This month’s BSD Magazine features Serverless Approach to Security Automation by Renan Dias, Loading an OpenSSH Hostkey by Mike Tancsa, an interview with CTO of NBS System Emile Heitor, as well as tutorials on installing Windows 10 in FreeBSD 11, connecting Pycharm to debug a remote Docker container, and more. Follow the link below to download the PDF/EPUB file.
Usershows us how to get the ports collection set up on FreeBSD 11.0. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions.
FreeBSD operating system can use binary packages with pkg utility, but for for some ocassion, like running newest versions of the code, you would want to compile some programs. For that, there is very useful ports collection that simplifies compilation process. In this article we will install and use ports collection to update the Freebsd 11.0 system. This article assumes you have installed FreeBSD 11 using our previous article.
Using port collection to install portmaster
If you are using ssh to access your FreeBSD machine, you would want to get root for your regular user before proceeding, because you access the VM as user and then you need to use su. By default, FreeBSD will give you sorry message, and to avoid that, use following command:
pw user mod username -G wheel
Next we can move to getting the ports tree from online repostory: …
Full tutorial: http://linoxide.com/unix/use-ports-collection-freebsd-11/
We’ll install applications such as Nano, GIMP, Firefox, VLC media player on FreeBSD 11. We’ll also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on FreeBSD 11 for better performance and usability (Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Mouse Integration). This tutorial also helps for installing FreeBSD 11 on physical computer or server.
1- Download FreeBSD 11 ISO
2- Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
3- Start Installation
4- Installing Xorg, GNOME 3 Desktop
5- Installing Firefox, Nano, GIMP, VLC and gedit Applications on FreeBSD 11
6- Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
7- FreeBSD 11 GNOME 3 Review
This tutorial by userwill show us how to get WordPress set up on FreeBSD 11.0 along with Apache, PHP, and MySQL. Follow the link below for the entire set of instructions.
WordPress is a free and open source content management system written on PHP and MySQL which powers most of the websites running in the web now a days. WordPress powers more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016, supporting more than 60 million websites on the web. It is developed and maintained by the WordPress Foundation and is released under GNU GPLv2 or later. Running websites and blogs on WordPress is very easy task which doesn’t require expertise in programming. FreeBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system derived from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). It is similar to Linux but with two major differences in scope and licensing ie FreeBSD develops and maintains a complete operating system ie from kernel, device drivers to the userland utilities and is released under a permissive BSD license which opposes the copyleft GPL used by Linux. It is widely used across desktop, workstation, server and embedded systems. The latest stable release of FreeBSD 11 was released yesterday. Here, we’ll install WordPress on the latest FreeBSD 11 with a complete FAMP Stack ie FreeBSD with Apache as web server, MySQL for database system and PHP modules.
1) Installing Apache Web Server
To install Apache web server on FreeBSD, we can use its default package manager ie pkg which allows us to install the Apache web server from the official FreeBSD package repository. To install apache using pkg, we’ll need to run the following command.
% sudo pkg install apache24
The FreeBSD Foundation has once again made it easy for us to setup FreeBSD. This tutorial shows you how to configure the various desktop environments, starting from X Window System, to the environment of your choice. Follow the link below for the entire instructions.
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude discuss the recently released FreeBSD 11.0. In addition, they take a look back into UNIX history, and also feature a special guest. Press play below to tune in:
For this week’s roundup of BSD related content from BSD Now: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2016_10_12-return_of_the_cantrill
FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE was recently released this week after several delays due to bug fixes. Here’s a list of links from where 11.0-RELEASE is being discussed across the internet.
Check out these two tutorial videos for FreeNAS 9.10. The first video, from the FreeNASTeam, will show you how to get link aggregation and virtual LAN set up on FreeNAS. The second video, from user m0nkey_, will show you how to get a virtual machine setup via iohyve — a FreeBSD bhyve manager using ZFS.
Have you signed up for MeetBSD 2016? Check out this promotional video for a look into past MeetBSDs, and see what you can expect for the upcoming “unconference” to be held on November 11 to 12. Returning to its roots at UC Berkeley, BSD enthusiasts from around the world will gather to enjoy a panel of guest speakers, birds of a feather sessions, and a party hosted at the Hillside Club.
Visit http://MeetBSD.com now and sign up for a spot!
SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – September 06, 2016) – iXsystems announced today that the fifth MeetBSD California conference will take place at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr campus on November 11-12. As in past years, this year’s MeetBSD California will once again follow a mixed “unConference” format and will feature breakout sessions, discussion groups, and talks from prominent figures in the BSD community.
MeetBSD California is the premier BSD Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 2008, MeetBSD California has been held every two years in Silicon Valley, bringing together BSD community members from all over the region and around the world.
Previous settings for MeetBSD California have included the Google and Yahoo! Campuses, Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, and the Western Digital campus in San Jose. The BSD operating system was developed in the early ’90s at this year’s venue, UC Berkeley.
Kirk McKusick, one of the instigators of BSD at Berkeley in the 1980s, says, “I am thrilled to have a BSD Conference return to the campus at which it started. I look forward to catching up on all the latest work going into the BSD systems and especially look forward to the party at the historic Hillside Club on Friday evening.”
“For this fifth installment of the MeetBSD California conference, we’re proud to bring it home to where it all began,” says Matt Olander, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of iXsystems. “UC Berkeley provides the perfect backdrop for the accomplishment of BSDrelated development milestones. We’re looking forward to the insightful discussions that will take place at this year’s MeetBSD.”
Turn it up! Behold, my lil devils, it’s time to dust-off mergemaster, grab a ZFS snap, and get updating!
No need for me:
root@freebsd12:~ # uname -v
FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #0 r305028: Mon Aug 29 22:45:29 UTC 2016 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
Now hop to it, slackers!
FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Announcement
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
availability of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of the
Some of the highlights:
* OpenSSH DSA key generation has been disabled by default. It is
important to update OpenSSH keys prior to upgrading. Additionally,
Protocol 1 support has been removed.
* OpenSSH has been updated to 7.2p2.
* Wireless support for 802.11n has been added.
* By default, the ifconfig(8) utility will set the default regulatory
domain to FCC on wireless interfaces. As a result, newly created
wireless interfaces with default settings will have less chance to
violate country-specific regulations.
* The svnlite(1) utility has been updated to version 1.9.4.
* The libblacklist(3) library and applications have been ported from
the NetBSD Project.
* Support for the AArch64 (arm64) architecture has been added.
* Native graphics support has been added to the bhyve(8) hypervisor.
* Broader wireless network driver support has been added.