In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Aaron Poffenberger about his experience in bringing BSD’s presence to Linux conferences.
Show Notes & Download: http://bit.ly/bsd107
Visit their page weekly for BSD content round ups: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_09_16-In_their_midst
Here’s another tutorial, by user Arul, on how to get the FEMP stack set up on your FreeBSD server.
Nginx (pronounced engine-x) is a free and open-source high-performance HTTP server. Nginx focus on high concurrency, performance and low memory usage. And it is make nginx a one of the most popular a web server. You can use nginx also as reverse proxy for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer.
MariaDB is one of the relational database management system (RDBMS) forked from MySQL and it is drop-in replacement for MySQL and developed by some of the original authors of MySQL. MariaDB strives to be logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server.
FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation. come with some additional features, like a process management, stdout and stderr logging, accelerated upload support, ability to start workers with different uid or gid and listening on different port. It is very useful for heavy-loaded sites.
User Jose Velazquez (Atlantic.net) shows us how to get WordPress set up on your FreeBSD server. Check out the link below to see the full tutorial.
WordPress is a simple blogging system the helped maintain many blogs by making a simple interface that interacts with a database. Now, it has become a one of the most powerful content management systems (CMS) in the web, especially it being a free open source software. In this how-to, we will walk through the Installation of WordPress on a FreeBSD server.
User adridg was able to get FreeBSD working on his BeagleBone Black. Follow the link to see the full article of his work with the Beagle board.
For a long time, my Beagle Bone Black sat on my desk, gathering dust. Recently I decided I would give it a purpose: as a replacement for the crappy DHCP server and DNS on my home router (it’s a Huawei g655d, and it has poor wireless range, a lousy interface, and wonky internal DNS). I ran an update on the Bone, which promptly downloaded a whole bunch of packages from the angstrom distribution. Over plain unauthenticated http. With, as far as I could see, no further checksumming or anything. Bad doggy.
Anyway. I wouldn’t be writing this if there weren’t a whole bunch of giants on whose shoulders I could stand, since actually, the whole process was deceptively simple and well-documented.
Hardware Setup: Here’s a picture of my Beagle Bone, on an old DVD-case.
Full article: http://euroquis.nl/bobulate/?p=1353
Andrew Tanenbaum, creator of Minix, urges users to attend and participate in BSDCon Brasil 2015. The conference will be held on October 9-10, 2015 at Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR).
Official page: http://bsdcon.com.br
This tutorial by user Jose Velazquez (Atlantic.net) shows us how to get Nginx, MySQL, and PHP set up on your FreeBSD cloud server.
This how-to will guide you through installing a FEMP stack. FEMP is simply a software bundle that consists of 4 components that work together to form a powerful web server. However, in this setup the acronym’s are as follows: FreeBSD 10 (F) is the core of the platform which will sustain the other components. Nginx (E) is used for the web service. MySQL (M) is used for database management, and PHP (P) is used as the programming language.
You need a FreeBSD server that is configured with a static IP address. If you do not have a server already, you can visit our Cloud Hosting page here and spin a new server up in under 30 seconds.
Install FEMP on FreeBSD 10
To get started, login to your FreeBSD server via SSH or Console. If you are using the Atlantic.Net cloud service, note that they are setup as minimal installations to avoid having unnecessary packages from being installed and never used. If some software packages that you’re used to using aren’t installed by default, feel free to install them as needed.
Let us download nano so we can simplify this tutorial.
- pkg install nano
Let’s make sure that your server is fully up-to-date so we can complete the preparation.
- freebsd-update fetch
- freebsd-update install
With the server up-to-date, we can continue the process and install FEMP on your server.
The developers of GhostBSD have made available version 10.1 release. Notable changes are a hybrid USB/DVD image, the return of XFCE, a choice of boot managers to install, OctoPkg update, Station Update Manager, and more. See below for full release notes, and download the ISO here.
After a year of development, testing and debugging we are pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 10.1 MATE & XFCE which is available on SourceForge and torrents for the amd64 and i386 architectures.
What’s new in GhostBSD 10.1
- GhostBSD ISO image is hybrid that can be burn on DVD or USB stick
- XFCE is coming back
- Users can chose to install the BSD boot manager, Grub boot manager or simply None and use their Linux Grub
- Station Tweak a fork of Mate Tweak
- OctoPkg GUI frontend for pkgng written in Qt
- Station Update Manager to update FreeBSD base system and third party software
- Software from pkg or ports can be installed in the live DVD/USB session
- VT Console by default
- Instant verification for user and root to know if the password is strong and match on the system installer
- Host name and user name auto completion when typing the real name
What changed in GhostBSD 10.1
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Nigel Williams regarding Multipath TCP. They discuss what it does and its future with the FreeBSD operating system. Click play below to tune in:
The developers of FreeNAS have made available version 9.3.1. You can update it from within the GUI itself, or download the ISO here. Below are the release notes:
Release Notes for FreeNAS 9.3.1-RELEASE There are so many new features and enhancements in FreeNAS 9.3 that these release notes will break them into categories. In no particular order, FreeNAS 9.3.1-RELEASE (including this Software Update) offers the following improvements: [ Installation / Booting ] * FreeNAS now uses ZFS for the boot device(s), also supporting selection and mirroring of one or more boot devices for greater reliabilty. The features of ZFS are also utilized to provide cloned "boot environments" which allow the system to be rolled back (or even forked) to different OS versions. * A boot-time menu is provided for selecting and booting from a specific boot environment, a new system->boot UI allowing the user to create, rename, delete and select boot environments as well as running diagnostics on the boot pool and adding/replacing drives for it. * Both the installer and the installed system use the grub2 boot loader to provide boot menus and boot-time UI. * An install-time "Setup Wizard" is now provided to lead users who may be new to FreeNAS through the installation and setup process. Everything from the user's language, pool, shares, directory services, and initial settings can be set up through the Wizard. The Wizard is also careful to make no actual changes to the system until a final confirmation step, making it harmless to enter/exit the wizard at any time and simply explore its capabilities. * The ISO installation image can now be used both for USB booting or CD booting (the boot blocks allow for both usage scenarios), making a separate USB image unnecessary.