NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit Opteron machines and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research
... [More] environments, and it is user-supported with complete source. Many applications are easily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection.
OpenHUB results caution:
Check the "Analyzed timespan ago" line before concluding anything about recent project activity, and the repo download status before judging single contributors. [Less]
MirOS BSD is a secure operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®). The MirPorts Framework is a portable ports tree to facilitate the installation of additional software. The project also releases some portable
... [More] software: mksh, a pdksh-based shell; PaxMirabilis, an archiver for various formats; MirMake, a framework for building software; MirNroff, an AT&T nroff based man page (and text document) formatter; MirCksum, a flexible checksumming and hash generation tool; and some more. [Less]
Give that a stir, would ya?
AboutThe Cauldron Project (formally bsd-appliance) is derived from work done at Collaborative Fusion, Inc. with the goal of developing a scalable and manageable enterprise-class BSD-based appliance platform. Much of the work was originally based on
... [More] Gray Watson 's Soekris on OpenBSD Diskless Project . The work was the topic for a paper and associated presentation at EuroBSDCon 2006 and NYCBSDCon 2006.
The current framework is ideal for bona-fide network appliances: Routers, Firewalls (Policy Routers), Set Top Boxes, Console Servers, RAS Terminal Concentrators, Wireless Access Points (APs), Load Balancers / Application Switches, IDS Sensors, Network Cameras, Environmental Sensors , as well as other heavyweight appliances NAS Storage, Proxy Servers, E-mail SPAM Filters, DNS Slaves.
ISVs, Small-Medium size businesses, OEMs, and Individuals alike will also find the system useful for systems such as Set Top Boxes, Point of Sale (POS) Terminals,
In theory the framework could also be used in embedded applications such as micro-firmware for Printers, Scientific Instruments, Phones and other mobile communications and multimedia devices.
Vendor Branch Status NetBSD 3 Full NetBSD 4 Full OpenBSD 4.4 Testing FreeBSD 7 Testing DragonFly Untested
Status / News11/09/2008: Chris Maverick provided us with a new logo; playful and whimsical, like the world we live in. 10/15/2008: There's a great article in BSDMag about loading NetBSD onto the Linksys NSLU2 using the EVBArm port. Unfortunately, it's not really a practical cauldron application because the OS appears to install directly onto the underlying RAID partition! 10/13/2008: A new snapshot for the Soekris 5501 is available. Details soon, as well as potential automated daily/weekly builds. 10/11/2008: Preliminary FreeBSD support development has begun Notes 10/01/2008: Project has been renamed to 'Cauldron'; a logo is imminent. 04/25/2007: Revision 81 reflects much of the work accomplished on OpenBSD. I encourage everyone to check out a snapshot via a VMWare Image I've released. 04/20/2007: Revision 78 reflects significan work on issue #1, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9 03/28/2007: I opened 'Issue #7'. I'll probably start working on it this afternoon. Sorry for the delay all; I've been busy with some regional non-profit work and submitting and trying to stir up support a Google SoC application. 03/11/2007: Added info on the Axiomtek NA-1041 featured at NYCBSDCon and EuroBSDCon `06 . Also updated and resampled the images properly on on the ARInfotek Teak3011 03/06/2007: Adding some info about the ARInfotek Teak 3011. Need to thumbnail the images. 03/05/2007: I've added some info about the ARInfotek Teak3011 03/04/2007: I've started working on a Tutorial / Walk-Through for using the Framework. Use revision 48 of trunk/. Old New Archive Project & GoalsThe project is composed of:
A Framework for adapting and optimizing BSD for use on network appliances and embedded environments. Resources (Tools and Docs) for Profiling BSD systems. A centralized location for coordinating development efforts for improving the embedded viability of BSD distributions. A clearinghouse for BSD-compatible appliances and other hardware as well as BSD-friendly OEM vendors Development for a NAND/NOR Flash MTD style file system for BSD (a la, JFFS2) Adaptation of true serial console BIOS solutions for SBCs (a la, ComBIOS (Soekris) or BIOSBoot (Routerboard) )
Present Status:Seeking active involvement from the community (please join the MailingList) Organizing the Wiki in a somewhat logical format The current to-do list:Make a ticket/bug report for every item on this list cf.conf(5) should be cf.conf.example User-interface to scripts is inconsistent Packages are broken on OpenBSD [Less]