FreeBSD package building pt. 1: Introduction and test system

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt1.gmi In 2017 I started to post a series of well-received articles that was meant to culminate in a tutorial on building packages on FreeBSD. I wrote about the history of package … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 1: Introduction and test system

FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 4): Demoting my ISP’s router

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/bsd_router_take_2_pt4.gmi Since I built my first OPNsense-based router, it had been a secondary router only. Its "WAN" port was connected to my ISP's modem/router box which dealt with establishing the actual Internet … Continue reading FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 4): Demoting my ISP’s router

FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 3): Excursion – De-hardening OPNsense for 2022?

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/bsd_router_take_2_pt3.gmi After OPNsense announced that they would rebase on vanilla FreeBSD instead of going on with HardenedBSD, I wrote the previous article on what "security" means when it comes to networked devices … Continue reading FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 3): Excursion – De-hardening OPNsense for 2022?

FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 2): Excursion – FreeBSD and security

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/bsd_router_take_2_pt2.gmi After I completed the previous article, Franco Fichtner announced that OPNsense and HardenedBSD will be parting ways. I'm happy to see that they are parting ways in good terms. So there … Continue reading FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 2): Excursion – FreeBSD and security

FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 1): OPNsense ZFS-based installation (by converting FreeBSD)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/bsd_router_take_2_pt1.gmi In 2017 I wrote my longest (by far) series of posts on a single topic: 8 posts on hardware and the FreeBSD-based firewall solutions pfSense and OPNsense. Even after almost four … Continue reading FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 1): OPNsense ZFS-based installation (by converting FreeBSD)

Cancelling Richard Stallman?

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cancelling_rms.gmi If you have any interest in FLOSS (Free and Libre Open-Source Software), you know who Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS) is: As the founder of both GNU project and the Free Software … Continue reading Cancelling Richard Stallman?

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Linux, illumos and more (pt. 4)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt4.gmi Post 1 of this mini series is about what lead me to do this in the first place, features a little excursion for people new to PXE and details the setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Linux, illumos and more (pt. 4)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: PXE menu and *BSD (pt. 3)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt3.gmi Post 1 of this mini series is about what lead me to do this in the first place, features a little excursion for people new to PXE and details the setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: PXE menu and *BSD (pt. 3)