Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
Just about everything I know about FreeBSD is in this diary. If you need more
help with FreeBSD, I suggest one of the following resources. Over the past few
months, I've been getting more and more requests about what magazines do I read and what
books do I use. So I've divided up the resources into Books
and Magazines and Web Resources.
The handbook should be
your first stop. If you're installing or upgrading, read this first before you do
FreeBSD Support Page
The FreeBSD Support Page
lists the various mailing lists (several languages), newsgroups, mirror web-sites, a
problem reporting database, the CVS (Concurrent Version System), User Groups, etc.
Go check it out.
FreeBSD Mailing List Archives
If I can't find what I need in the Handbook, then I try the mailing list archives.
The archives are a great resource. You can usually find something in there which
relates to your problem. Just search for it. Remember that you can limit the
number of results; if you don't find it in the first 25 (which is the default), try
bumping up the number a bit.
FreeBSD Mailing Lists
The FreeBSD mailing
lists themselves are also a great way to solve a problem. When you post a
message before to remember the following:
Give detail. It's hard to solve a problem if you say "My install
If replying to a message, watch for where it was sent. If the message went you and
the mailing list, then reply to both. That way, the send gets your message quicker,
and the list sees the whole thread.
Part of the beauty of the mailing list is the if wrong advice is given
out, it can be quickly corrected by other. Plus, it gets added to the archive so
others can search for the same problem and solution.