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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 054: Luminary Environment

2014-09-10

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Portscout ported to OpenBSD Portscout is a popular utility used in the FreeBSD ports infrastructure It lets port maintainers know when there's a new version of the upstream software available by automatically checking the...

Episode 053: It's HAMMER Time

2014-09-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation's new IPSEC project The FreeBSD foundation, along with Netgate, is sponsoring some new work on the IPSEC code With bandwidth in the 10-40 gigabit per second range, the IPSEC stack needs to...

Episode 052: Reverse Takeover

2014-08-27

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation August update The foundation has published a new PDF detailing some of their recent activities It includes project development updates, the 10.1-RELEASE schedule and some of its new features There is also a...

Episode 051: Engineering Nginx

2014-08-20

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Password gropers take spamtrap bait Our friend Peter Hansteen, who keeps his eyes glued to his log files, has a new blog post He seems to have discovered another new weird phenomenon in his...

Episode 050: VPN, My Dear Watson

2014-08-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines MeetBSD 2014 is approaching The MeetBSD conference is coming up, and will be held on November 1st and 2nd in San Jose, California MeetBSD has an "unconference" format, which means there will be both...

Episode 049: The PC-BSD Tour

2014-08-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD foundation semi-annual newsletter The FreeBSD foundation published their semi-annual newsletter, complete with a letter from the president of the foundation "In fact after reading [the president's] letter, I was motivated to come up...

Episode 048: Liberating SSL

2014-07-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report FreeBSD has gotten quite a lot done this quarter Changes in the way release branches are supported - major releases will get at least five years over their lifespan A new...

Episode 047: DES Challenge IV

2014-07-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines g2k14 hackathon reports Nearly 50 OpenBSD developers gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 8-14 for a hackathon Lots of work got done - in just the first two weeks of July, there were over...

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...