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
Amazon sends us Kindle owners an email every few days saying “You bought this and that, so we think you’ll like these items.” They’re right an annoying large portion of the time, but when they get it wrong they really blow it.
Amazon Recommendation Failure
Okay, yes, the book of PF is pretty good. . . . → Read More: Amazon gets it wrong
The official OpenBSD bookstore now carries both DNSSEC Mastery and Sudo Mastery print. If you buy the print from them, you get the ebook as well. These books sell for list price, but sales support the OpenBSD Project.
I am not donating all my proceeds from these books to OpenBSD, however. I did that with . . . → Read More: Sudo Mastery and DNSSEC Mastery now at OpenBSD bookstore
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In the first eleven days of December 2013, I have received eight requests for me to write for a periodical such as a web site or a magazine. This is nice. I struggled for many years to get published. To have publishers knock on my door and ask for my work . . . → Read More: On asking me to write for you
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