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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

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 090: ZFS Armistice

2015-05-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Playing with sandboxing Sandboxing and privilege separation are popular topics these days - they're the goal of the new "shill" scripting language, they're used heavily throughout OpenBSD, and they're gaining traction with the...

Episode 089: Exclusive Disjunction

2015-05-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent | YouTube This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSMTPD for the whole family Setting up a BSD mail server is something a lot of us are probably familiar with doing, at least for our own accounts This article talks about...

Episode 088: Below the Clouds

2015-05-06

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 a report of the activities that went on between January and March of this year As usual, it's broken down into separate reports from the...

Episode 087: On the List

2015-04-29

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines New PAE support in OpenBSD OpenBSD has just added Physical Address Extention support to the i386 architecture, but it's probably not what you'd think of when you hear the term In most operating systems,...

Episode 086: Business as Usual

2015-04-22

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Optimizing TLS for high bandwidth applications Netflix has released a report on some of their recent activities, pushing lots of traffic through TLS on FreeBSD TLS has traditionally had too much overhead for the...

Episode 085: PIE in the Sky

2015-04-15

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Solaris' networking future is with OpenBSD A curious patch from someone with an Oracle email address was recently sent in to one of the OpenBSD mailing lists It was revealed that future releases of...

Episode 084: pkg remove freebsd-update

2015-04-08

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Xen dom0 in FreeBSD 11-CURRENT FreeBSD has just gotten dom0 support for the Xen hypervisor, something NetBSD has had for a while now The ports tree will now have a Xen kernel and toolstack,...

Episode 083: woN DSB

2015-04-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Major changes coming in PCBSD 11 The PCBSD team has announced that version 11.0 will have some more pretty big changes (as they've been known to do lately with NTP daemons and firewalls) Switching...

Episode 082: SSL in the Wild

2015-03-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2015 call for papers The call for papers has been announced for the next EuroBSDCon, which is set to be held in Sweden this year According to their site, the call for presentation...

Episode 081: Puffy in a Box

2015-03-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Using OpenBGPD to distribute pf table updates For those not familiar, OpenBGPD is a daemon for the Border Gateway Protocol - a way for routers on the internet to discover and exchange routes...

Episode 080: The PC-BSD Tour II

2015-03-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Special segment Demystifying Boot Environments in PC-BSD Interview - Justin Gibbs - gibbs@freebsd.org / @freebsdfndation The FreeBSD foundation's 15th anniversary Discussion The story of PC-BSD Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show...

Episode 079: Just Add QEMU

2015-03-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDCon 2015 schedule Almost immediately after we finished recording an episode last week, the 2015 AsiaBSDCon schedule went up This year's conference will be between 12-15 March at the Tokyo University of Science in...