I hope this finds you well. When I started preparing this issue, it didn’t occur to me that we would collect so many fantastic and unique articles written by great authors. I would recommend that you read all the articles. We hope you find those which are most presently useful for you and can help you in your daily tasks.
Ewa & The BSD Team
Ewa & The BSD Team
This column presents the latest news coverage of breaking news, events, product releases, and trending topics from the BSD sector.
Introducing The TrueNAS Unified Storage X10. Part 1
It was just three years ago in August, 2014 when iXsystems introduced the TrueNAS Z series product line of storage appliance platforms designed for organizations needing Enterprise-Class storage systems. TrueNAS is based on FreeNAS, the world’s #1 Open-Source software-defined storage operating system. FreeNAS has the unique benefit of tens of thousands of people around the world helping in QA and providing extensive input into each successive release of the software.
Creating and Scaling Your Applications Using ContainerPilot Pattern
Carlos Antonio Neira Bustos
Container Autopilot is a design pattern for applications that are self-operating and self-managing. The containers hosting the applications adapt themselves to the changes in their environment and coordinate their actions with other containers through a global shared state.
Carlos will teach you how to create and scale your applications using it.
Build FreeBSD 12 For RaspberryPi 3 With Crochet
FreeBSD is one of the most stable OS of all time. It has many bug fixes and new features for ARM SOC platform. Some of these features include: CPU frequency and voltage control, NAND device support, SMP support, Stable SD cards detection, ARM AArch64 architecture
support, Initial ACPI support, 1-Wire devices support, GPIO support, and many more. Also, you can’t find the latest FreeBSD build for Raspberry Pi 3. Thus, you have to do that single-handedly.
Implementing an Enigma Machine Simulator as a Character Device
Rafael Santiago de Souza Netto
This article presents a “curious” Enigma machine simulator implemented as a multiplatform character device. Until now, this device driver can be built on FreeBSD and also on Linux. The text will focus on the source code related to the FreeBSD. The aim of this article is to introduce the reader to the main aspects of device driver programming for FreeBSD using more than
a simple Hello World sample. Therefore, at the end of the article, the interested readers will be able to have a historical cryptographic device within your/dev. Tips on how to produce a multi-platform code base for device drivers will also be presented.
Fluentd For Centralizing Logs
In this article, Andrey will talk about how to manage diverse and disparate logson FreeBSD servers. As system administrators, when we want to know what services are disabled or not running, we check our logs in /var/log. The most useful commands we can use to check if services are running in FreeBSD are “ps” and “Tail”.
MINIX3: A Promising Diamond in the Rough
From its humble beginnings 30 years ago, as a teaching tool for Andrew Tanenbaum's Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, MINIX has evolved a lot. Now in its third edition and with a focus on reliability, the raccoon-themed operating system is set to become a serious and dependable UNIX-like contender. In his article, Jean-Baptiste will tell you about MINIX3.
Interview with Professor Andrew Tanenbaum, The Creator of MINIX3
Ewa & The BSD Team
When UNIX V6 was released, it became an instant hit at the universities. A professor in Australia, John Lions, wrote a book describing how it worked line by line. Many universities began using Lion’s book in their courses. When Bell Labs released UNIX V7, the new license
forbade teaching it in classes or writing books about it. Therefore, I and many other professors were stuck. Read the full interview to find out what Professor Andrew Tanenbaum did.
COLUMN by Rob Somerville
Amid the fever of “fake news” and multiple governments’ desire to limit encryption in light of more terrorist atrocities, is the core principle of social media and the World Wide Web – that of freedom of expression – coming to an end?
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