Mirroring NetBSD, 2009-02-21 00:00:00 #
Brian Seklecki just posted a new wiki page about I have helped him with some of this stuff (although not very much), so I thought I would advertise the page here.
my dream computer, 2009-02-18 00:00:00 #
So I think a newer soekris (the 6000 or 7000 series) will probably meet my needs, but I'd like to spell out exactly what I would like to see in a new system for home: Tiny form factor, fanless, and silent 686 class processor for Xen support, Support for a CF card, Support for upto three 2.5" SATA disks for easy RAID5, IPMI and serial bios support, Two network ports, At least two external usb ports, support for more than 2GB of RAM, built-in crypto acceleration, full netbsd support.
SSL Cert Check -- expiration, signing authority, etc, 2009-02-17 00:00:00 #
echo | openssl s_client -connect server.com:443 | openssl x509 -text Just a little shell quickie for validating ssl certs. Replace server.com with your real site and look for "Not After" for expiration. To fix the "verify error:num=20:unable to get local issuer certificate" message you need to add the -CApath /etc/openssl/certs argument to s_client. echo | openssl s_client -CApath /etc/openssl/certs -connect server.com:443 | openssl x509 -text
NetBSD installer web template, 2009-02-15 00:00:00 #
I have created a web template to look like the NetBSD installer. I did it so I could proof stuff on the web: sample 1 What do you think?
NetBSD Desktop, 2009-02-06 00:00:00 #
As you may now find here: some very capable NetBSD developers have taken it upon themselves to create a meta-pkg of useful desktop utilities and add it into the base install. This should allow one to install NetBSD and get more than twm and no web browser. :) Obviously, this is fodder for extreme criticisms by anti-bloat advocates, various window manager aficionados , etc, but an improved installer and more modern options are certainly welcome changes. The new user experience is, after all, important to future growth. Furthermore, I hope this helps bring to light the needs for better tools in general for a few key areas. (like keeping a netbsd system up-to-date) At least this weakness has found some traction. :)