Day-To-Day BSD AdministrationRelease Date: 2013-09
Free Issue to Download! BSD 9/2013
In order to download the magazine you need to sign up to our newsletter. After clicking the “Download” button, you will be asked to provide your email address. You need to verify your email address using the link from the activation email you will receive. If you already subscribed to our list, you will be asked to provide your email address each time you download the magazine. No activation email will be sent and you should see the link for download.
1. After the activation of your subscription you need to click the “download” button once again to start downloading the PDF.
2. In case you do not get the activation email please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please use different email address
BSD 9/2013 in epub format!
It's Lonely at the Top
With the imminent departure of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft insiders adamant that Bill Gates will not return, what is the future for the industry giant?
MidnightBSD Custom Installations and Live CDs
System administrators and hobbyists often wish to build custom install media with their own software packages, or live CDs for fixing systems. This flexibility can ease deployments in large environments or make it easy to bring your favorite OS along with you.
Prior to customizing install media, it’s important to look at the existing build system in MidnightBSD. There are two directories within the source tree for building media, release and nrelease. Release is used to build installation media, and nrelease (which originated from DragonFly BSD) is used to build Live CDs and USB flash media.
BSD Server Maintenance
Many sites and handbooks explain how to install servers, but once a server is running, can an administrator keep it that way? This article will cover the basics of maintaining a BSD server.
Re-purposing an Abandoned Mac Mini as a Wireless Router with OpenBSD
Don’t let thousands of dollars worth of hardware that has been abandoned by Apple rot with old, unsupported software. Bring it into the present with OpenBSD.
Monit - Monitoring Solution for Enterprise and SOHO Servers with FreeBSD
The state of the network services offered by a company is the business card with which it presents itself to the world. Thanks to constant monitoring, it is possible to understand how and where to improve the infrastructure of the network in real time and detect any abnormalities.
FreeBSD Programming Primer – Part 8
In the eighth part of our series on programming, we will refine our Jquery menu and start building a user friendly interface to add content.
A closer Look at the Changes in PC-BSD/TrueOS 9.2 – Part 2 - Directory Encryption using PEFS
Last month we took a look at how PC-BSD is implementing ZFS boot-environments, which can be a life-saver for both servers and desktops. This month we will be looking at how PC-BSD uses the PEFS kernel level file system module to automatically encrypt your home directory and its contents, and how you can manually run PEFS for other sensitive data.
Intro to ZFS
“The Z file system, originally developed by Sun™, is designed to use a pooled storage method in that space is only used as it is needed for data storage. It is also designed for maximum data integrity, supporting data snapshots, multiple copies, and data checksums. It uses a software data replication model, known as RAID-Z. RAID-Z provides redundancy similar to hardware RAID, but is designed to prevent data write corruption and to overcome some of the limitations of hardware RAID.”