My master nameserver runs BIND 9.9, so I can do DNSSEC easily. I’ve installed from ports, but used the REPLACE_BASE option so that it overwrites the BIND 9.8.3 install included in the base system. That way I don’t have to worry about having multiple versions of the same command on different systems.
I patch this . . . → Read More: FreeBSD-update vs bind99-base
BSDCan hasn’t officially started, and I keep getting asked when I will write a third edition of Absolute FreeBSD?
The short answer is: I don’t know.
The slightly longer answer is: it depends in part on you.
The much longer answer is:
FreeBSD has added lots of stuff since Absolute FreeBSD came out in 2007. . . . → Read More: The next FreeBSD book?
I’ve heard from a few different readers that there are problems with the Kindle edition of Absolute OpenBSD. It’s by no means every copy in every format, but there are enough problem reports that it needs investigating.
I’ve notified the publisher. They are investigating. When I have an update, I will post it.
Generally, when . . . → Read More: “Absolute OpenBSD” Kindle edition: problems and on sale
The final total on the Absolute OpenBSD first copy auction was: $1145. The lucky (for various interpretations of lucky) winner is Bill Allaire, long-time OpenBSD supporter.
Bill has already sent Austin the money, which is winging its way to the OpenBSD Foundation as I write this. So he’s lived up to his end of the . . . → Read More: “Absolute OpenBSD” auction winner
Apparently double-dog daring you people works.
The Absolute OpenBSD Foundation auction is currently at $1035.
You have another day and a half to bid. Do so.
I’m delighted. And, as promised, I’ll have an ebook sale as a result. Probably during BSDCan.
This week has been maniacal for reasons completely outside of the new Absolute . . . → Read More: “Absolute OpenBSD” auction clears $1000
The Absolute OpenBSD auction has been going about 10 hours now. In less than those 10 hours, the price exceeded the amount raised for the FreeBSD Foundation.
But I bet you slackers can’t possibly double it. No, I DOUBLE DOG-DARE YOU to double it.
How I love picking a fight in a good . . . → Read More: First barrier breached
You’ve asked me how to get Absolute OpenBSD early.
The answer is simple. You buy it. At auction. All proceeds to the OpenBSD Foundation.
The printer will take the first copy of Absolute OpenBSD off the press and overnight it to me. I will sign it, and label it on the title page as the . . . → Read More: First copy of “Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd ed” now on auction
You can now preorder AO2e directly from OpenBSD. They don’t give a discount, but proceeds go towards supporting and improving OpenBSD.
Conveniently, you can preorder the OpenBSD 5.3 CD set as well.
If you’ve already ordered through my Web page, that’s great. The OpenBSD folks also take straight-up cash donations.
Anyone who has run a FreeBSD server for any length of time has seen these messages in their daily security emails. (You do read those, right?)
+Limiting icmp unreach response from 296 to 200 packets/sec +Limiting icmp unreach response from 337 to 200 packets/sec +Limiting icmp unreach response from 318 to 200 packets/sec +Limiting icmp . . . → Read More: Diagnosing “+Limiting icmp unreach response from…” with tcpdump
No Starch intends to send AO2e to the printer on 22 March 2013. This would give a “bound book date” of approximately 12 April. Books would be in their hands roughly 19 April. They’re really good about shipping books to purchasers as soon as possible.
Note that DNSSec Mastery should be available in ebook form . . . → Read More: Some “Absolute OpenBSD 2/e” dates