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/

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2 thoughts on “Valuable News – 2020/04/20

  1. Predrag Punosevac

    “How to Upgrade OpenBSD and Build a Kernel” is totally outdated and wrong on the currently supported 6.6 stable and previous release 6.5. OpenBSD has stellar and up to date documentation. Anything other than release notes, man pages, and the official FAQ, for the most part, should be disregarded as wrong advice. Here is the real info https://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade66.html for people who are search engine challenged. I don’t see a point in digging out somebody’s blog post from a few years ago and listing it as current valuable news. Your “valuable news” contains anywhere from 30%-70% outdated write-ups. While I appreciate the true valuable news you dig out the signal to noise ratio leaves much to be desired.

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