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Episode 020: Bhyve Mind

2014-01-15

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Headlines

OpenBSD automatic installation

  • A CFT (call for testing) was posted for OpenBSD's new automatic installer process
  • Using this new system, you can spin up fully-configured OpenBSD installs very quickly
  • It will answer all the questions for you and can put files into place and start services
  • Great for large deployments, help test it and report your findings

FreeNAS install guide and blog posts

  • A multipart series on YouTube about installing FreeNAS
  • In part 1, the guy (who is possibly Dracula, with his very Transylvanian accent..) builds his new file server and shows off the hardware
  • In part 2, he shows how to install and configure FreeNAS, uses IPMI, sets up his pools
  • He pronounces gigabytes as jiggabytes and it's hilarious
  • We've also got an unrelated blog post about a very satisfied FreeNAS user who details his setup
  • As well as another blog post from our old pal Devin Teske about his recent foray into the FreeNAS development world

FreeBSD 10.0-RC5 is out

  • Another, unexpected RC is out for 10.0
  • Minor fixes included, please help test and report any bugs
  • You can update via freebsd-update or from source
  • Hopefully this will be the last one before 10.0-RELEASE, which has tons of new features we'll talk about
  • It's been tagged -RELEASE in SVN already too!

OpenBSD 5.5-beta is out

  • Theo updated the branch status to 5.5-beta
  • A list of changes
  • Help test and report any bugs you find
  • Lots of rapid development with signify (which we mentioned last week), the beta includes some "test keys"
  • Does that mean it'll be part of the final release? We'll find out in May.. or when we interview Ted (soon)

Interview - Neel Natu & Peter Grehan - neel@freebsd.org & grehan@freebsd.org

BHyVe - the BSD hypervisor


Tutorial

Virtualization with bhyve


News Roundup

Hostname canonicalisation in OpenSSH

  • Blog post from our friend Damien Miller
  • This new feature allows clients to canonicalize unqualified domain names
  • SSH will know if you typed "ssh bsdnow" you meant "ssh bsdnow.tv" with new config options
  • This will help clean up some ssh configs, especially if you have many hosts
  • Should make it into OpenSSH 6.5, which is "due really soon"

Dragonfly on a Chromebook

  • Some work has been done by Matthew Dillon to get DragonflyBSD working on a Google Chromebook
  • These couple of posts detail some of the things he's got working so far
  • Changes were needed to the boot process, trackpad and wifi drivers needed updating...
  • Also includes a guide written by Dillon on how to get yours working

Spider in a box

  • "Spiderinabox" is a new OpenBSD-based project
  • Using a combination of OpenBSD, Firefox, XQuartz and VirtualBox, it creates a secure browsing experience for OS X
  • Firefox runs encapsulated in OpenBSD and doesn't have access to OS X in any way
  • The developer is looking for testers on other operating systems!

PCBSD weekly digest

  • PCBSD 10 has entered into the code freeze phase
  • They're focusing on fixing bugs now, rather than adding new features
  • The update system got a lot of improvements
  • PBI load times reduced by up to 40%! what!!!

Feedback/Questions


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  • Reminder: OpenBSD still really needs funding for electricity - if you know a company that can help, please contact Theo or the foundation

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