FreeNAS 8.0.4-RELEASE-p2 Vulnerability Update

The FreeNAS full release notes for 8.0.4-RELEASE-p2: Changes since 8.0.4-RELEASE-p1: Bugfixes OS/Third party Samba has been upgraded to 3.6.5 to address CVE-2012-2011 which is a critical vulnerability. All FreeNAS users who are using CIFS are urged to upgrade. All...

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Protect Your BSD – BSD Magazine (May 2012)

April’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: BSD Security - Protect Your BSD (free PDF download). Covering the following topics: - A Fresh Look at the Warden for PC-BSD 9.1 - Intro to DTrace - A Web Application Firewall for Nginx - Introducing EasyPBI – Making...

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Setting up your first VPS FAMP Stack

Setting up your first VPS FAMP Stack

Diego from RootBSD has put together a handy blog post (Setting Up Your First VPS FAMP Stack) showing how to set up a FAMP stock (FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on a (RootBSD) VPS. Just 5 easy steps and a bit of configuration and it's all done. Upgrading Ports Tree Using...

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GSoC 2012 FreeBSD projects announced

GSoC 2012 FreeBSD projects announced

It's that time of the year again. Holiday season is approaching in a few months time, so it's time to get ready for the annual Google Summer of Code, GSoC 2012. Each year Google pays quite a number of mainly students to contribute to an open source project. The...

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PC-BSD 9-STABLE-20120418 snapshot available

PC-BSD 9-STABLE-20120418 snapshot available

The PC-BSD team has made the first public 9-STABLE snapshot available for 64bit systems! Read the announcement. This snapshot provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code...

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FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3 available for testing

FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3 available for testing

Josh Paetzel, who leads the FreeNAS team at iXsystems, announced that he's uploaded FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3. If you download from BETA2 work there shouldn't be any problems, however, plugins that worked in BETA2 will stop working. You'll want to use the plugins in the...

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FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE Announcement

FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE Announcement

The FreeBSD Release Engineering team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.2 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: usb(4) now...

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DTrace on FreeBSD (video)

This is a video presentation on the status of dtrace on FreeBSD. [youtube s5PpSiPfSNI#!] "DTrace, also known as Dynamic Tracing, was developed by Sun™ as a tool for locating performance bottlenecks in production and pre-production systems. It is not, in any way, a...

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FreeBSD ZFS root install with bsdinstall (video)

This video shows how to install a full ZFS system using bsdinstall, on FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE. This is not like other tutorials where you just use the FreeBSD ISO as a live cd and then do everything manually, with this method you only have to set up the zfs zpool...

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iXsystems, and its developers

iXsystems, and its developers

We all know that iXsystems does a great job promoting FreeBSD, building FreeBSD based products and supporting FreeBSD based projects (incl. PC-BSD, FreeNAS). But, who are the developers that are part of this company? Who are the guys doing the coding and the...

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The PC-BSD Ports Jail (video)

PC-BSD features the "Ports Jail". In this video you will learn how to use it to install apps isolated from your system. [youtube 3NlAW1B1W-E] More information on Ports Jail and how to use it, can be found on the PC-BSD Wiki. The FreeBSD Wiki has a helpful section on...

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