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Valuable News – 2018/09/08

UNIX

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0901 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.4.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/09/01/solobsd-11-2-stable-0901/

FreeBSD Foundation Update 2018/08.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/news-and-events/newsletter/freebsd-foundation-update-august-2018/

FreeBSD on System76 laptop.
https://twitter.com/BNevio/status/1036067328553877505

FreeBSD and Intel Video Cards. (updated)
http://srobb.net/freebsdintel.html

NetBSD/atari 8.0 on ATARI TT030 with SMC_TT and EtherNEC.
https://twitter.com/tsutsuii/status/1036602442790526978
http://dmesgd.nycbug.org/index.cgi?do=view&id=3733

NetBSD 7.2 Released.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-7/NetBSD-7.2.html

BSD Now 261 – FreeBSDcon Flashback.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126916/freebsdcon-flashback-bsd-now-261/

BSD Now 262 – OpenBSD Surfacing.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127006/openbsd-surfacing-bsd-now-262/

DragonFly BSD Default Compiler Changed to GCC 8.x.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/05/21790.html
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2018-September/717867.html

FreeBSD Ports/Packages Switch Default PHP Version from 5.6 to 7.1.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=479014

BSD Virtual Memory.
http://blog.pr4tt.com/2016/02/02/BSD-virtual-memory/

OmniOS CE r151026r/r151024ar/r151022bp with updated CURL and ZSH.
https://omniosce.org/article/releases-026r-024ar-022bp

ZSH Introduction Configuration.
https://docu.blackdot.be/configuration/zsh

CBSD Added Live Migration Support to FreeBSD Bhyve.
https://twitter.com/meka_floss/status/1037664920823885830
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYNSBhtJqw

The macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs.
http://dosdude1.com/mojave/

On FreeBSD 12.0 Bhyve will use Guard Pages to protect VMs address space.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1037801460719869952
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338511

Sixth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018 will be held September 10-11 in San Francisco.
http://open-zfs.org/wiki/OpenZFS_Developer_Summit_2018

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.5969 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.5969/

OPNsense 18.7.2 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-18-7-2-released/?utm_source=discoverbsd

Microsoft Hotmail still runs on U**x – FreeBSD purge incomplete. (old but worth mentioning)
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/12/12/microsoft_hotmail_still_runs/

GNOME 3.30 ‘Almerรญa’ Released.
https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.30/

Notes on Ryzen and Threadripper Hardware on DragonFly BSD.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/handbook/docs/handbook/docs/newhandbook/ZenRipper/

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA5 Images Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

Hardware

Intel can’t supply 14nm Xeons – HP/HPE directly recommends AMD EPYC.
https://www.semiaccurate.com/2018/09/07/intel-cant-supply-14nm-xeons-hpe-directly-recommends-amd-epyc/

AMD EPYC pummels Intel new Xeon-W workstation CPUs.
https://www.semiaccurate.com/2017/08/29/amds-epyc-pummels-intels-new-xeon-w-workstation-cpus/

ThinkPad X220 Resources.
http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com/resources/

Ryzen is Great at Low Power – 2700X @ 85W and TR2990WX @ 225W.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2018-September/357883.html

GlobalFoundries CTO on Why the Company Abandoned the Bleeding Edge.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/globalfoundries-cto-on-why-the-company-abandoned-the-bleeding-edge

AMD Updates its 25×20 Goal – Progress in a Generation.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13326/amd-updates-its-25×20-goal-progress-in-a-generation

Toshiba XG6 1TB SSD Review – First 96-Layer 3D NAND SSD.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13254/the-toshiba-xg6-1tb-ssd-review-first-96l-3d-nand

How RISC-V is Changing the Game.
http://info.dovermicrosystems.com/doverlog/how-risc-v-is-changing-processor-design

The AMD Athlon 200GE is Genius.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2018/09/the-amd-athlon-200ge-is-genius.html

Life

How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds.
https://medium.com/s/story/combat-tested-training-unwind-and-sleep-anywhere-in-120-seconds-27d5307b7606

Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250148/

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/behavioral-biometrics-banks-security.html

Paul Graham Essays.
http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html

Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices And Shortages.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/06/644935958/hospitals-prepare-to-launch-their-own-drug-company-to-fight-high-prices-and-shor

‘Mindful People’ feel less pain – MRI imaging pinpoints supporting brain activity.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-09-mindful-people-pain-mri-imaging.html

Other

40 million tables in MySQL 8.0 with ZFS.
https://www.percona.com/blog/2018/09/03/40-million-tables-in-mysql-8-0-with-zfs/

Nextcloud 14: focus on security and compliance.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-14-focus-on-security-and-compliance/

End of Mozilla Firefox Windows XP Support.
https://chuttenblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/the-end-of-firefox-windows-xp-support/

Why Aren’t More Users More Happy With Our VMs?
http://tratt.net/laurie/blog/entries/why_arent_more_users_more_happy_with_our_vms_part_1.html

The Tools I Use To Write Books.
https://thorstenball.com/blog/2018/09/04/the-tools-i-use-to-write-books/

Mozilla Firefox – It’s your data we’re just living in it.
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/09/06/data-just-living/

Mozilla’s opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks privacy outcry.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/20/mozilla_firefox_test_of_privacy_mechanism_prompts_privacy_worries/

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Valuable News – 2018/09/02

UNIX

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/25.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/25/21658.html

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA3 Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

FreeBSD bsdinstall/zfsboot enables new UEFI+GELI support.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338282
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=336252
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D12315

Setup unbound-adblock on OpenBSD.
https://www.geoghegan.ca/unbound-adblock.html

New XigmaNAS Release 11.2.0.4.5925 based on FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p2.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.5925/

Mac-like FreeBSD Laptop.
http://trafyx.com/?p=2551

Baldur’s Gate in 1080p on OpenBSD via GemRB.
https://bsd.network/@thfr/100620499116867070

My Backup Solution Leveraging OpenZFS/rsync/WOL/crontab.
https://farhan.codes/2018/05/20/my-backup-solution-leveraging-openzfs-rsync-wol-and-crontab/

Why I’m mostly not interest in exploring new fonts (on Unix).
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/MyFontDisinterest

Why ed(1) is not a good editor today.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/EdNoLongerGoodEditor

Mozilla will disable legacy Firefox 52 ESR add-ons on 2018/09/05.
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/08/21/timeline-for-disabling-legacy-firefox-add-ons/

Linux Maintains Bugs – Real Reason ifconfig(8) on Linux is Deprecated in ip(8).
https://farhan.codes/2018/06/25/linux-maintains-bugs-the-real-reason-ifconfig-on-linux-is-deprecated/
https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/12/23/75

Remove Yarrow PRNG algorithm option in accordance with due notice given in random(4) on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1033734043207172096
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338324
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=273872

Insight into Future of TrueOS BSD and Project Trident.
https://itsfoss.com/project-trident-interview/

Look Beyond the BSD Teacup – OmniOS Installation.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/a-look-beyond-the-bsd-teacup-omnios-installation/

HardenedBSD 1100056.4 Released.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-08-27/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000564

BSD vs Linux. (old but worth resurrecting)
https://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/01

Send packet of death to any Linux 4.x kernel and it will make CPU spin in infinite loop.
https://twitter.com/perrymetzger/status/1034196371316719617
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/08/27/1

Raspberry Pi as Stratum-1 NTP Server.
https://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Raspberry-Pi-NTP.html

Linux 4.18 on Intel Core 2 Duo makes CPU stall and complete system freeze.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-4.18-Old-CPU-Issue

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Released for General Availability.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/oracle-solaris-114-released-for-general-availability

FreeBSD: UEFI Bootloader stuck on BootCurrent/BootOrder/BootInfo on Asus Motherboards (and fix).
https://www.neelc.org/freebsd-uefi-on-asus-motherboards/

FreeBSD on 11″ MacBook Air 5.1 (mid-2012).
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=2214
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/files/macbookair/freebsd-dmesg.txt

OpenBSD on 11″ MacBook Air 5.1 (mid-2012).
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=1283

The Design and Implementation of the NetBSD (and FreeBSD) rc.d system.
https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/usenix01/freenix01/full_papers/mewburn/mewburn_html/index.html

OpenBSD Gaming Resource – What Games Are Available and Where to Get Them.
https://mrsatterly.com/openbsd_games.html

In 2005/05 FreeBSD team described TLBleed on SA and suggested to disable INTEL SMT.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100637654685544116
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt.asc

BSD Now 260 – Hacking Tour of Europe.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126821/hacking-tour-of-europe-bsd-now-260/

BSD Now 261 – FreeBSDcon Flashback.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126916/freebsdcon-flashback-bsd-now-261/

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

2FA with SSH on OpenBSD.
https://chown.me/blog/2FA-with-ssh-on-OpenBSD.html

How does the process title works?
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/51/

In Other BSDs for 2018/09/01.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/01/21713.html

New FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA4 Snapshots Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-September/000445.html

CNCF Survey: Use of Cloud Native Technologies in Production Has Grown Over 200%.
https://twitter.com/nitisht_/status/1035008388713701377
https://www.cncf.io/blog/2018/08/29/cncf-survey-use-of-cloud-native-technologies-in-production-has-grown-over-200-percent/

The bsd.network Mastodon Instance runs on OpenBSD 6.4-beta.
https://twitter.com/phessler/status/1035664766906368001

OpenBSD Workstation.
http://eradman.com/posts/openbsd-workstation.html

Badness Enumerated by Robots.
https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2018/08/badness-enumerated-by-robots.html

CoreDNS 1.2.2 Released.
https://github.com/coredns/coredns/releases/tag/v1.2.2

Hardware

SMT is Tagged on AMD CPUs thus not vulnerable like Intel CPUs.
https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/AMD-SMT-Zen-1.jpg

Hyper Converged NAS with Silverstone CS01-HS and Silverstone SST-ST30SF PSU.
https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=458

GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development – Opts To Focus on Specialized Processes.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13277/globalfoundries-stops-all-7nm-development

AMD 7nm CPUs/GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC as GlobalFoundries Stops 7mm Development.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13279/amd-to-fab-7nm-cpus-gpus-at-tsmc

Is Intel Hyper-Threading a Fundamental Security Risk?
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/276138-is-hyper-threading-a-fundamental-security-risk

Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/why-the-future-of-data-storage-is-still-magnetic-tape

UNITEX USB 3.0 connected LTO7 tape drive.
http://www.cxp.com.au/articles/unitex-launches-usb3-0-connected-lto7-tape-drive

UNITEX USB 3.0 connected LTO8 tape drives.
http://www.cxp.com.au/articles/unitex-launches-high-speed-usb3-0-and-lto8-usb-connected-tape-drives

Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13301/spectre-and-meltdown-in-hardware-intel-clarifies-whiskey-lake-and-amber-lake

Performance Cost of Spectre/Meltdown/Foreshadow Mitigations on Linux 4.19.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-419-mitigations

Life

Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects, nurture health.
https://www.salk.edu/news-release/eating-in-10-hour-window-can-override-disease-causing-genetic-defects-nurture-health/

My life with 12 programmers in 2 rooms and one 21st century dream.
https://www.salon.com/2016/09/17/hacker-house-blues-my-life-with-12-programmers-2-rooms-and-one-21st-century-dream/

Tech Workers Say Poor Leadership Is Number One Cause for Burnout.
http://blog.teamblind.com/index.php/2018/08/20/tech-workers-say-poor-leadership-is-number-one-cause-for-burnout/

Procrastination: It’s pretty much all in the mind.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45295392

Other

After 24 years Doom II final secret has been found!
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/31/after-24-years-doom-iis-final-secret-has-been-found/

3M Knew About the Dangers of PFOA and PFOS Decades Ago – Internal Documents Show.
https://theintercept.com/2018/07/31/3m-pfas-minnesota-pfoa-pfos/

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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Valuable News – 2018/08/11

UNIX

FreeBSD init just got possibility to execute any executable (not just /bin/sh).
This allows rewrite of /etc/rc in Python for example.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337321

Solaris Keyboard Howto.
http://iks.cs.ovgu.de/~elkner/keyboard/kbdhowto.html

NAS4Free has been renamed into XigmaNAS.
https://xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13790/
https://twitter.com/XigmaNAS/status/1026172962100191232

Thunderbird 60.0 Released.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/60.0/releasenotes/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0805 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.1 Released.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/08/05/solobsd-11-2-stable-0805/

Slash MySQL query time from 380h to 12h with two UNIX commands.
https://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20180805/

FreeBSD-SA-18:08.tcp will lead you to 11.2-RELEASE-p1.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2018-August/001837.html

Solaris Process Scheduling.
http://www.snatchbrain.com/?p=789

Port of the OpenBSD userland to Linux.
https://github.com/Duncaen/lobase

UNIX Syscalls.
https://john-millikin.com/unix-syscalls#freebsd

OpenBSD team released LibreSSL 2.8.0 library.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-2.8.0-relnotes.txt

Enabling Disk ID (/dev/diskid/*) on XigmaNAS/FreeBSD.
https://www.medo64.com/2018/07/enabling-dev-diskid-on-xigmanas/

BSD Now 258 – OS Foundations.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126581/os-foundations-bsd-now-258/

More of less in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337497

NetBSD 8.0 UEFI Installation.
https://wiki.netbsd.org/Installation_on_UEFI_systems/

DragonFly BSD got DRM update to match Linux 4.7.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/08/21629.html

Systemd failure with timesyncd and its complete lack of debugability.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdTimesyncdFailure

ZFS Record Size For Backup Machine.
https://www.medo64.com/2018/08/zfs-record-size-for-backup-machine/

LibreOffice 6.1 Released.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/08/08/libreoffice-6-1/

SegmentSmack Linux kernel vulnerability – TCP segments cause remote DoS.
https://access.redhat.com/articles/3553061

The Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition early access ebook still costs $33 with ILUVMICHAEL code.
https://nostarch.com/absfreebsd3

FreeBSD’s dd got status=progress support.
https://v4.freshbsd.org/commit/freebsd/src/337505

Explanation why there is no lsof(8) port on OpenBSD.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=153385998722067&w=2

The stat(1) on FreeBSD just got ~3x performance improvement.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230491

OpenSSH 7.8p1 almost ready for release.
https://marc.info/?l=openssh-unix-dev&m=153386435622897&w=2

The pfSense 2.4.4 book in HTML/PDF/EPUB is now available to everyone.
https://www.netgate.com/blog/pfSense-book-available-to-everyone.html
https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/book/
https://www.netgate.com/docs/manuals/the-pfsense-book.pdf
https://www.netgate.com/docs/manuals/the-pfsense-book.epub

FreeBSD 12-CURRENT just made first step towards 12-RELEASE with 12-APLHA1 tag.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-all/2018-August/168714.html

X11 on really small devices.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180810075449

HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100056.2 Released.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-08-09/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000562

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA1 images ready to test.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-August/000434.html

Bhyve Networking Options.
https://empt1e.blogspot.com/2016/10/bhyve-networking-options.html

Iridium (same as Chromium) received unveil(2) support on OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/OpenBSD_ports/status/1028324022566629376

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/11/21603.html

Hardware

AMD Threadripper II CPU – Up to 32 Cores/64 Threads.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13123/amd-threadripper-2-teaser-pre-orders-start-today-up-to-32-cores

Starling Pro ARM server from System76 with 96 cores and 1 TB RAM.
https://system76.com/servers/starling

Supermicro SSG-136R-NR32JBF allows 1PB in 1U of NVMe storage with 13m IOPS and 52GB/s throughput.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/08/supermicros_1_pb_slimster/
https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/136/SSG-136R-NR32JBF.cfm

TAKU Monitor Stand ITX/SFX PC Case.
http://www.cryorig.com/taku_us.php

Hacker Finds Hidden ‘God Mode’ on Old x86 CPUs.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/x86-hidden-god-mode,37582.html

Life

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

Other

Out-of-process extensions for Firefox 63 running on GNU/Linux.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/02/firefox-63-linux-out-of-process-extensions/

Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind running on OpenBSD with OpenMW in 5 simple steps.
https://medium.com/@enzuru/get-morrowind-running-on-openbsd-in-5-simple-steps-b65e20f3f0c

Rise and fall of Project V13 – online Fallout game that never was.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17665046/fallout-online-project-v13-interplay-bethesda-lawsuit-fallout-76

Detailed Look at RFC 8446 – TLS 1.3.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/rfc-8446-aka-tls-1-3/

 

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Valuable News – 2018/08/04

UNIX

Non-Cross-DSO CFI enabled HardenedBSD 12-CURRENT/arm64 image for Pine64 LTS.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1023013287166926848

FreeBSD UEFI Secure Boot.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd-uefi-secure-boot/

KSH Shell Completions.
https://github.com/qbit/dotfiles/blob/master/common/dot_ksh_completions

UNIX – The “Always On” OS.
UNIXยฎ: The โ€œAlways Onโ€ OS

Polish BSD User Group videos/talks from #1 and #2 meetings.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWvDQaEHSULuCIVOOM66nYA/videos?sort=dd

FreeBSD – Chelsio N320E 10G Ethernet.
https://www.boris-tassou.fr/freebsd-chelsio-n320e/ [FRENCH]
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://www.boris-tassou.fr/freebsd-chelsio-n320e/ [ENGLISH]

Chicken Bit as ‘G-2 Mitigation’ on OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/OpenBSD_stable/status/1023952724746854400

Haiku OS Working On Updated Drivers From FreeBSD.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Haiku-OS-July-2018

FreeBSD/i386 is now using LLD as bootstrap linker.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/336901

VIMAGE now enabled by default on FreeBSD 12-CURRENT/arm64.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=336915

First OpenWRT 18.06 release since merge with LEDE project.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenWRT-18.06-Released

FreeBSD Foundation 2018/07 Development Projects Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/july-2018-development-projects-update/

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-beta2/

With security.jail.vmm_allowed its now possible to run bhyve(8) within FreeBSD jail(8).
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337023

ZFS File Server.
https://aravindh.net/post/zfs_fileserver/

ZFS Performance.
https://aravindh.net/post/zfs_performance/

Improved ZFS performance on high IOPS workload by 12% for 8k record size on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337229

Reflection on one year usage of OpenBSD.
https://nanxiao.me/en/reflection-on-one-year-usage-of-openbsd/

The template user with PAM and login(1) on FreeBSD.
http://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/48

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/04/21594.html

FEMP stack on Amazon EC2.
https://staktrace.com/spout/entry.php?id=840

OpenBSD on an Apple iBook G4.
https://bobstechsite.com/openbsd-on-an-ibook-g4/

Hardware

Future of VIA x86 Processors.
https://www.cambus.net/the-future-of-via-x86-processors/

Rise of the Centaur.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/riseofthecentaur

India first RISC-V based Chip is here.
http://www.geekdave.in/2018/07/indias-first-risc-v-is-here-linux-boots.html

DJ rig with two Amiga 1200.
http://cdm.link/2018/07/dj-mod-amiga-1200-commodore/

Apollo is Amiga Classic accelerator board code compatible Motorola M68K processor but is 3-4 times faster than fastest 68060.
http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/

Xfce 4.14 development and migration to Gtk3 is progressing well.
https://twitter.com/xfceofficial/status/1024979817953935361

Life

Melatonin – Much More Than You Wanted To Know.
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/E4cKD9iTWHaE7f3AJ/melatonin-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know

Other

ReactOS is now able to boot from BTRFS.
https://reactos.org/blogs/gsoc-2018-booting-btrfs-works

Evolving the Firefox Brand.
https://blog.mozilla.org/opendesign/evolving-the-firefox-brand/

Valuable News – 2018/07/27

UNIX

In Other BSDs for 2018/07/21.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/07/21/21525.html

NetBSD 8.0 Released.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-8/NetBSD-8.0.html

Changes to NetBSD release support policy.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2018/07/25/msg000290.html

ZFS Zpool Checkpoints.
http://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/46/

Hidden Gems of XTERM.
https://lukas.zapletalovi.com/2013/07/hidden-gems-of-xterm.html

Less Known Solaris XTerm Features.
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1021525740406403073
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1021513491532926983

Extend FreeBSD loader(8) geli support to all architectures and all disk-like devices.

https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=336252

Scripts to create HardenedBSD ISO and KVM image for SmartOS and Triton.
https://github.com/wasted/hardenedbsd-kvm-image-builder

Antergos Linux allows root (/) on ZFS install from installer but /boot remains EXT4.
https://antergos.com/

Slackware Linux hit 25 years recently.
http://www.slackware.com/announce/1.0.php

Configure FreeBSD Jails with vnet (VIMAGE) and ZFS.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-configure-a-freebsd-jail-with-vnet-and-zfs/

FreeBSD on ARM64.
https://community.online.net/t/freebsd-on-arm64/6678

ZFS for Linux.
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/zfs-linux

Colored cal(1) output colored with grep(1).
https://twitter.com/vermaden/status/1021690491476340737

Solaris had/have 11 years old privilege escalation bug.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/24/oracle_repatch_old_solaris_bug/

OPNsense 18.1.13 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=9237.0

Tribblix m20.5 (ami-7cf2181b) and LX-enabled OmniTribblix m20.5 (ami-90fb11f7) available in the AWS London (eu-west-2) region.
http://www.tribblix.org/aws.html

Because Computers | BSD Now 2^8.
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126261/because-computers-bsd-now-28/

ZFS Private Beta on Citus Cloud.
https://www.citusdata.com/blog/2018/07/19/ZFS-beta-on-citus-cloud/

Oracle Solaris 11.4 beta progress from 32bit to 64bit.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/oracle-solaris-114-beta-progress-on-lp64-conversion-v2

DragonFly BSD will implement new rc(8) mechanism to run scripts only once.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/07/25/21549.html

OmniOSce r151026 gets automatic boot-environment naming.
https://omniosce.org/article/auto-be-name

Expose SmartOS metadata to CFEngine.
https://github.com/bahamat/cfengine-smartos-metadata/blob/master/README.md

Sysadmin Guide to Ansible – How to Simplify Tasks.
https://opensource.com/article/18/7/sysadmin-tasks-ansible

More mitigations against speculative execution vulnerabilities from OpenBSD team.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180724072257

FreeBSD images now available for GCE (Google Cloud Engine).
https://googlecloudplatform.uservoice.com/forums/302595-compute-engine/suggestions/18618931-freebsd
https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/details/freebsd-cloud/freebsd-11

DTrace on Linux Update.
https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/dtrace-on-linux%3a-an-update

NetBSD on the PineBook.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjB7R23X4AIxr61.jpg:large

FreeBSD kernel module loading mechanism imported into Illumos.
http://src.illumos.org/source/xref/freebsd-head/sys/conf/kmod.mk

PBOY – small CLI tool to rename PDF files with useless names based on the suggestions found in file content and metadata.
https://github.com/2mol/pboy

Hardware

AMD 2018 Q2 Results – Best Quarter In 7 Years.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13121/amd-announces-q2-2018-results

Why Intel will never let owners control the ME.
https://www.devever.net/~hl/intelme

Tool for partial deblobbing of Intel ME/TXE firmware images.
https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner

Intel x86 Considered Harmful by Joanna Rutkowska.
https://blog.invisiblethings.org/papers/2015/x86_harmful.pdf

Backblaze 2018 Q2 Hard Drive Stats.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q2-2018/

Life

When We Eat or Dont Eat May Be Critical for Health.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/well/when-we-eat-or-dont-eat-may-be-critical-for-health.html

While We Sleep Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/08/science-of-sleep/

Other

My favorite apps on F-Droid.
https://quaap.com/D/use-fdroid

Why I will never use Windows 8 or Windows 10.
https://www.devever.net/~hl/windows8

Exposing more of ICU to PostgreSQL.
https://postgresql.verite.pro/blog/2018/07/25/icu-extension.html

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