BSD Now Episode 299: The NAS Fleet

BSD Now Episode 299: The NAS Fleet

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss running AIX via QEMU on Linux for Windows, taking command of your NAS fleet with TrueCommand, Unleashed version 1.3, LLDB: extension for CPU register inspection support, V7 Unix programs being...

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[How-To] Install Vanilla Forum on FreeBSD 12

[How-To] Install Vanilla Forum on FreeBSD 12

This tutorial from Vultr will show you how to install Vanilla OSS, an Open Source discussion forum software in PHP, on your FreeBSD server operating system. You will also be setting up PHP, MariaDB database, and NGINX web server in order to use Vanilla. See the link...

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[How-To] Check hard drive health on FreeBSD

[How-To] Check hard drive health on FreeBSD

User Vivek Gite is back again with another FreeBSD tutorial, this time on how to check the health of your HDDs and SSDs. The tool in question is called smartmontools, available in the ports system of the FreeBSD Open Source operating system. See the link below for the...

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BSD Link Roundup 5.16

BSD Link Roundup 5.16

There's a whole lot going on this month so far in the BSD realm, so we've rounded up some links for you to check out. The links range from security advisories, NVIDIA drivers, daemons, to jails. FreeBSD 12.1 Release Process:...

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Runhyve – Virtual Machine Manager

Runhyve – Virtual Machine Manager

Runhyve is an Open Source virtual machine manager for Bhyve, the Open Source hypervisor originally written for FreeBSD. Runhyve is currently still in the early stages of development, but you can track their progress on their Git sites  and watch the demo on the...

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BSD Now Episode 298: BSD On The Road

BSD Now Episode 298: BSD On The Road

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss a UFS bug being fixed after 36 years, BSD on the road, OpenBSD automatic upgrades, ex2fs and DTrace support for FreeBSD, dedicated SSH tunnel, OpenBSD 6.5 VMM VMs, and some others. Hit play...

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GPU Passthrough on Bhyve

GPU Passthrough on Bhyve

Michael Yuji recently discovered a way to passthrough a GPU card to FreeBSD on the bhyve virtualization platform. The guest needs to be a *nix system to work however. See the article below on what the user did, as well as the implications for the FreeBSD and bhyve...

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BSD Now Episode 297: Dragonfly In The Wild

BSD Now Episode 297: Dragonfly In The Wild

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss FreeBSD ZFS versus ZFS on Linux peformance, DragonflyBSD 5.4.2, iocell containing web services, Solaris 11.4 SRU8, SSH Agent forwarding issue, upgrade OpenBSD 6.4 to 6.5, among other things....

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Google Summer of Code 2019

Google Summer of Code 2019

This year's Google Summer of Code has seven FreeBSD projects consisting of ports build process, VNET in FreeBSD jails, virtual memory compression, firewall test suite, kernel sanitizers, ping, and bhyve. Shout out to the mentors who are supporting these young student...

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[How-To] Install and Configure Telegraf on FreeBSD 12

[How-To] Install and Configure Telegraf on FreeBSD 12

This tutorial by user Amos Mibey will show you how to get Telegraf set up on your FreeBSD operating system. Telegraf is an Open Source server agent designed to help monitor data from stacks, sensors, and systems. See the link below for the full set of instructions....

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FreeNAS 11.2-U4 is now available

FreeNAS 11.2-U4 is now available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available the 4th update to FreeNAS 11.2. **11.2-U4.1 hot-fix release is now available to address an alert services error**. This release has several security fixes and feature improvements to the UI. There is a known plugin issue...

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BSD Now Episode 296 – It’s Alive: OpenBSD 6.5

BSD Now Episode 296 – It’s Alive: OpenBSD 6.5

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss OpenBSD 6.5, mounting ZFS datasets, NetBSD 9 branch testing, LibreSSL 2.9.1, FreeBSD Mastery: Jails - Bail Bond Denied Edition, ed(1) a good editor back in the days, and some more. Click play...

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Call for Testing (CFT) for FreeBSD + ZoL and Pkgbase

Call for Testing (CFT) for FreeBSD + ZoL and Pkgbase

Kris Moore, FreeBSD contributor and spear-header of the ZFS on FreeBSD project, announced a Call for Testing of the latest development built on FreeBSD 12-STABLE. You can download the ISO from the link below. In other recent news, a TrueOS inspired package base for...

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BSD Link Roundup 5.16

BSD Link Roundup 4.30

Here's a collection of BSD links from this past month of April, ranging from discussions about home use, drivers, performance, and even an article about kernel modules from 1999! A FreeBSD box for home: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/a-freebsd-box-for-home.70451/...

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BSD Now Episode 295: Fun with funlinkat()

BSD Now Episode 295: Fun with funlinkat()

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling introduce funlinkat(), discuss AT&T U-Verse with OpenBSD Router, NetBSD on Raspberry PI, ZFS encryption, a tutorial on rump kernel servers/clients, OpenBSD 6.4 and Snort, and some more. Click play...

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