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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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First Impressions

2013-09-07

We have collected some of the feedback about our first episode from around the Internet, and it seems to be quite positive, with many valid criticisms and suggestions. In the tutorial segment, sorry about all of the bell sounds. We had not realized the sound from that machine was being captured....

First Episode Recorded!

2013-09-04

We just finished recording the very first episode of BSD Now; certainly a day for the history books. Everything went well and the final edited version should be up within 48 hours. Be sure to check out our first tutorial: Using stunnel and SSH to bypass IDS. TJ...

Episode 001 Rescheduled

2013-08-28

I received word early this morning that Kris Moore's wife went into labour earlier than expected. As such, Kris will be unavailable to record today. I am still going to run the interview with Peter Hessler to validate our live streaming and recording setup. Sorry for getting everyone all excited about the new...

Upcoming Interview - Peter Hessler

2013-08-04

BSD Now has scored an interview with Peter Hessler of OpenBSD. He will be discussing using BGP to distribute spam whitelist/blacklists....


Episode 181: The Cantrillogy (Not special edition)

2017-02-15

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by – Show Notes: –FOSDEM 2017 BSD Dev Room Videos Ubuntu Slaughters Kittens | BSD Now 103The Cantrill Strikes Back | BSD Now 117Return of the Cantrill | BSD Now 163 Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on...

Episode 179: The Wayland Machine

2017-02-01

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Wayland is now in the FreeBSD Ports tree This commit brings Wayland, the new windowing system, into the FreeBSD ports tree “This port was first created by Koop Mast (kwm@) then updated and improved by Johannes Lundberg” “Wayland is intended as a simpler...

Episode 180: Illuminating the desktop

2017-01-31

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Ken Moore - ken@trueos.org TrueOS, Lumina, Sys Admin, The BSD Desktop Ecosystem + KM: Thank you for joining us again, can you believe it has been an entire year? + AJ: Let’s start by getting an update on Lumina, what has...

Episode 178: Enjoy the Silence

2017-01-25

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Ports no longer build on EOL FreeBSD versions The FreeBSD ports tree has been updated to automatically fail if you try to compile ports on EOL versions of FreeBSD (any version of 9.x or earlier, 10.0 - 10.2, or 11 from...

Episode 177: Getting Pi on my Wifi

2017-01-18

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines WiFi: 11n hostap mode added to athn(4) driver, testers wanted “OpenBSD as WiFi access points look set to be making a comeback in the near future” “Stefan Sperling added 802.11n hostap mode, with full support initially for the Atheros chips supported by...

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...