Sunday, January 29, 2006

bsdtalk011 - USB Drives and Interview with FreeNAS Author Olivier Cochard

Mounting USB Thumb Drives (examples)
  • FreeBSD 6.0 mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt
  • NetBSD 3.0 mount_msdos /dev/sd0e /mnt
  • OpenBSD 3.8 mount_msdos /dev/sd0i /mnt
  • Dmesg to find the device, Disklabel to find the partition
Interview with FreeNAS Author Olivier Cochard

Friday, January 27, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

bsdtalk009 - Interview with Webmin Author Jamie Cameron

Who is the BSD Daemon?
  • Daemons are process that run in the background attending to various tasks without human intervention.
  • some call it "Beastie" or "Chuck", in fact the proper name is just "BSD Daemon"
  • There is no satanic connection.
  • Earliest images were created by John Lasseter.
  • Currently, the copyright of the BSD Daemon is held by Marshall Kirk McKusick
Interview with Webmin Author Jamie Cameron.
  • Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix.
  • Written in Perl, and is BSD licensed.
  • Get a copy of the book "Managing Linux Systems with Webmin" by Jamie Cameron, published by Prentice Hall.
  • I can't seem get the word "Linux" right today.

Monday, January 23, 2006

bsdtalk008 - No Cost BSD Shell Accounts

PC-BSD 1.0RC2 Released with KDE 3.5.
  • Desktop-oriented OS with easy package manager.
  • Similar in concept to Darwin's application bundles.
No Cost BSD Shell Accounts:

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

bsdtalk007 - Live BSD CDs

DragonFlyBSD 1.4 released on Jan 7, 2006. I'll try their live CD/installer.
Will GPLv3 push more companies to BSD licensed software?

Live BSD CDs:
Test them on a few systems - old laptop, modern desktop, home desktop, modern laptop.
    Closing - Comments, Email, Website

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    bsdtalk006 - Three Headed Daemon

    OpenBSD used for anonymous surfing live CD - released at shmoocon 2006.

    Three Headed Daemon:
    Creating a triple-boot system - FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

    Monday, January 09, 2006

    bsdtalk005 - Unique Utilities


    FreeBSD-SA-06:04.ipfw - An attacker can cause the firewall to crash by sending ICMP IP fragments.

    Unique Utilities:
    • sushi - Part of the NetBSD 1.6 release. Has the same goals as sam on HP-UX, smit on AIX and other menu-driven configuration tools. How well does it work?
    • sysinstall - Part of FreeBSD 2.0. Menu driven installer that can later be used to configure the system. From the man page: "This utility is a prototype which lasted several years past its expiration date and is greatly in need of death."
    • OpenBSD doesn't try to use any home grown graphical configuration tools.