Episode 023: Time Signatures
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- The FreeBSD foundation finally counted all the money they made in 2013
- $768,562 from 1659 donors
- Nice little blog post from the team with a giant beastie picture
- "We have already started our 2014 fundraising efforts. As of the end of January we are just under $40,000. Our goal is to raise $1,000,000. We are currently finalizing our 2014 budget. We plan to publish both our 2013 financial report and our 2014 budget soon."
- A special thanks to all the BSD Now listeners that contributed, the foundation was really glad that we sent some people their way (and they mentioned us on Facebook)
- We mentioned the CFT last week, and it's finally here!
- New key exchange using elliptic-curve Diffie Hellman in Daniel Bernstein's Curve25519 (now the default when both clients support it)
- Ed25519 public keys are now available for host keys and user keys, considered more secure than DSA and ECDSA
- Funny side effect: if you ONLY enable ed25519 host keys, all the compromised Linux boxes can't even attempt to login lol~
- New bcrypt private key type, 500,000,000 times harder to brute force
- Chacha20-poly1305 transport cipher that builds an encrypted and authenticated stream in one
- Portable version already in FreeBSD -CURRENT, and ports
- Lots more bugfixes and features, see the full release note or our interview with Damien
- Work has already started on 6.6, which can be used without OpenSSL!
- In 2000, MWL wrote an essay for linux.com about why he uses the BSD license: "It’s actually stood up fairly well to the test of time, but it’s fourteen years old now."
- This is basically an updated version about why he uses the BSD license, in response to recent idiocy from Richard Stallman
- Very nice post that gives some history about Berkeley, the basics of the BSD-style licenses and their contrast to the GNU GPL
- Check out the full post if you're one of those people that gets into license arguments
- The takeaway is "BSD is about making the world a better place. For everyone."
- Beaglebone Blacks are cheap little ARM devices similar to a Raspberry Pi
- A blog post about installing OpenBSD on a BBB from.. our guest for today!
- He describes it as "everything I wish I knew before installing the newly renamed armv7 port on a BeagleBone Black"
- It goes through the whole process, details different storage options and some workarounds
- Could be a really fun weekend project if you're interested in small or embedded devices
Interview - Ted Unangst - email@example.com / @tedunangst
OpenBSD's signify infrastructure, ZFS on OpenBSD
- A new video and blog series about starting out with FreeBSD
- The author has been a fan since the 90s and has installed it on every server he's worked with
- He mentioned some of the advantages of BSD over Linux and how to approach explaining them to new users
- The first video is the installation, then he goes on to packages and other topics - 4 videos so far
- As a followup to last week, this time Kenneth Westerback writes about his NZ hackathon experience
- He arrived with two goals: disklabel fixes for drives with 4k sectors and some dhclient work
- This summary goes into detail about all the stuff he got done there
- We've gotten at least one feedback email about running X in a jail Well.. with this commit, looks like now you can!
- A new tunable option will let jails access /dev/kmem and similar device nodes
- Along with a change to DRM, this allows full X11 in a jail
- Be sure to check out our jail tutorial and jailed VNC tutorial for ideas
- 10.0 "Joule Edition" finally released!
- AMD graphics are now officially supported
- GNOME3, MATE and Cinnamon desktops are available
- Grub updates and fixes
- PCBSD also got a mention in eweek
- Justin writes in
- Daniel writes in
- Martin writes in
- Alex writes in - unofficial FreeBSD RPI Images
- James writes in
- John writes in
- All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv
- The ssh tutorial has been updated with some new 6.5 stuff
- Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Reminder: if you're on FreeBSD 8.3 for some reason, upgrade soon - it's reaching EOL
- Reminder: if you're using pkgng, be sure to update to 1.2.6 for a security issue
- The winner of the tutorial contest is... Dusko! We didn't get as many submissions as we wanted, but his Nagios monitoring tutorial was extremely well-done. It'll be featured in a future episode. Congrats! You should be getting an email very soon