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 filter that...

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New FreeBSD source and ports committers

The FreeBSD project has welcomed 2 new source committers: Rafal Jaworowski (26/12/2007) Weongyo Jeong (28/12/2007) and one ports committer Wesley Shields To find out how the FreeBSD Project operates have a look at this video (How the FreeBSD Project works), read this...

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MySQL 6.0 installed on FreeBSD

The other day I came across some neat instructions on how to set up FreeBSD with MySQL 6.0. It's pretty straight forward: Download MySQL 6.0 here Extract the files to /usr/local/mysql Add MySQL group "groupadd mysql" Add MySQL user "useradd -g mysql mysql" Change the...

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M0n0wall 1.3 Beta7

A 7th beta has been released of M0n0wall, fixing some serious bugs that slipped in Beta6: fixed: kernel panic when using IPsec and the traffic shaper at the same time fixed: SIP proxy when using PPPoE/PPTP mode on WAN interface Download Anouncement

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FreeNAS 0.686 (stable) released

FreeNAS 0.686 (stable) released

After more than 1 year FreeNAS 0.686 (a FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services) has been released. A lot of hard work has been put into it, bugs have been fixed and new features have been implemented. Volker, the...

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PC-BSD added to Vietnam BSD/Linux Mirror

The Saigon Linux Group (SLG) added PC-BSD to the Vietnam BSD/Linux Mirror in it’s continuing effort to promote and support open source technology in Vietnam. The Vietnam BSD/Linux Mirror is the only public mirror available in Vietnam and is currently managed by the...

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FreeBSD at Cisco

Cisco Systems has announced plans for a UNIX-based operating system for their network equipment. The next generation of Cisco's products will be powered by Open Source operating systems and will be built from Open Source components. Our team will build the core...

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M0n0wall 1.3 BETA6 released

The M0n0wall project has released BETA6 (22/12/2007). This release adds support for IPsec filtering and tunnels with (dynamic) remote host names. It also allows up to 256 concurrent PPTP VPN clients (instead of only 16) and contains fixes for the filtering bridge and...

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DesktopBSD – day 30 – the verdict

Jan Stedehouder has finished his series on "Desktop BSD - 30 days". Read the verdict here. On November 1st I started with this series about DesktopBSD and we are now six weeks later. Six weeks in which I played, wrestled and worked with DesktopBSD almost every day. If...

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BSDCan 2008; dates and call for papers

BSDCan 2008, held in May, in Ottowa, has the initial call for papers out. They have space for informal talks and presentations too. BSDCan is an enormously successful grass-roots style conference. It brings together a great mix of *BSD developers and users for a nice...

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FreeNAS 0686c (BETA3) released

Volker Theile has announced the third and final beta release of FreeNAS 0.686, a FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services. This will hopefully the last beta to become stable. Majors changes Add file system check...

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GPL vs BSD, a matter of sustainability

Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I don’t know which predates which, but it really doesn’t matter. The spirit behind both licenses is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea in different ways. In the GPL license you...

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Quick links

Building a bootable ARM SD card (FreeBSD) NAS: Roll your own or turnkey? (FreeNAS) Using pfSense as a Server Only (pfSense) Fileserver converted to use ZFS (FreeBSD)

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DesktopBSD vs PC-BSD

Jan Stedehouder has almost finished his DesktopBSD - the first 30 days series and the following are his observations with regards to how PC-BSD and DesktopBSD compare: Today may be a good day to at least do a formal comparison between DesktopBSD and PC-BSD. I guess it...

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FreeBSD 7.0 Beta4 LiveCD

Ivan Voras has created a new (installable) LiveCD (version alpha 2) based on FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4. This release fixes most of the bugs present in earlier versions, and introduces only one new feature: file systems are created on glabel devices. The ISO can be downloaded...

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FreeBSD ports tree unfrozen

For those who haven’t noticed the announcement on the ports mailinglist, or noticed the flood of commits that started already before the announcement, the ports tree has been thawed, with the usual restrictions. Interesting note: Please also take into account that the...

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Genesis Software develops FreeBSD-based radars

Genesis Software engineers design, manufacture and customise computer equipment connected to radar receivers for research institutions and universities. The radars measure wind speed and meteor flux and these scientific radar systems are exported around the world....

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