Issue 46
Published November 25, 2020

This weeks we learn why ArisbluBSD got started plus latest news, tutorials and releases.

Releases

OPNsense 20.7.5 released This is a small patch set and plan to pin the 20.1 upgrade path to this particular version to avoid unnecessary stepping stones.

MidnightBSD 2.0.1 for amd64: Updated ISOs for MidnightBSD 2 have been released on amd64. There are two changes: 1. UEFI support for booting the ISO as well as installing with ZFS root on GPT 2. mkimg was updated to facilitate 1. Aside from these changes, the release is identical to 2.0 for i386.

BSDSec

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News

LibreSSL 3.3.0 Released: This is the first development release from the 3.3.x series, which will eventually be part of OpenBSD 6.9. Follow the link for list of all changes.

ArisbluBSD: Why a new BSD?: This article is to explain some decisions and plans made by the ArisbluBSD team, why they are making their own thing, and what the plan is for the OS. They talk about five things: desktop, package management, software availability, custom software, and the future of the OS. They also explain what the goal of the OS is, and how they plan to expand in the near future.

The Birth of Unix with Brian Kernighan: In the late 1960s and 1970s, that somewhere was Bell Labs, and the operating system they were building was UNIX. They were building more than just an operating system though. They were building a way to work with computers that had never existed before. In this podcast episode they talk to Brian Kernighan about the history of Unix.

*BSD statistics for October 2020: (Facebook link) In October, hw-probe asked to participate in the statistics of users of BSD variants and here are the processed results.

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Tutorials

Unbound DNS Blacklist: This tutorial is about how to configure unbound(8) to block spam/malicious/malware domains at DNS level. It will use FreeBSD for that purpose but you can use any system that unbound(8) runs on.

How to Set Up and Install TrueNAS CORE: In this tutorial, we're going to walk you through the basic requirements to run the TrueNAS storage operating system, from creating the installation media and installing it onto your system.

FuguITA: OpenBSD live-cd: This article will explain how to download and run the FuguITA OpenBSD live-cd, which is not official (not endorsed by the OpenBSD project) but is available since a long time and is carefully updated at every release and errata published.

More

As always, there are more sources of BSD goodness. Latest BSD Now talks about FreeBSD 12.2 is available, ZFS Webinar, Enhancing Syzkaller support for NetBSD, how the OpenBSD -stable packages are built, OPNsense 20.7.4 released, and more.

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to providing summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. The latest is from 2020-11-23.

In Other BSDs for 2020/11/21 is out, too.

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