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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 (19:00 UTC) and the edited version is usually up the following day. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

Watch the news section on the right for updates and check the top-right corner of the page for RSS feeds.

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 073: Pipe Dreams

2015-01-21

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report The FreeBSD team has posted an updated on some of their activities between October and December of 2014 They put a big focus on compatibility with other systems: the Linux...

Episode 072: Common *Sense Approach

2015-01-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Be your own VPN provider with OpenBSD We've covered how to build a BSD-based gateway that tunnels all your traffic through a VPN in the past - but what if you don't trust...

Episode 071: System Disaster

2015-01-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Introducing OPNsense, a pfSense fork OPNsense is a new BSD-based firewall project that was recently started, forked from the pfSense codebase Even though it's just been announced, they already have a formal release based...

Episode 070: Daemons in the North

2014-12-31

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More conference presentation videos Some more of the presentation videos from AsiaBSDCon are appearing online Masanobu Saitoh, Developing CPE Routers Based on NetBSD Reyk Floeter, VXLAN and Cloud-based Networking with OpenBSD Jos Jansen, Adapting OS X...

Episode 069: Under the Ports Tree

2014-12-24

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Special segment How our viewers got into BSD Jason's story (text) bsdx's story (text) David's story (text) Brad's story (text) Reese's story (video) Bryan's story (video) Pete's story (text) Anders' story (text) Guillermo's story (text) Jonathan's story (text) Adam's story (text) Chris' story (text) Tigersharke's story...

Episode 068: Just the Essentials

2014-12-17

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More BSD conference videos We mentioned it a few times, but the "New Directions in Operating Systems" conference was held in November in the UK The presentations videos are now online, with a few...

Episode 067: Must Be Rigged

2014-12-10

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Bitrig 1.0 released If you haven't heard of it, Bitrig is a fork of OpenBSD that started a couple years ago According to their FAQ, some of their goals include: only supporting modern hardware...

Episode 066: Conference Connoisseur

2014-12-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More BSD presentation videos The MeetBSD video uploading spree continues with a few more talks, maybe this'll be the last batch Corey Vixie, Web Apps in Embedded BSD Allan Jude, UCL config Kip Macy, iflib While we're...

Episode 065: 8,000,000 Mogofoo-ops

2014-11-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Even more BSD presentation videos More videos from this year's MeetBSD and OpenZFS devsummit were uploaded since last week Robert Ryan, At the Heart of the Digital Economy FreeNAS & ZFS, The Indestructible Duo -...

Episode 064: Rump Kernels Revisited

2014-11-19

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2014 talks and tutorials The 2014 EuroBSDCon videos have been online for over a month, but unannounced - keep in mind these links may be temporary (but we'll mention their new location...

Episode 063: A Man's man(1)

2014-11-12

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Updates to FreeBSD's random(4) FreeBSD's random device, which presents itself as "/dev/random" to users, has gotten a fairly major overhaul in -CURRENT The CSPRNG (cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator) algorithm, Yarrow, now has a...

Episode 062: Gift from the Sun

2014-11-05

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Pawel Jakub Dawidek - pjd@freebsd.org Porting ZFS, GEOM, GELI, Capsicum, various topics All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on...