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...

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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...

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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 installing the system...

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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 up one...

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2007 – 2008

Last May I started Last May I started this blog as a sort of experiment to see if there was a ’market’ for a FreeBSD related blog. Feedback, emails and visitor stats have been showing that there’s indeed a great interest in such a blog. Because Wordpress doesn’t grant...

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DS BSD, The pocket sized   BSD

DS BSD, The pocket sized BSD

On the first of December 2007 a very tiny FreeBSD-based flavour was launched: D*mn Small BSD (DSBSD). It's weighing in only under 50mb and comes with a Fluxbox desktop. There are many Linux distros like this, the most popular distro being D*mn Small Linux (DSL Linux)....

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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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