Monthly Archives: July 2021

Valuable News – 2021/07/26

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

Szyszka is Simple But Powerful and Fast Bulk File Renamer.
https://github.com/qarmin/szyszka

Rhit Works from Your Standard Nginx Logs with No Preparation.
https://dystroy.org/rhit/

My Fanless OpenBSD Desktop.
https://jcs.org/2021/07/19/desktop

Sequoia – Deep Root in Linux Filesystem Layer – CVE-2021-33909.
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/07/20/1

Klara Systems – FreeBSD TCP Performance System Controls
https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-tcp-performance-system-controls/

RAIDZ Expansion and dRAID Excellent OpenZFS Adventure.
http://storagegaga.com/raidz-expansion-and-draid-excellent-openzfs-adventure/

FreeBSD Imports OpenBSD Syncookie Support for pf(8).
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=8e1864ed07121b479b95d7e3a5931a9e0ffd4713

Netcat – All You Need to Know.
https://blog.ikuamike.io/posts/2021/netcat/

FreeBSD Implements Unprivileged chroot(8) Feature.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=a40cf4175c90142442d0c6515f6c83956336699b

Nasty Linux systemd Security Bug Revealed.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/nasty-linux-systemd-security-bug-revealed/

Adventures with FreeBSD – 5 Old School Games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38EAQTf4NvE

FreeBSD pkg(8) 1.17.0 is Out with Two Major Changes.
https://twitter.com/_bapt_/status/1418127710249947137

NVMM Lands in DragonflyBSD.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/21/26006.html

Why vi(1) Rocks.
https://why-vi.rocks/

Bootstrap OPNsense Development Environment in Vagrant. [UPDATED]
https://github.com/punktDe/vagrant-opnsense

Some Improvements to NetworkMgr for FreeBSD.
https://freshports.org/net-mgmt/networkmgr/

VirtualBox with FreeBSD + KDE.
https://euroquis.nl//kde/2021/07/14/vboxfbsdkde.html

BSD Now 412 – Command Line Secrets.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/412

MyBee – FreeBSD OS and Hypervisor Bhyve as Private Cloud.
https://habr.com/en/post/569226/

Upper Case. Lower Case. Title Case.
https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2021/07/22/case-folding/

Syncthing – Syncing All the Things.
https://lwn.net/Articles/861978/

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/24.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/24/25994.html

GhostBSD Will Move to FreeBSD rc(8) Instead of Currently Used OpenRC.
https://twitter.com/Ericbsd/status/1419350133171531777

WiFi with AC on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-June/056170.html

Setup FTP Server on NetBSD Using ftpd(8) Daemon.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/551-set-up-a-ftp-server-on-netbsd-using-ftpd8

OpenBSD Virtualization – Host and Guests on Same Network.
https://doc.huc.fr.eu.org/en/sys/openbsd/vmd-host-guest-on-same-network/

NCDU 2 – Less Hungry and More Ziggy.
https://dev.yorhel.nl/doc/ncdu2

Wine on FreeBSD Updated from 5.0.5 to 6.0.1.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1419592817010089984

OpenBSD Full Tor Setup.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-07-25-openbsd-full-tor.html

Hardware

Framework Laptop DIY Edition Review – Real Fixer Upper.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/framework-laptop-diy-edition

TrueNAS Already Has 1.23 PB of Storage Devoted to Farming Chia.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/truenas-gets-into-chia-farming-truepool

PlasticARM – Get Your Next CPU – Made without Silicon.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16837/plasticarm-get-your-next-cpu-without-silicon

From Idea to Icon – 50 Years of Floppy Disk.
https://www.howtogeek.com/740436/from-idea-to-icon-50-years-of-the-floppy-disk/

25 Years Old IBM THINKPAD 360PE-2620 TOUCH Flip Screen for $200 000.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183849347474

World First Desktop PC RISC-V Board Meets AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/radeon-rx-6700-xt-works-with-risc-v

Puget Systems – AMD Based Workstations Achieve 60% of Total Sales.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/puget-systems-amd-based-workstations-achieve-60-of-total-sales

Loongson Launches Next Generation 3A5000 CPU.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/loongson-launches-3A5000-cpus

Best Internal Hard Drives – 2021/07.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12075/best-consumer-hdds

This is How All Laptops Should Be Made – Framework Laptop Teardown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmyAUIo79EU

PiStorm – Keeping AMIGA Alive.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pistorm-keeping-the-amiga-alive/

Life

YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech.
https://www.wired.com/story/why-youtube-chat-chess-flagged-hate-speech/

Other

Dread – WIP Doom Clone on Amiga 500 – Total Graphics Replacement.
http://www.indieretronews.com/2021/07/dread-doom-clone-on-amiga-500-total.html

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Valuable News – 2021/07/19

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

OmniOS Community Edition r151038k Available.
https://omnios.org/article/release-r38k

FreeBSD PVR HTPC – I Love FreeBSD Remastered.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW0iy6nn3z0

NetBSD/Desktop – Scalable Workstation Solutions.
https://www.cs.stevens.edu/~jschauma/netbsd/netbsd-desktop.pdf

Linux Kernel Removes IDE/ATA Support in Latest 5.14 Release Candidate.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/linux-kernel-nixes-ide-support-in-the-latest-514-release-candidate

Bastille 0.9.20210714 Released.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/bastille/releases/tag/0.9.20210714

OPNsense 21.7-RC2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=23926.0

Klara Systems – Managing Boot Environments.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/managing-boot-environments/

Tailscale for Illumos.
https://blog.shalman.org/tailscale-for-illumos/

MyBee – Free Enterprise Solution for Creating Software Defined VMs on Top of Bhyve.
https://myb.convectix.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caUGBVWreD0

OpenBSD Replaces dhclient(8) in Base with dhcpleased(8) and resolvd(8) daemons.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210717141912

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/17.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/17/25969.html

Using youtube-dl on FreeBSD.
https://rubenerd.com/using-youtube-dl-on-freebsd/

DragonflyBSD – Improving I/O Efficiency and Resilience.
https://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2021-June/404763.html

Meet vdcron – Cron for OpenBSD Desktops/Laptops.
https://www.vincentdelft.be/post/post_20180521

What Interesting Command Line Tools do You Use?
https://lobste.rs/s/yfgwjr/what_interesting_command_line_tools_do

Look at Profiling – FreeBSD Sort.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/a-look-at-profiling-freebsd-sort/

Haiku Runs on Real RISC-V Hardware – HiFive Unmatched.
https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/my-progress-on-real-risc-v-hardware/10963/31

My OpenSMTPD Setup on FreeBSD.
https://kfv.io/blog/opensmtpd

The helloSystem Has helloDesktop Desktop Environment.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/helloDesktop

Greatest Regex Trick Ever.
http://www.rexegg.com/regex-best-trick.html

The up.bsd.lv Binary Upgrades Report.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8lIDqbX2FMQqpIL-GO_w4CJHwb9s0fQw0wcMsnTSeY/edit

FreeBSD KGDB Support in LLDB.
https://www.moritz.systems/blog/freebsd-kgdb-support-in-lldb/

BSD Now 411 – FreeBSD Deep Dive.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/411

Lets Talk About Wayland.
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/wayland-2021.html

Hardware

Intel ME (Management Engine) – Myths and Reality. [2017]
https://fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congress/2017/Fahrplan/system/event_attachments/attachments/000/003/391/original/Intel_ME_myths_and_reality.pdf

Undocumented X86 Instructions to Control CPUat Microarchitecture Level in Modern Intel Processors.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chip-red-pill/udbgInstr/main/paper/undocumented_x86_insts_for_uarch_control.pdf

DIY Raspberry Pi 4 Mini Server with UPS and OLED Information Display.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/13/diy-raspberry-pi-4-mini-server-includes-ups-and-oled-information-display/

XUAN Bike Self Balancing Self Riding Bicycle – 22 TOPS Huawei Ascend A310 AI Processor.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/14/xuan-bike-self-balancing-self-riding-bicycle-relies-on-flywheel-22-tops-huawei-ascend-a310-ai-processor/

Libre-SOC Releases First Non-IBM OpenPOWER Chip in Decade.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/libre-soc-releases-first-non-ibm-openpower-chip-in-decade

ARM – Performance Per Watt is New Performance Metric.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/arm-performance-per-watt-new-metric

AMD Threadripper Pro Review – Upgrade Over Regular Threadripper.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16805/amd-threadripper-pro-review-an-upgrade-over-regular-threadripper

Qnap NAS with Chinese Zhaoxin x86 CPU.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/qnap-puts-zhaoxin-cpu-into-smb-nas

AMD Athlon 300U Powered AM02 Mini PC Goes for $240.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/19/amd-athlon-300u-am02-mini-pc/

Life

Germany Fines YouTube Six Figures for Removing Video of Anti Lockdown Protest.
https://www.mediaite.com/news/germany-fines-youtube-six-figures-for-removing-video-of-anti-lockdown-protest/

Other

Cyclomatic Complexity – New Way of Measuring Understandability.
https://www.sonarsource.com/docs/CognitiveComplexity.pdf

New Leak Reveals – Governments Exploit Pegasus Cyber Surveillance Tool.
https://cybernews.com/news/global-governments-exploit-the-pegasus-cyber-surveillance-tool

Cryptographers Unearth Vulnerabilities in Telegram Encryption Protocol.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/telegram-app-security-encryption/

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/07/12

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

Meet bareos-fuse – Virtual File System for Bareos.
https://www.bareos.com/bareos-fuse-virtual-file-system/

Porting OpenBSD Security Features to Linux.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20210705#qa

John Carmack Regrets Licensing ID Source Code as GPL – Prefers BSD Now.
https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/1412271091393994754

FreeBSD Adds KASAN Runtime.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=38da497a4dfcf1979c8c2b0e9f3fa0564035c147

Console Do Not Track (DNT).
https://consoledonottrack.com/

Live Migration Coming to Bhyve on FreeBSD.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D30954

pfSense CE 2.5.2 Released with Updates.
https://www.servethehome.com/pfsense-ce-2-5-2-released-with-updates/

Status of Online Conference Software on FreeBSD.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/status-of-online-conference-software-on-freebsd/

BSD Now 410 – OpenBSD Consumer Gateway.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/410

MySQL/ZFS Performance Update.
https://www.percona.com/blog/mysql-zfs-performance-update/

FreeBSD journal – 2021 – 05/06.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/security-4/
https://freebsdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/may_june2021.pdf

OPNsense Business Edition 21.4.2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=23865.0

NetBSD Device Driver Writing Guide.
https://www.netbsd.org/docs/kernel/ddwg.html

helloSystem – FreeBSD Based OS Brings Another Promising 0.5.0 Release.
https://www.debugpoint.com/2021/06/hellosystem-0-5-0-release/

SerenityOS with wsctl(8) Tool That Flashes Updated Areas of Screen.
https://twitter.com/awesomekling/status/1413592034158563332

OpenBSD pkg_add(8) Performance Analysis.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-07-08-openbsd-pkg_add_performance_analysis.html

Top of the Class – Four GhostBSD/FreeBSD Edu Apps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rHne7Wp4cM

KomorebiBSD is Animated Wallpapers Manager for FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVD22b6XnPA

OpenBSD rc(8) Script Example.
https://support.hashicorp.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001964767-OpenBSD-rc-Script-Example

Portable GELI Version on GNU/Linux (with Write Support).
https://bijanebrahimi.github.io/blog/portable-geli.html

Hardware

AMD Walloped Intel on TOP500 Supercomputer List.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd1H-I-i-68

TOP500 2021/06 Our New Systems Analysis AMD Wins Big.
https://www.servethehome.com/top500-june-2021-our-new-systems-analysis-amd-wins-big/

Lexar NM620 1TB NVMe SSD Review – Spectacular Fail.
https://youtu.be/ALu1wJSLDBk

Historical Significance of DEC and PDP-7/PDP-8/PDP-11 and VAX.
https://liam-on-linux.livejournal.com/81341.html

Life

EU Withheld Study That Shows Piracy Does Not Hurt Sales.
https://www.engadget.com/2017-09-22-eu-suppressed-study-piracy-no-sales-impact.html

Other

Free Open Source Amazon Lumberyard 3D Engine Under Apache 2.0 License.
https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

Firefox 90 supports Fetch Metadata Request Headers.
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/07/12/firefox-90-supports-fetch-metadata-request-headers/

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/07/05

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

BSD Now 408 – FreeBSD DevSummit 2021.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/408

Ubuntu Now Supports Two HiFive RISC-V Boards from SiFive.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/canonical-ubuntu-risc-v

Klara Systems – FreeBSD Performance Observability.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-performance-observability/

FreeBSD DTrace One Liners.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/DTrace/One-Liners

FreeBSD Introduces Read/Write kstats per Dataset for OpenZFS.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=87257e32d1528e58fd89135fc03f60d185506205

Quick Start Guide to OpenZFS Native Encryption.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/a-quick-start-guide-to-openzfs-native-encryption/

Dia on FreeBSD – My Dire Dia Diagram.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnSoUcD_iJ4

High Availability with OpenBGPD on OpenBSD 6.9.
http://kernelpanic.life/software/high-availability-with-openbgpd-on-openbsd.html

Evolution of the Unix System Architecture – Exploratory Case Study.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8704965

Akonadi and MySQL 5.7.34 on FreeBSD.
https://euroquis.nl/kde/2021/06/27/akonadi.html

Bhyve Webadmin Web Interface for FreeBSD Bhyve.
https://bhyve.npulse.net/
https://github.com/DaVieS007/bhyve-webadmin

BSD Weekly – Issue 75.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/75

FreeBSD top(1) Now Supports Command Name and Argument Filtering
https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-src/pull/479

History of FreeBSD – Part 5 – Net/1 and Net/2 – Path to Freedom.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/history-of-freebsd-net-1-and-net-2-a-path-to-freedom/

OpenVMS 9.1 – Field Test of OpenVMS 9.1 on x86 is Open.
https://vmssoftware.com/about/openvmsv9-1/

Taking Look at GhostBSD Installer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEvLWUgBBCY

Dummynet – Better Way of Building FreeBSD Networks.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/dummynet-the-better-way-of-building-freebsd-networks/

BSD Now 409 – Filesystem Dungeon.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/409

Backup Nextcloud – Consistent Backup and Restore Using BAREOS.
https://www.bareos.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/whitepaper-nextcloud.pdf

FreeBSD Implements Core Dump for linux(4) Binaries on AMD64.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=447636e43c08d697664512a50f00f93f41c0a79f

The pkgsrc 2021Q2 Branch Announcement.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2021/06/28/msg034055.html

Three Installs – GhostBSD/NomadBSD/FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5je0i_32p0

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/03.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/03/25900.html

Chimera Linux – Linux Distribution Based on FreeBSD Userland and LLVM.
https://chimera-linux.org/

OpenZFS 2.1 is Out with dRAID Support.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/a-deep-dive-into-openzfs-2-1s-new-distributed-raid-topology/

OpenZFS 2.1 Released with dRAID/Compatibility Property/Better Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenZFS-2.1

Lazy Reading for 2021/07/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/04/25902.html

NomadBSD – Amazing OS for USB Drives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxDscVR25-o

Hardware

ARM Introduces Its Confidential Compute Architecture.
https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/5699/arm-introduces-its-confidential-compute-architecture/

WD My Book Live Users Wake Up to Find Their Data Deleted.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/mass-data-wipe-in-my-book-devices-prompts-warning-from-western-digital/

AMD EPYC Milan Review – Part 2 – Testing 8 to 64 Cores in Production Platform.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16778/amd-epyc-milan-review-part-2

Intel Disables TSX by Default on More CPUs with New Microcode.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-TSX-Off-New-Microcode

Another Exploit Hits WD My Book Live Owners.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-my-book-live-two-hacks

Retro Graphics Card Brings Voodoo 3 3500 and PowerVR GPUs to New PCs.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/graphics-card-voodoo-3-3500-powervr-pcx2

E1 and E3 EDSFF Formats to Take Over from M.2 and 2.5 in SSDs.
https://www.servethehome.com/e1-and-e3-edsff-to-take-over-from-m-2-and-2-5-in-ssds-kioxia/

ASRock Rack ROMED4ID-2T Almost Mini-ITX AMD EPYC Motherboard Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/asrock-rack-romed4id-2t-mitx-ish-amd-epyc-motherboard-review/

XiangShan Open Source 64bit RISC-V Processor to Rival ARM Cortex-A76.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/05/xiangshan-open-source-64-bit-risc-v-processor-rival-arm-cortex-a76/

MSI Announces Spatium PCIe Gen 4 SSDs.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/msi-new-ssd-spatium

Life

World Whistleblowers Day 2021 – Speaking Up Against Corruption is Crucial for Just World.
https://www.transparency.org/en/news/world-whistleblowers-day-2021-speaking-up-against-corruption-crucial-just-world-alacs-can-help

FarmBot – Take Back Control.
https://farm.bot/
https://farm.bot/pages/roi

Brexit Voting Iron Maiden Singer (Bruce Dickinson) Laments Lack of Frictionless Travel for Musicians.
https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/brexit-voting-iron-maiden-singer-laments-lack-of-frictionless-travel-for-musicians-278630/

HK Media Erase Their Archives Amid Rising Arrests.
https://asiatimes.com/2021/06/hk-media-erase-their-archives-amid-rising-arrests/

Other

Opinion: Signal is Under Attack and That is Why You Should Use It.
https://cybernews.com/editorial/opinion-signal-is-under-attack-and-thats-why-you-should-use-it/

How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It.
https://bothsidesofthetable.com/how-to-know-if-you-have-add-and-what-to-do-about-it-e8a705765558

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs.
https://bothsidesofthetable.com/why-add-might-actually-benefit-startup-entrepreneurs-501b3b323146

Developing Action Plan for High Performance with ADD.
https://bothsidesofthetable.com/developing-an-action-plan-for-high-performance-with-add-80e33126840c

Most DIY Auto Repairs are Now Illegal in Sacramento/California.
https://www.torquenews.com/9539/most-diy-auto-repairs-are-now-illegal-sacramento-could-trend-affect-more-cities-nationwide

DevOps – Decade of Confusion and Frustration.
https://blog.dijit.sh/devops-confusion-and-frustration

Remarkable Silence – Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying.
https://www.medialens.org/2021/a-remarkable-silence-media-blackout-after-key-witness-against-assange-admits-lying/

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