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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 Eastern time (18:00 UTC) 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

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...

AsiaBSDCon 2014

2014-03-05

Both Allan and Kris will be going to AsiaBSDCon this year, so episode 28 will be shorter than usual. We'll be back the following week with a huge episode. Hopefully they can get some interviews there!...

Christmas & New Year

2013-12-19

Episode 16 was just uploaded, and that's the last one we'll be doing live for this year. Episode 17 will be on Christmas, and feature a prerecorded interview with Scott Long about his BSD magic over at Netflix. Thanks for watching everyone! We look forward to more BSD Now in...

Welcome iXsystems

2013-12-11

As you may have noticed in Episode 015, BSD Now has gotten our first sponsor! We're very happy to welcome iXsystems to the BSD Now team. In case you aren't familiar with them, they have quite a long history with FreeBSD. Their current CTO is in fact Jordan Hubbard, one of...


Episode 054: Luminary Environment

2014-09-10

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Portscout ported to OpenBSD Portscout is a popular utility used in the FreeBSD ports infrastructure It lets port maintainers know when there's a new version of the upstream software available by automatically checking the...

Episode 053: It's HAMMER Time

2014-09-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation's new IPSEC project The FreeBSD foundation, along with Netgate, is sponsoring some new work on the IPSEC code With bandwidth in the 10-40 gigabit per second range, the IPSEC stack needs to...

Episode 052: Reverse Takeover

2014-08-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation August update The foundation has published a new PDF detailing some of their recent activities It includes project development updates, the 10.1-RELEASE schedule and some of its new features There is also a...

Episode 051: Engineering Nginx

2014-08-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Password gropers take spamtrap bait Our friend Peter Hansteen, who keeps his eyes glued to his log files, has a new blog post He seems to have discovered another new weird phenomenon in his...

Episode 050: VPN, My Dear Watson

2014-08-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines MeetBSD 2014 is approaching The MeetBSD conference is coming up, and will be held on November 1st and 2nd in San Jose, California MeetBSD has an "unconference" format, which means there will be both...

Episode 049: The PC-BSD Tour

2014-08-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation semi-annual newsletter The FreeBSD foundation published their semi-annual newsletter, complete with a letter from the president of the foundation "In fact after reading [the president's] letter, I was motivated to come up...

Episode 048: Liberating SSL

2014-07-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report FreeBSD has gotten quite a lot done this quarter Changes in the way release branches are supported - major releases will get at least five years over their lifespan A new...

Episode 047: DES Challenge IV

2014-07-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines g2k14 hackathon reports Nearly 50 OpenBSD developers gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 8-14 for a hackathon Lots of work got done - in just the first two weeks of July, there were over...

Episode 046: Network Iodometry

2014-07-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2014 registration open September is getting closer, and that means it's time for EuroBSDCon - held in Bulgaria this year Registration is finally open to the public, with prices for businesses ($287), individuals...

Episode 045: ZFS War Stories

2014-07-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Josh Paetzel - josh@ixsystems.com / @bsdunix4ever Crazy ZFS stories, network protocols, server hardware All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want...

Episode 044: Base ISO 100

2014-07-02

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines pfSense 2.1.4 released The pfSense team has released 2.1.4, shortly after 2.1.3 - it's mainly a security release Included within are eight security fixes, most of which are pfSense-specific OpenSSL, the WebUI and some packages...

Episode 043: Package Design

2014-06-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2014 talks and schedule The talks and schedules for EuroBSDCon 2014 are finally revealed The opening keynote is called "FreeBSD, looking forward to another 10 years" by jkh Lots of talks spanning FreeBSD, OpenBSD...