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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast created by three guys who love BSD. We cover the latest news andhave 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 TrueOS. 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 announcement

2017-05-25

Hi, Mr. Dexter. Also, we understand that Brad Davis thinks there should be more real 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...


Episode 076: Time for a Change

2015-02-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Strange timer bug in FreeBSD 11 Peter Wemm wrote in to the FreeBSD -CURRENT mailing list with an interesting observation Running the latest development code in the infrastructure, the clock would stop keeping time...

Episode 075: From the Foundation (Part 1)

2015-02-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Key rotation in OpenSSH 6.8 Damien Miller posted a new blog entry about one of the features in the upcoming OpenSSH 6.8 Times changes, key types change, problems are found with old algorithms and...

Episode 074: That Sly MINIX

2015-01-28

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines The missing EuroBSDCon videos Some of the missing videos from EuroBSDCon 2014 we mentioned before have mysteriously appeared Jordan Hubbard, FreeBSD, looking forward to another 10 years Lourival Viera Neto, NPF scripting with Lua Kris Moore,...

Episode 073: Pipe Dreams

2015-01-21

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 an updated on some of their activities between October and December of 2014 They put a big focus on compatibility with other systems: the Linux...

Episode 072: Common *Sense Approach

2015-01-14

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Be your own VPN provider with OpenBSD We've covered how to build a BSD-based gateway that tunnels all your traffic through a VPN in the past - but what if you don't trust...

Episode 071: System Disaster

2015-01-07

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Introducing OPNsense, a pfSense fork OPNsense is a new BSD-based firewall project that was recently started, forked from the pfSense codebase Even though it's just been announced, they already have a formal release based...

Episode 070: Daemons in the North

2014-12-31

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More conference presentation videos Some more of the presentation videos from AsiaBSDCon are appearing online Masanobu Saitoh, Developing CPE Routers Based on NetBSD Reyk Floeter, VXLAN and Cloud-based Networking with OpenBSD Jos Jansen, Adapting OS X...

Episode 069: Under the Ports Tree

2014-12-24

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Special segment How our viewers got into BSD Jason's story (text) bsdx's story (text) David's story (text) Brad's story (text) Reese's story (video) Bryan's story (video) Pete's story (text) Anders' story (text) Guillermo's story (text) Jonathan's story (text) Adam's story (text) Chris' story (text) Tigersharke's story...

Episode 068: Just the Essentials

2014-12-17

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More BSD conference videos We mentioned it a few times, but the "New Directions in Operating Systems" conference was held in November in the UK The presentations videos are now online, with a few...

Episode 067: Must Be Rigged

2014-12-10

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Bitrig 1.0 released If you haven't heard of it, Bitrig is a fork of OpenBSD that started a couple years ago According to their FAQ, some of their goals include: only supporting modern hardware...

Episode 066: Conference Connoisseur

2014-12-03

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More BSD presentation videos The MeetBSD video uploading spree continues with a few more talks, maybe this'll be the last batch Corey Vixie, Web Apps in Embedded BSD Allan Jude, UCL config Kip Macy, iflib While we're...

Episode 065: 8,000,000 Mogofoo-ops

2014-11-26

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Even more BSD presentation videos More videos from this year's MeetBSD and OpenZFS devsummit were uploaded since last week Robert Ryan, At the Heart of the Digital Economy FreeNAS & ZFS, The Indestructible Duo -...