BSD News 25/08/2014

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EuroBSDCon 2014 Early bird registrations deadline extended to August 25th 

Dear all, The early bird rates end for registrations to the EuroBSDCon 2014 conference has been extended until August 25th 2014. If you haven't registered already, you can still get the early bird rates if you register now! Please go to and follow the prompts to complete your registration.  

[EuroBSDCon] Google are offering 5 travel grants for female computer scientists to attend EuroBSDCon 2014 

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, Google is pleased to offer Women in Tech Travel and Conference Grants to attend the EuroBSDcon 2014 conference[1]. 5 grants are offered, which include: * Free registration for the conference * Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs (to be paid after the conference) To be eligible for a grant, the candidate must: * Be a woman working in or studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to the conference subject * Have a strong academic background * Demonstrated leadership in the workplace or in school * Attend the core day(s) of the main conference

FreeBSD Foundation August Update Now Available

The FreeBSD Foundation August Update is now available. Get the latest Foundation news at:
Happy 20th birthday FreeBSD ports tree!   
It all started with this commit from Jordan Hubbard on August 21, 1994:
Commit my new ports make macros
Still not 100% complete yet by any means but fairly usable at this stage.
Twenty years later the ports tree is still there and actively
maintained. A video was prepared to celebrate the event and to thank
all of you who give some of their spare time and energy to the project!

Engineering Nginx | BSD Now 51   

We'll be showing you how to set up a secure, SSL-only webserver. There's also an interview with Eric Le Blan about community participation and FreeBSD's role in the commercial server space. All that and more, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

MeetBSD California 2014 

MeetBSD California 2014 (, Western Digital Campus, San Jose, United States 1 - 2 November, 2014. MeetBSD 2014 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions.

Code stuff
OpenBSD: Heads up: rcctl(8) the rc.conf.local management tool landing in base soon 
DragonFly BSD: New dhclient and other improvements 
pkg upgrade tip for pkg 1.3 
syslogd(8) Now IPv6-Capable 
Heads Up: BIND Disabled in Base 
In Other BSDs for 2014/08/23 

Interesting articles
Unix: Viewing your processes through the eyes of /proc
FreeNAS FTP Configuration 
iwn trick: ifconfig wlan0 -ht 
X with glamor on vc4 
Unix: Cozying up to ethtool

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