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Lazy Reading for 2015/01/25

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-25 14:53:46 UTC
All over the spectrum this week. The Story of the Intel 4004.  (via) Why Perl Didn’t Win.  Some methods that could be useful for the BSDs here.  (via) uBlock, a less-resource-intensive version of AdBlock.  (via joris on EFNet #dragonflybsd) Emacs user at work.  (via alexh on EFNet #dragonflybsd) Librem 15, “A Free/Libre Software Laptop”.  Blobless.  (via Mike) How […]
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In Other BSDs for 2014/01/24

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-24 14:55:06 UTC
Short week this week, mostly due to a lack of interesting source changes. Learn Unix the Hard Way.  Actually OpenBSD and nothing except a table of contents yet.  (via) How not to upgrade your systems. Linux vs. BSD: which should you use?  Nothing new discovered here.  (via) PC-BSD 10.1.1-RC1 Now Available. Some upcoming BSD-related books […]
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BSDNow 073: Pipe Dreams

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-23 01:19:40 UTC
It’s Thursday, and that means a new BSDNow episode.  The interview is with David Maxwell, who gave a talk about Unix pipelines at MeetBSD 2014.  There’s the usual amount of discussion of recent topics, too, and I see they have a new sponsor.
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The mixer remembers

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-22 00:44:07 UTC
Thanks to Sascha Wildner porting from FreeBSD, mixer(8) now remembers state.  This is something I’ve wanted for a long time.
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Glasgow OpenBSD presentation

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-20 22:08:52 UTC
Normally I’d hold this off until the In Other BSDs item on Saturday, but by then it will be too late: There’s a “Building redundant and transparent firewalls with OpenBSD” presentation happening at the Scottish Linux User’s Group meeting, Thursday night in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Book Review: FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials

Slashdot - 2015-01-19 20:10:00 UTC
Saint Aardvark writes If, like me, you administer FreeBSD systems, you know that (like Linux) there is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to filesystems. GEOM, UFS, soft updates, encryption, disklabels — there is a *lot* going on here. And if, like me, you're coming from the Linux world your experience won't be directly applicable, and you'll be scaling Mount Learning Curve. Even if you *are* familiar with the BSDs, there is a lot to take in. Where do you start? You start here, with Michael W. Lucas' latest book, FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials. You've heard his name before; he's written Sudo Mastery (which I reviewed previously), along with books on PGP/GnuPGP, Cisco Routers and OpenBSD. This book clocks in at 204 pages of goodness, and it's an excellent introduction to managing storage on FreeBSD. From filesystem choice to partition layout to disk encryption, with sidelong glances at ZFS along the way, he does his usual excellent job of laying out the details you need to know without every veering into dry or boring. Keep reading for the rest of Saint Aardvark's review. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Book review: FreeBSD Essentials: Storage Mastery

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-19 19:15:49 UTC
Normally if I talk about a filesystem here, I talk about Hammer, which is not a surprise.  However, I often read and review Michael W. Lucas’s BSD-oriented books, and he has written FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials.  I’m reviewing it here because it’s obviously BSD-related, and some portions are directly relevant for other BSDs. Disk setup […]
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In Other BSDs for 2015/01/17

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-17 14:22:32 UTC
Lots of material this week. New Update GUI for PC-BSD / Automatic Updates. Lumina Desktop 0.8.0 Released. (side note) I see these PC-BSD items in src updates, but these published summaries are so complete it’s better to wait and post them instead.  Other software orgs, take note. A week of pkgsrc, #6. Making the switch. Configuring X […]
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Google Compute Engine and DragonFly?

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-17 03:24:28 UTC
Can someone with experience on Google Compute Engine try out running DragonFly on it?  There’s FreeBSD instructions, so it might work.
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Which wireless cards for DragonFly?

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-17 00:44:12 UTC
The short answer is ath(4) and iwn(4), via this post.  There’s an update coming for the wireless infrastructure in DragonFly; Matthew Dillon and Adrian Chadd (on the FreeBSD side) are working together for improvements. While I’m mentioning recommendations, the Silicon Image 3132 chipset is apparently excellent for eSATA drives on DragonFly.
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BSDNow 072: Common *Sense Approach

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2015-01-16 04:07:53 UTC
As promised last week, the BSDNow show has an interview with Jos Schellevis of OPNSense, along with the normal array of stories and links.
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

Slashdot - 2015-01-15 18:35:00 UTC
An anonymous reader writes I'm in the camp that doesn't trust systemd. You can discuss the technical merits of all init solutions all you want, but if I wanted to run Windows NT I'd run Windows NT, not Linux. So I've decided to migrate my homebrew router/firewall/samba server to one of the BSDs. Question one is: which BSD? Question two: where's some good documentation regarding setting up a home router/firewall on your favorite BSD?It's fine if the documentation is highly technical, I've written linux kernel drivers before :) Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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