BSD Magazine: Protecting Dynamic Websites in FreeBSD

The latest issue of BSD magazine is available: Protecting dynamic websites in FreeBSD.

Darrel Levitch has an article about installing and configuring DNSSEC for small networks using Unbound. Then the Developers Corner, which is very PC-BSD oriented this month – with two articles written by Kris Moore and Dru Lavigne focusing how easy it is to update your PC-BSD and how to backup it to FreeNAS with Life Preserver.



DNSSEC resolution and IPv6 Unbound on FreeBSD 8.2
Darrel Levitch
Unbound runs on FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. It provides a reasonably simple way to implement DNSSEC in a local-area network. With Unbound forward and reverse resolution is possible for small networks where IPv6 is implemented

Keeping up to date in PC-BSD 9
Kris Moore
Since the early days of PC-BSD, there has been various GUI mechanisms for performing critical system and security updates.

Using Life Preserver to Backup a PC-BSD 9.0 System to FreeNAS™ 8.0.1
Dru Lavigne
This article demonstrates how to use the built-in Life Preserver program to backup a PC-BSD 9.0 desktop system to a FreeNAS™ 8.0.1 NAS system. Users can refer to the Guides at and for instructions on how to install PC-BSD and FreeNAS™.

Recovering data with hammer
Justin C. Sherrill
We’ve all experienced instant regret. That’s the feeling that comes within a second of executing a command like „rm -rf * .txt” (note the space) or of cutting the wrong cluster of wires at the end of a long conduit. Not that I am quoting from experience, or anything like that, no…

Apache2, php5, mysql5, modsecurity2.5 installation and confguration in order to protect dynamic websites from various attacks, in Freebsd 8.2
Stavros N. Shaeles
In the last years there is a tremendous increment in dynamic website and cms using php. A very large pieceof the market of this websites are served by Apache Webserver using Mysql as database basically in Unix systems. Also this tremendous increment of php in dynamic website and opensource cms like joomla increase and hackers attacks in order to compromise a website or hack the server to use it in botnet. So someone can wonder, is there anything that can protect my websites except from backups and upgrading our system and software? The answer is yes.

MySQL Unleashed!
Sufyan bin Uzayr
We explore some tips and tricks that you can use to gain better performance with MySQL

Terminal Descriptions for OpenBSD AMD/Intel consoles
Alexei Malinin
In this article I would like to describe the results of my work of tuning OpenBSD consoles for AMD/Intel PCs. These results are also applicable to computers with the same hardware architecture (amd64 or i386, see servers, workstations, notebooks, etc.

(Ab)using VideoLAN: Learn what you can do with your video and audio using powerful VideoLAN command line interface
Michael Bushkov
Dealing with video and audio data is the part of our everyday life. Sometimes, though, we need to do things that fall into „advanced” category. What tools should we use then?

NetBSD Intrusion Detection Server. How can we describe the functions of such a server?
Svetoslav Chukov
Sometimes special type of systems are needed to be running on the server. This server will serve different purposes, it will take care of the network security.

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