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23 October 2021
Valuable News – 2021/10/19  

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.

21 October 2021
An LDC bootstrap compiler and LDC package for OpenBSD  

How building an LDC bootstrap works (at least on OpenBSD)

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20 October 2021
BSD Weekly - issue 89  

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How BSD Authentication Works  

OpenBSD uses a mechanism called BSD Authentication. BSD Auth is comparatively much simpler than PAM. Modules or, authentication “styles”, are instead stand alone applications or scripts that communicate over IPC. The module has no ability to interfere with the parent and can very easily revoke permissions using pledge(2) or unveil(2). The BSD Authentication system of configured through login.conf(5).

19 October 2021
OpenBSD Compile Time Comparison  

A recent post by [email protected] compared the compilation time of godot between several different systems. [email protected] thought the idea was interesting, so he decided to compare the compile time of OpenBSD's userland on 3 ThinkPads: a 9th Gen X1 Carbon, a T14 AMD, and a T470p.

How to setup goaccess to get nice stats with OpenBSD httpd  

How to setup goaccess to get nice stats with OpenBSD httpd

Register Today for the November 2021 FreeBSD Vendor Summit  

Join members of the FreeBSD vendor and developer communities for the online November 2021 FreeBSD Vendor Summit. The event will consist of virtual, half day sessions, taking place November 18-19, 2021. It’s free to attend but we ask that you register via eventbrite to gain access to the meeting room. In addition to vendor talks, we will also have a work in progress session and a separate hallway track. The event will also be live streamed and recorded.

Explaining top(1) on FreeBSD  

We all know and have at least once used the top(1) command on FreeBSD to track information about our cpu and processes, but how many of you know what each field means? By default, top(1) displays the 'top' processes on each system and periodically updates this information every 2.0 seconds using the raw cpu use percentage to rank the processes in the list. This article will give you some insight on how to better understand top (1).

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