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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...

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 018: Eclipsing Binaries

2014-01-01

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Faces of FreeBSD continues Our first one details Shteryana Shopova, the local organizer for EuroBSDCon 2014 in Sophia Gives some information about how she got into BSD "I installed FreeBSD on my laptop, alongside the...

Episode 017: The Gift of Giving

2013-12-25

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Scott Long - scottl@freebsd.org FreeBSD at Netflix, OpenConnect, network performance, various topics All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on...

Episode 016: Cryptocrystalline

2013-12-18

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Secure communications with OpenBSD and OpenVPN Starting off today's theme of encryption... A new blog series about combining OpenBSD and OpenVPN to secure your internet traffic Part 1 covers installing OpenBSD with full disk encryption...

Episode 015: Kickin' NAS

2013-12-11

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines More faces of FreeBSD Another installment of the FoF series This time they talk with Reid Linnemann who works at Spectra Logic Gives a history of all the different jobs he's done, all the programming...

Episode 014: Zettabytes for Days

2013-12-04

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines pkgng 1.2 released bapt and bdrewery from the portmgr team released pkgng 1.2 final New features include an improved build system, plugin improvements, new bootstrapping command, SRV mirror improvements, a new "pkg config" command, repo improvements, vuXML is now default,...

Episode 013: Bridging the Gap

2013-11-27

Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines Getting to know your portmgr In this interview they talk to one of the "Annoying Reminder Guys" - Erwin Lansing, the second longest serving member of FreeBSD's portmgr (also vice-president of the FreeBSD Foundation) He actually maintains the .dk ccTLD Describes FreeBSD...

Episode 012: Collecting SSHells

2013-11-20

Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines Faces of FreeBSD The FreeBSD foundation is publishing articles on different FreeBSD developers This one is about Colin Percival (cperciva@), the ex-security officer Tells the story of how he first found BSD, what he contributed back, how he eventually became the security...

Episode 011: The Gateway Drug

2013-11-13

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines OpenSSH 6.4 released Security fixes in OpenSSH don't happen very often 6.4 fixes a memory corruption problem, no new features If exploited, this vulnerability might permit code execution with the privileges of the authenticated user and may therefore allow bypassing restricted...

Episode 010: Year of the BSD Desktop

2013-11-06

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines OpenBSD 5.4 released The usual 6 month release cycle continues with 5.4 People who bought the CD get the release very early, but now it's on the public FTP New platforms "octeon" and "beagle" Improved Intel DRM, reworked checksumming for network protocols,...

Episode 009: -CURRENT Events

2013-10-30

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines Managed services using FreeBSD New York Internet, a huge ISP and service provider, details how they use FreeBSD Mentions using BSD technologies: pf, pfsync, carp, haproxy, zfs, jails and more Explains FreeBSD's role in commercial workloads on a massive scale Lots of...

Episode 008: A Brief Intorduction

2013-10-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines FreeBSD July-September 2013 Status Report Quarterly FreeBSD status report is out with A LOT of updates, we'll cover a few of them Highlights include AES-NI Improvements for GELI, Capsicum development, Continuation of the Newcons Project, Download Manager Service for the...

Episode 007: Go Directly to Jail(8)

2013-10-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent Headlines FreeBSD turns it up to 11 The -CURRENT branch is now known as 11 10 has been branched to -STABLE 10-BETA1 ISOs are available now Will be the next -RELEASE, probably next year Stopping the SSH bruteforce with BSD and pf The Hail Mary...