This is my poudriere tutorial. There are many like it. But this one is mine. I built mine with resources like the BSDNow tutorial and the FreeBSD Forums tutorial. While all poudriere tutorials are inadequate, mine is inadequate in new and exciting ways. I’m writing it for my benefit, but what the heck, might as . . . → Read More: Trying poo-DRE-eh — uh, poudriere
Well, partially scripted, that is.
For installing large numbers of identical machines, proceed directly to the PC-BSD installer. It’s easy to configure, very reliable, and generally just rocks. If you’re accustomed to automatic installers like Kickstart, you’ll find the PC-BSD installer trivially easy.
I frequently have to install non-identical machines for special purposes, such as . . . → Read More: Installing FreeBSD 10 to ZFS with a script
I set goals for 2013. And I failed to meet them. I promised three short nonfiction books, Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition, and a novel. You got AO2e and two short nonfiction books, DNSSEC Mastery and Sudo Mastery.
While setting goals is important, exploring why you fail to meet those goals is just as important. Driving . . . → Read More: 2013 Failures and 2014 Goals
I’ll be speaking at NYCBSDCon this weekend. If you’re in the New York City area, show up.
Just for this conference, I’m having a sale on my 3 ebook bundle at my bookstore..
Coupon code SUSPENDERSBSD will get you $7 off, bringing the price for all three Mastery books to $20. Through Saturday.
. . . → Read More: NYCBSDCon ebook sale
With Richard Stallman’s recent raising of the flag against LLVM and Clang, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about how the “FreeBSD people are whining about the GPLv3 terrorizing them.”
Back in 2000, I wrote an essay for Linux.com about why I like the BSD license. It’s actually stood up fairly well to the . . . → Read More: Crazed Ferrets in a Berkeley Shower – 2014 edition
It seems that ntpd has turned into the latest DDOS amplifier. I run a lot of servers, and most of them use the standard ntp client. I need to verify that none of my servers can be used for DDOS amplification. To do this, I need to give all the clients a standard NTP configuration, . . . → Read More: Ansible and PF, plus NTP
No, not for me. If I bring another piece of obsolete hardware into this house, it can have my chair because I’ll be sitting out at the curb.
The OpenBSD Project builds all their packages on native hardware. Yes, it might take a month to build a complete package set on some of their platforms, . . . → Read More: Wanted: a VAX
I’m sick of scrounging hardware for writing books. I’m sick of waiting for things to compile, managing disk space, and running out of memory. I finally got so sick of it that I decided to invest some serious cash in a research machine, in the hope that I wouldn’t need to hunt hardware piecemeal for . . . → Read More: The Desktop of Doom
We have an in-house application that was written for FreeBSD 4 and antediluvian versions of PHP, Perl, OpenSSL, and so forth. Most of the features have migrated into other applications, but a few critical functions remain.
An old operating system isn’t sufficiently bad, though. The hardware terrifies me. Not only is it over a decade . . . → Read More: Jailing FreeBSD 4 on FreeBSD 10
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