Valuable News – 2019/06/24


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The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).


DragonFly BSD 5.6 Released.

FreeBSD and Linux Kernel – Multiple TCP Based Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities from Netflix.
By default FreeBSD is not vulnerable – you need to recompile kernel to use RACK TCP stack.

Journaling Kafka Messages with S3 Connector and Minio.

Pock Can Place macOS Dock Inside MacBook TouchBar.

RAMBleed on Solaris/SPARC?

XigmaNAS and Released.


New Features in OpenZFS 0.8.1.

FreeBSD Reworks Its W^X Implementation – Extending mmap/mprotect API to Specify Max Page Protections.

BSD Now 303 – OpenZFS in Ports.

FreeBSD from Linux Developer Perspective.

DragonFly BSD VM Work in 5.6 Release.

DragonFly BSD HAMMER1 versus HAMMER2 Performance.

FreeBSD reworks random(4) to Make Fortuna Allow Increased Concurrency.

FreeBSD Adds ACPI Support for USB Driver.

OpenSSH Gets Protection Against Side Channel Attacks.;sid=20190621081455

The vmtouch – Virtual Memory Toucher.

Managing Jails with Ansible.

Intel has become 1st Uranium FreeBSD donor of 2019.

8 Popular Products You Did Not Know Were Built with FreeBSD.

Why FreeBSD’s VIMAGE is Awesome.

FreeBSD 11.3-RC2 Available.

The xsv is fast CSV command line toolkit written in Rust.

In Other BSDs for 2019/06/22.

DragonFly BSD 5.6.1 Released.

OpenBSD Merges LLVM 8.0.0 Release.


WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB SATA Hard Drive Review.


How to Be Great? Just Be Good – Repeatably.

CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs.

How Information is Like Snacks/Money/Drugs to Your Brain.

Swedish Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Stay Warm and Grow Food All Year Long.


Google Chrome has Become Surveillance Software – Time to Switch.

Why You Need to Give Firefox a Chance.

Will Smith Invests in App that Helps Teens with Financial Literacy.


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