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Valuable News – 2019/01/11

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 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 2019/01/05.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/01/05/22307.html

Devin Teske made sysconf(8) to safely edit system config files on FreeBSD.
Another great tool after sysrc(8) that allows safe edit of system rc files.
https://github.com/freebsdfrau/FrauBSD/tree/master/sysconf

New PEFS 2018.12.29 Release.
http://pefs.io/blog/2018/12/release-20181229/?fbclid=IwAR2fPxLnl18rfAVcQ6OmMR7FhsRGuorHq84xYhQ-cnO2m7_7Z2aSFB65PLI

Revive Cisco IDS Into Capable OpenBSD Computer.
https://komlositech.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/revive-a-cisco-ids-into-a-capable-openbsd-firewall/

How I did start using FreeBSD.
https://www.banym.de/how-i-did-start-using-freebsd.html

MacBook Pro 9.2 Gets FreeBSD Support.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1081395210259595265

New HardenedBSD 13.0 Image for RPI3.
https://hardenedbsd.org/~shawn/rpi3/2019-01-05/HardenedBSD-aarch64-13.0-HARDENEDBSD-fa32a12f857-RaspberryPi3.img.xz
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1081919725611950082

FreeBSD gives sh(1) proper default prompt instead of just “$“.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342812

More FreeBSD RFC Sendmail Deprecation Discussion.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2017-December/018712.html

DistroWatch – Feature Story – FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Review.
“(…) this release feels like a polished and improved incremental step forward.”
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190107#freebsd

DistroWatch – Musings on Distros After Prolonged Use (2019).
“FreeBSD is probably my favourite server-oriented operating system, mostly because it never surprises me.
FreeBSD tends to do what you tell it to do, and just do what you tell it to do.”

https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190107#lookback

New ZFS on FreeBSD Implementation Can Now Be Tested with TrueOS.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ZFS-On-Linux-Test-TrueOS-Spin
https://pkg.trueos.org/iso/snapshot-zol/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028j/r151026aj/r151022ch.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-028j-026aj-022ch

FreeBSD Foundation – December 2018 – Development Projects Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/december-2018-development-projects-update/

Zackup – Backup to ZFS – Inspired by BackupPC.
https://github.com/digineo/zackup

POSIX Shell and Utilities.
https://shellhaters.org/

OPNsense 18.7.10 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=10903.0

A wc clone written in Rust.
https://crates.io/crates/cw

FreeBSD as my Network Storage Server (Part 1).
https://www.jasonvanpatten.com/2015/11/26/freebsd-as-my-network-storage-server/

FreeBSD as my Network Storage Server (Part 2).
https://www.jasonvanpatten.com/2015/11/26/freebsd-as-my-network-storage-server-part-2/

Knightmare: DevOps Cautionary Tale.
Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

IOCCC: Best of Show.
https://www.ioccc.org/2018/mills/hint.html

Quick Naive Benchmarks on AMD A8-5550M APU on FreeBSD (with and without AESNI).
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-December/072466.html

Goal of GameBSD is to provide a place for students to learn about programming and technology.
https://gamebsd.com/index.html

AIX 7.2 running on AARCH64 (ARM) Pinebook with QEMU.
https://twitter.com/astr0baby/status/1082811124897251328

OpenBSD Router.
http://www.homeandofficeit.com/Main/OpenBSDRouter

New console font Spleen made default on OpenBSD.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190110064857

Interactive VIM Tutorial.
https://openvim.com/

ZFS on Linux does not work on Linux 5.0 kernels.
https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=154714516832389

Hardware

AMD Ryzen Mobile 3000-Series Launched – 2nd Gen Mobile at 15W-35Wand Chromebooks.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13771/amd-ces-2019-ryzen-mobile-3000-series-launched

AMD launches two new A-series 6W chips for Chromebooks.
https://liliputing.com/2019/01/amd-launches-two-new-a-series-chips-for-chromebooks.html

AMD Powered Acer Chromebook 315 Announced.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13783/acer-at-ces-amd-powered-acer-chromebook-315-announced

Huawei claims its Kunpeng 920 ARM based processor is the industry’s fastest.
64 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with 8-channel DDR4 memory.
Also two 100G RoCE ports and support for PCIe Gen4 and CCIX.
https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/06/huawei-claims-its-kunpeng-920-arm-based-risc-processor-is-the-industrys-fastest/

Huawei Unveils Industry’s Highest-Performance ARM-based CPU.
https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2019/1/huawei-unveils-highest-performance-arm-based-cpu

Samsung Plans 3nm Gate-All-Around FETs in 2021.
https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1333318

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Gets Thinner.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13833/lenovo-at-ces-2019-7th-gen-thinkpad-x1-carbon-gets-thinner

Life

Amazon sent 1700 audio recordings of Alexa user to a stranger.
https://www.hackread.com/amazon-sent-audio-recordings-of-alexa-user-to-stranger/?fbclid=IwAR0B9CiTTpOxDClsNmfrlmRxyzP1nHzMYbCk2e8aAI8EgNkgKvyImJXGd-A

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone.
https://aeon.co/ideas/before-you-can-be-with-others-first-learn-to-be-alone

10 Harmful Effects of Religion.
http://sarahrocksdale.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2019/01/08/10-Harmful-Effects-of-Religion

System Down: systemd-journald Exploit.
https://www.qualys.com/2019/01/09/system-down/system-down.txt

Other

The State Of Software Security In 2019.
https://noncombatant.org/2019/01/06/state-of-security-2019/

The Developer Experience Bait-and-Switch.
https://infrequently.org/2018/09/the-developer-experience-bait-and-switch/

LinkedIn violates privacy and detects usage of browser extensions.
https://github.com/dandrews/nefarious-linkedin

Classic Doom gets 3D/HD remaster – courtesy of the fans.
https://www.pcgamesn.com/doom/doom-remaster

RPG Codex Review: ATOM RPG (Remix of Fallout Story).
https://rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=11080

Facebook is the new crapware.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/facebook-is-the-new-crapware/

EOF
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Valuable News – 2019/01/04

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 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

SSH Examples – Tips & Tunnels.
https://hackertarget.com/ssh-examples-tunnels/

OpenBSD Gaming Resource.
https://mrsatterly.com/openbsd_games.html

Unleashed 1.2 Released.
http://lists.31bits.net/archives/devel/2018-December/000033.html

Taming the Chaos: Can we build systems that actually work?

Possible paths from today’s ghastly hackery to what computing should be.
https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9647-taming_the_chaos_can_we_build_systems_that_actually_work

FreeBSD Ports unable to use multiple GitHub repos with the same name.
https://hashbang0.com/2018/12/28/freebsd-ports-unable-to-use-multiple-github-repos-with-the-same-name/

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/29.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/29/22262.html

F-Stack: FreeBSD TCP/IP stack on DPDK by Tencent.
http://f-stack.org/

NetBSD entering 2019 with more complete LLVM support.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/netbsd_entering_2019_with_more

Survey of ${RANDOM}.
https://nullprogram.com/blog/2018/12/25/

The pkgsrc-2018Q4 Announced.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2018/12/30/msg027871.html

FreeBSD 12.0 Performance Against Windows & Linux on Intel Xeon Server.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd-12-windows

GhostBSD 18.12 Available.
http://ghostbsd.org/18.12_release_announcement

Support for RTL8188EE chipset added in rtwn_pci(4) driver on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342682

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018.
https://db-engines.com/en/blog_post/79

BSD Now 279 – Future of ZFS.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128671/future-of-zfs-bsd-now-279/

One year of flying with the Raven – Ready for the Desktop? [DragonFly BSD]
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/one-year-of-flying-with-the-raven-ready-for-the-desktop/

NES/Famicom: Visual Compendium.
NES/Famicom: a visual compendium

I Made MPD Index SoundCloud.
https://polyfloyd.net/post/soundcloud-fuse-mpd/

The zackup Tool – Backup to ZFS.

https://github.com/digineo/zackup

Hardware

Fujitsu A64FX Post-K Supercomputer – World’s Fastest ARM Processor.
https://connect.linaro.org/resources/yvr18/interviews/fujitsu-a64fx-post-k-supercomputer-worlds-fastest-arm-processor/

Does tape still have a place in my backup strategy?
https://www.cloudpro.co.uk/it-infrastructure/backup/7836/does-tape-still-have-a-place-in-my-backup-strategy

Life

How Much of the Internet Is Fake?
(…) less than 60 percent of web traffic is human.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html

Apps Are Revealing Your Private Information To Facebook And You Probably Don’t Know It.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/charliewarzel/apps-are-revealing-your-private-information-to-facebook-and

Other

Thunderbird in 2019.
https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2019/01/thunderbird-in-2019/

OpenAGE – free (as in freedom) clone of the Age of Empires II engine.

https://openage.sft.mx/

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

Hackers Bypassed Gmail and Yahoo 2FA.
https://www.hackread.com/hackers-bypassed-gmail-yahoos-2fa-to-target-us-officials/?fbclid=IwAR03OJTgck8MrJqD9MLcUMX3a2q9nTgcXoi1Gd0z6Ul01B3SkyKZCvi2hFE

Personal & Banking Data of 120 Million Brazilians Leaked Online.
https://www.hackread.com/personal-banking-data-of-brazilians-leaked-online/

Moving to Require Python 3.
https://python3statement.org/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/12/28

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 iocage 1.0 Released.
https://github.com/iocage/iocage/releases/tag/1.0

FreeBSD in Audio Studio.
FreeBSD is usually not the first choice for music art, but it has quite a lot to offer.
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/freebsd_in_audio_studio/

Install DragonFly BSD 5.4.
https://gitlab.com/jacekkowalczyk82/freebsd/blob/master/DragonFlyBSD.md

FreeBSD and USB MIDI.
https://meka.rs/blog/2017/06/17/freebsd-usb-midi/

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/22.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/22/22216.html

HardenedBSD 1100056.11 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-22/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v110005611

HardenedBSD 1200058.1 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-22/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v12000581

DragonFly 5.4.1 Released.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/24/22268.html

FreeBSD 2018/01-09 Status Report.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2018-01-2018-09.html

FreeBSD Had Very Successful 2018 – Performance Improvements – Better Hardware Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-2018-Q1-Q3-Status

Blender 2.8 Released.
https://www.blender.org/2-8/

FreeBSD Foundation Created FreeBSD Timeline.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd/timeline/

Gitea On OpenBSD – Using Official Package.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/gitea-on-openbsd-using-official-package-2ogl

BSD Now 278 – Real McCoy.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128586/the-real-mccoy-bsd-now-278/

FreeBSD switches mutexes to atomics in GEOM_DEV I/O path.
IOPS increases from 600K to 800K+ on NVMe at 72-core systems.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342558

FreeBSD Wireless Quickstart.
http://srobb.net/fbsdquickwireless.html

Haiku Beta – Release Heard Around the World.
https://medium.com/@andrewgreimann_62789/haiku-beta-the-release-heard-around-the-world-d776cae5f3e7

Mac OS X Kernel Programming Guide – BSD Overview.
How much BSD is in the macOS system.
https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/Darwin/Conceptual/KernelProgramming/BSD/BSD.html

FreeBSD on ThinkPad X240.
https://unrelenting.technology/articles/freebsd-on-the-thinkpad-x240

Hardware

Distrowatch.com – First Impressions of Pinebook.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181224#pinebook

Slimbook PRO2.
https://slimbook.es/en/pro-ultrabook-13-aluminium

Banana Pi to Launch 24-Core ARM Server.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/12/26/banana-pi-24-core-arm-server/

Life

Sugar Sick Secrets: How Industry Forces Have Manipulated Science to Downplay the Harm.
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/12/412916/sugars-sick-secrets-how-industry-forces-have-manipulated-science-downplay-harm

World’s Newest Major Religion – No Religion.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160422-atheism-agnostic-secular-nones-rising-religion/

What is each countryโ€™s second-largest religious group?
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/06/22/what-is-each-countrys-second-largest-religious-group/

Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over Creationism.
https://slate.com/technology/2015/11/polls-americans-believe-in-evolution-less-in-creationism.html

35 years ago Isaac Asimov was asked by Star to predict world of 2019.
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/12/27/35-years-ago-isaac-asimov-was-asked-by-the-star-to-predict-the-world-of-2019-here-is-what-he-wrote.html

Other

DOOMBA – Convert your Roomba tracking data into randomized DOOM map.
http://richwhitehouse.com/index.php?postid=72

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/12/21

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

First FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Errata.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/doc?view=revision&revision=52685

OPNsense 18.7.9 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-18-7-9-released/

How to Install and Configure Basic OPNsense Firewall.
https://www.tecmint.com/install-and-configure-opnsense-firewall/

IPv666 – Address of the Beast.
https://l.avala.mp/?p=285

Let’s Encrypt – Certbot for OpenBSD’s httpd.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/lets-encrypt-certbot-for-openbsds-httpd-3ofd

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID with 20 SSDs.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd-12-zfs

FreeBSD Commit That Can Drastically Lower Load on gssd(8) on Large NFS Servers.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342114

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/15.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/15/22185.html

HardenedBSD 13-CURRENT on Pinebook.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1073699720923615232

Rouge Legacy on OpenBSD using PS4 dual shock pad.
https://twitter.com/mulander/status/1074015714363826176

How to Install GNOME or KDE PLASMA 5 on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.osradar.com/how-to-install-gnome-or-plasma5-kde-on-freebsd-12/

Write your Own Virtual Machine.
https://justinmeiners.github.io/lc3-vm/

OpenSMTPD 6.4.1 Released.
https://www.opensmtpd.org/announces/release-6.4.1.txt

Fix boot/install hangs/panic on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Servers.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342160

HardenedBSD first to ship with LLVM Non-Cross-DSO CFI applied to entire base operating system.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1074807820959342593

HardenedBSD 12-STABLE v1200058 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-17/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v1200058

FreeBSD fixes PCI shared interrupts during suspend and resume.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342170

KDE ports on FreeBSD 12 (amd64).
https://euroquis.nl/bobulate/?p=2013

Aberdeen FreeBSD Hackathon on 2019/04/17-19.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-aberdeen-freebsd-hackathon-registration-53410505259

OPNids – Integration of Suricata IDS with purpose-built Machine Learning Scripting Engine Available.
https://www.opnids.io/

Running FreeBSD on Pinebook – Review.
https://blog.madadipouya.com/2018/12/19/running-freebsd-on-pinebook-a-review/

VirtualBox 6.0.0 Released.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog-6.0#v0

Cartika ISP switches from Bacula Enterprise to Bareos.
Clusterlogics – Backup as a Service (BaaS) with Bareos.
https://www.bareos.com/files/references/english/cartika-case-study-en.pdf
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/evolution-software-platform-importance-open-source-andrew-rouchotas/

The Future of ZFS in FreeBSD.
FreeBSD will rebase its ZFS code from Illumos to ZFS on Linux (ZoL).
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-December/072422.html

OpenRC on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2018-December/053740.html

Bye Bye Mongo – Hello Postgres.
The Guardian migrated from Mongo DB to PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS.
https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/nov/30/bye-bye-mongo-hello-postgres

FreeBSD 12 Review – Used as My Daily OS on Bare Metal.
https://youtu.be/revOJcX2rLs

BSD Now 277 – Nmap Level Up.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128526/nmap-level-up-bsd-now-277/

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6315 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6315/

Hardware

ESXi VSAN HP MicroServer Homelab.
http://www.cheesyboofs.co.uk/esxi-vsan-microserver-homelab

IBM Partners with Samsung to Include 7nm Chip Manufacturing.
https://newsroom.ibm.com/2018-12-20-IBM-Expands-Strategic-Partnership-with-Samsung-to-Include-7nm-Chip-Manufacturing

AMD Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE with Radeon Vega Graphics Launched.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13741/amd-athlon-220ge-and-athlon-240ge-with-radeon-vega-graphics-launched

Life

FBI Secretly Collected Data on Aaron Swartz Earlier Than We Thought.
https://gizmodo.com/fbi-secretly-collected-data-on-aaron-swartz-earlier-tha-1831076900

How to Grow Old by Bertrand Russell.
https://sites.google.com/site/gobenyan/essay

Ask Hacker News – How did you decide where to live?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18688647

Digital Dissidents – What it Means to be Whistleblower.
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2016/03/digital-dissidents-160323141254755.html

Other

How Baldur’s Gate Saved the Computer RPG.
https://www.theringer.com/2018/12/21/18150363/baldurs-gate-bioware-1998-video-games

Firefox 64 built with GCC and Clang.
https://hubicka.blogspot.com/2018/12/firefox-64-built-with-gcc-and-clang.html

Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades that Asbestos Lurked in its Baby Powder.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-special-report-idUSKBN1OD1RQ

Signal: We can’t include a backdoor in our app for the Australian government.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/signal-we-cant-include-a-backdoor-in-our-app-for-the-australian-government/

The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got.
http://russolsen.com/articles/2012/08/09/the-best-programming-advice-i-ever-got.html

Logitech app security flaw allowed keystroke injection attacks.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/logitech-app-security-flaw-allowed-keystroke-injection-attacks/

How Peter Jackson Made WW I Footage Seem Astonishingly New.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/16/movies/peter-jackson-war-movie.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 – 2018/12/08

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 2018/12/01.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/01/22135.html

History of Dell UNIX.
https://notes.technologists.com/notes/2008/01/10/a-brief-history-of-dell-unix/
http://gunkies.org/wiki/Dell_UNIX
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2012/03/20/dell-unix-lives-again/

Crontab Guru – Schedule Cron Jobs Quickly and Easily.
https://crontab.guru/

The vi – my favorite config-less editor.
https://vfoley.xyz/vi/

What makes BeOS and Haiku unique.
https://osvoyager.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/what-makes-beos-and-haiku-unique/

DragonFly 5.4.0 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release54/

OpenBSD Desktop.
https://cryogenix.net/openbsd_desktop.html

Buying Commodore Amiga 30 Years Later.
https://www.vintagewave.net/blog/2018/11/30/buying-a-commodore-amiga-30-years-later

GhostBSD 18.10 Review by Distrowatch.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181203#ghostbsd

Using the GOG.com Installers for Linux on NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2018/12/using-gogcom-installers-for-linux-on.html

HardenedBSD 1100056.10 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-05/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v110005610

OpenBSD Kernel Internalsโ€Š – Creation of process from user-space to kernel space.
https://medium.com/@_neerajpal/openbsd-kernel-internals-creation-of-process-from-user-space-to-kernel-space-31a504389f87

FreeNAS 11.2 Available.
https://www.freenas.org/blog/freenas-11-2-has-arrived/
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-release/

Running AIX 1.3 Inside VirtualBox.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/running-aix-1-3-inside-virtual-box-5-2-16/

Running macOS Mojave 10.14 on VirtualBox.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/running-macos-mojave-10-14-on-virtualbox-5-2-18-on-linux-x86_64/

Running AIX 7.2 TL3SP1 on x86_64 via qemu-system-ppc64.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/running-aix-7-2-tl3sp1-on-x86_64-via-qemu-system-ppc64/

Reverse Shell on AIX 7.2.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/reverse-shell-on-aix-7-2/

Get Smart with SmartOS.
http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/SmartOS-Cool-Cloud-Platform-Rises-from-the-Ashes-of-Solaris

OpenBSD on Dell Inspiron 1090 Duo.
https://grosu.nl/systems/inspiron-duo.html

NetBSD Desktop Part 3 – Simple Stateful Firewall with NPF.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-3-simple-stateful-firewall-with-npf/286

NetBSD Desktop Part 4 – X Display Manager (XDM).
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-4-the-x-display-manager-xdm/292

NetBSD Desktop Part 5 – Automounting with Berkeley am-utils.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-5-automounting-with-berkeley-am-utils/294

FreeBSD 12 got full support for writing ext4 filesystems.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341505

GhostBSD tested on real hardware ThinkPad T410.
GhostBSD tested on real hardware T410 โ€“ better than TrueOS?

MeetBSD California 2018 Talks Available.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb87fdKUIo8Q41aoPE6vssP-uF4dxk86b

FreeBSD News and Links Roundup – Edition 2018-48.
https://www.freebsdbytes.com/2018/12/freebsd-news-and-links-roundup-edition-2018-48/

Managing BSD Systems with Ansible.
https://people.freebsd.org/~bcr/tutorials/Ansible_Tutorial.pdf

Upgrading OpenBSD from 6.3 to 6.4.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/upgrading-openbsd-63-to-64-59a5

The pfsync on FreeBSD Just Got 30-100% Performance Improvement.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341646

Nixers Newsletter | 2018-12-07 | 104.
https://newsletter.nixers.net/entries.php#104

Tuning OpenBSD for Desktop Usage.
https://h3artbl33d.nl/blog/tuning-openbsd-for-desktop-usage

DragonFly BSD 5.4 – Quick Look at Viable Desktop OS.
https://youtu.be/S0-htW1wNjE

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Available.
https://twitter.com/tomvogt/status/1071140077961707520

Hardware

Raspberry PCI.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2720009

Seagate Reveals World Biggest HDD At 16 TB.
https://nexthive.com/seagate-biggest-hdd-16-tb/

AMD EPYC 7371 Pricing Update Insane Value.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-7371-pricing-update-an-insane-value/

Life

Parents Guide to Protecting Kids Privacy.
https://techlife.asurion.com/feature/parents-guide-to-protecting-kids-privacy/

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Letโ€™s explore possibilities.
https://theconversation.com/designing-cities-to-counter-loneliness-lets-explore-the-possibilities-104853

Other

The Making Of: Dust (Counter-Strike de_dust map).
https://www.johnsto.co.uk/design/making-dust/

The Making Of: Dust 2 (Counter-Strike de_dust2 map).
https://www.johnsto.co.uk/design/making-dust2/

Everything you need to know about pointers in C.
https://boredzo.org/pointers/

State of Web Browsers.
https://ferdychristant.com/the-state-of-web-browsers-f5a83a41c1cb

Microservices and Availability.
http://kevinmahoney.co.uk/articles/microservices-and-availability/

Choose Firefox Now or Later You Won’t Get a Choice.
https://robert.ocallahan.org/2014/08/choose-firefox-now-or-later-you-wont.html

Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google.
https://lifehacker.com/the-comprehensive-guide-to-quitting-google-1830001964

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/12/01

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 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

Fixing php72_fpm in OpenBSD 6.4.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/fixing-php72fpm-on-openbsd-64-f0f

Sometimes It’s Necessary – Running x86_64 Binaries on Talos II POWER9 System.
https://www.talospace.com/2018/11/sometimes-its-necessary-running-x8664.html

Our pragmatic attachment to OpenBSD PF for our firewall needs.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/sysadmin/OpenBSDPFAttachment

FreeBSD 12.0-RC2 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-November/090068.html

Super Capsicumizer 9000 for FreeBSD.
Run anything (like full blown GTK apps) under Capsicum.
https://github.com/myfreeweb/capsicumizer

Stardew Valley on FreeBSD.
http://bitcannon.net/post/stardew-valley-on-freebsd/

NetBSD ported FreeBSD’s sysrc as nbsysrc.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/nbsysrc-sysrc-for-netbsd/280

New CBSD 12.0.1 Release.
https://www.bsdstore.ru/en/news.html

GhostBSD 18.10 Screenshots.
https://www.distroscreens.com/2018/11/ghostbsd-1810-screenshots.html

Separate FreeBSD Images for arm64 PINEBOOK.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=340981
https://people.freebsd.org/~manu/FreeBSD-13.0-CURRENT-arm64-aarch64-PINEBOOK.img.xz

The Chapter 14. HardenedBSD of the HardenedBSD Handbook has been migrated/ported to wiki page.
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/hardenedBSD/wiki

DragonFly BSD 5.4rc1 Image Available.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/11/27/22157.html

OpenBGPD – Adding Diversity to the Route Server Landscape.
https://labs.ripe.net/Members/claudio_jeker/openbgpd-adding-diversity-to-route-server-landscape

HardenedBSD 1100056.9 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-11-28/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000569

BSD Now 274 – Language Assembly.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128241/language-assembly-bsd-now-274/

Migrating OmniOS Virtual Machine from KVM to bhyve.
https://omniosce.org/info/bhyve_migrate

FreeBSD on XPS 13: Part 1.
https://jammy.co/posts/freebsd-on-xps-13-part-1/

FreeBSD on XPS 13: Part 2.
https://jammy.co/posts/freebsd-on-xps-13-part-2/

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6229 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6229/

Interim Support Guarantee for FreeBSD 12.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2018-November/001854.html

Shawn Webb open sourced scripts to automate building of HardenedBSD binary updates.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1068510009359777792
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/update-publisher

NetBSD Desktop Part 1 – Manual NetBSD Installation on GPT/UEFI.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-part-1-manual-netbsd-installation-on-gpt-uefi/284

NetBSD Desktop Part 2 – Setup Wireless Networking on NetBSD.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-2-set-up-wireless-networking-on-netbsd-with-wpa-supplicant-and-dhcpcd/281

NetBSD Desktop Part 3 – Simple Stateful Firewall with NPF.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-3-simple-stateful-firewall-with-npf/286

Why BSD/OS is the best candidate for being the only tested legally open UNIX.
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2018/11/26/why-bsd-os-is-the-best-candidate-for-being-the-only-tested-legally-open-unix/

You can download BSD/OS 4.2 ISO images from here if you want to check it out.
https://archive.org/details/bsdi-42

Robust Upgrade on Ubuntu using ZFS and Containers.
https://www.prakashsurya.com/post/2018-11-30-robust-upgrade-on-ubuntu/

QuickStart Guide on pot.
https://people.freebsd.org/~pizzamig/pot/QuickStart.html

FreeBSD adds new small trim(1) tool.
To wipe blocks on flash devices that use wear-leveling algorithms.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341232

FreeBSD 12.0-RC3 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-December/090138.html

Call for Papers for BSDCan 2019 which will be held 2019/05/17-18 (Fri/Sat) in Ottawa, Canada.
https://www.bsdcan.org/2019/papers.php

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0 Beta 3 Released.
https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/oracle-vm-virtualbox-60-beta-3-released

Grepping User-Agent: from FreeBSD Developers Mail.
https://gist.github.com/Jehops/ed3d60b103df439ecea782bd9ed37fec

Hardware

Are cheap low power x86 CPUs an alternative to higher end makers ARM boards?
https://rk.edu.pl/en/are-cheap-low-power-x86-cpus-n-alternative-higher-end-makers-arm-boards/

IBM Mainframe z14 Microprocessor and System Control Design.
https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/941/isscc-2018-the-ibm-z14-microprocessor-and-system-control-design/

Odroid-H2 – Worldโ€™s first open-spec Intel Gemini Lake computer.
https://www.iotgadgets.com/2018/11/the-worlds-first-open-spec-intel-gemini-lake-single-board-computer-goes-out-of-stock-within-24-hours/

Odroid-H2 – Benchmarks of the Intel Powered $111 Board.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-ODROID-H2-Benchmarks

Lenovo to pay $7.3m for installing adware in 750,000 laptops.
https://www.hackread.com/lenovo-to-pay-fine-for-installing-adware-in-laptops/

CeBIT is Dead.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13656/cebit-trade-show-axed

Life

Why everything will collapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsA3PK8bQd8

Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/well/mind/breathing-through-the-nose-may-offer-unique-brain-benefits.html

12 Monkeys Is the Apocalypse Movie We Need Right Now
https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/12-monkeys-why-terry-gilliams-movie-is-so-relevant-today.html

Other

Researchers Created Fake ‘Master’ Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjenyd/researchers-created-fake-master-fingerprints-to-unlock-smartphones

CPJ Safety Advisory: Pegasus spyware used to target journalists, civil society.
https://cpj.org/2018/10/cpj-safety-advisory-pegasus-spyware-used-to-target.php

ลรณdลบ – the Office Eldorado in the centre of Poland.
http://www.outsourcingportal.eu/en/lodz-the-office-eldorado-in-the-centre-of-poland

EOF