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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 12:00PM (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 170: Sandboxing Cohabitation

2016-11-30

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDcon 2016 Presentation Slides Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers of EuroBSDCon, there were not recordings of the talks given at the event. However, they have collected the slide decks from each of the speakers and assembled them on...

Episode 169: Scheduling your NetBSD

2016-11-23

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Production ready Ted Unangst brings us a piece on what it means to be Production Ready He tells the story of a project he worked on that picked a framework that was “production ready” They tested time zones, and it all seemed to...

Episode 168: The Post Show Show

2016-11-16

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Build a FreeBSD 11.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit We are going to prepare a FreeBSD image for Openstack deployment. We do this by creating a FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE instance, installing it and converting it using bsd-cloudinit. We'll use the CloudVPS...

Episode 167: Playing the Long Game

2016-11-09

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Scott Long - scottl@freebsd.org FreeBSD & Netflix Feedback/Questions Zack - USB Config Jens - VMs, Jails and Containers Ranko - Tarsnap Keys Alex - OpenBSD in Hyper-V Curt - Discussion Segment Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned...

Episode 166: Pass that UNIX Pipe

2016-11-02

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines System call fuzzing of OpenBSD amd64 using TriforceAFL (i.e. AFL and QEMU) The NCCGroup did a series of fuzz testing against the OpenBSD syscall interface, during which they found a number of vulnerabilities, we covered this back in the early summer What...

Episode 165: Vote4BSD

2016-10-26

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ARIN 38 involvement, vote! Isaac (.Ike) Levy, one of our interview guests from earlier this year, is running for a seat on the 15 person ARIN Advisory Council His goal is to represent the entire *BSD community at this important body that...

Episode 164: Virtualized COW / PI?

2016-10-19

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines vmm enabled VMM, the OpenBSD hypervisor, has been imported into current It has similar hardware requirements to bhyve, a Intel Nehalem or newer CPU with the hardware virtualization features enabled in the BIOS AMD support has not been started yet OpenBSD is the...

Episode 163: Return of the Cantrill

2016-10-12

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Now Available FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is now officially out. A last minute reroll to pickup OpenSSL updates and a number of other security fixes meant the release was a little behind schedule, and shipped as 11.0-RELEASE-p1, but the release is better...

Episode 162: The Foundation of NetBSD

2016-10-05

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines What is new on EC2 for FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE “FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is just around the corner, and it will be bringing a long list of new features and improvements — far too many for me to list here. I think there are...

Episode 161: The BSD Bromance

2016-09-28

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2016 Wrapup Ollivier Robert’s Photos from EuroBSDCon Get your BSDNow die-cut stickers NetBSD for newbies - Develop your own Power PC We don’t get to feature too many stories on NetBSD being deployed as a Power PC (Not PowerPC, you...

Episode 160: EuroBSD-Dreamin

2016-09-21

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Performance Improvements for FreeBSD Kernel Debugging “We previously explored FreeBSD userspace coredumps. Backtrace’s debugging platform supports FreeBSD kernel coredumps too, and their traces share many features. They are constructed somewhat differently, and in the process of adding support for them, we...

Episode 159: Net Scaling Privacy (Flix Style)

2016-09-14

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Protecting Netflix Viewing Privacy at Scale, with FreeBSD This blog post from Netflix tells the story of how Netflix developed in-kernel TLS to speed up delivery of video via HTTPS Since the beginning of the Open Connect program we have...