George Rosamond | 23 Oct 04:30 2014

[talk] meeting space

We tentatively has space sorted out for the November and December meetings.

Note that the December meeting will be focused on the new edition of the
Design and Implementation of FreeBSD with GNN himself.   We'll likely
have food and/or drinks covered.  Yes, and December will also include
the city-wide holiday party again.

However, we need to find something for January on.

The type of spot we have been searching for is a separate room at a
restaurant or bar.   We have focused on downtown since it tends to be an
area that quiets down after 7 pm, and is convenient for a lot of people.
 Yes, we miss Suspenders more than ever.

We hit some spots on Stone Street, but the search needs to widen.

We have pinged the list before about this, but please send some ideas,
recommendations, whatever.  A semi-secluded private room would be
awesome.  Decent food and drink is of course ideal.  I know that the
number of people on this list with 'bar familiarity' is large... please
extend your antennae and do your part.

George Rosamond | 9 Oct 15:21 2014

[talk] Manhattan office connectivity

I raised this a while back, but I'm wondering about alternatives to the
latency ridden world of business cable providers for SMBs.

Someone had mentioned Cogent.  Over $1k for a 10mb connection.

Anybody try Megapath (who soaked up the remnants of Speakeasy)?

They push their ethernet (symmetric and asymemtric) and seem to hide
their *DSL services.

Mark Saad | 5 Oct 03:37 2014

[talk] Testing

  I am testing an issue with yahoo and the lists . 

Please ignore this email .

#1 sent at 9:37pm sat the 4th.

Mark saad | mark.saad <at> 
Mark Saad | 2 Oct 00:21 2014

[talk] Tonight

  George is at a table in the back of BLX. See you there.


Mark Saad | mark.saad <at>
Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov | 2 Oct 00:44 2014

Re: [talk] [announce] NYC*BUG Tonight

Hey, we have a table at the back of the bar.

On Oct 1, 2014 12:41 PM, "NYC*BUG Announcements" <announce <at>> wrote:
This month we're meeting informally at the bar/restaurant we have been
visiting after our last couple of meetings:

645 PM
BXL Cafe
125 W 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway

We are looking to have informal discussions and mingling.  Nothing
fancy, and best of all, no RSVP list.

We will also start a sign-up for OpenBSD CD releases as per Brian C's
email to talk <at> on Tuesday.
announce mailing list
announce <at>
<p dir="ltr">Hey, we have a table at the back of the bar.</p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Oct 1, 2014 12:41 PM, "NYC*BUG Announcements" &lt;<a href="mailto:announce <at>">announce <at></a>&gt; wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote">This month we're meeting informally at the bar/restaurant we have been<br>
visiting after our last couple of meetings:<br><br>
645 PM<br>
BXL Cafe<br>
125 W 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway<br><br>
We are looking to have informal discussions and mingling.&nbsp; Nothing<br>
fancy, and best of all, no RSVP list.<br><br>
We will also start a sign-up for OpenBSD CD releases as per Brian C's<br>
email to talk <at>  on Tuesday.<br>
announce mailing list<br><a href="mailto:announce <at>">announce <at></a><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>
Brian Callahan | 30 Sep 18:56 2014

[talk] OpenBSD 5.6 group buy?

Hi folks --

So OpenBSD 5.6 preorders are now up!

Unlike previous releases (and as mentioned previously) Austin is no 
longer handling the merchandise. Now a new (run by the 
OpenBSD Europe people in the UK) is doing it. This will mean higher 
shipping prices for us Americans (just did a shipping quote from them... 
over $10 just for one CD).

Do we want to go in on a group buy for stuff? I can coordinate from up 
here in Troy or someone can take up the banner in NYC. I'm also throwing 
this out there for the Americans in

George Rosamond | 26 Sep 14:16 2014

[talk] pfSense 2.1.5 and PCI-e wireless cards

Apparently pfSense doesn't support the wle200nx's Atheros AR9280 from
pcEngines, but with 2.2 there should be support for it since it's based
on FreeBSD 10.x.  Thus speaks  May work with
802.11b networks only.

Are there any PCI-e wireless cards anyone is using on an APU that are
compatible with 2.1.5?  I see the compatible chipset list, but am
wondering about specific cards.  And FYI, there are no USB wireless
chipsets supported by 2.1.5 AFAIK.


George Rosamond | 20 Sep 05:38 2014

[talk] some pfSense, APU notes

Posting here someone on talk <at>  or via a search engine, might find it useful.

The APU is PCEngines most recent board, replacing those well-loved Alix
boards.  They are 64-bit, and have either 2G or 4G of RAM.  mSATA SDD,
SD Card storage.

Since the APUs run hot, mounting the heat sink pad is critical.  Rumor
has it there's a few degree cooler on the mobo if you use the black case
as opposed to the other ones.

When flashing to the newest and latest BIOS, USB sticks were
unsuccessful.  I used an SD card with syslinux from, and
replaced the ROM file as per the most recent at the particular APU
product description page.

The PCEngines support forum ( can seem more
like an ugly bar fight, but hold your nose and peruse and you may find
something useful.

For pfSense on the APU with SD cards, I'm using the amd64-nanobsd version.

Over serial, pfSense needs cu/tip/minicom speed at 9600, while the APU
is set for 115200.  Setting the speed to 9600 means the BIOS information
is missed.  Setting the speed to 115200 means pfSense seems to hang at
the "choose a slice" stage, when it actually isn't.  On pfSense, console
speed can be tinkered under the System tab, then Advanced, and scroll
down to "Serial Communications."

The usual "mount root" error can be resolved by manually mounting the
two slices on the SD card, and adding the following to
/boot/loader.conf.local (preferable over /boot/loader.conf)

I recommend making sure both slices boot.  This can be done manually
during the boot process, but can also be done through the "Diagnostics"
tab, then "NanoBSD" in the first "Bootup Information" section.

I'm guessing that recent pfSense upgrade problems I've been having on a
variety of devices with flash media storage has to do with this.

One (seemingly) stupid consideration for all devices requiring logins:
change the default login name.  Always.  Brute forcing passwords is more
difficult when the adversary is using the default login.


Sujit K M | 16 Sep 14:11 2014

[talk] Cheap Laptops/Netbook


I am on a look out for new laptops preferable running FreeBSD or OpenBSD.
I am looking for the cheapest 100$ to 500$. Preferably 100$ - 250$.
I was quite impressed with the below video.

I wanted to know whether there are resellers of Rasberry PI Portables.



-- Sujit K M

Mark Saad | 4 Sep 04:08 2014

[talk] QEMU Userspace emulation

 I read a wile ago about how the FreeBSD devs were working on getting the qemu userspace emulation working on FreeBSD.
Anyone every tried this thing out , other the say in the android dev kit ?

Here is an example for ARM64 on Linux

Mark Saad
mark.saad <at>
James E Keenan | 3 Sep 03:09 2014

[talk] rsvp link in [announce] messages

Would it be possible to include an RSVP-generating link within the 
monthly [announce] messages?

Perhaps: rsvp <at>