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Episode 012: Collecting SSHells

2013-11-20

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Headlines

Faces of FreeBSD

  • The FreeBSD foundation is publishing articles on different FreeBSD developers
  • This one is about Colin Percival (cperciva@), the ex-security officer
  • Tells the story of how he first found BSD, what he contributed back, how he eventually became the security officer
  • Running series with more to come

Lots of BSD presentation videos uploaded

  • EuroBSDCon 2013 dev summit videos, AsiaBSDCon 2013 videos, MWL's presentation video
  • Most of us never get to see the dev summit talks since they're only for developers
  • AsiaBSDCon 2013 videos also up finally
  • List of AsiaBSDCon presentation topics here
  • Our buddy Michael W Lucas gave an "OpenBSD for Linux users" talk at a Michigan Unix Users Group.
  • He says "Among other things, I compare OpenBSD to Richard Stallman and physically assault an audience member. We also talk long long time, memory randomization, PF, BSD license versus GPL, Microsoft and other OpenBSD stuff"
  • Really informative presentation, pretty long, answers some common questions at the end

Call for Presentations: FOSDEM 2014 and NYCBSDCon 2014

  • FOSDEM 2014 will take place on 1–2 February, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium
  • Just like in the last years, there will be both a BSD booth and a developer's room
  • The topics of the devroom include all BSD operating systems. Every talk is welcome, from internal hacker discussion to real-world examples and presentations about new and shiny features.
  • If you are in the area or want to go, check the show notes for details
  • NYCBSDCon is also accepting papers.
  • It'll be in New York City at the beginning of February 2014
  • If anyone wants to give a talk at one of these conferences, go ahead and send in your stuff!

FreeBSD foundation's year-end fundraising campaign

  • The FreeBSD foundation has been supporting the FreeBSD project and community for over 13 years
  • As of today they have raised about half a million dollars, but still have a while to go
  • Donations go towards new features, paying for the server infrastructure, conferences, supporting the community, hiring full-time staff members and promoting FreeBSD at events
  • They are preparing the debut of a new online magazine, the FreeBSD Journal
  • Typically big companies make their huge donations in December, like a couple of anonymous donors that gave around $250,000 each last year
  • Make your donation today over at freebsdfoundation.org, every little bit helps
  • Everyone involved with BSD Now made a donation last year and will do so again this year

Interview - Amitai Schlair - schmonz@netbsd.org / @schmonz

The NetBSD Foundation, pkgsrc, future plans


Tutorial

Combining SSH and tmux

  • Note: there was a mistake in the video version of the tutorial, please consult the written version for the proper instructions.

News Roundup

PS4 released

  • Sony's Playstation 4 is finally released
  • As previously thought, its OS is heavily based on FreeBSD and uses the kernel among other things
  • Link in the show notes contains the full list of BSD software they're using
  • Always good to see BSD being so widespread

BSD Mag November issue

  • Free monthly BSD magazine publishes another issue
  • This time their topics include: Configuring a Highly Available Service on FreeBSD, IT Inventory & Asset Management Automation, more FreeBSD Programming Primer, PfSense and Snort and a few others
  • PDF linked in the show notes

pbulk builds made easy

  • NetBSD's pbulk tool is similar to poudriere, but for pkgsrc
  • While working on updating the documentation, a developer cleaned up quite a lot of code
  • He wrote a script that automates pbulk deployment and setup
  • The whole setup of a dedicated machine has been reduced to just three commands

PCBSD weekly digest

  • Over 200 PBIs have been populated in to the PC-BSD 10 Stable Appcafe
  • Many PC-BSD programs received some necessary bug fixes and updates
  • Some include network detection in the package and update managers, nvidia graphic detection, security updates for PCDM

Feedback/Questions


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