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Episode 009: -CURRENT Events

2013-10-30

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Managed services using FreeBSD

  • New York Internet, a huge ISP and service provider, details how they use FreeBSD
  • Mentions using BSD technologies: pf, pfsync, carp, haproxy, zfs, jails and more
  • Explains FreeBSD's role in commercial workloads on a massive scale
  • Lots of cool graphs and info, check out the full write-up

OpenBSD boot support for keydisk-based crypto volumes

  • So far, only passphrase-based crypto volumes were bootable
  • Full disk encryption with key disks required a non-crypto partition to load the kernel
  • The bootloader now scans all BIOS-visible disks for RAID partitions and automatically associates key disk partitions with their crypto volume
  • No need to re-create existing volumes. Moving the root partition onto the crypto disk and running "installboot" is all that's needed

More Dragonfly SMP speedups

  • Matthew Dillon has been committing lots of various SMP improvements
  • Using dports builds on a 48-processor machine as a test
  • The machine’s now building more than 1000 packages an hour
  • Super technical details in the show notes, check 'em out

Getting to know portmgr

  • Start of an ongoing series profiling members of the FreeBSD Ports Management Team
  • In the first interview, they talk to longest serving member of the team, Joe Marcus Clarke
  • In the second, Bernhard Frölich (who's also the creator of redports.org)
  • Future segments will include the other members
  • Topics include their inspiration for using FreeBSD, first time using it, lots of other interesting stuff

BSD Now at the top of iTunes

  • BSD Now is on the front-and-center page of iTunes' technology podcast section

Interview - Henning Brauer - henning@openbsd.org / @henningbrauer

OpenBSD's pf firewall, privilege separation, various topics


Tutorial

Tracking -STABLE and -CURRENT


News Roundup

OpenBSD gets XBox360 controller support

  • Adds support for Microsoft XBox 360 controller as a uhid
  • Will make things easier for emulators in OpenBSD
  • Are there people who regularly play games on BSD? Email us, might do a segment on it

PCBSD 10-STABLE ISOs available

  • Early cut of the new stable/10 branch, not recommended for everyone
  • A pkgng repository is available, but is missing a number of packages
  • AMD KMS, new text installer, UEFI loader support, much more

Switching from Linux to BSD

  • Yet another Linux user switching to BSD makes a thread about it
  • Asks the community what some differences and advantages are
  • Good response from the community, worth reading if you're a Linux guy

Unattended OpenBSD installations

  • Unattended installations possible using DHCP and a "response" file
  • The system gets an IP via DHCP, then fetches a config file with key=value pairs
  • Can do automatic network setup, SSH, passwords, etc
  • Still a work in progress

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