Valuable News – 2021/11/22

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 Quarterly 2021/Q3 Status Report.
https://www.freebsd.org/status/report-2021-07-2021-09/

Running Searx Metasearch Engine on OpenBSD.
https://www.tumfatig.net/2021/running-the-searx-metasearch-engine-on-openbsd/

GhotBSD 0nline Meetup – 2021/12/11.
https://ghostbsd.org/node/234

FreeBSD Enables Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) by Default for 64bit Executables.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=b014e0f15bc73d80ef49b64fd1f8c29f469467cb

BSD Weekly – Issue 93.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/93

CBSD got QEMU/NVMM Support.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/qw64w8/cbsd_got_qemunvmm_support_dragonflybsdfreebsd/

Klara Systems – Demystifying OpenZFS 2.0.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/demystifying-openzfs-2-0/

SerenityOS at Handmade Seattle 2021.
https://media.handmade-seattle.com/serenityos/

FreeBSD 12.3-RC2 Now Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-stable/2021-November/000330.html

BSD Now 429 – Advanced ZFS Snapshots.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/429

Useful tmux(1) Configuration Examples.
https://dev.to/iggredible/useful-tmux-configuration-examples-k3g

Linux Has Serious Security Problem that Once Again Enables DNS Cache Poisoning.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/11/dan-kaminskys-dns-cache-poisoning-attack-is-back-from-the-dead-again/

FreeBSD Desktop Security.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0e2X7zo1to

In Other BSDs for 2021/11/20.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/11/20/26368.html

OpenBSD and Linux Comparison – Data Transfer Benchmark.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-11-14-openbsd-network-usage-mystery.html

New Utility for FreeBSD Ports Options.
https://alfonsosiciliano.gitlab.io/posts/2021-11-20-portconfig.html

VCF East 2019 – Brian Kernighan Interviews Ken Thompson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY6q5dv_B-o

FreeBSD – SSH Server Security Audit and Hardening.
https://ozgur.kazancci.com/ssh-server-security-audit-hardening-freebsd/

OctoPkg – Great GUI Package Manager in FreeBSD.
https://nudesystems.com/octopkg-a-great-gui-package-manager-in-freebsd/

XigmaNAS 12.2.0.4.8854 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-12.2.0.4/12.2.0.4.8854/

The airyxOS Tanuki 0.3.0 is Now Available.
https://github.com/mszoek/airyx/releases/tag/airyx-0.3.0

FreeBSD 13.0 Manual Install Guide for BIOS/Legacy Systems.
http://therealnilz.de/FreeBSD-Install-Guide.pdf

LLVM Apache-2.0 with LLVM Exception Relicensing Update.
https://blog.llvm.org/posts/2021-11-18-relicensing-update/

GNU cut -c Considered Harmful.
https://catgirl.ai/log/cut-c-harmful/

Why UNIX V7 Matters So Much.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/V7WhyItMattersSoMuch

Thoughts on Builtin Documentation for Command Line Utilities – Part I.
https://www.msiism.org/blog/2021/11/09/thoughts_built-in_doc_command-line_utils_1.html

C is the Greenest Programming Language.
https://hackaday.com/2021/11/18/c-is-the-greenest-programming-language/

Hardware

It is Possible to Trigger Rowhammer Bit Flips on All DRAM Devices Today.
https://comsec.ethz.ch/research/dram/blacksmith/

Radxa Introduces ROCK Pi SATA HATs.
https://wiki.radxa.com/News/2019/12/introduce-rockpi-sata-hat

DEC740/DEC750 OPNsense Rack Security Appliance with AMD Ryzen Embedded and Dual 10GE.
https://shop.opnsense.com/dec700-series-opnsense-desktop-security-appliance/

Life

To Be Energy Efficient Brains Predict Their Perceptions.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-be-energy-efficient-brains-predict-their-perceptions-20211115/

“I’m Human, I Have Emotions, and I Care” – Djokovic Slams Media Propaganda.
https://tennishead.net/im-human-i-have-emotions-and-i-care-djokovic-slams-media-propaganda/amp/

Swedish Study Finds Hiring Men Discrimination in Female Dominated Occupations.
https://www.psypost.org/2021/05/swedish-study-suggests-hiring-discrimination-is-primarily-a-problem-for-men-in-female-dominated-occupations-60699

123 Research Studies Affirm Naturally Acquired Immunity – Documented/Linked/Quoted.
https://brownstone.org/articles/79-research-studies-affirm-naturally-acquired-immunity-to-covid-19-documented-linked-and-quoted/

German Plan to Switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/18/german-state-planning-to-switch-25000-pcs-to-libreoffice/

Japan Sees Huge Drop in Cases After it Switches to Ivermectin.
https://freewestmedia.com/2021/11/03/japan-sees-huge-drop-in-cases-after-it-switches-to-ivermectin/

Protests and Rage Against Lockdowns and Mandates All Over World.
https://brownstone.org/video-podcast/protests-and-rage-against-lockdowns-and-mandates-all-over-the-world/

Other

All Hosts from 127.1.0.0 – 127.255.255.255 as Global Unicast Address Range.
https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-schoen-intarea-unicast-127-00.html
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-schoen-intarea-unicast-127/

Only 90s Web Developers Remember This.
https://zachholman.com/posts/only-90s-developers/

Quote(s) of the Week


One #!/bin/sh to rule them all,
One #!/bin/sh to find them,
One #!/bin/sh to bring them all,
and in the Unix bind them

Vladimir MiΕ‘ev
@vmisev
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1461074467828994049

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