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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 151: Fuzzy Auditing

2016-07-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Multiple Bugs in OpenBSD Kernel Its patch Wednesday! (OR last Thursday if you were watching the mailing lists) Jesse Hertz and Tim Newsham (part of the NCC Group calling themselves project Triforce) have been...

Episode 150: Sprinkle a little BSD into your life.

2016-07-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Distrowatch reviews OpenBSD and PCBSD's live upgrade method Upgrading… The bane of any sysadmin! Distrowatch has recently done a write-up on the in-place upgrading of various distros / BSDs including PC-BSD and...

Episode 149: The bhyve has been disturbed, and a wild Dexter appears!

2016-07-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD Introduction We start off today’s episode with a great new NetBSD article! Siju Oommen George has written an article for BSDMag, which provides a great overview of NetBSD’s beginnings and what it...

Episode 148: The place to B...A Robot!

2016-06-29

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Core Team Election Core.9 has been elected, and will officially take over from Core.8 on Wednesday, 6 July 2016 Many thanks to the outgoing members of the core team for their service over...

Episode 147: Release all the things!

2016-06-22

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines 2016 FreeBSD Community Survey We often get comments from our listeners, “I’m not a developer, how can I help out”? Well today is your chance to do something. The FreeBSD Foundation has its...

Episode 146: Music to Beastie’s ears

2016-06-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan Recap and Live Stream Videos OpenBSD BSDCan 2016 papers now available Allan’s slides and Paper Michael W Lucas presents Allan with a gift “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZedFS” Highlighted Tweets: Groff Arrives at BSDCan...

Episode 145: At the Core of it all

2016-06-08

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Benno Rice - benno@freebsd.org / @jeamland Manager, OS & Networking at EMC Isilon Emily Dunham: Community Automation iXsystems 1U Rackmount Server - 4 Bay Hot-Swap SAS/SATA Drive Bays 400W Redundant Power Supply...

Episode 144: The PF life

2016-06-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines dotSecurity 2016 - Theo de Raadt - Privilege Separation and Pledge Video Slides Interested in Privilege Separation and security in general? If so, then you are in for a treat, we have both...

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,...