Issue 77
Published July 14, 2021

Latest news and tutorials from BSD world.


No releases.


No security announcements.

As always, it’s worth following BSDSec. RSS feed and Twitter account available.


BSD Now 410: OpenBSD Consumer Gateway : Open Source and Blogging Bubbles, Building Customized FreeBSD Images, Updating Minecraft in FreeBSD, Upgrading FreeBSD jails using mkjail, Dragonfly 6.0 Performance benchmark, OpenBSD Consumer Gateway Launch, and more.

Following NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD Now Has COVID: COVID as in COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 but this is actually an open-source package containing the SARS-CoV-2 genome and a manual (man page) encouraging vaccination and other steps to help prevent the spread of COVID.


OpenBSD: pkg_add performance analysis: OpenBSD package manager pkg_add is known to be quite slow and using much bandwidth, can we figure out easy ways to improve it?

Working Wireguard on DragonFly: This note describes how to get Wireguard functioning on DragonFly; his linked patch is not necessary at this point since it’s been committed to dports – though not in the latest binaries.

Status of Online Conference Software on FreeBSD: Conferencing and online video meeting software has become an increasingly popular choice for remote working and video calling, especially since the pandemic at the beginning of 2020. There are a number of popular platforms floating around, such as Google Hangouts and Skype. However, there are not many online resources available showing how well the different platforms work on FreeBSD desktop environments. This article is a investigation of how different web-based online conferencing applications are working on FreeBSD.

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