The 2010 Q1 issue of BSD Mag is now available.
Table of contents:
Keeping FreeBSD Up-To-Date: OS Essentials
An important system administration task, and a principle of running a defensible network, is keeping operating systems and applications up-to-date.
Using BSD for your Studies
About four years ago I was starting my undergraduate computing degree. I knew that UNIX-like operating systems had proven themselves in the server room, but how would they fare in the lecture theatre?
The FreeBSD Chatterbox
Day in and day out, your FreeBSD sits there quietly, processing its workload. It never complains or asks for any favors, but what would it say if it could talk?
Encrypting the FreeBSD root file system
Systems are only as secure as you make them. Thankfully, FreeBSD offers an excellent range of tools and mechanisms to insure that all your security needs are met.
Setting up PC-BSD as a server
PC-BSD is so easy to install and the KDE-desktop easy enough to use that we might almost forget it’s roots as server operating system. Now, and in the future, the majority of desktop users might not consider this piece of information of any value.
How to Build a Scalable Search Engine Using the BuildaSearch Web Service
BuildaSearch was featured in the 4/2009 issue of BSD Magazine. While other articles do a fantastic job focusing on core BSD technology, I feel that it is also important to cover web services powered by BSD systems.
Is NetBSD ready for a desktop?
In this article I am focusing on the usability of the NetBSD as a desktop. I would like to show what NetBSD can do today and whether it is mature enough to challenge PC-BSD or Linux. If you want to know, keep reading.
FreeBSD on the SheevaPlug
Though NetBSD is better known for supporting a wide variety of processors and systems, FreeBSD has an active embedded component, as well. In this article, we’ll take a look at the ARM-based SheevaPlug and show you how to boot your Plug using FreeBSD.
Email server in FreeBSD Configuring FreeBSD as a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot in FreeBSD 7.X
This tutorial is a step by step guide on how to setup your own mail server using Postfix as the Mail Transfer Agent(MTA) and Dovecot as the IMAP server and as the authenticating agent for Postfix. These instructions were tested with FreeBSD 7.2
Monitoring OpenBSD with Symon
Once you have your OpenBSD Server running, you might want to monitor your machine. There are several ways to do this and there is a large amount of tools you could use for it.
BSD as the Platform for Operationalizing Organizational Flexability via a Data Concourse
A major change is about to take place in large organizations worldwide and BSD is positioned perfectly to play a starring role.
Living The PC-BSD Lifestyle
Some people are Mac, some are Windows, I am PC-BSD. PC-BSD is more than an operating system, it’s a lifestyle.
In this issue of BSD Tips and Tricks, readers share some of their favourite tips for solving problems and saving time.
How to Rename Ethernet Interfaces Under FreeBSD
I haven’t written about things like this in a while but the question was put to me and I thought it’d be worth jotting something down.
Year 40 of the UNIX epoch begins
As many UNIX/Linux users know, all UNIX like operating systems start the count of time at January 1, 1970, the start of the UNIX epoch. Yes, I know that this is not precisely when the UNIX operating system was born but for our purposes it will do. It is similar to the idea that January 1, 2010 A.D. does not really represent the precise time since the birth of Christ (astronomers have proven this to be off by a few years) but we still use it as a time marker.