New life for the Dutch FreeBSD Doc Project

Remco Lodder who is responsible for the Dutch Documentation Project has been updating the handbook Since somewhat more than a week ago I decided to give a burst of energy back to the FreeBSD Dutch Documentation project again by making the current translations up to...

Help a FreeBSD committer get away (and back)

One of FreeBSD’s most active ports committers, Martin Wilke, is in desperate need of a break; away from computers and  human beings. Alaska doesn’t sound too bad a place for it. If you appreciate his work, please consider giving a donation to recharge his mental...

FreeBSD 6.3-RC2 released

Apart from FreeBSD 7.0 RC1, RC2 of version 6.3 has been released too. Sorry for the delay with this phase of the 6.3 release. A few glitches were found during testing of the 6.3-RC2 ISOs that included pre-built packages. The 6.3-RC2 builds for amd64 and i386 should...

Sun ZFS filesystem on FreeBSD

ZFS – the breakthrough file system in FreeBSD 7 (ported from Sun’s Solaris 10 Operating System) delivers virtually unlimited capacity, provable data integrity, and near-zero administration. However, FreeBSD’s sysinstall(8) does not yet support...

FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 released

FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 has been released: “The ports team has gotten the release package sets built for most of the architectures (sparc64 is still a long way off) so we have begun including the pre-built packages on the ISOs. Even a very basic post-build test turned...
Review of “The Book of PF”

Review of “The Book of PF”

Dru Lavigne has reviewed “The Book of PF – A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall”. Peter N.M. Hansteen, the writer, has written this book as an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial. PF (Packet Filter) is a robust packet...