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Valuable News – 2019/02/25

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 so someone else can

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

The Scanned versus Issued numbers for ZFS Scrubs (and Resilvers).
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/solaris/ZFSScrubScannedVsIssued

The rclone is command line program to sync files and directories to and from many cloud services.
https://rclone.org/

Make ZFS Snapshots work with Samba as Windows Shadow Copies (VSS).
https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs-auto-snapshot/wiki/Samba

Dynamically linked binaries will be built as PIE on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344179

Book of Secret Knowledge.
Collection of awesome lists/manuals/blogs/hacks/one liners/cli/web tools and more.
https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge

FreeBSD ZFS AMIs Now Available.
http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2019-02-16-FreeBSD-ZFS-AMIs-now-available.html

OpenBSD Desktop Using Window Maker.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190215/an-openbsd-desktop-using-windowmaker/

Wine Developers Release Hangover Alpha to Run Windows x86_64 Programs on 64-Bit ARM.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Hangover-0.4-Alpha-Released

Unix Architecture Diagrams – Modern FreeBSD.
https://dspinellis.github.io/unix-architecture/arch.pdf

Hacker News Discussion – Why don’t companies use FreeBSD as much in production as Linux?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12199394

Pinboard tags for various BSDs.
Social Bookmarking for Introverts.
https://pinboard.in/t:freebsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:openbsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:netbsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:dragonflybsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:bsd/

Bastille – Quickly Create and Manage FreeBSD Jails.
https://bastillebsd.org/
https://freshports.org/sysutils/bastille

FreeBSD Starter Kit.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/starterkit

FreeBSD nsysctl Tutorial.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2019/02/19/nsysctl-tutorial.html

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 1 – Target (Server).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-02-21-iscsi-server.html

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 2 – Initiator (Client).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-02-21-iscsi-client.html

New Bhyve on FreeBSD vCPU limit will be 254.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18815

FreeBSD adds kernel support for Intel userspace protection keys feature on Skylake Xeons.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344353

Looking at MySQL 8 with PostgreSQL Goggles On.
https://www.cybertec-postgresql.com/en/looking-at-mysql-8-with-postgresql-goggles-on/

FreeNAS 11.2-U2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-u2/

Free Algorithms book by Jeff Erickson.
http://jeffe.cs.illinois.edu/teaching/algorithms/#book

Mutatio is simple script to keep to date with OpenBSD updates and to download new snapshots.
https://github.com/joedicastro/mutatio

PXE Booting of FreeBSD Disk Image.
https://blog.cochard.me/2019/02/pxe-booting-of-freebsd-disk-image.html

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6536 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6536/

XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4.6536 Beta Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-Beta/XigmaNAS-12.0.0.4.6536/

HAXM in pkgsrc.
HAXM is hardware-assisted virtualization engine (hypervisor).
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-users/2019/02/13/msg022207.html
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/the_hardware_assisted_virtualization_challenge

FreeBSD Imports Linux debugfs Support.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344485

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

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/23/22569.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/16/22529.html

Hardware

Western Digital RISC-V SweRV Core Design Released for Free.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13964/western-digitals-riscv-swerv-core-released-for-free

The Last POWER1 CPU on Mars is Dead.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/02/the-last-power1-on-mars-is-dead.html

Lasers vs. Microwaves – Billion Dollar Bet on the Future of Magnetic Storage.
Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push limits of hard disks.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/lasers-vs-microwaves-the-billiondollar-bet-on-the-future-of-magnetic-storage

AMD EPYC 3201 8-Core 30W Benchmarks Review and Milestone.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-3201-8-core-benchmarks-review-and-milestone/

Samsung 983 ZET (Z-NAND) SSD Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13951/the-samsung-983-zet-znand-ssd-review/

History – SUN Modular Data Center also known as Project Blackbox.
https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20061018_blackbox/
http://data-centers.in/portable-data-center/

First Intel 4.0 GHz – Pentium Gold G5620 at Retail.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13976/intels-first-40-ghz-pentium-pentium-gold-g5620-listed-at-retail

Journey to Next Gen ARM Neoverse N1 and E1 Cores.
https://www.servethehome.com/arm-neoverse-n-e-tech-day/

AMD Hiring 10 More People for Their Open Source Linux Driver Team.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Hiring-10-More-Open-Source

Samsung Galaxy Fold – First Folding Smartphone.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13981/samsung-announces-the-galaxy-fold-the-first-folding-smartphone

Supermicro making push into high end gaming motherboards.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/supermicro-making-a-push-into-high-end-gaming-motherboards/

Intel believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020.
https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/02/21/intel-officials-believe-that-arm-macs-could-come-as-soon-as-2020

Apple move to ARM based Macs creates uncertainty.
https://www.axios.com/apple-macbook-arm-chips-ea93c38a-d40a-4873-8de9-7727999c588c.html

Toshiba Collaborates with Showa Denko for MAMR 18 TB HDDs.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13991/toshiba-collaborates-with-showa-denko-for-mamr-hdds

Life

Why I hate the weekends…
http://www.cdahmedeh.net/blog/2017/4/15/why-i-hate-the-weekends

Study finds no evidence cough medicines work with 1/7 patients experiencing negative side effects.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/cough-medicine-work-help-persistent-symptoms-weeks-asthma-a8531286.html

How We Lost Our Ability to Mend.
https://dieworkwear.com/post/182126040434/how-we-lost-our-ability-to-mend

Four day week trial – study finds lower stress but no cut in output.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/feb/19/four-day-week-trial-study-finds-lower-stress-but-no-cut-in-output

Google says the builtin microphone it never told Nest users about was ‘never supposed to be a secret’.
https://www.businessinsider.com/nest-microphone-was-never-supposed-to-be-a-secret-2019-2?IR=T

How Jan and Martina Died.
https://www.occrp.org/en/unfinishedlives/how-jan-and-martina-died

Other

By Summer 2019 Firefox will Block by Default All Cross-Site Third-Party Trackers.
https://twitter.com/jensimmons/status/1098335173089873920

EOF

 

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Valuable News – 2019/02/15

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 so someone else can

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

How to Secure FreeBSD (server minimal edition).
https://www.adminbyaccident.com/freebsd/how-to-secure-freebsd/

GCC 8/9 vs. LLVM 7/8 Compiler Performance on POWER9 Raptor Talos II.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=power9-gcc-clang&num=5

FreeBSD Foundation – Love what FreeBSD has done for your organization?
Send your testimonial to FreeBSD Foundation!
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/about/testimonials/

SPARC and TOD Modules on Illumos.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/02/sparc-and-tod-modules-on-illumos.html

Customizing OpenBSD xenodm.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190208/customizing-openbsd-xenodm/

Modern Data Lake with Minio.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MhWE2C59L7A5Oyv6x_PL1JGltykWjS6s/view

Nord – arctic north-bluish color palette.
https://arcticicestudio.github.io/nord
https://github.com/arcticicestudio/nord

NetBSD Desktop Part 6 – vi Editor – tmux – Unicode ${TERM}.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/12-netbsd-desktop-pt-6-vi1-editor-tmux-and-unicode-term

Customized Resolution for OpenBSD in VirtualBox.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190131/customized-resolution-for-openbsd-in-virtualbox/

The mblaze is Maildir focused command line mail client.
https://github.com/chneukirchen/mblaze

Sony Pictures releases OpenColorIO under BSD license.
http://opencolorio.org/

Tricks QNX Uses to Outperform Other Microkernels.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9872640

LinuxQuestions.org 2018 Members Choice Awards – Winners from 2018 Year.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2018-linuxquestions-org-members-choice-awards-128/?daysprune=-1

LinuxQuestions.org 2017 Members Choice Awards – Winners from 2017 Year.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2017-linuxquestions-org-members-choice-awards-126/?daysprune=-1

FreeBSD Implements ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization).
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343964

HardenedBSD has ASLR while FreeBSD just got (only) ASR.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1094717146402377728

Handy AT&T UNIX Quick Guide from 1982.
https://twitter.com/mattblaze/status/1092222055754489856

Setup QEMU with HAX Acceleration on NetBSD.
http://polprog.net/blog/netbsd-hax/

OpenBSD imported OpenRsync (with pledge/unveil support) into its base system.
https://twitter.com/openbsd/status/1094750961107697664
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190211081518
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/rsync/
https://github.com/kristapsdz/openrsync/blob/master/README.md

FreeBSD on ARM64 on Scalable Cloud Platform.
https://community.scaleway.com/t/freebsd-on-arm64/6678

The gotop activity monitor inspired by gtop and vtop written in Go.
https://github.com/cjbassi/gotop

Thoughts on SPARC Support in Illumos.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/02/thoughts-on-sparc-support-in-illumos.html

OpenNebula 5.7.80 Beta Contextualization Packages for FreeBSD Guest.
“With this beta version, we are excited to announce initial support for the FreeBSD guests!”
https://opennebula.org/beta-contextualization-packages/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028o/r151026ao/r151022cm Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028o-026a0-022cm

First Impressions of Project Trident 18.12 from DistroWatch.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190211#trident

First Draft of FreeBSD Mastery: Jails by Michael W. Lucas is complete.
https://mwl.io/archives/4048

IBM Looks at Adding Support for LLVM/Clang to AIX.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=IBM-Looking-At-AIX-LLVM-Clang
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2019-February/130175.html

Minio – Minimalist Object Storage Technology.
http://storagegaga.com/minio-the-minimalist-object-storage-technology/

Deploying Kubernetes on SmartOS.
https://youtu.be/rA0pcmqpRx4

The sysctlview GTK tool to explore FreeBSD sysctl-mib-tree is now committed to FreeBSD Ports.
https://freshports.org/deskutils/sysctlview/

KDE Plasma in FreeBSD Ports is updated to 5.15.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=492811
https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.15.0.php

Arch Linux Easy ZFS (ALEZ) Installer – ZFS Boot Environments on Linux.
https://github.com/danboid/ALEZ

Middleton BIOS for ThinkPad X61/T61/R61/X300.
https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Middleton%27s_BIOS

Long Slow Death of Commercial Unix.
“Apple MacOS and iOS are both derived from FreeBSD – and that installed base isnโ€™t going anywhere.”
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3339381/data-center/the-long-slow-death-of-unix.html

Proposal for new RPKI validator – OpenBSD rpki-client(1).
https://medium.com/@jobsnijders/a-proposal-for-a-new-rpki-validator-openbsd-rpki-client-1-15b74e7a3f65

The dm-pkg is simple script to use dmenu on FreeBSD to install package.
https://github.com/nicholasbernstein/dm-pkg/blob/master/dm-pkg
https://youtu.be/NBhFNLyu3TU

Red Hat Satellite chooses PostgreSQL instead MongoDB.
https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-satellite-standardize-postgresql-backend

PostgreSQL 11.2/10.7/9.6.12/9.5.16/9.4.21 Released.
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1920/

FreeBSD User Tries Out NetBSD 8.0.
https://youtu.be/OxB70pg5Tsg

BSD Now 285 – BSD Strategy.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/285

USE Method – FreeBSD Performance Checklist.
http://www.brendangregg.com/USEmethod/use-freebsd.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/09
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/09/22487.html

Lazy Reading for 2019/02/10.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/10/22508.html

Hardware

Work on ARM – Issue 81.
https://www.worksonarm.com/blog/woa-issue-81/

Blackbird POWER9 Micro ATX Motherboard from Raptor.
https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B01/intro.html

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13945/the-amd-ryzen-5-2500x-and-ryzen-3-2300x-cpu-review/

FOSDEM 2019 – Pinebook Pro – PinePhone Dev Kits.
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7093&pid=44316#pid44316

PINE64 Community.
https://twitter.com/thepine64/status/1021864868893405185
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7158

Why More Organizations Will Move Toward Offline Tape Based Storage Strategy in 2019.
https://www.comparethecloud.net/articles/why-more-organisations-will-move-toward-an-offline-tape-based-storage-strategy-in-2019/

New Hardware from PINE64.
https://blog.hackster.io/new-hardware-from-pine64-a7c95e26684d

Life

Salary Negotiation – Make More Money – Be More Valued.
https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/

People Who Struggle to Get Out of Bed Are More Intelligent.
People who went to bed after 11 P.M. and got up after 8 A.M. earned more money and enjoyed a happier lifestyle.
https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/news/a7911/people-struggle-to-get-out-of-bed-smarter/

Why Childhood Indoctrination Messes Up Kids.
https://youtu.be/WHunC3Z-ccE

I Cut the ‘Big Five’ Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell.
https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194

Other

PKI for Busy People.
https://rehn.me/posts/pki-for-busy-people.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/12/14

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 so someone else can

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

For The Love Of UFS.
https://youtu.be/oqbc7ICylcw

Introspection of My Thoughts on GhostBSD 18.10.
https://youtu.be/ESAlQjEvEHo

Visual Defragmenter for the Commodore 64.
https://www.pagetable.com/?p=978

From Bedrooms to Billions.
http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com/about-the-film

From Bedrooms to Billions: Amiga Years.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/amiga

10 of the Best Video Game Documentaries.
https://www.vintagewave.net/blog/2018/11/30/10-of-the-best-video-game-documentaries

I Told You So. Again!
OpenSSL is Written by Monkeys.
https://www.peereboom.us/assl/assl/html/openssl.html

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/08.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/08/22175.html

Portability of tar features.
https://dev.gentoo.org/~mgorny/articles/portability-of-tar-features.html

How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/douglas-engelbart-invented-future-180967498/

More Cavium Thunder X2 Commits Landed in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341742
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341743
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341744

The tuxmachines.org Reviews GhostBSD 18.10.
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/118061

Awesome UNIXยฎ.
Exploration of the world of UNIXยฎ including UNIX history and its relevance of today.
https://github.com/sirredbeard/Awesome-UNIX

FreeBSD 12 is Running Great On Dell PowerEdge R7425 EPYC Server.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd12-dual-epyc

OpenSSH – Configuration to Keep Connection Alive.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/openssh-configuration-to-keep-connection-alive-to-suppress-timeout-3pa6

OPNsense Security Device Build.
https://cormier.co/post/opnsense-security-device-build/

OpenBSD on Laptop.
https://www.c0ffee.net/blog/openbsd-on-a-laptop/

Borg Backup 1.1.8 Released.
https://github.com/borgbackup/borg/releases/tag/1.1.8

FreeBSD Graphics Blog – Getting Started With drm-kmod.
https://freebsddesktop.github.io/2018/12/08/drm-kmod-primer.html

All HaikuOS kernel memory is now W^X.
https://git.haiku-os.org/haiku/commit/?id=cb0977326dd79327ff3e342816e0dd118019b058

FreeBSD adds ACPI based NUMA support for arm64.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341744

Installing MariaDB Server on OpenBSD.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/installing-mariadb-server-on-openbsd-5lm

OmniOS Community Edition r151{028f/026af/022cd}.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-028f-026af-022cd

FreeNAS 11.2 – Whats New?
https://youtu.be/uAbEFqnRJz0

Unprivileged Linux Users With UID Greater Then INT_MAX (2147483647) Can Execute Any Command.
https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/linux-user-privilege-policykit.html

OpenBSD on Microsoft Surface Go.
https://jcs.org/2018/08/31/surface_go

Sunny Valley Networks sponsored netmap(4) support for vtnet(4) to make it functional on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/stable/11/sys/dev/netmap/if_vtnet_netmap.h?revision=341478&view=markup

BSD Now 275 – OpenBSD in Stereo.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128321/openbsd-in-stereo-bsd-now-275/

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0 RC1 Available.
https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/oracle-vm-virtualbox-60-release-candidate-1-now-available

KDE4 and QT4 Deprecated in FreeBSD.
KDE4 will be removed at the end of this year (before 2019/01).
QT4 will be removed in the middle of 2019/03.
https://euroquis.nl/bobulate/?p=2007

Clang updated to 7.0 in FreeBSD 13-CURRENT.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341825

PowerVM iSCSI Support.
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en_us#!/wiki/Power%20Systems/page/iSCSI%20Support%20on%20PowerVM

Support for MacBookAir 7.1/7.2/8.1 added in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341820
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341988

OPNsense 18.7.9 Available.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=10650.0

Why should I have written ZeroMQ in C not C++ (Part I).
http://250bpm.com/blog:4

BSD Now 276 – Ho Ho Ho – 12.0.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128421/ho-ho-ho-12-0-bsd-now-276/

Hardware

ARMed Attack – Intel/AMD Do Not See Torpedo Headed Their Way.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4227086-armed-attack-intel-amd-see-torpedo-headed-way

Gigabyte MZ31-AR0 Review Single Socket AMD EPYC Motherboard.
https://www.servethehome.com/gigabyte-mz31-ar0-review-a-single-socket-amd-epyc-motherboard/

Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-supermicro-chips/super-micro-says-review-found-no-malicious-chips-in-motherboards-idUSKBN1OA12R

Why I’m usually unnerved when modern SSDs die on us.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/tech/SSDDeathDisturbing

First Pictures of 10nm Intel Ice Lake Xeon Server Chips.
https://www.servethehome.com/first-pictures-of-intel-ice-lake-xeon-server-chips/

Intel Architecture Day 2018 – Future of Core/Intel GPUs/10nm/Hybrid x86.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13699/intel-architecture-day-2018-core-future-hybrid-x86

Life

Reason Many Ultrarich People Are Not Satisfied with Their Wealth.
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/12/rich-people-happy-money/577231/

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night and Theyโ€™re Not Keeping It Secret.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html

Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/rich-people-are-getting-away-not-paying-their-taxes/577798/

Other

Qualcomm says native Firefox browser is coming to Windows on ARM.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18129456/qualcomm-snapdragon-pc-firefox-web-browser-64-bit-native-mozilla

Browser Diversity Starts with Us.
https://www.zeldman.com/2018/12/07/browser-diversity-starts-with-us/

Firefox Dilemma.
https://blog.tawhidhannan.co.uk/tech-zoomed-out/industry/firefox-dilemma/

Firefox 64 Released.
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/12/firefox-64-released/

Midori Browser 7.x Available.
https://www.midori-browser.org/2018/11/30/lorem-ipsum/

Google transferred ownership of Duck.com domain to DuckDuckGo.
https://www.namepros.com/blog/confirmed-duck-com-transfers-to-duckduckgo.1113728/

50 CVEs in 50 Days – Fuzzing Adobe Reader.
https://research.checkpoint.com/50-adobe-cves-in-50-days/

Windows 10 is still telling Microsoft what you’re doing even if you don’t want it to.
Microsoft baffles Windows 10 users by apparently collecting data about recently opened websites and apps when users have opted against sharing that information.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/is-windows-10-still-telling-microsoft-what-youre-doing-even-if-you-dont-want-it-to/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/11/24

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 so someone else can

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

In Other BSDs for 2018/11/17.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/11/17/22071.html

Nixers Newsletter – 2018-11-16 – 101.
https://newsletter.nixers.net/entries.php#101

FreeBSD 12.0-RC1 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-November/090020.html

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-1117 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.8.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/11/17/solobsd-11-2-stable-1117/

Celebrating 50 years of Unix.
https://unix50.org/

Distrowatch.com NetBSD 8.0 Review.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181119#netbsd

QEMU with Bridged tap0 Interface on FreeBSD Host.
https://thebsd.club/index.php?p=/discussion/8/qemu-with-a-bridged-tap0-interface-on-a-freebsd-host

Webmin module called ZFS Manager supports managing Boot Environments with beadm tool.
https://github.com/jonmatifa/zfsmanager/issues/28

Running Windows software on ARM with Wine.
http://www.osnews.com/story/30880/Running_Windows_software_on_ARM_with_Wine

Games on FreeBSD.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/58/

Trying DragonFly BSD & FreeBSD On Intel Core i9 9900K.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-9900k-bsd

Playing Games on Pinebook on NetBSD-current arm64.
https://twitter.com/astr0baby/status/1065353771952336897

FreeBSD for Thanksgiving.
https://bwidawsk.net/blog/index.php/2018/11/freebsd-for-thanksgiving/

Goals for FreeBSD 13.
https://hackmd.io/Yv46aOjTS0eYk0m4YLXOTw#

Abandon Linux. Move to FreeBSD or Illumos.
https://www.adminbyaccident.com/politics/abandon-linux-move-freebsd-illumos/

OPNsense 18.7.8 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=10366.0

NetworkManager mandatory on RHEL8 systems.
https://twitter.com/iMilnb/status/1065500360159170560

How to install and configure FreeBSD 11.2.
https://jacekkowalczyk.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/how-to-install-and-configure-freebsd-11-2/

BSD Now 273 – Thoughtful Episode.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128146/a-thoughtful-episode-bsd-now-273/

Debugging rcctl in OpenBSD.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/debugging-rcctl-in-openbsd-3e70

In Other BSDs for 2018/11/24.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/11/24/22103.html

The nnn – The fastest terminal file manager ever written.
https://github.com/jarun/nnn

Hardware

An Excellent Machine.
POWER9 Based Talos II System from Raptor Computing Thoughts.
https://www.fitzsim.org/blog/?p=350

AMD Discloses Initial Zen 2 Details. 64 cores.
https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/1815/amd-discloses-initial-zen-2-details/

Pinebook – My First Few Surprising Hours With $99 Linux Laptop.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/11/21/pinebook-my-first-few-surprising-hours-with-a-99-linux-laptop/amp/

Pinebook TN 720p versus Pinebook IPS 1080p.
https://twitter.com/armbian/status/1065713551401254912

ARM Delivers on Cortex A76 Promises: What it Means for 2019 Devices.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13614/arm-delivers-on-cortex-a76-promises

Life

Edward Snowden Explains Blockchain to His Lawyer.
https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/edward-snowden-explains-blockchain-his-lawyer-and-rest-us

Going to university does not broaden the mind.
But going straight from school to work narrows it.
https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/11/24/going-to-university-does-not-broaden-the-mind

What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story?
https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/51281/whats-going-on-in-your-childs-brain-when-you-read-them-a-story

Other

Resistance is Real.
http://davemart.in/resistance/

 

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/11/17

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 so someone else can

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 r151028b Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-028b

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6195 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6195/

OpenBSD Jumpstart Updated to Latest 6.4 Release.
http://www.openbsdjumpstart.org/#/3

FreeBSD Adds evdev Support to amd64/i386 Kernels.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=340387

OpenBSD/arm64 on QEMU with networking.
https://cryogenix.net/OpenBSD_arm64_qemu.html

FreeBSD Adds amdsmn(4)/amdtemp(4) to Attach to AMD Ryzen 2 Hostbridges.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=340425

FreeNAS 11.2-RC2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-rc2/

BSD Now 272 – Detain the Bhyve.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128086/detain-the-bhyve-bsd-now-272/

FreeBSD News and Links Roundup – Edition 2018-46.
https://www.freebsdbytes.com/2018/11/freebsd-news-and-links-roundup-edition-2018-46/

Assembly language on OpenBSD amd64 and arm64.
https://cryogenix.net/OpenBSD_assembly.html

Getting Started with FreeBSD Presentation.
https://rmcwic2018.cs.du.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Getting-Started-FreeBSD-RMCWiC.pdf

Tuning FreeBSD for Routing and Firewalling Presentation.
https://people.freebsd.org/~olivier/talks/2018_AsiaBSDCon_Tuning_FreeBSD_for_routing_and_firewalling-Paper.pdf

Docubyte Guide to Computing.
https://www.docubyte.com/works/guide-to-computing/

MeetBSD 2018 – Michael W. Lucas – Why BSD?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgDVe-xNQn0

Hardware

Fujitsu Completes Prototype of ARM Processor That Will Power Excascale Supercomputer.
Fujitsu moves from SPARC to ARM architecture.
https://www.top500.org/news/fujitsu-completes-prototype-of-arm-processor-that-will-power-excascale-supercomputer/

Inspur NF5486M5 Delivers 106 x 3.5″ Hard Drive System.
https://www.servethehome.com/simply-huge-106x-3-5in-hard-drive-system-the-inspur-nf5486m5/

Researchers discover seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/researchers-discover-seven-new-meltdown-and-spectre-attacks/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/08/25

UNIX

OpenBSD adds kcov(4) kernel code coverage tracing driver.
So far 8 distinct panics have been found and fixed.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=153467896308034&w=2

GCC 8.2 now packaged and available in Illumos/OpenIndiana.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100581557620270760
https://pkg.openindiana.org/hipster/info/0/developer%2Fgcc-8%408.2.0%2C5.11-2018.0.0.0%3A20180815T204704Z

FreeBSD arc4random is now based on ChaCha20 implementation from OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1031280553301925888
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338059

Valve forked WINE into Proton as compatibility tool for Steam Play.
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/
https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-core/64-thread on DragonFly BSD.
http://apollo.backplane.com/DFlyMisc/threadripper.txt
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2018-August/357858.html

Using 10GE Adapters with PowerVM SEA – Virtual Ethernet Considerations.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/aix/administrator/virtualization/using-10gbit-ethernet-adapters/

Native ZFS Encryption on FreeBSD CFT on the road to 12.0-RELEASE.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-August/070832.html

Backup FreeNAS and TrueNAS to Backblaze B2 Cloud.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-to-setup-freenas-cloud-storage/

Colin Percival heroic (I am not joking here) fight for removing unneeded sleeps during boot on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1031928231635677184
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16723

Writing SYSTEMD service files.
https://twitter.com/mulander/status/1031908074733428736
https://obsd.pl/mfm/iptables/

Illumos/Tribblix packages of openjdk9 and openjdk10 available.
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1031650238266789893
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1031900360271491074
http://pkgs.tribblix.org/openjdk/

Difference between OpenBSD xenodm and regular xdm.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20160911231712

X.Org Security Advisory – 2018/08/21.
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/146

FreeBSD removes legacy DRM and DRM2 from its tree.
https://twitter.com/f0andrey/status/1032234624544583680
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338172

OmniOS CE (Community Edition) r151026p/r151024ap/r151022bn with CVE-2018-15473 addressed.
https://omniosce.org/article/releases-026p-024ap-022bn.html

Running Mastodon on FreeBSD.
https://ftfl.ca/blog/2017-05-23-mastodon-freebsd.html

Upgrading Mastodon on FreeBSD.
https://ftfl.ca/blog/2017-05-27-mastodon-freebsd-upgrade.html

KDE Plasma 5.x on Pinebook Laptop.
https://twitter.com/SoftpediaLinux/status/1032262240437723137

FreeBSD – Raspberry Pi 3B+ – UART.
https://blackdot.be/2018/08/freebsd-uart-and-raspberry-pi-3-b/

FreeBSD – Raspberry Pi 3B+ – Remote Access Console.
https://blackdot.be/2018/08/remote-access-console-using-raspberry-pi-3b-and-freebsd/

FreeBSD 12.x has LUA loader enabled by default.
https://twitter.com/bsdimp/status/1031638933690441728

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/18/21609.html

Shared library load order randomization in HardenedBSD for use with Firefox/Chromium/Iridium.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1030823681843507202

Researchers Blame ‘Monolithic’ Linux Code Base for Critical Vulnerabilities.
https://threatpost.com/researchers-blame-monolithic-linux-code-base-for-critical-vulnerabilities/136785/

2018/08/23 is the End of Life for NetBSD 6.x tree.
https://www.netbsd.org/changes/#netbsd6eol

Carlos Neira ZCAGE is now able to create BHYVE Branded Zones on Illumos.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100599247272911030
https://www.npmjs.com/package/zcage
https://asciinema.org/a/QLnjO8J2NVVPQrs3jh0EKEGta

FreeNAS 11.1-U6 Available.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSD_News/status/1032666675194167297
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-1-u6/

FreeBSD vs. DragonFly BSD vs. Linux on AMD Threadripper 2990WX.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=bsd-threadripper-2990wx

Disable SMT/Hyperthreading in all Intel BIOSes – Theo de Raadt.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=153504937925732&w=2

OpenSSH 7.8 Released.
https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html#7.8

TRIM Consolidation on UFS/FFS Filesystems on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-August/070797.html

FreeBSD vt(4) will now cache most recently drawn text to not redraw it.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16723

What is New in Solaris 11.4?
https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/dc/sev100738019-ww-us-on-ce1-ie1a-ev.html

OpenBSD Foundation gets first 2018 Iridium ($100K+) donation.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180824145543

How to Run a More Secure Browser.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/docs/handbook/RunSecureBrowser/

Hardware

IBM POWER9 E950 and E980 Servers Launched.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-power9-e950-and-e980-servers-launched/

Intel Microcode EULA Prohibits Benchmarking!
https://twitter.com/RaptorEng/status/1031919319909892096
https://pastebin.com/raw/J8MXpPdh

GIGABYTE Cavium ThunderX2 1U and 2U Systems.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13234/gigabyte-starts-sales-of-cavium-thunderx2-to-general-customers

Fujitsu Presents Post-K arm64 A64FXโ„ข CPU CPU Specifications with 48 Computing Cores and 4 Assistant Cores.
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/2018/0822-02.html

A4000TX ATX Motherboard.
http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?101477-A4000TX-ATX-Amiga-motherboard

IBM POWER9 Scale Up CPUs with Huge IO and Effective 32 Channel DDR4.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-power9-hc30/

Life

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker review – how more sleep can save your life.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/21/why-we-sleep-by-matthew-walker-review
https://youtube.be/pwaWilO_Pig

Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism.
https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/06/29/bullshit-jobs-and-the-yoke-of-managerial-feudalism

Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers.
https://evonomics.com/why-garbage-men-should-earn-more-than-bankers/

Solitude.
https://www.pa-mar.net/Lifestyle/Solitude.html

Akrasia Effect – Why We Dont Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It.
https://jamesclear.com/akrasia

Other

Move/migrate Oracle and MySQL databases to PostgreSQL.
http://www.ora2pg.com/start.html
https://github.com/darold/ora2pg/releases

LIDL Killed SAP Migration After Spending 500 Million Dollars.
https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/clintonjones/lidl-cans-sap-project-after-spending-half-a-billion-073118

All BlackHat 2018 Attendee Registration Data Hacked and Available via Unauthenticated API.
https://ninja.style/post/bcard/
https://twitter.com/binitamshah/status/1032084847345459204

GOG Launches FCKDRM to Promote DRM-Free Art and Media.
https://torrentfreak.com/gog-launches-fckdrm-to-promote-drm-free-art-and-media-180822/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/08/18

UNIX

The docker-machine driver plugin for vmm OpenBSD hypervisor.
https://github.com/WIZARDISHUNGRY/docker-machine-driver-openbsd

MacOS 6 in the browser.
https://archive.org/details/mac_MacOS_6.0.8

Serviio DLNA Media Server on OpenBSD.
https://www.geoghegan.ca/serviio.html

NomadBSD 1.1 featured on DistroWatch Weekly.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20180813#nomadbsd

NSD 4.1.24 Released.
https://www.nlnetlabs.nl/news/2018/Aug/13/nsd-4.1.24-released/

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE currently depends on 91 open bugs.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/showdependencytree.cgi?id=228911&hide_resolved=1

FreeBSD bug affecting Chrome stability has been fixed.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1029362715838636032

FreeBSD fix for Foreshadow/L1TF CPU vulnerability (CVE-2018-3620).
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337774

Improve hashing of IPv4 fragments on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337775

Automatic OpenBSD solution for email/web/DNS/XMPP/ZNC.
https://github.com/cullum/dank-selfhosted

FreeNAS iSCSI MPIO Configuration.
https://www.virtualizationhowto.com/2018/08/freenas-iscsi-configuration-for-mpio/

Hyper-V Cluster Installation and Configuration of MPIO iSCSI from FreeNAS.
https://www.virtualizationhowto.com/2018/08/hyper-v-cluster-mpio-iscsi-installation-and-configuration/

FreeBSD implemented kernel support for early loading of Intel microcode updates.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337715

OPNsense 18.7.1 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=9424.0

Your own VPN with OpenIKED and OpenBSD.
https://medium.com/@cmacrae/your-own-vpn-with-openiked-openbsd-13d7abd3d1d4

Theo de Raadt on the latest Intel security issues.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180815070400

FreeBSD lockless algorithm – seq.
http://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/50

The libbe and bectl tool (the beadm written in C) landed in FreeBSD base.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/sbin/bectl/bectl.c
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230323

Final cover of the long awaited 3rd Edition of the Absolute FreeBSD book.
https://mwl.io/nonfiction/os#af3e

Amazon Kindle edition of the MidnightBSD: An Introduction book is available.
https://twitter.com/nixcraft/status/1030518022367264768
https://www.amazon.com/MidnightBSD-Introduction-Lucas-Holt-ebook/dp/B07G6V2B6M

Ansible dynamic inventory provider for FreeBSD Jails.
https://github.com/pageflt/ansible-jailventory

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA2 is ready to download. And yes it does come in black with bectl.

http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

Hardware

AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13124/the-amd-threadripper-2990wx-and-2950x-review/

AMD Threadripper 2990WX Linux Benchmarks – 32-Core Beast.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-linux-2990wx

Foreshadow L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) is attack on Intel SGX which allows attacker to steal information.
AMD on Tuesday said it was not impacted by the new flaws disclosed by Intel.
https://foreshadowattack.eu/
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/l1tf.html
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00161.html
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/intel_l1_terminal_fault_bugs/

Single Board Computer Database.
https://www.board-db.org/

Replacing Intel or x86 chips for security reasons. Options. (2013)
https://pastebin.com/raw/0mQHNbRK

AMD Threadripper 2990WX Much Faster on Linux than on Windows 10.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/08/15/want-faster-performance-with-amd-threadripper-2-use-linux/#4e1bf34539c9

Gigabyte Launches New Cavium ThunderX2 ARM64 Servers.
https://www.servethehome.com/gigabyte-launches-new-cavium-thunderx2-servers/
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13234/gigabyte-starts-sales-of-cavium-thunderx2-to-general-customers

ARM Announces Client CPU Roadmap – Accelerating Mobile and Laptop Performance.
https://www.arm.com/company/news/2018/08/accelerating-mobile-and-laptop-performance
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13226/arm-unveils-client-cpu-performance-roadmap
https://liliputing.com/2018/08/arm-takes-aim-at-laptops-with-upcoming-deimos-hercules-processors.html

IBM POWER9 Talos II vs. X86 (Intel/AMD) Linux Benchmarks.
… along with great correction/analysis of results on POWER9 CPU …
Improving performance of Phoronix benchmarks on POWER9.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=power9-talos-2
https://sthbrx.github.io/blog/2018/08/15/improving-performance-of-phoronix-benchmarks-on-power9/

Solo is first open source security key supporting FIDO2.
https://solokeys.com/

Life

Why Small Teams Win and Bigger Ones Fail.
https://uxplanet.org/why-small-teams-win-and-bigger-ones-fail-304cb9e43a42

How the shared family computer protected us from our worst selves.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17661466/shared-family-computer

People Start Hating Their Jobs at Age 35.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-21/people-start-hating-their-jobs-at-age-35?m

Books that explain (parts of) how the world really works.
https://apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201807#24

Other

Make your Firefox browser a privacy superpower with these extensions.
https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/make-your-firefox-browser-a-privacy-superpower-with-these-extensions/

MATE Desktop GTK2 vs GTK3 memory consumption.
https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/mate-desktop-gtk2-vs-gtk3-memory-consumption/

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