Take a ride through the FreeBSD realm, behind the eyes of a Linux user. This is a three part series written by user eerielinux. They explain a lot of the functions in the shell, frrom updating the system to retrieving applications from the ports tree.
If you’re interested in why some users have FreeBSD as their operating system of choice, this thread from /r/sysadmin documents a bunch of pros and cons from system administrators all around.
The top comment reads:
- better networking implementation
- having a single source for everything (as opposed to kernel vs os)
- the ports collection
- the bsd startup system
- the freebsd community
Some people may NOT prefer these, but others do. It all comes down to preference and what you are using the system for.
Thanks to http://www.dragonflydigest.com/2015/10/17/16916.html for linking this post.
The spectacular hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Adam Levanthal regarding ZFS & DTrace history. Click play below to tune in:
For more BSD related content: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_10_22-tracing_the_source
The FreeBSD Foundation sponsored Shonali Balakrishna, a masters student from the University of Irvine, California, to attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference.
The 2015 Grace Hopper Conference was held in Houston, TX, October 14-16. The conference is for women in computing and most of the attendees were female computer science majors, female software developers, and college professors. A few men that attended as well, but of the 12,000 attendees, the majority were women.
If you haven’t seen already, users Michael Kelley and Jason M. Anderson focused their recent Microsoft Loves Linux series on FreeBSD on Hyper-V. It’s a five part blog which details the usage of Linux and FreeBSD on Microsoft’s very own virtualization platform.
Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #1: Introduction to Linux and FreeBSD on Hyper-V
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #2: Linux and FreeBSD Integration Services Core Features
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #3: Linux Dynamic Memory and Live Backup
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #4: Linux Network Features and Performance
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #5: FreeBSD on Hyper-V
Thanks to user, we can get a FAMP stack set up on FreeBSD 10.2, along with Mod Security.
FAMP Stack or FreeBSD with Apache, MariaDB and PHP is a group of opensource software to run application based on php to your browser. FAMP similiar with LAMP (Linux Apache MAriaDB/MySQL and PHP) on linux server.
Mod Security is a Open source intrusion detection and prevention engine for web server. Support for Apache Nginx and IIS on windows server. It is one of the apache modules to prevent from hackers and other malicious attack like SQL Injection, XSS, LFI(Local File Inclusion), RFI(Remote File Inclusion) etc.
In this tutorial we will guide about Installation of FAMP Stack with FreeBSD 10.2, and then give you sample configuration of virtualhost on apache webserver. Next we will install and configure mod security to work with the FAMP Stack and activate on the virtualhost that have been created.
Check out the full tutorial here: http://linoxide.com/security/install-famp-stack-php-mod-security-freebsd/
Thanks to user
I have an APC SUA1500i smart ups, and want to configure power option from my FreeNAS using this ups. How can I install an appropriate APC UPS USB driver on my FreeNAS server, and use it to control power options?
Tutorial details Difficulty Easy (rss) Root privileges Yes Requirements FreeNAS Estimated completion time 5m
FreeNAS is nothing but a FOSS network-attached storage (NAS) system based on FreeBSD Unix and the OpenZFS file system. It comes with a dedicated management web interface for managing and configuring your NAS box. In this tutorial you will learn how to configure the APC (or any other supported brand) UPS service then start it in FreeNAS to protect your server from power failures.
The spectacular hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Brandon Mercer regarding OpenBSD’s application in the healthcare industry, in addition to other BSD news. Click play below to tune in:
More BSD content for the week: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015-10-14_Xenocratic_Oath
A session from the 2nd biennial vBSDcon event, Sept. 11-13, 2015, Reston, VA.
The event brought together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities. More videos and information: http://vbsdcon.com
The FreeBSD Foundation summarized their recent experience at EuroBSDCon 2015 held in Stockholm, Sweden on October 3 & 4, 2015. Congratulations to Dr. Colin Percival, Michael Dexter, Shteryana Shopova, Allan Jude, and Paul Shenkeveld for being recognized for their great contributions to the BSD community.