In Other BSDs for 2015/07/04
DragonFlyBSD Digest - July 4, 2015, 1:05 pm UTC
Insert fireworks graphic here. OpenBSD from a veteran Linux user perspective.  (via) Call for Testing: Valgrind on OpenBSD. 10.2-PRE-RELEASE and 11.0-CURRENT Images Available for Testing.  (PC-BSD) BSDCan 2015 trip reports: Zbigniew Bodek and Vsevolod Stakhov. DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/29. DistroWatch Weekly talks about running FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer.  (via) BSD Magazine: “Web server security”. FreeNAS 10: […]
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BSDNow 096: Lost Technology
DragonFlyBSD Digest - July 2, 2015, 10:51 pm UTC
BSDNow 096 has the usual new links, even more BSDCan 2015 video links, and an interview with Jun Ebihara about some of NetBSD’s lesser-known architectures. (I like trying to guess the interview subject from each week’s obscure title; I was going to guess RetroBSD…  which would make a good topic to explore.)
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BSDTalk 254: pfSense, FreeNAS, Ken Worster
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 30, 2015, 4:46 pm UTC
I’ll quote right from the summary for the 14-minute-long BSDTalk 254: “An interview with Ken Worster who is presenting on topics which include PFSense and FreeNAS in schools at the Technology Teacher ME conference in Bethel Maine.”
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FreeBSD-EN-15:10.iconv
Freebsd.org-errata - June 30, 2015, 8:00 am UTC
//security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-EN-15:10.iconv.asc
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FreeBSD-EN-15:09.xlocale
Freebsd.org-errata - June 30, 2015, 8:00 am UTC
//security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-EN-15:09.xlocale.asc
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Out With the Old, in With the New
Undeadly.org - June 29, 2015, 9:16 am UTC


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Notes and thoughts on various OpenBSD replacements and reductions. Existing functionality and programs are frequently rewritten and replaced for the sake of simplicity or security or whatever it is that OpenBSD is all about. This process has been going on for some time, of course, but some recent activity is worth highlighting.


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Call for Testing: Valgrind on OpenBSD
Undeadly.org - June 29, 2015, 7:45 am UTC


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Maseo Uebayashi (uebayasi@) has given us a call for testing cleverly disguised as
a quick how-to on using valgrind natively on OpenBSD:


  • Use the latest OpenBSD/amd64 and devel/valgrind (valgrind-3.10.1p5).

  • Dynamically link your target program.

    • Valgrind overrides some functions (alloc, free, string, memory) in libc using $LD_PRELOAD.

  • Embed symbols (cc -g).
    • Otherwise Valgrind reports problems using symbols.




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Handling Leap Seconds the OpenBSD Way
Undeadly.org - June 28, 2015, 10:49 am UTC


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Christian Weisberger (naddy@)
let us all know
what we need to do to prepare for the impending leap second:


As you may have heard, a leap second will be upon us at 23:59:60
UTC on June 30.

The sky will fall, civilization will end, and dinosaurs will roam
the earth again. Well, maybe not.

Neither the OpenBSD kernel nor OpenNTPD handle leap seconds in any
way. So what will happen?

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/27
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 27, 2015, 12:47 pm UTC
More and more BSDCan videos keep showing up.  (See the bottoms of individual speaker pages on the BSDCan site.)  Here’s the PC-BSD summary. A pfSense SG-2440 review at Maximum PC. pfSense 2.2.3 is out. Puppet and OpenBSD. I love cross-pollination. There’s a new BSD user group in Vancouver, Canada.  “VanBUG”. TrueOS/PC-BSD/FreeNAS keep showing as building […]
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Leap Seconds and FreeBSD Article
Freebsd.orgNews - June 26, 2015, 8:00 am UTC
A new article, FreeBSD Support for Leap Seconds, gives a quick overview of leap second handling.
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BSDNow 095: Bitrot Group Therapy
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 26, 2015, 12:17 am UTC
BSDNow 95 has an interview with Sean Chittenden of FreeBSD/Groupon, along with the usual roundup of BSD news – and more links to various BSDCan presentations.
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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/20
DragonFlyBSD Digest - June 20, 2015, 12:46 pm UTC
I compiled this all bit early, so hopefully nothing exciting happens between now and when it gets posted. DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/16. YouTube review on “Networking For Systems Administrators”.  (BSD-friendly) Signify shortcomings. BSDCan 2015, a review. BSDNow has an already-mentioned BSDCan presentation roundup, and various OpenBSD presentations are showing on the OpenBSD papers page, and there’s a […]
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