After years of only needing central auth for Unix-like systems, I need to integrate Windows clients into my auth mix. Rather than munging my current OpenLDAP directory to contain Windows information, I elected to migrate to Samba 4. Samba 4 can act as a Windows domain controller and also exposes an LDAP interface for Unix . . . → Read More: FreeBSD authentication against Samba 4 LDAP
I’m setting up a new FreeBSD web server. As 10.0 is just around the corner, I installed 10.0-BETA2. BETA4 is out, so it’s time to upgrade.
# freebsd-update -r 10.0-BETA4 upgrade Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 5 mirrors found. …
That all looks good. Then I installed the update
# freebsd-update install …
And the install . . . → Read More: FreeBSD-update seems to hang on 10.0-BETA2
Gossip, rumor, innuendo, and Twitter say that the BSDCan 2014 Call for Papers should be out in the next few days. (I trust the first three sources more than the last, but what the heck, let’s go for completeness.)
For the last ten years, Dan Langille has single-handedly coordinated BSDCan. In that time, BSDCan has . . . → Read More: Wanted: BSDCan Volunteers
I have an old mail server running Postfix and courier-imap. We want to split our customers off onto their old server, preferably something with a pretty pointy-clicky interface so that they can manage their own accounts. (Yes, people do still buy email service these days.)
The old server runs FreeBSD, postfix, and courier-imap. The new . . . → Read More: Moving mailboxes from Courier/Maildir to DirectAdmin/dovecot/Maildir
Last night’s talk on OpenBSD is now live in the mug.org channel.
Part 1 Part 2
UPDATE: All in one.
Among other things, I compare OpenBSD to Richard Stallman and physically assault an audience member. (Brian was a very good spots, and learned an important lesson about volunteering, e.g.: don’t.) We also talk long long . . . → Read More: mug.org OpenBSD talk on-line
I’m planning on doing a Google hangout of my talk tonight at mug.org.
Don’t know what time I’ll be going on, however. My guess is some time a little before 7PM. Come by my Google Plus page if you want to see it live.
With luck, it’ll record as well, so you can watch it . . . → Read More: Tonight, at mug.org
My BSDNow interview is now live. We talk sudo, BSD, tech books, and more.
I was researching next week’s OpenBSD talk and thought “You know, I ought to tell the story about VRRP, CARP, and Cisco. That’s a good one, and it illustrates how the OpenBSD community works and thinks.” It’s been ten years, so I decided to do some research to make sure I had my facts straight.
. . . → Read More: Cisco supports CARP? Ha ha ha hahaha…
I’ll be presenting about OpenBSD at !Michigan/usr/group, a Linux and UNIX user group, on Tuesday, 12 November 2013. The tentative title “OpenBSD for a Linux User Group,” covering the features and culture that make OpenBSD what it is. (Hint: it’s not security.)
These talks are always more fun when readers show up to heckle, throw . . . → Read More: OpenBSD talk at Farmington Community Library 12 November 2013
The fine folks at BSDNow.tv have requested my presence this Wednesday for an interview. We’ll talk sudo, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and whatever else comes to mind.
You can watch it live, this Wednesday at 2PM EST.
PS: Hey, boss, I’ll be out Wednesday afternoon. Personal business.