Issue 103
Published February 16, 2022

New pfSense release, HardenedBSD dropping support for 12 and all the latest news and tutorials from the BSD world.

Releases

pfSense Plus version 22.01 and pfSense CE version 2.6.0 Software are Now Available: This is a regularly scheduled release of pfSense® Plus and pfSense CE software including new features, additional hardware support, and bug fixes.

BSDSec

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News

HardenedBSD 12-STABLE support will be dropped: On 01 May 2022, HardenedBSD will delegate support of the 12-STABLE branch to the wider HardenedBSD community. They will stop providing binary updates, nightly builds, and routine package builds at that time.Everyone is encouraged to enjoy 13-STABLE going forward.

BSD Now 411: Migrating our servers from Linux to FreeBSD, Cluster provisioning with Nomad and Pot on FreeBSD, LibBSDDialog, FreeBSD 13.0 Base Jails with ZFS and VNET, and more.

GhostBSD meetup: This meetup is for open discussions related to GhostBSD, OpenZFS, FreeBSD with a period of questions and answers. Everyone can suggest a subject of discussion. When: Friday, Mar 18, 2021, 19:00 EST. Where: https://meet.jit.si/GhostBSD_Meet.

How we are migrating (many of) our servers from Linux to FreeBSD - Part 1 - System and jails setup: After my post on why we’re migrating (many of) our servers to FreeBSD, I’ve received a lot of feedback. Many questions, many comments. Many e-mails from Linux users asking how we’re migrating, how jails can replace lxc or (in part) Docker, and how we’re monitoring and performing backups/restores.

Tutorials

Building your ports from source using DPB.: Jay Eptinxa shows us how to set up the Distributed Ports Builder, or dpb. After covering the basics, and a few common pitfalls to avoid, we then see how to download a set of distfiles for use on off-line machines, as well as how to carry your distfiles directory neatly from one release to the next, avoiding excessive and unwanted downloads.

UNIX: On the Path to BSD: Continuation of series of articles on the history of Unix with the events led to the creation of BSD. Find out about the first Unix editions, how C evolved, and how Unix was first licensed.

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