Tag Archives: news

Valuable News – 2020/06/01

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 r151034d Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/034d

Easy Peasy FreeBSD – DarkMate 12.1.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b3wcHqWGPo

ZFS vs Ransomware.
https://www.northernit.co.uk/zfs-vs-ransomware/

5 Types Of ZSH Aliases You Should Know.
https://thorsten-hans.com/5-types-of-zsh-aliases

BSD Weekly – Issue 21.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/21

FreeBSD – Beta GIT Conversion Available for Experimentation.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-git/2020-May/000288.html

Bringing FreeBSD to EC2 with Colin Percival.
https://www.lastweekinaws.com/podcast/screaming-in-the-cloud/bringing-freebsd-to-ec2-with-colin-percival/

BSD Now 351 – Heaven OpenBSD 6.7.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/351

FreeBSD 11.4-RC2 Now Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2020-May/000707.html

Beckhoff Automation – TwinCAT/BSD – Operating System for Industrial PCs.
https://vimeo.com/423074651

Bulk Port Management with Poudriere.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd/how-to-guides/bulk-port-management-with-poudriere/

In Other BSDs for 2020/05/30.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/05/30/24554.html

Installing Jitsi Server on FreeBSD.
http://www.bobeager.uk/jitsi.html

New Fuzzing Tool Finds 26 USB Bugs in Linux/Windows/macOS/FreeBSD.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-fuzzing-tool-finds-26-usb-bugs-in-linux-windows-macos-and-freebsd/

PowerPC Solaris on RS/6000.
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2020/05/28/powerpc-solaris-on-the-rs-6000/

Why OpenBSD Includes Perl in Base.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=159041121804486&w=2

OpenBSD/armv7 on CubieBoard2.
https://www.cambus.net/openbsd-armv7-on-the-cubieboard2/

Linux Sucks 2020.
https://lbry.tv/@Lunduke:e/LinuxSucks2020:b

Hardware

ARM Announces Mali-G78 – Evolution to 24 Cores.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15816/arm-announces-the-malig78-evolution-to-24-cores

ARM New Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 Microarchitectures – Efficiency and Performance Divergence.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15813/arm-cortex-a78-cortex-x1-cpu-ip-diverging

SSD Over Provisioning and Its Benefits.
https://www.seagate.com/pl/pl/tech-insights/ssd-over-provisioning-benefits-master-ti/

8GB Raspberry Pi 4 on Sale Now at $75.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/8gb-raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-at-75/

WD Red SMR versus CMR Tested.
https://www.servethehome.com/wd-red-smr-vs-cmr-tested-avoid-red-smr/

Life

How Lazy Bitch Like Me Learned to Be Productive.
https://www.madisontaskett.com/lazy-bastard-productivity/

Unluckiest Generation in U.S. History.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/27/millennial-recession-covid/

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/05/25

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.

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

ZFS versus RAID – 8 Ironwolf Disks – Two Filesystems – One Winner.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/05/zfs-versus-raid-eight-ironwolf-disks-two-filesystems-one-winner/

OpenBSD 6.7 Released.
https://www.openbsd.org/67.html
https://www.openbsd.org/plus67.html
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20200519141751

Install PostgreSQL on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-postgresql-on-freebsd-12/

Upgrade Your VM to OpenBSD 6.7.
https://openbsd.amsterdam/upgrade.html

Tweet Short OpenBSD Upgrade.
https://twitter.com/gumnos/status/1262748614645829632

BSD Weekly – Issue 20.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/20

FreeBSD Foundation – Submit Your FreeBSD Project Proposal.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/submit-your-freebsd-project-proposal/

FreeNAS 11.3-U3 Maintenance Release Fixing Over 100 Bugs.
https://www.servethehome.com/freenas-11-3-u3-maintenance-release-fixing-over-100-bugs/

OpenBSD KDE Status.
https://www.sizeofvoid.org/posts/2020-05-20-openbsd-kde-status/

FreeBSD 11.4-RC1 Now Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2020-May/000704.html

Install Roundcube on OpenBSD.
https://www.bsdhowto.ch/roundcube.html

My New FreeBSD Laptop – Dell Latitude 7390.
http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2020-05-22-my-new-FreeBSD-laptop-Dell-7390.html

FreeBSD Workstation – Part 2 – Crumbly Tastyness.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZmVqYSPGCY

In Other BSDs for 2020/05/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/05/23/24525.html

Linux Steam Client on FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bh2goEn0jI

Encrypted ZFS on NetBSD 9.0 for FreeBSD Guy.
https://rubenerd.com/encrypted-zfs-on-netbsd-9-for-a-freebsd-guy/

BSD Hardware – Details of BSD Powered Computers Over the World.
https://bsd-hardware.info
https://github.com/bsdhw

OpenBSD 6.7 Upgrade Script.
https://puffy.nolink.ch/posts/openbsd_67/

DarkMate 12.1 – Desktop Install Script for FreeBSD 12.1.
https://github.com/broozar/installDesktopFreeBSD

Hardware

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review – Why is This Amazon Best Selling CPU?
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15787/amd-ryzen-5-3600-review-amazons-best-selling-cpu

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/05/18

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 on Lenovo Thinkpad T480.
https://www.davidschlachter.com/misc/t480-freebsd

FreeBSD 12.1 on Laptop.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2020-05-11-freebsd-workstation.html

Open Letter to TrueOS Community – TrueOS Discontinuation.
https://www.truenas.com/TrueOS-Discontinuation/

Improved (Auto)Vacuum in PostgreSQL 13.
https://amitkapila16.blogspot.com/2020/05/improved-autovacuum-in-postgresql-13.html

Short FreeBSD XFCE Guide.
https://twitter.com/UnixRat/status/1259006099916828672

ZFS 101 – Understanding ZFS Storage and Performance.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/05/zfs-101-understanding-zfs-storage-and-performance/

OpenZFS 0.8.4 Released.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/releases/tag/zfs-0.8.4

BSD Weekly – Issue 19.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/19

New PostgreSQL Plugin for Bareos.
https://www.bareos.com/en/company_news/postgres-plugin-en1.html

TrueNAS 11.3-U2 Generally Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-11-3-u2-is-available/

BSD Now 350 – Speedy Bridges.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/350

FreeBSD Journal – Filesystems – 2020 Issue 03/04.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/filesystems/
https://cdn.coverstand.com/33057/660151/293493b75515531b38073247a26d1863cadc8333.1.pdf

FreeBSD 11.4-BETA2 Now Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2020-May/000700.html

Backup and Restore on NetBSD.
https://e17i.github.io/articles-netbsd-backup/

OpenBSD on Microsoft Surface Go 2.
https://jcs.org/2020/05/15/surface_go2

In Other BSDs for 2020/05/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/05/16/24509.html

OpenZFS Adds ZSTD Compression.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/pull/10278

OpenBSD in Laptop – Part 1.
https://triptico.com/notes/openbsd-in-a-laptop.html

OpenBSD in Laptop – Part 2.
https://triptico.com/notes/openbsd-in-a-laptop-part-2.html

Hardware

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats 2020 Q1.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2020/

Intel Confirms Critical New Security Problem for Windows Users.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/05/11/intel-confirms-critical-security-flaw-affecting-almost-all-windows-users/

Supermicro H11DSi Motherboard Review – Sole Dual EPYC Solution.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15783/the-supermicro-h11dsi-motherboard-review

DFI GHF51 AMD Ryzen Embedded SBC Review – Part 1 – Unboxing and Assembly.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/05/14/dfi-ghf51-amd-ryzen-embedded-sbc-review-unboxing-assembly/

68060 and 1920×1080 RTG for Amiga 500.
https://amitopia.com/68060-and-1920×1080-rtg-for-amiga-500/

Life

Coronavirus Tracked – Has Your Country Epidemic Peaked?
https://ig.ft.com/coronavirus-chart/?areas=usa&areas=gbr&cumulative=0&logScale=1&perMillion=0&values=deaths

Elon Musk and Fall of American Journalism.
https://medium.com/@JohnnaCrider/elon-musk-the-fall-of-american-journalism-296c2739988b

World is on Lockdown. So Where Are All Carbon Emissions Coming From?
https://grist.org/climate/the-world-is-on-lockdown-so-where-are-all-the-carbon-emissions-coming-from/

Other

Self Driving Car for Free.
https://medium.com/@comma_ai/self-driving-car-for-free-82e871fe0587

If I Could Bring One Thing Back to Internet it Would be Blogs.
http://tttthis.com/blog/if-i-could-bring-one-thing-back-to-the-internet-it-would-be-blogs

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/05/11

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 Executive Director Calls for Linux + BSD Devs to Work Together.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-BSD-Should-Work-Together

NetBSD Overhaul of Kernel Entropy System.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/current-users/2020/05/01/msg038495.html

QEMU Adds POWER10 Support.
https://www.talospace.com/2020/05/qemu-adds-power10-support.html

Oracle versus PostgreSQL – First Glance.
https://rolkotech.blogspot.com/2020/05/oracle-vs-postgresql.html

Enlightenment on OpenBSD.
https://haxlab.org/efl.html

GNU GDB Debugger and NetBSD – Part 2.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/the_gnu_gdb_debugger_and1

Trusted Boot with OpenBSD.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=158255450604977&w=2

OPNSense Suricata IDS/IPS versus Kali Linux Attack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUp09mcn3Zc

Introducing Inkscape 1.0 Released.
https://inkscape.org/news/2020/05/04/introducing-inkscape-10/

OpenIndiana Hipster 2020.04 Released.
https://www.openindiana.org/2020/05/05/openindiana-hipster-2020-04-is-here/
http://docs.openindiana.org/release-notes/2020.04-release-notes/

GhostBSD 20.04 Overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPHFHBi9734

My Experience as FreeBSD Foundation Co-Op Student.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/my-experience-as-a-freebsd-foundation-co-op-student/

KDE Plasma Desktop Updated to 5.18.5 on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=534188
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.18.5

OpenIndiana Hipster 2020.04 Released to Phase Out Python 2/GCC7.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenIndiana-2020.04-Released

NetBSD Google Summer of Code 2020 Projects.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/announcing_google_summer_of_code2

BSD Now 349 – Entropy Overhaul.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/349

FreeBSD Foundation March/April 2020 Update.
https://mailchi.mp/freebsdfoundation/march_april2020update

DragonflyBSD 5.8.1 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release58/

FreeNAS Odroid H2 Home Build.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ophrR-fXmPc

FreeBSD Utility to Spawn Transient Single Command Jails.
https://git.kevans.dev/kevans/quickjail

Getting Started with FreeBSD as Desktop Operating System.
https://opensource.com/article/20/5/furybsd-linux

FreeBSD Project @ Google Summer of Code.
https://www.freebsdnews.com/2020/05/07/freebsd-project-google-summer-of-code/

LibreSSL 3.1.1 Released.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-3.1.1-relnotes.txt

FreeBSD 11.4-BETA1 Now Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2020-May/092284.html

List of Useful FreeBSD Commands.
https://medium.com/@tdebarbora/list-of-useful-freebsd-commands-92dffb8f8c57

How to Create Basic DMZ Network in OPNsense.
https://homenetworkguy.com/how-to/create-basic-dmz-network-opnsense/

Create Simple Static Site on OpenBSD 6.6.
https://www.sudomoon.com/blogs/simple-site-howto/

Edge OpenBSD PF Firewall – Securing First Gate of Your Network.
https://cryptsus.com/blog/edge-openbsd-pf-firewall-securing-the-first-gate-of-your-network.html

OpenBSD Router.
http://www.subgeniuskitty.com/development/notes/openbsd_router

In Other BSDs for 2020/05/09.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/05/09/24490.html

Hardware

Intel Accused by Workers of Prioritizing Chip Output Over Safety.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-08/intel-accused-by-workers-of-prioritizing-chip-output-over-safety

Life

Pandemic May Mean End of Open Floor Office.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/health/coronavirus-office-makeover.html

Other

Firefox 76.0 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/76.0/releasenotes/

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/05/04

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

Improving libossaudio and Future of OSS in NetBSD.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/improving_libossaudio_and_the_future

Building FreeBSD Binary Packages.
https://blahg.josefsipek.net/?p=592

Tmux for Mere Mortals.
https://zserge.com/posts/tmux/

What is FreeBSD?
https://www.sysnettechsolutions.com/en/what-is-freebsd/

Making newsyslog(8) Timestamp Rotated Logs on FreeBSD.
https://blog.tyk.nu/blog/making-newsyslog-timestamp-rotated-logs/

Engineering NetBSD 9.0 by Kamil Rytarowski.
https://netbsd.org/~kamil/AsiaBSDCon/Kamil_Rytarowski_Engineering_NetBSD_9.0.pdf

Installation of NetBSD on Mac Mini.
https://e17i.github.io/articles-netbsd-install/

LibreOffice 7.0 Drops Adobe Flash Support.
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/27/libreoffice-7-0-drops-adobe-flash-support/

Trinity Desktop Environment [KDE3] Celebrating 10th Anniversary with 14.0.8 Release.
http://www.trinitydesktop.org/newsentry.php?entry=2020.04.29

BSD Weekly – Issue 16.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/16

Implement gdnsd on FreeBSD.
https://blog.socruel.nu/freebsd/how-to-implement-gdnsd-on-freebsd.html

OmniOS Community Edition r151022ey/r151032z/r151030az.
https://omniosce.org/article/022ey-030az-032z

New FreeBSD 11.4-PRERELEASE Snapshots Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2020-April/000694.html

OpenBSD Journal – Catch Up – 2020-04-30.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20200430063556

The sysutils/automount Updated to 1.7.2 Version.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=246026

OPNsense 20.1.6 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=17018.0

BSD Now 348 – BSD Community Collections.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/348

GhostBSD 20.04 Now Available.
https://ghostbsd.org/20.04_release_announcement

Quick Fix Release GhostBSD 20.04.1.
https://ghostbsd.org/20.04.1_release_announcement

Mesa DRM Library Now Has Proper FreeBSD Support Upstream.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mesa-Libdrm-FreeBSD-Support

Understanding VLAN Configuration on FreeBSD.
https://genneko.github.io/playing-with-bsd/networking/freebsd-vlan/

In Other BSDs for 2020/05/02.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/05/02/24466.html

FreeBSD Port of ebsnvme-id Tool from Amazon Linux.
https://github.com/cperciva/ebsnvme-id

FreeBSD UNIX for Linux Sysadmins.
https://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2020/5/2_FreeBSD_UNIX_for_Linux_sysadmins.html

AWK in 20 Minutes.
https://ferd.ca/awk-in-20-minutes.html

ReactOS Build Environment 2.2 Released.
https://reactos.org/project-news/rosbe-22-released/

Hardware

AMD Programmer Manual Update Points to PCID Support and Memory Protection Keys.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-PRM-PCID-PKEY

Life

Vitamin D Insufficiency is Prevalent in Severe COVID-19.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.24.20075838v1

Other

EOF

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

EOF

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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