Miscelaneous FreeBSD links and updates

In this post I have a mix of news snippets, links to howto’s, projects, resources and software/package updates. Just a round-up of those FreeBSD related links you may find interesting.


FreeBSD 11 – HEAD
FreeBSD-Current is now ‘FreeBSD 11′. FreeBSD 10 is stable this time, before released.

FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE with Custom XFCE pkgng-style Packages

FreeBSD 10 To Include OpenSSH With DNSSEC Support (for SSHFP records)
This means that OpenSSH will silently trust DNSSEC-signed SSHFP records.

Continuation of Newcons project 
Newcons project aimed to replace old graphic virtual terminal named “syscons”

Running PostgreSQL on Compression-enabled ZFS
Does PostgreSQL support compression? Yes and No.

Tarsnap backup script
Tarsnap is an advanced online-backup facility, entirely encrypted.

Building FreeBSD-9.2 for Soekris using Crochet-BSD
Crochet-BSD is a github project which supports building FreeBSD disk images for various platforms such a RaspberryPi, BeagleBoard and others

Why UFS is great
>ZFS is of course the rock-star file system in FreeBSD, with numerous features and new ones frequently coming in, but UFS is also a pretty solid deal which is perfectly usable for a wide number of tasks. Here are some of my favourite UFS features.

FreeNAS Mini reviewed by PC Mag
ixsystems‘ FreeNAS Mini reviewed. “Powerful hardware. Highly extensible. Feature-packed.”

FreeBSD Foundation 1st white paper published (pdf)
FreeBSD White paper on the use of our system with Managed Services is now up. How New York Internet uses FreeBSD

PC-BSD 10-STABLE images available for testing
[FreeBSD Central Google+]

Convert FreeBSD 9-RELEASE to 9-STABLE

GhostBSD 3.5 RC3 Levi edition available

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