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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

Update 2013/11/26

2013-11-26

Hi BSD Now fans. Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming schedule: 11/27: Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of FreeBSD and creator of ports, to talk about FreeBSD's founding and future. The tutorial will be an update to the OpenBSD router guide with some new improvements I've made. 12/04: George Wilson from Delphix...

Reflections on Podcasting

2013-11-19

tl;dr → This is not a technical news post, it's just my bantering about the show. You can skip it entirely if you're not interested. Usually I post news from the whole team, but this time it's just me. The first episode of BSD Now was scheduled to be recorded on...

Ten Episodes!?

2013-11-07

Hi all. We've just uploaded the big tenth episode of BSD Now. I'm really happy that we've reached ten episodes already. With it comes an updated intro, courtesy of our friend Chris Fisher. On behalf of the whole BSD Now team, I want to say thank you to all the listeners...

Update 2013/09/19

2013-09-19

We've just uploaded the third episode of BSD Now, "MX with TTX." With it we also put up the full accompanying pkgng tutorial, so check that out as well. Next week's episode will be shorter, since both Allan and Kris will be at EuroBSDCon. We'll have a prerecorded interview with Devin...


Episode 176: Linking your world

2017-01-11

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Kernel and World, and many Ports, can now be linked with lld “With this change applied I can link the entirety of the FreeBSD/amd64 base system (userland world and kernel) with LLD.” “Rafael's done an initial experimental Poudriere FreeBSD package build...

Episode 175: How the Dtrace saved Christmas

2017-01-04

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSSL 1.1 API migration path, or the lack thereof As many of you will already be aware, the OpenSSL 1.1.0 release intentionally introduced significant API changes from the previous release. In summary, a large number of data structures that...

Episode 174: 2016 Highlights

2016-12-29

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by LinksZFS in the trenches | BSD Now 123One small step for DRM, one giant leap for BSD | BSD Now 143The Laporte has landed! | BSD Now 152Ham, Radio & Pie, Oh My! | BSD Now 158The Foundation of NetBSD...

Episode 173: Carry on my Wayland son

2016-12-21

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines syspatch in testing state Antoine Jacoutot ajacoutot@ openbsd has posted a call for testing for OpenBSD’s new syspatch tool “syspatch(8), a "binary" patch system for -release is now ready for early testing. This does not use binary diffing to update the system,...

Episode 172: A tale of BSD from yore

2016-12-14

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Call For Testing: OpenSSH 7.4 Getting ready to head into the holidays for for the end of 2016 means some of us will have spare time on our hands. What a perfect time to get some call for testing work...

Episode 171 The APU - BSD Style!

2016-12-07

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD on PC Engines APU2 A detailed walkthrough of building an OpenBSD firewall on a PC Engines APU2 It starts with a breakdown of the parts that were purchases, totally around $200 Then the reader is walked through configuring the serial console, flashing...

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...