[FreeBSD-Announce] BSD magazine is out 05/2010!

Olga Kartseva olga.kartseva at software.com.pl
Mon May 17 05:36:15 UTC 2010

   - MaheshaBSD: A Live CD Project From The Lake Mansarovar

   MaheshaBSD is the name for a Live CD project. Why Mahesha? What does it
   mean? Mahesha is one of the 1008 names of Lord Shiva – Supreme God of the
   universe who stands above all gods. This name was chosen because Shiva’s
   weapon is the same as the FreeBSD’s one – the trident. There is yet another
   important correlation – supremacy of the BSD code, which (as many IT
   professionals believe) stands supreme above all operating systems. The
   connection of Lord Shiva and BSD is therefore logical.
    - Juraj Sipos
   - OpenBSD as a Primary Domain Controller

   Once a Windows-based network grows beyond around a dozen computers,
   setting up a Primary Domain Controller to simplify and centralize the
   management of users, computers and network resources becomes a must. But
   does the Domain Controller necessarily have to be a Windows machine, thus
   meaning the end of our project of a completly OpenBSD-based server network?
   Of course not! Once again, OpenBSD comes to our rescue and, with the help
   of a few additional pieces of software, it will turn into a full-blown,
   secure and reliable Domain Controller.
    - Daniele Mazzocchio
   - FreeBSD MySQL Clustering How-to

   The PHP, MySQL and Apache stack is a very popular implementation on
   standalone BSD servers but in demanding high availability [HA]
   environments the twin spectres of redundancy and fail-over rear their heads.
   In these scenarios, it is essential to eliminate the single point of failure
   which is the enemy of 100% uptime.
    - Rob Somervill

   Last time I wrote on SAMBA on different BSD’s. This time I am going to
   dedicate the article of the series to FTP. Some people do not know that
   the FTP protocol is the true BSD heritage, as it originated in the 1970’s
   at Berkeley University, so it is the right thing to dedicate it some space
   in the BSDMag anyway.
    - Petr Topiarz
   - Exploring HAMMER

   One of DragonFly’s features is a new file system, called HAMMER.
HAMMERhas, to quote from the man page, instant crash recovery, large
file systems
   spanning multiple volumes, data integrity checking, fine-grained history
   retention, mirroring capability, and pseudo file systems HAMMER is
   available by default on DragonFly BSD.
    - Justin Sherrill
   - Embedded OpenBSD

   Unix-like operating systems aren’t picky at all. Despite the extreme
   physical conditions, they can take root on those old computers where most
   (proprietary) operating systems risk extinction and help them, after years
   of faithful service, to start new lives as firewalls, routers, proxies…
   But sometimes this is not enough: servers must be reliable and old
   computers are (guess what?) …old, and this increases their risk of disease.
   That’s why embedded systems are a great option: they are (relatively)
   inexpensive, silent, small, reliable… What else could you need? Ok, you have
   to learn to cohabit with very basic hardware, but the right OS, with the
   right configuration, will wallow in it!
    - Daniele Mazzocchio
   - Making Sense of Data Management on Intelligent Devices

   The demand for embedded devices is growing rapidly, and there is a clear
   need for development of advanced software to deliver new features on limited
   hardware. Data management is a critical component in these new software
   systems. Embedded databases are used by portable media players to store
   information about music and video, GPS devices to store map data, and
   monitoring systems to log information. These and other leading-edge
   industries have learned the importance of managing data reliably with a
   relational embedded data management system.
    - Ryan Phillips
   - BSD in the Industry

   After several years of slavery with windows based programs, many programs
   related with Industry or Engineering are opening the doors to the new trends
   of UNIX like OS. This is a natural evolution because as the Economy
   crisis strikes on whole World, the IT infrastructures are also under
   pressure to decrease at maximum the overall cost.
    - Joseba Mendez

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