OPNsense 19.1-RC1 is now available

OPNsense 19.1-RC1 is now available

The developers of OPNsense have made available the First Release Candidate of version 19.1. OPNsense is an open-source firewall based on FreeBSD and is a fork of pfSense and m0n0wall. This version features changes to console port assignment, anti-lockout, 6RD...

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[How-To] Die IPv4, die!

[How-To] Die IPv4, die!

User ungleich writes about getting rid of IPv4 and using IPv6 on your FreeBSD operating system. See the link below for the full set of instructions. Imagine, it is 2019. Easy, ha? Imagine, it is 2019 and you want to turn off IPv4. Like, off off. Really off. Not...

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BSD Now Episode 281: EPYC Server battle

BSD Now Episode 281: EPYC Server battle

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss vulnerabilities in SCP client, BSD vs Linux benchmark with Tyan EPYC Server, Unix inventors fame, IPv4 Die!, GhostBSD 18.12, Unix in pictures, and some more. Press play below to tune in:...

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BSD Now Episode 280: FOSS Clothing

BSD Now Episode 280: FOSS Clothing

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling talk about FOSS clothing and EULA, LLVM support on NetBSD, their thoughts of FreeBSD 12.0, FreeBSD vs Windows and Linux performance on Xeon, NetBSD and Microsoft, and others. Press play below to tune...

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The many ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2

The many ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2

FreeBSD contributor Colin Percival shows us the various ways one can launch FreeBSD in Amazon EC2. EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) is a cloud computing service provided by Amazon. His blog discusses SSH, FreeBSD AMI, via rc.conf, and others. Talking to FreeBSD users...

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Modern KDE on FreeBSD

Modern KDE on FreeBSD

KDE on FreeBSD developer Adriaan gives us an update on the latest KDE desktop environment for FreeBSD. Version 5.14 is available in FreeBSD ports for those looking to update. New stuff in the official FreeBSD repositories! The X11 team has landed a newer version of...

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FreeBSD 12.0 review (DistroWatch)

FreeBSD 12.0 review (DistroWatch)

Jesse Smith of DistroWatch reviews the latest FreeBSD 12.0. He talks about the install process, his early impressions upon running the OS, using it on a VirtualBox VM, package management, boot, and more. See the link below for the detailed report. FreeBSD is a member...

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BSD Now Episode 279: Future of ZFS

BSD Now Episode 279: Future of ZFS

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss the future of ZFS within FreeBSD, highlights from the FreeBSD quarter status report, fly with raven, KDE on FreeBSD, ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2, NetBSD and GOG installers, and some more....

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ZFS on FreeBSD – ZoF is ready for testing

ZFS on FreeBSD – ZoF is ready for testing

The developers of ZFS on FreeBSD, or ZoF, are pleased to announced its availability for testing. ZoF is based on ZFS on Linux (ZoL) and is aiming to be the main OpenZFS file system to be adopted by FreeBSD users. GitHub page: https://zfsonfreebsd.github.io/ZoF/...

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[How-To] SMB/CIFS on FreeBSD

[How-To] SMB/CIFS on FreeBSD

User vermaden explains the Samba/SMB protocol (Server Message Block), or CIFS (Common Internet File System), and how it works on the FreeBSD operating system. He also shows how to set up an SMB share by installing the Samba package. SMB is commonly used to access from...

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GhostBSD 18.12 is now available

GhostBSD 18.12 is now available

The developers of GhostBSD have made available version 18.12. GhostBSD, originally based on FreeBSD, is now using TrueOS as the base operating system. You may download the ISO/image file here. Not sure why people continue to use MATE instead of GNOME Flashback....

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BSD Now Episode 278: The Real McCoy

BSD Now Episode 278: The Real McCoy

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan jude and Benedict Reuschling interview Kirk McKusick at BSDCan 2018. They discuss the early years of Berkeley Unix, his current work on UFS, FreeBSD governance, and soem more. Press play below to tune in:...

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FreeBSD Status Report 2018

FreeBSD Status Report 2018

The developers of FreeBSD have released their status report for 2018, a summary of updates from Continuous Integration, Core Team, Ports Collection, Release Engineering Team, and The FreeBSD Foundation. You will find reports on 32-bit compatibility, boot loader,...

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[How-To] Upgrade FreeBSD 11 to 12

[How-To] Upgrade FreeBSD 11 to 12

User Vivek Gite shows us how to update your FreeBSD operating system from version 11 to the latest 12. The walk-through will make sure all your packages are updated as well. See the link below for the full set of instructions. The FreeBSD project announces the...

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