[How-To] Port your OS to EC2

[How-To] Port your OS to EC2

Known FreeBSD contributor Colin Percival shows us how to port your operating system, particularly FreeBSD, to the Amazon EC2 cloud. An existing Amazon Web Services account will be needed. You may view the full set of instructions at his web page below. I've been the...

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OPNsense 18.1.12 is available

OPNsense 18.1.12 is available

The developers of OPNsense have made available version 18.1.12. A summary of the changes are below, notable bug fixes and tweaks requested by community users, with a detailed list in the link. You may download the ISO/image file here. o system: improve local account...

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FreeNAS 11.2-BETA1 is available

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA1 is available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available the first BETA of FreeNAS 11.2. This update changes the default to the new Angular based UI, updated guide screenshots, updates to the middleware, plugin/jails changes, virtual machine fixes, preliminary support for...

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BSD Now Episode 253: Silence of the Fans

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling set up a fanless FreeBSD server, show us NetBSD on pinebooks, present another BSDCan trip report, toggle with transparent network audio, display MirBSD's Korn Shell on Plan9, use static site generators on OpenBSD, and...

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[How-To] FreeBSD Desktop Configuration

[How-To] FreeBSD Desktop Configuration

User vermaden has released a handful of guides for configuring your FreeBSD desktop environment. We've link it directly from his post below. The guides features various apps and contains images, scripts, and configuration settings for the console. Check them out, you...

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Jupiter Broadcasting: Tech Talk Today 281

Tech Talk Today host Chris sits down with Allan Jude for a FreeBSD birthday special edition episode. They also discuss the privacy win for US mobiles, and show us history and future hopes for Intel's dedicated GPU Larrabee. Also, they bring up that time when Allan's...

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BSD Now Episode 252: Goes to 11.2

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling announce the release of FreeBSD 11.2, set up MTA behind Tor, run pfSense on DigitalOcean, recap on one year of C, use OpenBGPD to announce VM networks, remind us what the power to serve is, and report...

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FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE now available

FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE now available

The developers of FreeBSD have officially made available version 11.2-RELEASE. This release features updates to OpenSSH, OpenSSL, clang, llvm, lldb, libarchive(3), libxo(3), KDE, GNOME, and various device driver, kernel, userland, and library updates. New utilities...

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What is your primary use of FreeBSD?

What is your primary use of FreeBSD?

A user on the FreeBSD forums asked the community what they primarily use FreeBSD for. There is a mix of professional, hobby, educational, and research. What do you use it for? Note that this poll only represents a small minority of users on the forum. I have a FreeBSD...

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BSD Now Episode 251: Crypto HAMMER

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling discuss DragonflyBSD's hammer1 encrypted master & slave setup, recap on BSDCan part 2, announce NomadBSD 1.1-RC1, talk about OpenBSD adding LDAP client to base, FreeBSD getting pNFS support, Intel...

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[How-To] Add encrypted ZFS pool on FreeBSD

[How-To] Add encrypted ZFS pool on FreeBSD

User Vivek Gite of nixCraft shows us how to add an encrypted ZFS pool on your FreeBSD server. He'll show you how to do it with gpart and geli encryption system. You may view the full set of instructions at the link below. I recently added hard disk to my FreeBSD based...

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FreeBSD 11.2-RC3 now available

FreeBSD 11.2-RC3 now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the THIRD release candidate of version 11.2. This version includes a minor update to ocs_fc(4) driver, missing libc++ entires added, eager FPU context switch enabled, and more. You may see the full list of changes at the...

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FreeBSD Day – June 19

FreeBSD Day – June 19

Did you know that the FreeBSD name was coined 25 years ago on June 19, 1993? Because of that, the FreeBSD Foundation has officially designated June 19 as FreeBSD Day! Let's celebrate FreeBSD by introducing FreeBSD to someone who hasn't heard of it before, or hosting...

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BSD Now Episode 250: BSDCan 2018 Recap

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude announce TrueOS becoming a downstream fork with Project Trident, recap on BSDCan, summarize HardenedBSD Foundation founding efforts, set up VPN with OpenIKED on OpenBSD, showcase FreeBSD on a System76...

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