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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

Two Year Anniversary

2015-08-08

We're quickly approaching our two-year anniversary, which will be on episode 105. To celebrate, we've created a unique t-shirt design, available for purchase until the end of August. Shirts will be shipped out around September 1st. Most of the proceeds will support the show, and specifically allow us to buy...

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!...


Episode 143: One small step for DRM, one giant leap for BSD

2016-05-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines How the number of states affects pf’s performance of FreeBSD Our friend Olivier of FreeNAS and BSDRP fame has an interesting blog post this week detailing his unique issue with finding a firewall...

Episode 142: Diving for BSD Perls

2016-05-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines The May issus of BSDMag is now out GhostBSD Reusing OpenBSD's arc4random in multi-threaded user space programs Securing VPN's with GRE / Strongswan Installing XFCE 4.12 on NetBSD 7 Interview with Fernando Rodriguez, the co-founder of KeepCoding A...

Episode 141: BSD Likes Ike!

2016-05-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Regarding Embargoes Our buddy TedU has a great thought piece today on the idea of “embargoes” for security advisories. This all stemmed from a recent incident with LibreSSL patches from embargoed OpenSSL vulns,...

Episode 140: Tracing it back to BSD

2016-05-04

Tracing it back to BSD Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Quarterly Report This quarterly status report starts with a rather interesting introduction by Warren Block ASLR Porting CEPH to FreeBSD RCTL I/O Rate Limiting The Graphics Stack on FreeBSD (Haswell is in,...

Episode 139: Cheri-picking BSD

2016-04-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Unix's file durability problem Another article by Chris Siebenmann from the University of Toronto This time, the issue was a lost comment on his Python based blog which uses files on disk rather than...

Episode 138: Rushing into BSD

2016-04-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines HardenedBSD introduces full PIE support PIE base for amd64 and i386 Only nine applications are not compiled as PIEs Tested PIE base on several amd64 systems, both virtualized and bare metal Hoped to be to enabled...

Episode 137: FreeNAS Mini XL

2016-04-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Example of a FreeBSD bug hunting session by a simple user Don’t be fooled, Olivier Cochard-Labbé is a bit more than just a FreeBSD user Original founder of the FreeNAS project many years ago,...

Episode 136: This is GNN

2016-04-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE Announcement FreeBSD 10.3 has landed, with extended support until April 30, 2018 This is likely to be the last extended support release, as starting with 11, the new support model will...

Episode 135: Speciality MWL

2016-03-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD 5.9 Released early Finished ahead of schedule! OpenBSD 5.9 has officially landed We’ve been covering some of the ongoing changes as they landed in the tree, but with the official release it’s time...

Episode 134: Marking up the Ports tree

2016-03-24

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeNAS 9.10 Released OS: The base OS version for FreeNAS 9.10 is now FreeBSD 10.3-RC3, bringing in a huge number of OS-related bug fixes, performance improvements and new features. +Directory Services: You can now connect to...

Episode 133: The Tokyo Debrief

2016-03-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDCon 2016 - Wrap-up FreeBSD gets Haswell graphics support in time for 11.0-RELEASE The moment that many have been waiting for has finally arrived, support for Haswell graphics has been committed to FreeBSD -CURRENT The...

Episode 132: Scaling up with BSD

2016-03-08

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Allan Jude - allanjude@freebsd.org / @allanjude Spotlight on ScaleEngine Beastie Bits NetBSD on an RPi Zero DragonFly tips for printing with CUPS Fighting fraudulent networks using secure connections (SSL) blacklisting with OPNsense. Blocks...