- (91) Updating FreeBSD 4.11 (1/4) – Blast from the past
- (92) Updating FreeBSD 4.11 (2/4) – Digging up old graves
- (93) Updating FreeBSD 4.11 (3/4) – Neophyte’s notorious necromancy
- (94) Updating FreeBSD 4.11 (4/4) – Reflecting radical resurrection
- (95) FreeBSD jails (1/2): Introduction and frameworks
- (96) FreeBSD jails (2/2): 4.11 sentenced to jail
- (97) Building a BSD home router (pt. 1): Hardware (PC Engines APU2)
- (98) Building a BSD home router (pt. 2): The serial console (excursion)
- (99) Building a BSD home router (pt. 3): Serial access and flashing the firmware
- (100) Building a BSD home router (pt. 4): Installing pfSense
- (101) Building a BSD home router (pt. 5): Installing OPNsense
- (102) Building a BSD home router (pt. 6): pfSense vs. OPNsense
- (103) Building a BSD home router (pt. 7): Advanced OPNsense installation
- (104) Building a BSD home router (pt. 8): ZFS and jails
- (105) Eerie Linux: 5 years of bloggin’!
- (106) The history of *nix package management
- (107) FreeBSD package management with Pkg (1/2)
- (108) FreeBSD package management with Pkg (2/2)
- (109) FreeBSD: Building software from ports (1/2)
- (110) FreeBSD: Building software from ports (2/2)
- (111) “Permissive licensing is wrong!” – Is it? (1/2)
- (112) Spam blacklisting: Its dark side
This post talks about legacy systems in the IT in general and about installing FreeBSD 4.11 in particular.
In this post I describe how to configure the system for remote connection, how to bootstrap pkgsrc, install subversion and update the system to FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE.
This third post of this mini series is mostly about updating OpenSSH and getting newer compilers installed.
The final part of this mini series deals with updating a lot of the programs installed previously to recent releases. The most important one is a current version of OpenSSH.
This post introduces FreeBSD jails and describes the various jail management frameworks that there are.
The second part deals with how to use iocage in general and details putting a FreeBSD 4.11 system into a jail on FreeBSD 11.0!
This post discusses the need for a custom built home router and shows how to assemble the APU2c4 board properly into a case.
An article on the serial console and the history of TTYs, terminals as well as terminal emulators.
This article shows how to connect to a headless device using the serial console. It also shows how to flash a new firmware on the APU2.
A little howto on installing pfSense.
This howto shows the installation of OPNsense.
This article attempts to provide some information useful to decide on which of the two products you want to use.
In this howto manual OPNsense installation is performed that creates two slices (MBR partitions), a user is created and connection via OpenSSH allowed.
The last article of this series deals with fixing swap on the advanced installation, creating a ZFS pool and datasets and building the iocell jail manager from ports.
This is the “fifth birthday” article. I’m looking back at the first half-decade of blogging, the shift from Linux to BSD and from the humble beginnings to the exciting most recent events.
This article deals with the questions: Where do the package management tools for Unix-like systems really come from? And what was *nix like before they were invented?
Want to quickly get to know the basics of FreeBSD package management and some explanations about the background of the Pkg tool? This post might be for you.
This post builds upon the previous one, giving some more examples on how to use Pkg. A large part deals with doing updates.
This post gives a general introduction to FreeBSD’s Ports system for the novice reader.
The second part of the introduction to using FreeBSD’s ports tree deals with actually working with ports. It covers configuring, building and installing from ports as well as using recursive operations.
This article tries to sum up what the essence of copyleft and permissive licenses is. It’s meant as a neutral introduction into the topic.
We definitely have a problem with email spam today. Fighting spam is a necessity. But what if spam fighters are abusing their power to actually threat the the business of innocent people? Unfortunately this is not a hypothetical question…