viernes, 31 de octubre de 2008

A How-to Guide to Migrating a Website to WordPress

Over the past few months, I have been working with a client converting his existing Website into a site built on WordPress.

I am writing this post to document the steps I took in this process, both to record for myself (something I can refer to on future projects) and to help other people who want to migrate a site onto WordPress.

I also hope that people with more experience in this will comment on this post to help make it more comprehensive.


PC-BSD 7.0.1 Released!

After much hard work and testing the PC-BSD Team is happy to announce the availability of PC-BSD 7.0.1, i.e. the first upgrade in the 7 series, with FreeBSD 7.0 under the hood.

Version 7.0.1 contains a number of bugfixes and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the changes are:

* KDE 4.1.2
* AMD64 version
* NTFS write support
* Adobe Flash 9 support (Linux -flashplugin9)
* Better WIFI support
* Updates to the System Updater



"We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.4. This is our 24th release on CD-ROM (and 25th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install."


domingo, 19 de octubre de 2008

FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 Available

"As the next step in the release cycle for FreeBSD 7.1 builds for FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 are now available for testing."


sábado, 18 de octubre de 2008

Linux: Using more than 3 GB of RAM

"Just like Windows, the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux has a serious defect: does not support more than 3 GB of RAM. A quantity of memory, while a few years ago could be labeled under the genre Unbelievable (regarding the home PC), today is not difficult to find in many computer geek, all over the world.
That is why urgent to put a "patch" to the problem, then, rimbocchiamoci their sleeves and "armiamoci" terminal because there will be long hours to move seamlessly between commands and incomprehensible decisions that could undermine the stability of the PC. There are cascati? Do not worry, it was only a joke: Use more than 3 GB of RAM is possible in a handful of minutes, following the simple steps below".

Why FreeBSD Is My Favorite *nix OS

No cost FreeBSD shell accounts online

"Having an online *BSD shell account is great for experimenting with BSD, network debugging or testing environments. There is a number of shell providers available for different flavours of BSD."


pkg_trans progress

Ivan Voras, wrote:

"Some time ago I've written about an idea to extend the standard
ports/package infrastructure with "transactions". Here are some notes on it:

I've been working on it, and the code itself appears to have severely
bad karma, being twice almost completely lost in hardware or software
failures, so I'm publishing it now so it doesn't get lost again :)

The build tree is at

To use it:

* Extract it somewhere
* Run make in the created directory
* su to root
* Run make install"


Benchmarking Wine 1.1.2 on FreeBSD 7.0

"I installed some benchmarks into Wine 1.1.2 on FreeBSD and gave them another run today to see what gains I would see over the last benchmarks that I ran. The last time the benchmarks were run on FreeBSD 7.0 Beta 2 and Nvidia driver Version: 100.14.19 that was edited so it would install and run on FreeBSD 7 bets 2."


Setup and Anonymous FTP server on FreeBSD

To test the speed differences between SFTP and FTP I decided to setup an anonymous FTP server on my trusted old 266 Mhz Celeron running FreeBSD 7.0.

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) provides a simple and classic method for transferring files from one computer to another across the internet.

FreeBSD base install includes FTP server software, namely ftpd.

I'm fully aware of the security implications regarding FTP's transmission of usernames and passwords in clear text hence the choice of an anonymous FTP server in real-only mode.

Tuning FreeNAS & ZFS

I am running FreeNAS 0.7 (rev. 3514) since several weeks as my 'production' server at home on a Mini-ITX Atom based system (see FreeNAS 0.7 on a Intel D945GCLF).

I've done some tuning of FreeBSD and ZFS with good experiences (good performance, no panics, etc.).

Here is what I've done...

NetBSD 4.0.1 Released

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that update 4.0.1 of the NetBSD operating system is now available. NetBSD 4.0.1 is the first security/critical update of the NetBSD 4.0 release branch. This represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical in nature for stability or security reasons, no new features have been added.

How to install PC-BSD 7 in VMware Fusion

This tutorial will guide you every step of the way through installing PC-BSD 7 in VMware Fusion (version 2.0).

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2008

BSDanywhere 4.3 Final Release

"After eight months of work we've now released the final version of BSDanywhere 4.3 - Enlightenment at your fingertips, the OpenBSD Live CD."


domingo, 12 de octubre de 2008

FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 available

"As the next step in the release of FreeBSD 6.4 the FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 builds are now available for testing. This is the first of an expected two Release Candidates. We encourage you to test out the Release Candidates, reporting any problems by submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list.

The ISO images and FTP install trees are available on the FreeBSD Mirror sites. Using the primary site as an example:${arch}/ISO-IMAGES/6.4/

where ${arch} is one of alpha, amd64, i386, pc98, or sparc64. Checksums for the ISO images are at the bottom of this messate. The amd64 and i386 sets include a *preliminary* set of packages, not what is expected to be included with the release itself. Notably missing is KDE due to some confusion on my part about exactly what to include. The package sets included with 6.4-RC2 will be closer to what will be included with the release."


sábado, 11 de octubre de 2008

Linux 2 6 27 is Out!

Summary: 2.6.27 add a new filesystem (UBIFS) optimized for "pure" flash-based storage devices, the page-cache is now lockless, much improved Direct I/O scalability and performance, delayed allocation for ext4, multiqueue networking, an alternative hibernation implementation based on kexec/kdump, data integrity support in the block layer for devices that support it, a simple tracer called ftrace, a mmio tracer, sysprof support, extraction of all the in-kernel's firmware to /lib/firmware, XEN support for saving/restorig VMs, improved video camera support, support for the Intel wireless 5000 series and RTL8187B network cards, a new ath9k driver for the Atheros AR5008 and AR9001 family of chipsets, more new drivers, improved support for others and many other improvements and fixes.


A baby named Linux

"Reader Christian Nielsen wrote from Sweden to tell us he and his girlfriend have named their baby Linux, after the operating system, and attached this darling photo.

Nielsen says he and his girlfriend Veronica considered a few names during the pregnancy, "but when he finally arrived none of them seemed right. We both thought that he looked like a little Linux as soon as we saw him and decided to go for that name.""


sábado, 4 de octubre de 2008

Win4BSD now free for non-commercial use

"Virtual Bridges is has announced that Win4BSD for Desktops will be offered at no charge for non-commercial use.

Win4BSD is a PC emulator that runs Windows as a guest at nearly native speed under FreeBSD/PC-BSD. It is based on QEMU. However, Win4BSD offers many advantages, including improved speed, ease of use, more seamless integration with the host OS, and “grabless” mouse transition between the host and Windows


miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2008


Topic: IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Protocol routing vulnerability

Category: core
Module: sys_netinet6
Announced: 2008-10-01
Credits: David Miles
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_7, 7.1-PRERELEASE)
2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_7_0, 7.0-RELEASE-p5)
2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_6, 6.4-PRERELEASE)
2008-10-01 00:32:59 UTC (RELENG_6_3, 6.3-RELEASE-p5)
CVE Name: CVE-2008-2476

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories, including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the following sections, please visit