Sunday, September 19, 2010

bsdtalk197 - FreeNAS 8 with M. Warner Losh

This episode is brought to you by biff, a utility that notifies you that mail has arrived. The biff command appeared in 4.0BSD.

Interview with M. Warner Losh about FreeNAS 8. More information at http://freenas.org.

File Info: 37Min, 18MB.

Ogg Link:
http://cisx1.uma.maine.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk197.ogg

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, biff *does not* notify you of anything. It merely sets the X bit on your tty, which then tells comsat that it's allowed to notify you when sendmail notifies it that you have new mail. (xbiff, on the other hand, does notify you and polls your mailbox to do so.) Incidentally, COMSAT was the name of the mail daemon under ITS -- not sure if Eric intended to make that reference.

The dog who barked at the postman said...

Thanks for pointing that out...

George said...

Get a pop filter for the guest microphone. Please. Otherwise it's like having someone spitting in your ears.

johnedstone said...

Awesome: FreeNAS, Django, Nanobsd, python ... all good stuff