Managing Multiple FreeBSD Systems

It is quite simple to manage multiple FreeBSD systems on your network, and to keep them maintained to the same revision level. The buildworld process can be quite long, but luckily, you only need to do it once, no matter how many FreeBSD machines you operate. In this...

FreeBSD 6.2 EoL =~ s/January/May/

In light of the longer-than-expected window between 6.2-RELEASE and 6.2-RELEASE, the End-of-Life date for FreeBSD 6.2 has been adjusted from January 31st, 2008 to May 31st, 2008.  As a result, FreeBSD 5.5, FreeBSD 6.1, and FreeBSD 6.2 will all cease to be supported at...

DenyHosts on FreeBSD 6.2

If you run a nix server for a little while, you’ll notice that bots will try to gain illegitimate access to your server through ssh. While this unsettles a lot of people, there’s really nothing to worry about as long as you don’t permit root logins and have a strong...

FreeBSD: the best server OS

I’ve configured and maintained over 100 UNIX-based servers over the years starting with Slackware Linux 2.0 back in 1995. Over all course of all the deployments I’ve become very biased about my operating systems. Linux clearly has a solid lead with desktop...
Time for a new FreeSBIE ISO image

Time for a new FreeSBIE ISO image

It looks like people want it , so I think it is a really good idea. I must admit I’ve not a lot of time to work on it, so I’ll probably end up using the same configuration of FreeSBIE-2.0.1 The great news is unionfs will be enabled by default, like in FreeSBIE-1.x....

Create FreeBSD magazine?

What do you think about creating a FreeBSD magazine? Waste of time? Perfect niche? Kasia is thinking of starting a magazine devoted to FreeBSD. What do you think? Leave your feedback here We have just decided to open and enter the American market a new – totally...