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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 Friday morning. 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 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...

Episode 042: Devious Methods

2014-06-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines PIE and ASLR in FreeBSD update A status update for Shawn Webb's ASLR and PIE work for FreeBSD One major part of the code, position-independent executable support, has finally been merged into the -CURRENT...

Episode 041: Commit This Bit

2014-06-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD moves to Bugzilla Historically, FreeBSD has used the old GNATS system for keeping track of bug reports After years and years of wanting to switch, they've finally moved away from GNATS to Bugzilla It...

Episode 040: AirPorts & Packages

2014-06-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan 2014 talks and reports, part 2 More presentations and trip reports are still being uploaded Ingo Schwarze, New Trends in mandoc Vsevolod Stakhov, The Architecture of the New Solver in pkg Julio Merino, The FreeBSD...

Episode 039: The Friendly Sandbox

2014-05-28

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines BSDCan 2014 talks and reports The majority of the BSDCan talks are finally uploaded, so prepare to be flooded with links Karl Lehenbauer's keynote (he's on next week's episode) Mariusz Zaborski and Pawel Jakub Dawidek, Capsicum...

Episode 038: A BUG's Life

2014-05-21

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11 goals and discussion Something that actually happened at BSDCan this year... During the FreeBSD devsummit, there was some discussion about what changes will be made in 11.0-RELEASE Some of MWL's notes include: the...

Episode 037: BSDCanned Goods

2014-05-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Presentation - Matthew Ahrens - matt@mahrens.org / @mahrens1 OpenZFS discussion Feedback/Questions Remy writes in Darin writes in Steve writes in Pascal writes in All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories...

Episode 036: Let's Get RAID

2014-05-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD 5.5 released If you ordered a CD set then you've probably had it for a little while already, but OpenBSD has formally announced the public release of 5.5 This is one of the...

Episode 035: Puffy Firewall

2014-04-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ALTQ removed from PF Kicking off our big PF episode... The classic packet queueing system, ALTQ, was recently removed from OpenBSD -current There will be a transitional phase between 5.5 and 5.6 where you can...