FOSDEM 2019 - BSD Now 284

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They recap FOSDEM 2019, FreeBSD Foundation January update, OPNsense 19.1 released, the hardware-assisted virtualization challenge, ZFS and GPL terror, ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE, and more.

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31 May 2020
FreeBSD Office Hours - May 27 2020: Core Team Candidates  

Recording of the forth meeting of FreeBSD Office Hours. In this session they invited the candidates from the 2020 Core Team Election to answer questions from the audience.

OpenBSD 6.7 on PC Engines APU4D4  

One user just got a PC Engines APU4D4 to make an OpenBSD box for providing home services. It was quite simple to install and run OpenBSD on machine, and you can even update the BIOS from OpenBSD.

FreeBSD 11.4-RC2 Available  

The second RC build for the FreeBSD 11.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, arm64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

Some new FreeBSD/EC2 features  

Recently, two new features has been added (EFS automount and ebsnvme-id) which are available in the weekly HEAD and 12-STABLE snapshots and will appear in releases starting from 12.2-RELEASE.

29 May 2020
OpenBSD 6.2+ setup and guide to building and installing CDE  

These instructions are verified with a default OpenBSD 6.3 install. X windows components installed from CD. Make sure OpenBSD ports and packages system are set up.

Bringing FreeBSD to EC2 with Colin Percival  

Podcast episode with Colin Percival, the founder of Tarsnap and a member of the FreeBSD project for 15 years. Starting in 2008 he led the efforts to bring FreeBSD to the Amazon EC2 platform, and for the past 7 years he has been maintaining this support, keeping FreeBSD up to date with all of the latest changes and functionality in Amazon EC2.

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28 May 2020
New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD  

Academics say they discovered 26 new vulnerabilities in the USB driver stack employed by operating systems such as Linux, macOs, Windows, and FreeBSD. Only one bug was found in FreeBSD.

BSDNow 352: Introducing Randomness  

A brief introduction to randomness, logs grinding netatalk to a hault, NetBSD core team changes, Using qemu guest agent on OpenBSD kvm/qemu guests, WireGuard patchset for OpenBSD, FreeBSD 12.1 on a laptop, and more.

OpenBSD 6.7 and ffs2 FAQs  

Otto Moerbeek ([email protected]) posted to [email protected] a useful summary of the state of play of FFS2 in the 6.7 release (and, to some extent, -current). In his mail, Otto clarifies some things about the latest release.

Self Hosted S3 Object Storage On FreeNAS With Minio  

Learn how to self-host S3 Object Storage on FreeNAS with Minio with this video tutorial.

BastilleBSD templates updated  

Bastille templates have been updated to include dnsmasq percona and asterisk services on FreeBSD.

27 May 2020
BSD Weekly issue 21  

Developer? You can get a grant from FreeBSD to work on it. Plus the rest of BSD world with the latest releases, news, tutorials and security announcements.

wpa_supplicant updated in DragonFly  

Thanks to Daniel Fojt, wpa_supplicant(8) in DragonFly jumped from version 2.1 to 2.9. There’s a nice changelog for the curious.

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