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2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every two weeks we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.
 
Created by three guys who love BSD, we cover the latest news and have an extensive series of tutorials, as well as interviews with various people from all areas of the BSD community. It also serves as a platform for support and questions. We love and advocate FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD and TrueOS. Our show aims to be helpful and informative for new users that want to learn about them, but still be entertaining for the people who are already pros. The show airs on Wednesdays at 2: ...
 
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Jim’s hands-on with the modular and upgradeable Framework laptop, the details of the latest Muse Group’s latest controversy, and when backing up to a Pi in your friend’s basement sometimes makes sense. Plugs Managing Boot Environments Support us on patreon News Framework Laptop Audacity’s new owner is in another fight with the open source community…
 
The current and future states of system performance across the whole stack, and backing up to tapes. Plus your feedback about clustered filesystems, a ZFS success story, and IPv6 devices. News/Discussion Computing Performance: On the Horizon Free Consulting We were asked about backing up to magnetic tape. Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure w…
 
Unix System Architecture Evolution, Deep Dive into FreeBSD’s Strengths, how developers chose names, OPNsense 21.1.7 released, Support for chdir(2) in posix_spawn(3), vagrant-freebsd-boxbuilder, OpenBSD’s IATA airport code file, and more This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap Headlines The Evolution of the Unix System Architecture • Ful…
 
Windows 11 has been announced but some key details are still unknown, why you shouldn’t connect consumer-grade network storage devices to the Internet, optimizing Windows guests on KVM hosts, and how to get started with Sanoid. Plugs History of FreeBSD: Net/1 and Net/2: Path to Freedom Support us on patreon News WD My Book NAS devices are being rem…
 
Open Source and Blogging Bubbles, Building Customized FreeBSD Images, Updating Minecraft in FreeBSD, Upgrading FreeBSD jails using mkjail, Dragonfly 6.0 Performance benchmark, OpenBSD Consumer Gateway Launch, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap Headlines The Open-Source Software bubble that is and the blogging bubble…
 
Potentially serious vulnerabilities in military systems, a new ZFS feature that’s mostly for home users, and IPv6 on your LAN. Plugs FreeBSD Performance Observability Support us on patreon News/Discussion Vulnerabilities in Weapons Systems ZFS fans, rejoice—RAIDz expansion will be a thing very soon Free Consulting We were asked about identifying de…
 
DTrace network probes, next 50 years of shell programming, NetBSD on the Vortex86DX CPU, system CPU time in top, your filesystem as a dungeon, diving into toolchains, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap Headlines DTrace Network Probes Unix Shell Programming: The Next 50 Years News Roundup NetBSD on the Vortex86DX CPU …
 
Report from virtual FreeBSD DevSummit 2021, another promising release by FreeBSD Based helloSystem, GearBSD, OpenBGPD release, Let’s Encrypt on OpenBSD, FreeBSD 13 on the Panasonic Let’s Note, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap Headlines 2021 FreeBSD Developer Summit helloSystem – FreeBSD Based OS Brings another Prom…
 
A potential order of magnitude increase in HDD sizes, Amazon Sidewalk, dying SSDs, planning new systems, ssh vs VPN logins, and more. Plugs History of ZFS: Part 2: Exploding in Popularity Support us on patreon News/Discussion Ultra-high-density hard drives made with graphene store ten times more data Amazon devices will soon automatically share you…
 
Fastly’s recent outage, how attackers probably breached the Colonial Pipeline’s network, crypto mining in anti-virus software, and setting up a box at your friend’s house to watch Netflix while abroad. News Fastly broke the Internet for an hour The 503’s heard around the world Fastly Summary of June 8 outage Colonial Pipeline Chief Says Recovery Fr…
 
Synology and Btrfs, backing up low-end Linux laptops, vulnerability management, FreeBSD hypervisors, and more. Plugs Building Customized FreeBSD Images Support us on patreon Feedback Things we mentioned: Barracuda I couldn’t break Synology SHR+btrfs (yet) Our subreddit Free Consulting We were asked about AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Acco…
 
The complex tale of the recent IRC drama, Microsoft kills Windows 10X, and why we think a WordPress site was pwned. News Microsoft puts Windows 10X variant on the back burner Freenode IRC staff resign en masse after takeover by Korea’s “crown prince” Free Consulting We were asked why a WordPress site had been compromised. Linode Simplify your cloud…
 
Allan, Benedict and Tom are MIA, so JT fills in with two friends. This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap CoHosts this week: • Ash Gokhale: https://twitter.com/xpi • Jeff Propes : CoHost of The Opinion Dominion This weeks format follows the format of one of JT's other shows: The Opinion Dominion. Centralized vs Decentralized Management …
 
Testing failing disks and why they don’t work over a certain altitude, and your feedback about ZFS snapshots, authentication, community discussion platforms, Docker and ZFS, and more. Plugs Basics of ZFS Snapshot Management Klara articles RSS feed Support us on patreon Feedback Things we mentioned: zrepl authelia r/25admins Using bind mounts docker…
 
Why You Should Use BSD Licensing for Your Next Open Source Project or Product, Update on FreeBSD Foundation Investment in Linuxulator, OPNsense 21.1.5 released, FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop, Running FreeBSD jails with containerd 1.5, Markdown, DocBook, and the quest for semantic documentation on NetBSD.org, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow…
 
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