In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Nigel Williams regarding Multipath TCP. They discuss what it does and its future with the FreeBSD operating system. Click play below to tune in:
This tutorial by usershows us how to get FreeBSD 10.2 set up with the MATE desktop environment.
FreeBSD/free Unix-like operating system is advanced computer operating system used for modern computer, desktop and embedded platform. FreeBSD available for all platform include PowerPC and ARM. It is advanced operating system for networking, security and storage, with these advantages make a FreeBSD the platform of choice for many big company, including Apache, Apple, Cisco, Citrix etc.
FreeBSD is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed by Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and released under BSD License. You can install it for your server, and you can use it too for your primary computer desktop with many Desktop Environment such as Gnome, XFCE, KDE and Mate etc.
in this article will be taught step by step to install FreeBSD on a desktop computer, I use FreeBSD 64 bits with the following specifications :
- Memory 1 GB
- Disk 25 GB
and also continued with a guide to install a desktop environment “Mate” on FreeBSD, so you can use it for your daily activity.
Installing FreeBSD 10.2
1. Download FreeBSD from https://www.freebsd.org/where.html and make a bootable from it. You can use file “.iso” if you want to burn to the CD/DVD, and if you want to make a USB Bootable, you must download “.img” file. If you use ubuntu/other linux distribution, you can use “dd” command to make a FreeBSD usb bootable. I’m here use a USB for media installation, so you can make a bootable by this command :
dd bs=4M if=/file/img/FreeBSD.img of=/dev/sdX && sync
2. When a USB bootable been made, please setting your BIOS to make it boot from a USB flashdisk and then reboot your system, and after that you will see a FreeBSD menu, you can choose number “1″ or just press “Enter“.
This tutorial by usershows us how to install FreeNAS 9.3 on a supported device.
FreeNAS is a Network Attached Storage operating system. It is freeBSD based and support CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, FTP, RSYN along with RAID support. It is a web based, open source and one of the well known central data storage management tool.
It supports ZFS File systems. ZFS snapshots can be used to create remote backup, or additional snapshot of the same file system can be created incremental. In case of any local disk failure any ZFS snapshot can be sent to the new ZFS file system to recover data.
RAID-Z is a part of RAID in ZFS file system. ZFS file system make sure data integrity throughout. Every file system is verified with checksums from top to bottom.
FreeNAS has a unique feature of data encryption with ZFS file system, which is not available with another Ope Source NAS projects, even a full-volume data encryption is also available. Encrypted volume is readable to FreeNAS only which possess the master key for that particular volume. Optionally pass-phrase can also be used by the user to put an extra layer of security.
You can share data with FreeNAS like a pro. It supports every major operating system with SMB, CIFS (MS Windows), NFS (Unix/Linux), AFP (Apple) along with FTP or iSCSI data sharing methods. Additionally it also supports VMware VAAI, MS ODX, MS Server 2008 and 2012 R2 based Clustering.
Web based Management
Every aspect of FreeNAS can be managed with available Web Based Management system. Everything can be managed with web admin panel including volume creation, user based permission setting or updating software. ssh is also available with FreeNAS.
A lots of third party plugins are also available with FreeNAS to enhance utility of FreeNAS, user can use various applications as per their need.
Some of the available plugins are:
- Bacula – for Network based backup.
- Couchpotato – automatic torrent downloader.
- Crashplan – Backup data to remote server or computers.
- Owncloud – Manage your personal cloud.
A reminder that vBSDcon 2015, hosted by Verisign, is happening on September 11-13 in Reston, Virginia.
Please join us September 11-13, 2015 at the Sheraton in Reston, Virginia for the second biennial vBSDCon event. This exciting weekend will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities.
Who Should Attend?
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Scott Courtney, VP of Infrastructure at Verisign, regarding the upcoming vBSDCon 2015. Happy 2 year anniversary BSD Now!
In this bsdtalk255, Mr. Backman discusses pfSense and NeXTBSD.
My apologies for not having any recent interviews. More to come when I attend vBSDCon. School firewalls switched over to PFSense. Urging calm discussions around NextBSD.File Info: 6Min, 3MB.
This tutorial by user Victor Alex shows us how to get Nano set up on FreeBSD.
IntroductionLet’s say you need nano on a FreeBSD system, maybe you don’t have the skills for Vi or it is other wise not available to you or you just like nano better.
Steps (4 total)1
Make sure ports is installedcd /usr/portsif this doesn’t work (folder doesn’t exist) you’ll need to install posts first.2
Update Bianariesportsnap fetch update3
extract updatesportsnap fetch extract update
make install clean
ln -s /usr/local/bin/nano /usr/bin/nano
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Damien Miller, from the OpenSSH team. They discuss the latest 7.0 release, the phasing out of older crypto, and changing one of the defaults. Press play below to tune in:
Bay Area FreeBSD User Group meets up once a month in Silicon Valley at the Hacker Dojo. During the August 2015 meeting, Jordan Hubbard and Kip Macy spoke about their upcoming initiatives on NeXTBSD.
For more BAFUG videos, check out their playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/iXsystemsInc
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Bryan Cantrill (Joyent CTO) regarding dtrace, ZFS, pksrc, etc. Press play below to tune in: