perfSONAR 4.0.2

perfSONAR 4.0.2 is out. The system as a whole is still remarkably wedded to IPv4. Dual stack is preferred over IPv6 only. It’s tough luck if you succeed 100 % with the latter. CentOS/anaconda supports IPv6 RDNSS when configuring the DNS settings. Now, if only Cisco IOS XE would allow me to enter a domain name while configuring RDNSS. The country of Norway is (again?) a valid selection in the perfSONAR web UI. Communities disappears when you edit system information unless you also reenter your communities. Test results are only shown in the web UI when you access the node by its IPv4 address. Only IPv4 results are shown in the web UI. I’m still looking for an IPv4 block to assign to my future perfSONAR nodes. I firmly believe complete independence of IPv4 is a noble goal for perfSONAR 5.

MathType 6.9b, Word 2016, and McAfee products

If you can’t edit formulas with MathType and you receive a cryptic error message:

Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges

In Norwegian this becomes:

Word kan ikke åpne dokumentet. Brukeren har ikke tilgangsrettigheter.

Check to see if any McAfee products are installed. Remove them, reboot the computer, and see if the problem has gone away.

Boot menu changes in base/head r325694

Update 2017-11-13
r325743 corrected the mistakes. The below no longer applies. Remove /boot/loader.rc.local if you created it.

/boot/loader.rc used to be copied from base/head/sys/boot/i386/loader/loader.rc on FreeBSD/amd64. With r325694 this changed to base/head/sys/boot/forth/loader.rc. Nothing was added to base/head/UPDATING, explaining this change.

As instructed in /boot/loader.rc, to regain our beloved boot menu, we must create and edit /boot/loader.rc.local, essentially redoing what was handled by the previous /boot/loader.rc.

include /boot/beastie.4th

Moteløver med redusert kunnskap

Markedsavdelinger er kjekke saker. En samling [av] moteløver med redusert kunnskap [som] skal belære de uvitende om tingenes fortreffelighet. Da blir det gjerne mye glatt sveis og påtatt glising i samband med hurtigsnakk og utstrakt bruk av “buzz words”. Det er jo gjerne denna[sic] sausen av presentasjonselite som har ansvaret for produktnavn.