
https://www.bareos.com/en/company_news/19.2.7-en1.html

OpenZFS Merges New FreeBSD Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenZFS-FreeBSD-Support-Merged

OpenBSD on HP Envy 13.
https://icyphox.sh/blog/openbsd-hp-envy/

XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4.7542 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-12.1.0.4/12.1.0.4.7542/

OpenSMTPD/Dovecot/PostgreSQL/Sieve/RSpamd on OpenBSD 6.6.
https://uberblo.gs/2020/04/opensmtpd-dovecot-with-a-shared-postgresql-sieve-and-rspamd-on-openbsd

FreeBSD Progress on Slimbook Base 14.
https://euroquis.nl//freebsd/2020/04/16/slimbook

In Other BSDs for 2020/04/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/04/18/24399.html

Hardware

Intel Beat Inappropriate Competition Against AMD at NUC.
https://www.igamesnews.com/pc/intel-beat-inappropriate-competition-against-amd-at-nuc/

AMD EPYC 7F52 Reviewed – F is for High Frequency.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15715/amds-new-epyc-7f52-reviewed-the-f-is-for-frequency

Single Sheet Computer Case.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2020/04/single-sheet-computer-case.html

Western Digital [WD] Admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS Drives Use Shingled Magnetic Recording [SMR].
https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/04/14/wd-red-nas-drives-shingled-magnetic-recording/

Zhaoxin KaiXian x86 CPU Tested – Rise of China Chips.
https://www.tomshardware.com/features/zhaoxin-kx-u6780a-x86-cpu-tested

V0LTpwn – Attacking x86 Processor Integrity from Software.
https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.04870

Life

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Sleep Patterns.
https://blog.fitbit.com/covid-19-sleep-patterns/

Other

Big Brother in Age of Coronavirus – 100+ Groups Warn Against Exploiting Pandemic to Permanently Expand Surveillance State.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/02/big-brother-age-coronavirus-100-groups-warn-against-exploiting-pandemic-permanently

Writing Book with pandoc/make/vim.
https://keleshev.com/my-book-writing-setup/

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/04/13

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

Sheridan Computers – Asterisk on FreeBSD – Part 3 – Localisation and Indications Configuration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cio1M0jC29E

Sheridan Computers – Asterisk on FreeBSD – Part 4 – Inbound/Outbound Calls and Sip Trunk Setup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PAPyffaoFI

Sheridan Computers – Asterisk on FreeBSD – Part 5 – Call Detail Records – Logging CDR to MySQL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vsro7tDGVk

Sheridan Computers – Asterisk on FreeBSD – Part 6 – Call Queues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C642GqqW88

Sheridan Computers – Intel X520-DA2 Cheap 10GE Network Card.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKzV8IBzN_Q

How I Discovered OPNSense Firewall.
https://medium.com/@miha.kralj/how-i-discovered-opnsense-firewall-909b1cb5c6cb

BSD Weekly – Issue 14.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/14

Install NetBSD on Vintage Computer.
https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/install-netbsd-on-a-vintage-computer

FreeBSD Foundation Sponsored 500% Performance Improvements in if_bridge.
https://twitter.com/freebsdfndation/status/1247613088955760648
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/584064729

FreeBSD ls(1) Replacement Called lsxo with libxo Output.
https://gitlab.com/alfix/lsxo

FreeNAS 11.3-U2 Released with 150 Bug Fixes and Updates.
https://www.servethehome.com/freenas-11-3-u2-released-with-150-bug-fixes-and-updates/

OPNsense 20.1.4 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=16673.0

Setup Email Server in 2020 with OpenSMTPD and Dovecot.
https://prefet.ch/blog/2020/email-server/

FreeBSD is Now Supported in Cirrus Labs Upstream CI.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1233453800222076928

BSD Now 345 – Switchers to BSD.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/345

The systemd Now Has More Than 1.2 Million Lines.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Systemd-1.2-Million

The tmate is tmux Fork with Instant Terminal Sharing Purpose.
https://tmate.io/

Introduction to Basic FreeBSD Maintenance (2015).
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-basic-freebsd-maintenance

FreeBSD Ported if_vether from OpenBSD.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D20468

NetBSD LLDB Work Concluded.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/lldb_work_concluded

NetBSD WiFi Renewal Restarted.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/wifi_renewal_restarted

This Week in KDE – Moar Performance.
https://pointieststick.com/2020/04/04/this-week-in-kde-moar-performance/

Not Actually Linux Distro Review – FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/not-actually-linux-distro-review-freebsd-12-1-release/

LibreSSL 3.1.0 Released.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-3.1.0-relnotes.txt

In Other BSDs for 2020/04/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/04/11/24369.html

Running X11 Applications on Jail Created with Bastille.
https://genneko.github.io/playing-with-bsd/application/running-xapps-on-a-jail/

Technical Reasons to Choose FreeBSD over GNU/Linux.
https://unixsheikh.com/articles/technical-reasons-to-choose-freebsd-over-linux.html

FreeBSD and Nvidia Optimus.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2020/01/05/freebsd-and-nvidia-optimus.html

Hardware

AMD Mobile Revival – Redefining Notebook Business with Ryzen 9 4900HS.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15708/amds-mobile-revival-redefining-the-notebook-business-with-the-ryzen-9-4900hs-a-review/

Life

Japan to Fund Firms to Shift Production Out of China.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/japan-to-fund-firms-to-shift-production-out-of-china

Other

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Valuable News – 2020/04/06

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

OPNsense 20.1.3 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-20-1-3-released/

BSD Overview (2012).
https://www.jimby.name/techbits/abitolder/bsdov/bsdov_04.pdf

Scripts to Turn Vanilla FreeBSD into Lisp/Ruby Development Environment.
https://gitlab.com/duncan-bayne/freebsd-setup

Rethinking OpenBSD Security.
https://flak.tedunangst.com/post/rethinking-openbsd-security

Sheridan Computers – Asterisk on FreeBSD – Adding Voicemail Functionality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAOzqKFHdY8

Creating Chroot in OpenBSD.
https://www.tubsta.com/2020/01/creating-a-chroot-in-openbsd/

Great Desktop Experience on OpenBSD with Fluxbox.
https://ybad.name/Logiciel-libre/OpenBSD/Great_desktop_experience_fluxbox_openbsd.html

Update Lenovo ThinkPad X260 BIOS with OpenBSD.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20200331/update-lenovo-x260-bios-with-openbsd/

OpenBSD as E-Commerce Solution With PrestaShop and Apache.
https://www.vultr.com/docs/openbsd-as-an-e-commerce-solution-with-prestashop-and-apache

OpenBSD and SNMPd (2017) .
https://www.tubsta.com/2017/04/openbsd-and-snmpd/

Tale of OpenBSD malloc(3) Secure Memory Allocator Internals.
https://bsdb0y.github.io/blog/deep-dive-into-the-OpenBSD-malloc-and-friends-internals-part-1.html

KDE Plasma Desktop Updated to 5.18.4.1 in FreeBSD.
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.18.4
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=530195

Minio Introduces Sidekick – High Performance Load Balancer.
https://blog.min.io/introducing-sidekick-a-high-performance-load-balancer/

FreeBSD Updates Head to 14.0-CURRENT to Prevent Having 13.0-RELEASE. (April Fool Joke)
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-head/2020-April/135044.html

GhostBSD 20.03 Now Available.
http://www.ghostbsd.org/20.03_release_announcement

Nextcloud on OpenBSD.
https://h3artbl33d.nl/2020-nextcloud.html

Self Hosted Hugo Workflow using FreeBSD Jails.
https://www.jaredwolff.com/my-latest-self-hosted-hugo-workflow/

NetBSD 8.2 Available.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/netbsd_8_2_is_available

How to SSH Properly.
https://gravitational.com/blog/how-to-ssh-properly/

FreeBSD Office Hours – 2020/04/01.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qBm5NM3zTQ

BSD Now 344 – Grains of Salt.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/344

Unleashed 1.4 Last Final Release Available (Illumos Fork).
http://lists.31bits.net/archives/devel/2020-April/000059.html

Tale of Two Hypervisor Bugs – Escaping from FreeBSD bhyve.
http://phrack.org/papers/escaping_from_freebsd_bhyve.html
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1246463960494333952

In Other BSDs for 2020/04/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/04/04/24357.html

PostgreSQL is Worlds Best Database.
https://www.2ndquadrant.com/en/blog/postgresql-is-the-worlds-best-database/

Hardware

Ryzen 4000 Review – AMD 7nm Ryzen 9 Offers Game Changing Performance for Laptops.
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3534769/ryzen-4000-review-amds-7nm-ryzen-9-offers-game-changing-performance-for-laptops.html

Life

Vitamin D Deficiency – Factor in COVID-19 Progression/Severity/Mortality.
https://www.modernghana.com/news/992403/vitamin-d-deficiency-a-factor-in-covid-19-progre.html

Earth Vibrates Substantially Less Because There is So Little Activity Right Now.
https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2020/04/earth-is-vibrating-substantially-less.html

Other

Boeing 787 Must be Turned OFF and ON Every 51 Days to Prevent Misleading Data Being Shown to Pilots.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/02/boeing_787_power_cycle_51_days_stale_data/

Iosevka Font.
https://typeof.net/Iosevka/

Introducing 1.1.1.1 for Families.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-1-1-1-1-for-families/

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