gyptazy.ch is a Fediverse instance that uses the ActivityPub protocol. In other words, users at this host can communicate with people that use software like Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, etc. all around the world.

This server runs the snac software and there is no automatic sign-up process.

Admin email
contact@gyptazy.ch
Admin account
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Thanks everyone for joining and also for the useful information and insights - I really appreciate it!

If you like join our weekly meeting you can find more information at https://bsdpub.bsd.cafe


Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

🚀 Exciting News from BSD Cafe! 🚀

We're thrilled to announce a new service: myip.bsd.cafe!

Now live, this tool is your go-to resource for checking your public IP address via Telnet, SSH, and HTTP—also perfect for times when you're on a command-line interface without browser access.

Explore more and contribute on our Brew page: brew.bsd.cafe/BSDCafe/checkmyi

Whether you're an IT professional or a tech enthusiast, this service is built to make your digital life a bit easier. Set up your own instance or use our public service.
Full instructions available on our Brew repository!

Spread the word and let's make network troubleshooting easier for everyone!

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I've come up with two ideas for projects at the BSD Cafe.
I'll think them over, look for the most suitable technical solutions, and then... off to implementation!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I've just added IPv4 support for SSH on Brew (brew.bsd.cafe). For now, it's IPv4 only.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Since the beginning of the BSD Cafe's Mastodon journey, I've not been approving links or trending posts, mainly out of laziness. I did use some hashtags though.

Recently, I noticed that those sections of the site were sadly empty, so I've started to approve some content a few days ago. I check it about once a day, but trending content doesn't come up very often, so I'll continue this way for now.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

In the afternoon, one of those emails capable of ruining the day arrives. But then, you walk 18 km, visit the BSD Cafe, and uplift your spirits. Never underestimate the power of a good walk and of the (BSD) Cafe!

alelab »
@alelab@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@stefano Thank you for this new service for Community!
I will discover a new tool 🤙🏻

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Introducing Brew – Your New Home for Coding at BSD Cafe

Hello BSD Cafe Community!

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of Brew, our very own Git service tailored specifically for our BSD Cafe family. As you sip your morning coffee, why not brew some code as well? Brew is now available at brew.bsd.cafe - a platform where our community's projects will live and thrive.

What is Brew? Brew is a dedicated space for you to host, manage, and collaborate on software projects. Powered by Forgejo, it is designed to be simple, fast, and effective, meshing perfectly with our community’s ethos of freedom and innovation.

Why Brew?

- Community-Centric: Created for BSD enthusiasts by BSD enthusiasts. It's our own cozy corner of the internet to build and share.
- Open Source: Fully open-source, ensuring transparency and the ability to contribute to the improvement of Brew itself.
- Private and Secure: We respect your privacy and the integrity of your work. Brew is committed to maintaining a secure environment for all your projects.

Get Involved

- Start a Project: Have an idea? Launch your repository today!
- Collaborate: Join existing projects and contribute to building something great.
- Learn: Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Brew is a place to grow your skills.

Come for the code, stay for the community. Let’s build something incredible together at Brew. Visit us now and start your first repository!

Happy Coding!

Alessandro »
@alephoto85@livellosegreto.it

...and now FreeBSD goes on the "everyday use" laptop (ThinkPad x280), with Cthulhu's help.

Screenshot of my i3 desktop on FreeBSD 14.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I forgot to add IPv6 support to status.bsd.cafe - it's now active.

Thanks, @lw for the heads up!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

To all newcomers of BSD Cafe: if you want to delve into technical details, you can find a description here: wiki.bsd.cafe/bsdcafe-technica

For status updates and any communications in case of downtime, there's a dedicated site: status.bsd.cafe

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Brew - This is a catchy and thematic name that plays up the coffee angle and gives a sense of crafting or creating something, much like software development.

Stay tuned 😉

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Dear friends of and the entire ,

And so, we have reached the end of 2023. For me, it was a positive year (except for the last 15 days, but in the end, it could have been worse), without any particular upheavals and therefore, quite straightforward.

This year, I dedicated myself more to the Fediverse and launched the BSD Cafe project. Without a doubt, this has been among the best things to happen in 2023. I've received a warm welcome, and many wonderful people have joined the project, contributing to its growth. In just a few months (I officially announced and opened registrations on July 20, 2023, so less than six months ago), our Mastodon instance now has 151 active users, with 93 participating in the last month. Then there's the Matrix instance, actively used by many, Miniflux (only used by 4 of us), our Wiki, BlendIT, the ongoing snac2 experiment, and many ideas for the coming months.

I've connected with people who have taught me so much, and the Fediverse has undoubtedly been the "place" where I've learned the most this year, through both interactions and reading what all of you have posted. I've met wonderful people beyond the technical realm and seen beautiful photography (), the sea (), personal memories (), captivating windows (), amazing cats (), and quiet, evocative Sundays ().

So, from Stefano (a human being, a member of the Fediverse) and Stefano (the Barista of BSD Cafe), I wish everyone a Happy 2024!

I know, to some, celebrating another trip around the sun may seem silly, but I believe it's always better in life to rejoice and celebrate something, anything, rather than argue, harm others, or wage wars. The world would be a better place if we all celebrated a little more.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Brewing new stuff for the BSD Cafe...

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I've just created a new Matrix room for the BSDPub - Weekly Meeting coordination/chats.

You can reach it here: :bsd.cafe

 

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Just wrapped up the first virtual meeting of 'BSD Pub,' hosted by @gyptazy
Had a delightful and friendly conversation with wonderful folks, and some really interesting ideas emerged for the future. Thanks to everyone and... looking forward to the next meeting!

Details will be posted on the corresponding page: wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdp

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Official Statement on BSD Cafe VM Issues

I have resolved the issues with the BSD Cafe VM. As is customary, I am providing a technical description of the events to ensure full transparency.

Several weeks ago, I noticed that the primary VM of the BSD Cafe was reaching its capacity. The largest consumers of space were the Matrix and BlendIT jails. To prevent any downtime or issues, given that this VM is hosted on a Proxmox server, I decided to attach an additional virtual disk and expand the ZFS pool onto this disk (using striping, although the underlying storage is mirrored). This process was completed smoothly.

However, this morning I initiated a restart of the underlying physical server (which also hosts other servers, not related to BSD Cafe), and upon reboot, the BSD Cafe VM failed to start, displaying a "zio read error 45".

It was unable to read from the ZFS pool. Consequently, I booted from a FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE ISO to inspect and confirmed that the pool was in perfect condition. To restart the services, I booted using this ISO and executed the "vfs.root.mountfrom" command to mount the BSD Cafe's ZFS dataset. The services resumed successfully.

To simplify future operations, I created an empty VM and, using MFSBSD, reconstructed the boot and swap partitions. I then utilized zfs send and receive to transfer a snapshot of all datasets. Mid-process, for reasons still under investigation, the Proxmox server's kernel became unresponsive. Logs suggest an issue related to the bridge, although neither VM was using any bridge of the physical machine at the time. I will investigate this further.

After rebooting, I continued with the zfs send-receive process, shut down the jails, performed one last incremental zfs send-receive, and rebooted. The new VM (which is essentially the old one, having copied the entire zroot) is now running smoothly with the same characteristics as the previous one.

Everything should now be in order. I apologize for the inconvenience, but such incidents can occur. I would like to remind you that we have local snapshots of all VM datasets taken every 15 minutes and an external backup every hour.

Have a good day!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Ok, soon I'll stop the jails of BSD Cafe again for a final zfs send/receive and reboot onto the new VPS. There will be a few minutes of downtime. Sorry about that :-)

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Problem with the BSD Cafe VM - we're up, but I'll have to stop it again

We're up, but there's still a problem with the VM. I'll have to bring it back down to fix it, but I'll first do some tests to be sure this will be the definitive solution.
After finishing with all this stuff, I'll post about the problem occurred.

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

⚠️ Weekly Meeting ⚠️

Our first weekly will start on the 25th, April 2024 at 7 PM (GMT+2).

You can find all the details on the wiki:
https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub

For the first one, I already created a small agenda (https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub-meeting-minutes-2024-04-25). You are highly encouraged to modify and extend this, as well as upcoming agendas!

Overview:
Day: Thursdays (weekly)
Time: 7 PM - 8 PM (GMT +2)
Where: https://meet.gyptazy.ch/BSDPub (Jitsi)
Infos: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub
Agenda: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub-meeting-minutes-2024-04-25
Info: No recordings, no deep tech dives (keep it simple, we have calls for the details, no pressures to anyone, have fun and enjoy)

When I started the poll to ask for interests in such a meeting I wasn’t sure that even more than 5 people would be interested. I’m happy to see this amount of interested BSD users. I’m aware of the different timezones and it might make sense to have a second timeslot. This one mostly covers the European and near-east users. I’m happy to hear suggestions regarding preferred timeslots for the US, Asia,… so far, I’m happy to see at least a few of you next Thursday in the call!


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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

⚠️ Weekly Meeting ⚠️

Our first weekly will start on the 25th, April 2024 at 7 PM (GMT+2).

You can find all the details on the wiki:
https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub

For the first one, I already created a small agenda (https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub-meeting-minutes-2024-04-25). You are highly encouraged to modify and extend this, as well as upcoming agendas!

Overview:
Day: Thursdays (weekly)
Time: 7 PM - 8 PM (GMT +2)
Where: https://meet.gyptazy.ch/BSDPub (Jitsi)
Infos: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub
Agenda: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub-meeting-minutes-2024-04-25
Info: No recordings, no deep tech dives (keep it simple, we have calls for the details, no pressures to anyone, have fun and enjoy)

When I started the poll to ask for interests in such a meeting I wasn’t sure that even more than 5 people would be interested. I’m happy to see this amount of interested BSD users. I’m aware of the different timezones and it might make sense to have a second timeslot. This one mostly covers the European and near-east users. I’m happy to hear suggestions regarding preferred timeslots for the US, Asia,… so far, I’m happy to see at least a few of you next Thursday in the call!


Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of and good morning!
Will I manage to sit at my desk today and actually do some of the things I've been wanting to do? 😄

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Long post

wow, we already have almost 50 people interested into a weekly meeting. In the BSDCafe we already thought about possible dates and additional organization.

Different timezones make it really hard to just have a single meeting and it might end up in two or even three ones but also trying to avoid fragmentation. But this will probably work out more in an iterative way…

The current idea is to start Thursdays, 7pm GMT+2 in an unmoderated public jitsi session where everyone can join. I think the targeted user group is able to handle it in that way, like we always do.

The question is also, do we want to have an agenda or only open minded jump in and see how it works out?! My experience is, that people might be shy to start talking, it’ll be silent and people start to drop’s drop. An agenda might be helpful for an initial start but I also want to avoid having an introduction round where everyone tells something about himself. I mean, this can be done optionally, but I’m also aware of it that some may feel uncomfortable with this. This round should just make fun and not make any pressure or someone feeling uncomfortable.

So, agenda or open minded and free to talk for the first sessions?



Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

To all friends of BSD Cafe and the entire Fediverse, today is @jhx 's birthday.

Let's all wish him a happy birthday!
He's always positive, constructive, and friendly. Cheers to you! 🥂

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

⚠️ The BSD Pub ⚠️

Hey Fans!

We all share the same interests - based systems like , and .

We chat all day, sharing thoughts, questions and help. We talk on Matrix across different channels, we share on the . We have @vermaden@bsd.cafe's newsletter, we have @dexter@bsd.network's and calls and many other ones I can't list here.

Wondering if there would be and interests in the , , etc., for a weekly smalltalk session like in a pub. Just a Jitsi based video/audio call where we can meet, discuss things from newsletter, trending things from the or just have off-topic and openminded discussions. This could result into the meeting.

I know, some people are shy - keep your cam off until you feel comfortable and feel free to join the discussions. Even this meetings should make fun and no pressure - so if someone is not in the mood or can't make it - no worries. No one will judge.

Would you be interested?


Yes:44
No:4

Closed

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Graham Perrin »
@grahamperrin@mastodon.bsd.cafe

The same thanks, belatedly, from me, to the friends of @stefano in particular.

There'll be others for me to thank, on Tuesdays, from 9th April onwards.

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Thank you, appreciate it!

Honestly, (thats a personal feeling) the BSD community is much more about sharing and providing knowledge (especially in a very valuable form). We can see this in different approaches like @vermaden@bsd.network with his BSD focused newsletter, @stefano@bsd.cafe pushing in for this awesome
community or @dexter@bsd.network pushing all the jails/bhyve stuff (and there are many more examples, sorry not to mention all ones!).

Everyone does it for free in a suitable way with his own resources each one can afford. Everyone is helping each other. Let’s see that we can bring more values into the community.

You already mentioned some of the interesting points like jails, which are still heavily used even nowadays. But also other things like zfs (ok you could also do it on Linux), pf, etc.. This service should give the possibility to test such things but also all other things which require a static IP - running own Mailserver (including ptr, …), authoritiive name sever,…

If it even helps just a single person to improve it was worth. Currently, everything is build on and running on my personal devlab systems where I can provide leftover resources, but still - for my own security reasons - they’re running on a different net link including completely different ip subnets (imagine getting hit by mail blacklist, etc.).

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I've just updated the wiki with references to the BSD Cafe FreshRSS instance

wiki.bsd.cafe

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I want to launch a hashtag where, every Tuesday, I'll post a message and it would be great if it became a habit for many.

In a world full of conflicts, selfishness, and egocentrism, it would be nice to focus on the good that others do, what makes our lives better thanks to the contribution of others.

My first to the friends of - both within the community servers and beyond - who have undoubtedly contributed to making my life better, more stimulating, and richer. So, I extend this gratitude to all those who, here in the fediverse or elsewhere, are present and positive, giving me inspiration and motivation.

Truly, thank you!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

🎉 EXTRAORDINARY ANNOUNCEMENT: Name and Vision Change for BSD Cafe! 🎉

Dear BSD Cafe members,

In a rapidly changing world, where innovation is a daily occurrence and artificial intelligence is redefining every aspect of our existence, we felt the need to evolve to keep pace with the times. After months of deep reflection, intensive brainstorming, and a few too many drinks, we have reached a revolutionary decision.

🔥 Effective immediately, BSD Cafe will be known as "Windows Wisdom Workshop & AI Cafe"! 🔥

Yes, you read that right. We've decided to embrace the future with a name that reflects two pillars of modern technology: the ubiquitous Windows environment and the omniscient power of Artificial Intelligence. But let's not stop there, here are some hilarious new features that will accompany this change:

🌐 Cafe Virtual Assistant: Forget traditional discussion methods. Now, an exclusive AI bot, named "Clippy's Cousin," will facilitate every conversation, offering unsolicited advice and occasionally attaching vintage clip art to enrich your interactions.

🖥️ Mandatory Discussion Theme: To ensure all members are cutting-edge, every post must include at least one reference to a Windows update (preferably those requiring immediate restart).

👁️ Friendly Surveillance: In homage to our Windows inspiration, we will adopt a "mandatory transparency" policy, where all member activities are monitored to "improve the user experience." Don't worry, the data will only be shared with our network of AIs, to ensure you receive increasingly personalized ads.

📅 Special Events: Get ready for our inaugural event, "The Night of Long Updates," where we'll share horror stories of updates gone wrong, interrupted by unexpected reboot sessions and interspersed with guided meditations to stay calm.

🐟 Please Note: If you start to notice a strange resemblance between "Clippy's Cousin" and a certain fish known for its pranks, remember that... it might be April Fools' Day! But who can tell, in an era where AI and Windows dominate the tech discourse?

With affection (and a hint of nostalgia for the good old BSD days),
The (renewed) team of Windows Wisdom Workshop & AI Cafe

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@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Wow, that was fast. People may remember my idea behind Temporary jails for testing and debugging? It got immediately abused for spamming etc.!

Now, I’m running a friendly beta test within the Community (primary & BSD fans) for free small sized hosted / (IPv6 only).

The first system is already full. Let’s see how this will be (ab)used?! Maybe, the next stack will start after Easter.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Dear friends of and the ,
today marks exactly 8 months since the BSD Cafe was announced to the world. Our community has grown and is made up of wonderful people who add tremendous value to the content seen both on our Mastodon instance and other channels (primarily Matrix).

For this, I am truly grateful!

One of the first services we launched was Miniflux, but, in fact, it never really "took off." The main reason, in my opinion, is that registrations are not open but require contacting me directly, which (I am aware) greatly limits the freedom to sign up. The reasons why Miniflux is not open for immediate registration are various, but the main one is that the developers offer paid hosting that helps fund the project. By offering a free service with immediate access here, I risked undermining them - something I wanted to avoid.

Therefore, I have decided to introduce another RSS Reader, namely FreshRSS. Registrations are open and free, and the tool, like the others, runs exclusively on BSD systems (currently, FreeBSD).

I will update the wiki page with information and instructions as soon as possible, but the server is already active and operational for a few days - and is now on the Status page.

So, point your browsers to freshrss.bsd.cafe and... happy reading!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of and the entire , happy Monday everyone! I hope this week will be less busy than the last one. I've started writing the second part of the series of articles on setting up a mail server on . Additionally, I've taken notes for a less technical post on the reasons that led me to take this path. Stay tuned, and have a great day!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of the and the entire ,
Have a great Sunday!
The week has been long and busy; now it's time to relax.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

BSD Cafe stickers delivered to my mailbox today 🙂

Thank you, @gyptazy , for the hint about the offer. 12 stickers for 1 euro is a good deal.

Four identical stickers featuring a cartoon of a smiling red and white daemon character, symbolizing BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution), sitting in an orange cup of coffee. The character has small horns, a tail, and a flame-like design above its head. The cup is on a saucer that has "BSD CAFE" written on it. The background is a neutral grey surface.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Dear friends of and the ,
some of you have expressed the desire to offer a bit of support to BSD Cafe.
In response, I've set up a Ko-fi page and a LiberaPay account for the project.
You can now buy a coffee for BSD Cafe at this link: ko-fi.com/bsdcafe or liberapay.com/bsdcafe

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Dear friends of and the ,
since December 2023, snac.bsd.cafe has been operational, initially in an experimental phase but has proven to be stable and reliable.

Thus, Snac2 is now available as a service of BSD Cafe. It is considered one of the best and most comprehensive "lightweight" implementations of , offering one of the best ways to interact with the Fediverse without the need for the extensive dependencies and components of Mastodon.

It is now possible to request an account on the snac2 instance of BSD Cafe. There isn't an automatic sign-up process (snac2 does not provide one, as it wasn't designed to create large communities).

For information and details, I suggest reading the relevant page on our Wiki: wiki.bsd.cafe/snac.bsd.cafe

Have a great week!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of the and the ,
Good morning and have a great week!

This image depicts a serene sunrise over a calm sea, with the sun casting a warm glow on the clouds and the water. In the foreground, silhouettes of palm trees and street lamps line a quiet esplanade, adding to the peaceful ambiance of the dawn. The light from the sun reflects off the wet sand of the beach and a road, enhancing the golden hues of the morning.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of the and the entire , Mastodon 4.2.8 has just been released, featuring some bug fixes but primarily changing registrations to be closed by default.
Since its launch, the BSD Cafe instance has required manual approval of accounts (and even so, some well-disguised spam accounts have still managed to sneak in), so I won't proceed with an immediate update but rather as soon as possible, without haste.

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@stefano@bsd.cafe a big shoutout, kudos and thank you for all your time, money and efforts you put into providing the community @stefano@bsd.cafe

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Today marks 7 months since I made the BSD Cafe public. These days, I'm quite busy and don't have much time to dedicate, but when I want to relax in the evening, I open one of the interaction tools and see wonderful people, great conversations, and interesting topics. I just want to say thank you to you, friends who are part of the BSD Cafe, and to all of you, friends of the BSD Cafe.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

BSD Cafe Mastodon instance has just been upgraded to 4.2.7.

Enjoy!

@stefano

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

BSD Cafe Mastodon instance has just been upgraded to 4.2.6.

Enjoy!

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@adingbatponder@fosstodon.org oh, that sounds super cool and interesting! Thanks for the nixOS link, that’s new to me for the VF2.

I pretty much love the idea of using them for production usage, hope you find some time to proceed on your setup and to share your insights :) keep us updated! Btw, we have a chat in the :
:bsd.cafe
Feel free to join :)

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Dear friends of the and the ,
Bytedance is connecting to our server every few seconds. As I don't understand why and, more, I've already had problems with their rude behaviour, I've added this rule to nginx.conf:

# case sensitive matching
if ($http_user_agent ~ (Bytespider)) {
return 444;
}

# case insensitive matching
if ($http_user_agent ~* (bytespider)) {
return 444;
}

They should be out, at least for now.

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@lattera@bsd.network @tara@hachyderm.io @stefano@bsd.cafe thank you both for mentioning me and keeping my posts in mind :)

So, when it comes to the VF2 board I tried to collect some information in general as well as VF2 specific ones. We also have a ( Matrix chat in the which you can find here:
:bsd.cafe

You can find more to regarding my initial ideas, reasons and information here: https://gyptazy.ch/misc/switching-from-arm64-to-open-riscv-hardware-architecture/

Some ( specific things like benchmarks, images (collection) or precompiled software like (Fediverse instance server), matrix-synapse (Matrix server), etc can be found here:
https://gyptazy.ch/misc/collection-of-images-and-information-for-risc64-board-visionfive2/

Keep in mind that not all OS images may work fully and may lack drivers. For my one for example you can just boot into memory. Debian runs quite well but still needs a custom kernel (do not upgrade the kernel unless you know what you’re doing). Even RISCV is tier 2 level in FreeBSD many things are missing. Pkg completely, ports is a mess. However, you may find QEMU RISCV images to cross-build stuff from your amd64 or ARM64 machine right here: https://gyptazy.ch/misc/freebsd-14-riscv64-build-box-image-for-qemu/

Here you can find a real life test where the board served for a day my whole website (based on and some other ones:
https://gyptazy.ch/snac/gyptazy/p/1706078460.746773

Btw, here’s a output:
https://gyptazy.ch/snac/gyptazy/p/1707391057.757603

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Let’s join the probably best talk of the -

Everything around , history and the new features of the new NetBSD 10 release.


Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

The BSD Cafe Mastodon instance has been upgraded to v4.2.5




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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

I always love to see how easily you can increase your security and harden your system.

Simple, easy, efficient! That's it! - The power to serve!


Hardening System Screen in FreeBSD
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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Hm, I’m thinking about switching completely my personal servers to based systems. Why?

Because I can! For real, it’s an awesome new platform, almost no one is using it for production (because of the limited support (especially currently from an OS perspective), knowledge and performance). However, I’m already running some boards in production, some tests I already shared with you (see also summary) and we saw that it’s easily running my workloads - so why not?

So when speaking about „why not“ my first issue is that it would force me to instead of . It would be the first time since 2008 running personal Linux server instead of BSD based ones. It’s not a knowledge problem, I heavily even contribute to a Debian based distribution as a developer, it’s more an aspect of philosophy.

If you’re interested in (especially the board), see also:

* Fediverse with snac: https://gyptazy.ch/snac/gyptazy/p/1706017043.921341
* Weberserver (testrun for a day): https://gyptazy.ch/snac/gyptazy/p/1706078460.746773
* More details: https://gyptazy.ch/misc/collection-of-images-and-information-for-risc64-board-visionfive2/
* Benchmarks: https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4566123
* Docs: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:riscv64
* Chat: We also have a chat for RISC related topics in the BSD cafe. Feel free to join us at: :bsd.cafe


Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of the and the , good morning!

I'm currently in the process of upgrading some servers to FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE. It's foggy outside, and an appropriate song is playing:

vid.puffyan.us/watch?v=l0cSaXa

Have a great weekend!

Vintage Tech on BSD.CAFE »
@vintagetech@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Good morning 🌄

I created a new instance , come follow me @TheRealStu

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@stefano@bsd.cafe @jhx@bsd.cafe yes, we’re probably not honoring this enough, I guess. And the is a great way for both ways - sharing experience, code and co but also to reward and honor this kind of work :)

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Just in case you’re interested in some - I had a different use case but thought could be shared instead of being deleted 😉

https://gyptazy.ch/misc/BSDCafe-wallpaper-collection/

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@housepanther@goblackcat.social just in addition, if you're playing much with based systems the (https://bsd.cafe) including its Matrix channel etc. might be interesting for you.

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

( is just around the corner and I'm happy to see you all in person!

You will recognise me by an ugly Christmas sweater or I'll wear a shirt with my avatar (depending on if I'm freezing).

Just an important note for everyone who'll come by car - keep in mind that you need an approval/permission to enter the environmental (low emission) zone in ( by car.

If your car mets the conditions you can register your license plate for free here: https://lez.brussels/mytax/en/

See you soon!


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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@stefano@bsd.cafe unfortunately you are right and I feel sorry somehow because is (and will keep) my home! But for testing / it requires real usage and load which requires a regular usage.

I feel bad, now 😫

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

You’re a fan? It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, pro or developer - everyone is welcome to participate in the .

Focussing on , , , and in the discussions, also all other flavors like , ( are welcome! You’re a fan (, , , , ,…) - just jump in: :bsd.cafe

More on my blog:
https://gyptazy.ch/blog/bsd-cafe-the-community-for-bsd-systems-freebsd-openbsd-netbsd/

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

You’re a fan? It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, pro or developer - everyone is welcome to participate in the .

Focussing on , , , and in the discussions, also all other flavors like , ( are welcome! You’re a fan (, , , , ,…) - just jump in: :bsd.cafe

More on my blog:
https://gyptazy.ch/blog/bsd-cafe-the-community-for-bsd-systems-freebsd-openbsd-netbsd/