In Other BSDs for 2015/11/28
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 28, 2015, 1:59 pm UTC
I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links. A FreeBSD AMI Builder AMI.  (via) Status of pledge(2). Multiple Perl modules for OpenBSD’s pledge(2). Going full pledge. iXSystems at LISA 15. Current Status of OpenBSD / OpenBGPd at RIPE 71 by Peter Hessler. Zedboard and BSD.  (via) FreeBSD […]
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BSDNow 117: The Cantrill Strikes Back
DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 26, 2015, 7:32 pm UTC
Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. isn’t slowing down BSDNow, cause there’s a new episode up with Bryan Cantrill talking about the awfulness that is Linux interfaces, along with a bunch of summary news items written out on the page.
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The Cantrill Strikes Back | BSD Now 117
BSDnow - November 26, 2015, 8:49 am UTC
As we get ready for the Holiday season, we wanted to give you a special present early! Back by popular demand, Brian Cantrill is here to give us his latest rants, specifically on Linux Interfaces! All this and the weeks headlines, coming right up on BSDNow!
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Hackfest OpenBSD presentations - November 23, 2015, 4:16 pm UTC

Two OpenBSD developers gave presentations at this year's Hackfest security conference in Quebec. The videos of both are now online for your viewing pleasure:

  • "Kernel W^X Improvements In OpenBSD" by Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) (slides)
  • "Pledge: A New Security Technology in OpenBSD" by Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) (slides)

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    Interview: Renato Westphal (renato@) - November 23, 2015, 11:13 am UTC

    Renato Westphal (renato@) recently agreed to answer some questions in the wake of

    First off, thanks for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little
    about yourself, your technical background, and how you came to the
    OpenBSD project.
    My name is Renato Westphal and I was born and live in the south of
    Brazil. Currently I work for Taghos Tecnologia developing web cache and
    CDN solutions and in my previous job I worked for a small network
    equipment manufacturer, which is where my background in routing
    protocols comes from.

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    vmm(4) userland bits vmd(8), vmmctl(8) hit -current - November 22, 2015, 9:38 pm UTC

    The long-anticipated native OpenBSD amd64 and i386 hypervisor vmm(4) has been committed, with userland tools, to the public CVS repository. If you've been following source changes closely, you probably noticed the series of commits like this one from Mike Larkin (mlarkin@), supplemented with one by Reyk Floeter (reyk@). In an announcement and overview sent to tech@, Mike writes:

    An early rough cut of the vmm subsystem is now in the tree. This includes both
    the kernel parts and userland parts.


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    Lazy Reading for 2015/11/22
    DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 22, 2015, 1:39 pm UTC
    This is one of those weeks where everything gets covered.  Settle in, there’s lots to click. For Better or For Worse.  About Go, but also about language design in general.  (via) The Birth of ZFS.  See comments in the source link about Oracle’s version vs. the BSD version. The Docker Monitoring Problem.  Good for an explanation […]
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    In Other BSDs for 2015/11/21
    DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 21, 2015, 1:58 pm UTC
    Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week. Inaugural SemiBUG meeting notes.  Next meeting is December 15th, with Josh Grosse presenting on bulk package builds in OpenBSD. Yahoo and FreeBSD (1997).  For those who enjoy correlation without clear causation, there’s a relationship between Yahoo’s fortunes as a company, and […]
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    BSDNow 116: Arcing ZFS
    DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 20, 2015, 2:46 am UTC
    This week’s BSDNow has the usual news, plus an interview of George Wilson talking about ZFS.  There’s a new Beastie Bits section that contains a bunch of short links to BSD material… Hey!  That’s my niche!
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    Choosing DragonFly
    DragonFlyBSD Digest - November 19, 2015, 5:33 pm UTC
    I don’t think I linked to this anywhere else: Why did I choose the DragonFlyBSD Operating System?  By Siju George, at BSD Magazine.
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    Arcing ZFS | BSD Now 116
    BSDnow - November 19, 2015, 10:15 am UTC
    This week on BSDNow, we are going to be talking to George Wilson AKA ‘zfsdude’ about some exciting changes coming to ZFS’s ARC. Also, the latest news & a whole slew of your questions!
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    Why did I choose the DragonFlyBSD Operating System? by Siju George
    BSD MAG - November 18, 2015, 4:32 pm UTC
    Source of image: zhtv live journal For me it was a Journey in search of the right software for the Job …
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