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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast created by three guys who love BSD. We cover the latest news and have an extensive series of tutorials, as well as interviews with various people from all areas of the BSD community. It also serves as a platform for support and questions.

We love and advocate FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD and PC-BSD. Our show aims to be helpful and informative for new users that want to learn about them, but still be entertaining for the people who are already pros.

The show airs on Wednesdays at 2:00PM (US Eastern time) and the edited version is usually up the following day. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

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Latest News

New discussion segment

2015-01-17

We're thinking about adding a new segment to the show where we discuss a topic that the listeners suggest. It's meant to be informative like a tutorial, but more of a "free discussion" format. If you have any subjects you want us to explore, or even just a good name...

How did you get into BSD?

2014-11-26

We've got a fun idea for the holidays this year: just like we ask during the interviews, we want to hear how all the viewers and listeners first got into BSD. Email us your story, either written or a video version, and we'll read and play some of them for...

EuroBSDCon 2014

2014-09-18

As you might expect, both Allan and Kris will be at EuroBSDCon this year. They'll be busy hunting down various BSD developers and forcing them to do interviews, but don't hesitate to say hi if you're a listener!...

BSDCan 2014

2014-04-30

We just wrapped up episode 35 after having some horrible audio issues. Sorry about the quality being lower than usual, we did the best we could given the circumstances. Next week we've got a normal episode, but the following week Allan and Kris will be at BSDCan. That week will...


Episode 100: Straight from the Src

2015-07-29

This episode was brought to you by Headlines Remote DoS in the TCP stack A pretty devious bug in the BSD network stack has been making its rounds for a while now, allowing remote attackers to exhaust the resources of a system with nothing more than TCP connections While in the LAST_ACK state, which...

Episode 099: BSD Gnow

2015-07-22

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD presents tame Theo de Raadt sent out an email detailing OpenBSD's new "tame" subsystem, written by Nicholas Marriott and himself, for restricting what processes can and can't do When using tame, programs will...

Episode 098: Our Code is Your Code

2015-07-15

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Enabling FreeBSD on AArch64 One of the things the FreeBSD foundation has been dumping money into lately is ARM64 support, but we haven't heard too much about it - this article should change...

Episode 097: Big Network, SmallWall

2015-07-08

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan and pkgsrcCon videos Even more BSDCan 2015 videos are slowly but surely making their way to the internet Nigel Williams, Multipath TCP for FreeBSD Stephen Bourne, Early days of Unix and design of sh John...

Episode 096: Lost Technology

2015-07-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Out with the old, in with the less Our friend Ted Unangst has a new article up, talking about "various OpenBSD replacements and reductions" "Instead of trying to fix known bugs, we’re trying to...

Episode 095: Bitrot Group Therapy

2015-06-24

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More BSDCan 2015 videos Almost as if we said it would happen last week, more BSD-related presentation videos have been uploaded Alexander Motin, Feature-rich and fast SCSI target with CTL and ZFS Daichi Goto, FreeBSD...

Episode 094: Builder's Insurance

2015-06-17

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan 2015 videos BSDCan just ended last week, but some of the BSD-related presentation videos are already online Allan Jude, UCL for FreeBSD Andrew Cagney, What happens when a dwarf and a daemon start dancing...

Episode 093: Stacked in Our Favor

2015-06-10

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Sepherosa Ziehau - sephe@dragonflybsd.org Features of DragonFlyBSD's network stack Discussion Comparing containment methods and privilege separation chroot, jails, systrace, capsicum, filesystem permissions, separating users Feedback/Questions Brad writes in Anonymous writes in Benjamin writes in Jeroen writes in Send questions, comments,...

Episode 092: BSD After Midnight

2015-06-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Zocker, it's like docker on FreeBSD Containment is always a hot topic, and docker has gotten a lot of hype in Linux land in the last couple years - they're working on native...

Episode 091: Vox Populi

2015-05-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines LUKS in OpenBSD Last week, we were surprised to find out that DragonFlyBSD has support for dm-crypt, sometimes referred to as LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) It looks like they might not be the...

Episode 090: ZFS Armistice

2015-05-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Playing with sandboxing Sandboxing and privilege separation are popular topics these days - they're the goal of the new "shill" scripting language, they're used heavily throughout OpenBSD, and they're gaining traction with the...

Episode 089: Exclusive Disjunction

2015-05-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent | YouTube This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSMTPD for the whole family Setting up a BSD mail server is something a lot of us are probably familiar with doing, at least for our own accounts This article talks about...