pfSense news

These are two more pfSense related news items: Sloan Miller has written an good article on pfSense for the Free Software Magazine Slides from pfSense Tutorial at BSDCanavailable here: from zero to hero with pfSense

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pfSense – hardware/server request

Scott Ullrich from pfSense Project is looking for anybody willing to donate a hardware or a fast server to speed up building and compiling of pfSense. It seems more and more that I spend 90% of my time waiting for pfSense builds to validate code changes, kernel...

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PC-BSD workstations

It's now possible to order workstations with PC-BSD pre-installed from iXsystems, the parent company of PC-BSD. Checkout this page for the specifications, customisations and orders. PC-BSD Laptops aren't available yet until some drivers have been ported.

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BSDCan 2008

Yesterday and today the FreeBSD Developer summit took place in Ottawa, preceding the annual BSDCan 2008 conference which is starting there tomorrow. DevSummit: day 1 (Ivan Voras) DevSummit: day 1 (Philip Paeps)

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FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (2008 Q1)

This 2008 Q1 Status Report covers FreeBSD related projects between January and March 2008. During this time FreeBSD 7.0 was released. BSDCan is upon us with the Developer Summit starting the 14th and the Conference starting the 16th. These are the topics of the 2008...

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new BSD forum: daemonforums

One of our regular blog readers brought a new BSD related forum to my attention: daemonforums.org It's a new website without much activity yet, but what I'm curious about is, why create yet another BSD related forum? How is this one different from BSD Forums , BSD...

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PC-BSD 7.0 Alpha – ready for testing

PC-BSD 7.0 Alpha – ready for testing

Yes, you're reading the title right. PC-BSD 7.0 is coming and this version has been named 7.0 on purpose. We will be changing our versioning scheme to correspond with FreeBSD, thus PC-BSD 7.0 will be based off of FreeBSD 7.0, PC-BSD 7.1 on FreeBSD 7.1, and so forth....

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Blog layout update

Blog layout update

Over the last few days I've made a few layout changes to the blog. I've added darkgrey sides, made the subject lines stand out more (bold and a line underneath), added a lightgrey background colour to the side panel and a (dark grey) background to side panel headers....

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RAID, FreeBSD and FreeNAS

RAID, FreeBSD and FreeNAS

Recently I set up FreeNAS on a spare computer which is now serving as a RAID file server. Before setting it up I did some research into what RAID is and how it works. Thought I'd share with you some interesting links that I found: RAID explained graphically: RAIDify...

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Embedded Monowall: Installation (video tutorial)

This tutorial will guide you through copying the m0n0wall image to a compact flash card and the initial configuration of the m0n0wall on the ALIX embedded board. I will be using a VPN accelerator card since I will have about 10 IPsec tunnels actively running at one...

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iXsystems partners with NetCraft (Versiera)

iXsystems, Inc. announced on 23/04/2008 a partnership with NetCraft Communications. The agreement will make NetCraft's Versiera Remote System Management and Monitoring Software available on PC-BSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional open source desktop operating system...

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BSD Magazine – update

Just a quick update with regards the BSD Magazine post that I put on yesterday. Dru Lavigne has received the BSD magazine today and posted the contents of this issue on her blog: Dru Lavigne, FreeBSD 7.0 Installation and Configuration Michael Lucas, FreeBSD's bsnmp...

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The FreeBSD Foundation April update

The FreeBSD Foundation April update

The following is taken from the FreeBSD Foundation update for April 2008: Java Update We are pleased to announce we have hired Kurt Miller to provide Java 1.6 binaries for FreeBSD 7. He has begun working full-time on this project. Kurt did the Java 1.5 binaries for...

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FreeBSD usergroups

Murray Stockely has updated the usergroup listing on the FreeBSD website to better organize the groups by country/continent. The page now also includes a world map showing the group locations: FreeBSD Usergroup listing BSD groups are also listed on meetup.com:...

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PC-BSD 1.5.1 available

PC-BSD version 1.5.1 is now available for download as both ISO and updates from version 1.5. This version provides updates to the default port set, as well as numerous bug fixes to the system tools & utilities. Also, additional translations have been added to...

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BSD Magazine #1 published

BSD Magazine #1 published

BSD Magazine issue #1 is out. Really good to see that the first BSD Magazine has come out and is being distributed. Congratulations to the team! There are several types of subscriptions for this magazine, i.e. print subscription, electronic subscription and the...

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