FreeBSD Security Advisory: mmap

FreeBSD Security Advisory: mmap

The FreeBSD Security Team has identified an issue in mmap and has issued the following security advisory: FreeBSD-SA-13:06.mmap (18/06/2013). The FreeBSD virtual memory system allows files to be memory-mapped. All or parts of a file can be made available to a process...

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Linux Skype 4.0.0.8 on FreeBSD working

Linux Skype 4.0.0.8 on FreeBSD working

If you need Skype on FreeBSD (be aware though ;-), Artyom Mirgorodskiy managed to get the Linux version of Skype (4.0.0.8) to work on FreeBSD. The FreeBSD Skype port is deprecated, but if you follow the steps in Artyom's guide, it should work fine. I have not tried...

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The move from Linux to FreeBSD

Another happy, new FreeBSD user: I found a major difference between Linux and FreeBSD: performance and memory usage. The performance was nearly same as Linux, but slightly better. Memory usage change, was drastic. FreeBSD is just too good at managing memory.  ...

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FreeBSD 8.4 Released

FreeBSD 8.4 Released

Fourteen months since the release of FreeBSD 8.3, the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.3 whilst also introducing...

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BSDTalk Interviews: Netflix and ZFS

Will Backman has recorded and uploaded two interviews, both of which were recorded during BSDCan 2013. bsdtalk 226 was done with Scott Long, Alistair Crooks, and David Discher from Netflix. The other interview (bsdtalk 227) was with Matt Ahrens (one of the original...

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FreeBSD monitoring tool

Alexander has been working on a new FreeBSD monitoring tool and the first public release for FreeBSD is now available. He is looking for interested people who are willing to try and test it, and give him feedback. We looking to build a proper, useful full coverage...

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BSDCan Trip Report by Eitan Adler

The FreeBSD Foundation sponsors regularly people to attend FreeBSD related conferences, who will then afterwards write up a report about their experience. The first trip report about BSDCan 2013 is by Eitan Adler, a doc committer, who attended the BSDCan Developers...

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PC-BSD Hardware Store Opened

PC-BSD Hardware Store Opened

Josh Smith has announced the initial launch of the PC-BSD hardware store. This resource is meant to make it easier to find hardware that has been tested to work on PC-BSD. FreeBSD and PC-BSD are known to be quite particular with regards to hardware support, but now...

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FreeBSD binary packages available again

The FreeBSD Project has announced that all  binary package building services are restored and live again. This service was put on hold following a security incident in November 2012. Consequently, the security throughout the FreeBSD Project's infrastructure has been...

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JabirBSD, a new FreeBSD based project

JabirBSD, a new FreeBSD based project

Muhammadreza Haghiri emailed me about the release of the JabirBSD 1.0. JabirBSD is a rebranded FreeBSD version for Iranian and Farsi speaking users "with rsync, sudo, nano and a lot of command-line based software". This first release is a re-branded version of...

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Migrate From MySQL to MariaDB In FreeBSD

unixmen has put together a howto showing how to migrate your databases from MySQL to MariaDB. As most of you will be aware, since Oracle took over MySQL and took control of the project, a lot changed. Oracle doesn't like open source and hence MySQL is dying a slow...

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BSD Magazine (May 2013): Jails Firewall with PF

BSD Magazine (May 2013): Jails Firewall with PF

April's issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: Jails Firewall with PF (free PDF download). You’ll find the following subjects inside: SpiderFoot 2.0: The Open Source Footprinting Tool FreeBSD Jails Firewall with PF Improvements to Jail Management via the Warden...

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