Unix50 -The Origin of Unix - panel session

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We are commemorating Unix’s anniversary with the Unix50 event, a two-day celebration that will reflect on Unix’s past and explore the future of computing. Speakers and panelists include many of the original team that built Unix and designed the C programming language, as well as luminaries in the fields of computing and robotics. The event will also feature a gallery of Unix artifacts, a coding challenge requiring students to program robots to navigate the industrial spaces of the future, and numerous other activities drawing on Unix’s rich and colorful history at Bell Labs.

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01 October 2020
F-PROT antivirus on MidnightBSD  

MidnightBSD just added the F-PROT antivirus comamnd line scanner for BSD systems to mports under security/f-prot.

30 September 2020
ESET file server antivirus scanner on MidnightBSD  

Steps to run ESET on MidnightBSD. Although this has been done technically on a MidnightBSD 1.2 amd64 system, it should also work on FreeBSD 10.x or 11.x.

Wayland on NetBSD - trials and tribulations  

"When is NetBSD switching from X11 to Wayland?", Wayland being X11's "new" rival. In this blog post, let's see why NetBSD aren't there yet.

BSD Weekly, issue 39  

OpenBSD hackathon reports, NetBSD GSoC final reports plus latest releases, news and tutorials.

TrueNAS Core 12 Install and Basic Setup  

In this video we are looking at how to install TrueNAS Core 12 on a new system, as well as setting up storage and configuring a Samba/Cifs share to access your TrueNAS or FreeNAS system from any device on your network. We also take a very quick look through some of the features and where to access them within the TrueNAS interface, installing plugins such as Plex, setting up scrubs, S.M.A.R.T tests and configuring permissions and ACLs.

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29 September 2020
FreeBSD and Discord  

There is new FreeBSD channel on Discord. It's official channel of the FreeBSD Project.

Nix package manager in FreeBSD  

Nix is a purely functional package manager. This means that it treats packages like values in purely functional programming languages such as Haskell -- they are built by functions that don't have side-effects, and they never change after they have been built. FreeBSD support in Nix is not fully complete yet. This commit only brings the Nix package manager to the ports. Hopefully, this port will streamline the work of bootstrapping of Nix packages on FreeBSD.

28 September 2020
Default window manager switched to CTWM in NetBSD-current  

For more than 20 years, NetBSD has shipped X11 with the "classic" default window manager of twm. However, it's been showing its age for a long time now.


Another component of OpenBSD is relayd. It’s an integrated Loadbalancer & Proxy Service, like F5, Nginx and Others. But just like other BSD Services, straight, simple and easy to use.

How to configure a small mail server  

This post is about setting up a mail server on an Internet facing host. It will accept and send mails for a domain, store the accepted mails locally and deliver them using POP3. This is a rather lengthy post because there are quite some pieces to put together. OpenSMTPD will handle incoming and outgoing mail using SMTP. rspamd will support it in fighting incoming spam and malware (using ClamAV), and signing outgoing mail using DKIM. Dovecot stores received mail for users and deliver it using POP3. Finally acme-client(8) is used to manage the certificate from Let's Encrypt.

27 September 2020
FreeBSD 12.2-BETA3 Available  

The third BETA build for the FreeBSD 12.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, armv7, arm64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, and powerpcspe architectures are available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites.

Google Summer of Code 2020: [Final Report] RumpKernel Syscall Fuzzing  

his post is the third update to the project RumpKernel Syscall Fuzzing.

Google Summer of Code 2020: [Final Report] Curses Library Automated Testing  

This is the final blog report in a series of blog reports, sharing some of the learning as well as caveats that they faced in the project.

k2k20 hackathon report: Rafael Sadowski on KDE and other packages progress  

Fresh off the k2k20 hackathon, Rafael Sadowski (rsado[email protected]) writes in.

26 September 2020
DragonFly 5.8.3  

DragonFly 5.8.2 was missing two CVE fixes – CVE-2019-1547 and CVE-2019-18408. They are fixed and the new 5.8.3 release has them.

OPNsense 20.7.3 released  

Release brings a number of FreeBSD security advisories and a few reliability fixes.

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