FreeBSD package building pt. 3: Intermediate Synth

[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_pt3.gmi In this article we'll continue exploring Synth. After covering a general introduction to package building as well as Synth's basic operation in the previous articles, we're going to look at the … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 3: Intermediate Synth

FreeBSD package building pt. 2: Basic Synth

[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_pt2.gmi The previous article was an introduction into package building on FreeBSD in general. It also included references to various other articles about package management and working with ports. Familiarity with those … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 2: Basic Synth

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?