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Valuable News – 2018/07/15

Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11 released with PVH Dom0 feature for both FreeBSD and Linux.
https://blog.xenproject.org/2018/07/10/whats-new-in-the-xen-project-hypervisor-4-11/

Benchmark MySQL versus MariaDB – [SAS/SSD/NVMe] – in Polish but charts are ‘uni-language’. 🙂
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mysql-vs-mariadb-sas-ssd-nvme

Recently released CDE 2.3.0 running on Tribblix (Illumos).
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1015984790363832320

What is FreeBSD? Why Should You Choose It Over Linux?
https://www.fossmint.com/what-is-freebsd-why-should-you-choose-it-over-linux/

FreeBSD Jails the hard way.
https://clinta.github.io/freebsd-jails-the-hard-way/

FreeBSD Jails with single public IP address.
https://www.davd.eu/posts-freebsd-jails-with-a-single-public-ip-address/

Another GitHub/GitLab alternative – sr.ht – open source software suite for managing software development projects.
https://meta.sr.ht/
https://lobste.rs/s/z0sqez/sr_ht_sircmpwn_s_github_alternative

China Finds Zen: Begins Production Of x86 Processors Based On AMD’s IP.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/china-zen-x86-processor-dryhana,37417.html

Hygon Dhyana: Chinese x86 Server CPUs Based On AMD Zen.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Hygon-Dhyana-AMD-China-CPUs

The pkgsrc 2018Q2 for Illumos is available with 18500+ binary packages.
https://twitter.com/jperkin/status/1016268684371865600

VUSec TLBleed Overview.
https://www.vusec.net/projects/tlbleed/
https://www.vusec.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/tlbleed-author-preprint.pdf

The pkgsrc 2018Q2 has been released.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2018/07/09/msg027134.html

NetBSD ARM64 Images Available with SMP for RPi3 / NanoPi / Pine64 Boards.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/07/11/netbsd-arm64-raspberry-pi-3-nanopi-pine64-boards/
http://www.invisible.ca/arm/

OpenBSD-current gains Wi-Fi auto-join feature.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180712084645

Battle of the Schedulers: FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS.
https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/atc18/atc18-bouron.pdf

OpenBSD 6.3 on Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14.
https://hazardous.org/archive/blog/2018/07/11/OpenBSD-6-3-on-tuxedo-infitiybook

In Other BSDs for 2018/07/14.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/07/14/21482.html

ARM started FUD campaign against RISC-V ISA which is free and BSD licensed with 5 ‘facts’ about designing System-on-Chip.
The https://riscv-basics.com/ site is down so here is its snapshot.
ARM RISC-V Architecture Understanding the Facts.png

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Valuable News – 2018/07/08

LibreOffice has been ported to Haiku OS.
https://haiku-os.tumblr.com/post/174629492437/libreoffice-620-was-ported-to-haiku-its
https://twitter.com/JasonPester/status/1013712819731288065

The GKSU/GKSUDO has been finally fixed on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/woodsb02/status/1013554427922300928
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=473672

If Microsoft scared you out of GitHub and GitLab is hosted on Microsoft Azure you may want to check Asymptote Club alternative.
https://asymptote.club/
https://lobste.rs/s/nuavkg/asymptote_club

Why I use the IBM Model M keyboard that is older than me?
http://yeokhengmeng.com/2018/07/why-i-use-the-ibm-model-m-keyboard-that-is-older-than-me/

Atari ST font in FreeBSD 11.2 console.
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1014578693707100166
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1014584783098302465
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1014628259315830786

Red Hat recommends disabling Intel Hyper-Threading over TLBleed same as OpenBSD.
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/3508581

Waterfox 56.2.0 Release.
https://blog.waterfoxproject.org/waterfox-56.2.0-release-download

OpenBSD 6.3 on Raspberry Pi 3 Version 1.2.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20180706/running-openbsd-on-raspberry-pi-3/

FreeBSD adds fast syscall-less setproctitle_fast(3) for frequent PostgreSQL calls.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=335939

Sysadmin cracked military PC security by reading the manual.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/07/06/on_call/

NomadBSD 1.1 Released!
http://nomadbsd.org/index.html#rel1.1

NVMe device emulation has been added to Bhyve on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=335974

In Other BSDs for 2018/07/07.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/07/07/21471.html

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Valuable News – 2018/06/30

Docker Considered Harmful.
http://catern.com/posts/docker.html

OpenBSD chief Theo de Raadt says no easy fix for new Intel CPU bug.
https://www.itwire.com/security/83347-openbsd-chief-de-raadt-says-no-easy-fix-for-new-intel-cpu-bug.html

New NAS4Free Release 11.1.0.4.5673 Available.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/nas4free/files/NAS4Free-11.1.0.4/11.1.0.4.5673/

10 Years of Atari/Atari Games emails.
http://www.textfiles.com/games/ATARIMAIL/

In Other BSDs for 2018/06/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/06/23/21432.html

In Other BSDs for 2018/06/30.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/06/30/21441.html

As OpenBSD disabled Intel Hyper Threading you may want to disable it on FreeBSD with machdep.hyperthreading_allowed=0 in /boot/loader.conf file if its not possible in BIOS.
https://twitter.com/raichoo/status/1010589070676910080

Setup Samba on FreeBSD as Active Directory Domain Member.
https://blog.iandreev.com/?p=2676

FreeBSD 12-CURRENT on Pine A64-LTS with power consumption 2W under load.
https://twitter.com/mzar_y/status/1011356936778997762

Dealing with Hard Problems.
https://artofproblemsolving.com/articles/hard-problems

AMD Ryzen/EPYC problems on FreeBSD seems to be solved.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-June/069799.html
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-June/069802.html
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-June/069809.html

Unleashed is operating system fork of Illumos created for developers by developers.
http://unleashed-os.org/

Wi-Fi Alliance Introduced WPA3 Security.
https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-alliance-introduces-wi-fi-certified-wpa3-security

FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE Released.
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.2R/relnotes.html

The CopperheadOS project will be continuing with a new name and external funding to run it as a non-profit project.
https://www.reddit.com/r/CopperheadOS/comments/8u8co8/the_project_will_be_continuing_with_a_new_name/

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Valuable News – 2018/06/23

Why Intel Skylake CPUs Are Sometimes 50% Slower – How Intel Has Broken Existing Code.
https://aloiskraus.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/why-skylakex-cpus-are-sometimes-50-slower-how-intel-has-broken-existing-code/

FreeBSD overall packet throughput rate increase sponsored by Limelight Networks.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=335356

OpenBSD Disables Intel HT/SMT (Hyper-Threading) to Prevent Spectre Class Attacks.
https://thehackernews.com/2018/06/openbsd-hyper-threading.html

TLBleed – When Protecting Your CPU Caches is Not Enough.
https://www.blackhat.com/us-18/briefings/schedule/#tlbleed-when-protecting-your-cpu-caches-is-not-enough-10149

Meet TLBleed – crypto-key-leaking CPU attack on Intel Hyper Threading.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/22/intel_tlbleed_key_data_leak/

Beginner’s Guide To Firewalling with PF firewall.
http://srobb.net/pf.html

Firewalling with OpenBSD’s PF packet filter on FreeBSD.
https://home.nuug.no/~peter/pf/en/

How to Customize x11/sterm on FreeBSD.
https://rightmindedtech.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-to-customize-x11sterm-on-freebsd.html

Old Gaming Systems.

DuckDuckGo has served 20 Billion private searches in 10 years.
https://duckduckgo.com/traffic
https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1010157220120719361

KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018.
https://euroquis.nl/bobulate/?p=1915

Minio S3 object store deployed as set of VMs.
https://cormachogan.com/2018/06/22/minio-s3-object-store-deployed-as-a-set-of-vms-on-vsan/

The Power Of CTRL+T on FreeBSD and Mac OS X (macOS).
https://blog.danielisz.org/2018/06/21/the-power-of-ctrlt/

MATE 1.20.1 Running on Tribblix m20.1 (Illumos).
https://twitter.com/jperkin/status/1010120031248769024

Effective Shell Part 1 – Navigating the Command Line.
https://www.dwmkerr.com/effective-shell-part-1-navigating-the-command-line/

Effective Shell Part 2 – Become a Clipboard Gymnast.
https://www.dwmkerr.com/effective-shell-part-2-become-a-clipboard-gymnast/

Effective Shell Part 3 – Getting Help.
https://www.dwmkerr.com/effective-shell-part-3-getting-hepl/

WinUAE AMIGA Emulator 4.0.0 Released.
http://www.winuae.net/2018/06/20/winuae-4-0-0/
http://www.osnews.com/story/30509/WinUAE_Version_4_0_0_Released

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Valuable News – 2018/06/17

Intel 28-core Bullshit vs. AMD 32-core Reality.
https://www.techspot.com/news/75009-intel-28-core-fantasy-vs-amd-32-core.html

The pNFS server just got merged into FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=335012
https://people.freebsd.org/~rmacklem/pnfs-planb-setup.txt

KDE Plasma 5.13 Released.
https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.13.0.php

The BEADM got update to 1.2.8.
https://twitter.com/vermaden/status/1006747842470404096

The AUTOMOUNT got update to 1.5.8.
https://twitter.com/vermaden/status/1006757085890203648

OpenBSD Journal – Intel FPU Speculation Vulnerability Confirmed.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180614064341
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1007010583244230656

National FreeBSD Day – 19 July Since 1993.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/national-freebsd-day/
https://docs.freebsd.org/doc/2.2.6-RELEASE/usr/share/doc/handbook/history.html
https://www.freebsd.org/news/1993/freebsd-coined.html

HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100055.4 Released.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-06-14/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000554
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/hardenedBSD-stable/releases/tag/HardenedBSD-11-STABLE-v1100055.4

NomadBSD 1.1-RC1 Released.
http://nomadbsd.org/index.html#rel1.1-rc1

Ben Widawsky will focus its Intel driver development on FreeBSD.
https://bwidawsk.net/blog/index.php/2018/06/freebsd-work-week-2/
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-FreeBSD-Improvement-Ideas
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-Graphics-To-FreeBSD

Simple POSIX /bin/sh script may be more simple solution then 15000 bytes Python script to generate HOSTS file.
https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts/issues/90

In Other BSDs for 2018/06/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/06/16/21371.html

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Valuable News – 2018/06/09

Windows NT and VMS – Rest of the Story.
http://www.itprotoday.com/management-mobility/windows-nt-and-vms-rest-story

BSD Magazine 2018/06 (106) Available.
https://bsdmag.org/download/debugging-applications/

TrueOS to Become Core Operating System and the graphical desktop with Lumina from iXsystems would now be called Trident.
https://trueos.org/blog/trueosdownstream/
http://www.project-trident.org/

Special Ports for GhostBSD Updated.
https://github.com/GhostBSD/ports

Modify ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen to Enable Sleep for FreeBSD.
https://corrupted.io/2018/06/06/X1C6G-S3-DSDT-FreeBSD.html

New refactored TCP stack called Awesome Rack has landed in FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-all/2018-June/165204.html

From 2 to 32 Ports – Ideal SATA/SAS Controllers for FreeBSD/Solaris/Linux.
http://blog.zorinaq.com/from-32-to-2-ports-ideal-satasas-controllers-for-zfs-linux-md-ra/

Lessons Learned Working from Home.
https://sgoel.org/posts/lessons-learned-working-from-home/

FreeBSD added functionality and syntax to cron(1) to allow to run jobs at given interval in seconds.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=334817

PF and Networking Tutorial from BSDCan 2018.
https://home.nuug.no/~peter/pftutorial/

In Other BSDs for 2018/06/09.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/06/09/21359.html

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Valuable News – 2018/06/05

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ZFS RAIDZ.
https://www.delphix.com/blog/delphix-engineering/zfs-raidz-stripe-width-or-how-i-learned-stop-worrying-and-love-raidz

FreeBSD 11.2-RC1 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-June/089053.html

In Other BSDs for 2017/06/02.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/06/02/21317.html

Bareos External Documentation.
https://www.bareos.org/en/external_documentation/articles/external_documentation.html

PINE64 NAS/Server/Desktop Case for RockPro64.
https://twitter.com/thepine64/status/1002919723833724930

FreeBSD Community Resources.
It is a collection of links to articles, videos, tutorials and any other valuable content generated by the FreeBSD community about the system. The aim is to improve discoverability of those resources.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/Community/Resources

How to Android without Google [easy way].
https://bytemybits.gitlab.io/post/2018-05-23-how-to-android-without-google-easy-way/

May 2018 Status Report – Cross-DSO CFI in HardenedBSD.
https://github.com/lattera/articles/blob/master/hardenedbsd/2018-05-26_cross-dso-cfi/article.md

What Do You Love Most About FreeBSD?
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/what-do-you-love-most-about-freebsd.66120/

Build Firefox Nightly on FreeBSD.
http://www.tesko.me/HOWTO0.txt

SMENU terminal utility that allows you to use words coming from the standard input to create a nice selection window just below the cursor. Once done, your selection will be sent to standard output. How cool is that? 🙂
https://github.com/p-gen/smenu

Convenient file sharing on the web, without registration. Simply upload files and share the URL. The files will expire automatically 2 months from now.
https://filebin.net/

Solaris 11.4 – Good to Know Features and Enhancements or Changes.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/solaris-114%3a-10-good-to-know-features%2c-enhancements-or-changes

ARM Cortex-A76 CPU Unveiled – Taking Aim at the Top for 7nm.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12785/arm-cortex-a76-cpu-unveiled-7nm-powerhouse/4

Isotop is custom OpenBSD installation image. The goal is to provide a pre-configured environment to help you take your bearings in this environment and see how good it is. Automatic device mounting is active, you will find them in /vol. French and English translations (for now) automatically installed.
https://3hg.fr/Isos/isotop/

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