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Beyond OS Diversity

297 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–28, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, geo, monocultures, statistics

TDP focuses on operating system diversification for Tor with BSD Unix. But the need for diversity is more than just operating systems. A quick browse at one of the Tor Status sites or more specifically the Network Statistics Graphs the lack of geographical diversity is disturbing. … read more

The BSD Relay Guides

78 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–30, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, guides, relays

In their current forms the BSD relay guides are unclear and sloppy and possibly inaccurate in some places. We are putting some work into the FreeBSD Guide for Configuring Relays and will probably divide it into two parts: the short version for the impatient with other topics being migrated to another page entiled “Advanced.” … read more

TDP at BSDCan 2016

316 words by gman999 written on 2016–03–01, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, meetconf, project

Our presentation entited “Beyond Monocultures” was accepted for BSDCan 2 16 on June 1 –11 in Ottawa Canada.

We feel very fortunate since there were a lot of submissions for what is the premier BSD event in the western hemisphere. BSDCan has grown substantially since 2 4 with hundreds of attendees participating. … read more

The Buildbot Needs BSD Relays

350 words by gman999 written on 2016–08–18, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, buildbot, tor

One of the small yet important projects spawning from this Tor-BSD meme is Christian S.’s BSD Buildbot. Essentially it’s a tool for development builds of Tor for the Tor Project with volunteers enlisting their BSD relays.

Recently its relevance was reinforced due to some libevent issues with OpenBSD and Tor. The OpenBSD base includes libevent and libevent2 is a dependency port LIB_DEPENDS for the Tor port. Tor Project Trac tickets include 199 2 and 199 4. … read more

Calling All BSD Firms

307 words by gman999 written on 2017–03–24, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: advocacy, bsd, relays

A lot of major firms use BSDs. You just aren’t probably aware of them.

From WhatsApp to Juniper and Netflix and blue-chip storage vendors like NetApp and Isilon the BSDs are quietly omnipresent.

Some use the BSDs in their infrastructure others use BSD code in their products. The liberal BSD license places negligible restrictions on the code usage but doesn’t compel firms to publicize it. … read more

Back to the Buildbot

103 words by gman999 written on 2017–06–26, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, buildbot, testing, tor

Christian S.’s Tor BSD Buildbot needs attention again. His Buildbot is a vital tool for Tor core developers to test the Tor development branch on the various BSDs and hardware platforms.

The new .9.5 Buildbot software includes a number of noteworthy … read more

BSD VPS Providers Needed

493 words by gman999 written on 2017–06–27, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, vps

One of TDP’s recent projects is accumulating a list of virtual private server services VPS that provide a BSD option.

VPS’s are generally inexpensive services that enable the user to only concern themselves with software configuration and not be bothered … read more

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