Issue 81
Published August 11, 2021

TrueNAS release plus all the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.


TrueNAS 12.0-U5 Released, FreeNAS Transitions to “Legacy” Status: The migration of FreeNAS to TrueNAS started in October 2020. The transition has been deliberately slow and methodical, while the efficiency gains have been every bit the windfall we anticipated. Over this period, many exabytes of data were carefully managed while the ZFS file system and NAS software were updated with new technologies, features, and performance.


OpenBSD Errata: August 4, 2021 (kernel, sparc64): An errata patch for the kernel on the sparc64 architecture has been released for OpenBSD 6.8 and OpenBSD 6.9. On sparc64, a missaligned address could trigger a kernel assert and panic the kernel.

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


OpenBSD on the Framework Laptop: Framework is a new company offering a laptop that is designed to be repairable and upgradeable, both in terms of internal components like the screen and motherboard, and in pluggable expansion cards. Status is relative to OpenBSD-current as of 2021-08-08.

Low space and HAMMER2 snapshots: It used to be that if you had a HAMMER2 volume and ran low on space, snapshotting would stop so that you didn’t completely fill the disk. Now snapshots continue to roll forward and discard older ones to keep disk usage constant. It’s in 6.0 too.


Goaccess / OpenBSD: Install to use Goaccess on OpenBSD (with configuration snippets for both webserver, httpd and nginx)

Bringing NetBSD to Zig’s Continuous Integration: This blogpost outlines the things CI company had to do to bring NetBSD to Zig CI.

pfstat on OpenBSD: analyze stream on IPv4 and IPv6 through PF: Install pfstat to analyze stream on IPv4, IPv6 through the firewall PF (Packet Filter), on OpenBSD!

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