BSD Now

A weekly podcast and the place to B...SD

About the show

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 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.

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Episodes

  • 421: ZFS eats CPU

    September 23rd, 2021  |  50 mins 42 secs
    berkeley, bsd, cpu usage, cpu use, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, emulator, freebsd, gnu, google summer of code, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, portability, ports, release, shell, software, students, traceroute, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, unix history, useless, venix, vm86, zfs, zpool

    Useless use of GNU, Meet the 2021 FreeBSD GSoC Students, historical note on Unix portability, vm86-based venix emulator, ZFS Mysteriously Eating CPU, traceroute gets speed boost, and more

  • 420: OpenBSD makes life better

    September 16th, 2021  |  49 mins 18 secs
    apple m1, arm64, bandwidth management, berkeley, bsd, changes, dataset, desktop, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, improvements, internet, interview, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, pool layout, ports, release, router, router project, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, wifi, wireless, zfs, zpool

    Choosing The Right ZFS Pool Layout, changes in OpenBSD that make life better, GhostBSD 21.09.06 ISO's now available, Fair Internet bandwidth management with OpenBSD, NetBSD wifi router project update, NetBSD on the Apple M1, HardenedBSD August Status Report, FreeBSD Journal on Wireless and Desktop, and more.

  • 419: Rethinking OS installs

    September 9th, 2021  |  51 mins 39 secs
    alpha cpu, berkeley, bsd, dataset, dec, distribution, done differently, dragonflybsd, freebsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, irix, learning, llvm, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, os install, packages, port, ports, qemu, rc.d, release, rethink, retrospect, review, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, x11, zfs, zpool

    Reviewing a first OpenBSD port, NetBSD 9.2 on a DEC Alpha CPU in QEMU with X11, FreeBSD Experiment Rethinks the OS Install, GhostBSD switching to FreeBSD rc.d, Irix gets LLVM, and more.

  • 418: The greatest time in history to be a creator

    September 2nd, 2021  |  52 mins 25 secs
    berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, michael w. lucas, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    In this episode, we interview Michael W. Lucas about his latest book projects including Git sync murder, TLS Mastery, getting paid for creative work, writing tools and techniques, and more.

  • 417: bhyve private cloud

    August 26th, 2021  |  57 mins 18 secs
    berkeley, bhyve, bsd, dataset, disk, distribution, dragonflybsd, encryption, expansion, fileserver, foundation, framework laptop, freebsd, geli, guide, hardenedbsd, home, howto, interview, mybee, netbsd, objectives, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, portable, ports, private cloud, release, rpo, rto, second quarter report, shell, software, tor setup, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS pt 1, FreeBSD Foundation Q2 report, OpenBSD full Tor setup, MyBee - bhyve as private cloud, FreeBSD home fileserver expansion, OpenBSD on Framework Laptop, portable GELI, and more.

  • 416: netcat printing

    August 19th, 2021  |  53 mins 14 secs
    bastille, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, netcat, open source, openbsd, opensuse, operating system, opnsense, os, packages, pfsense, pfsense plus, ports, printing, release, shell, snapshots, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    OpenZFS snapshots, OpenSUSE on Bastille, printing with netcat, new opnsense 21.1.8 released, new pfsense plus software available, and more.

  • 415: Wrong OS Switch

    August 12th, 2021  |  54 mins 17 secs
    berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freedom, ghostbsd, git sync murder, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, i2p, init system, interview, mistakes, net/1, net/2, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, permissions, ports, release, riscv64, server os, shell, software, switch, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool
  • 414: Running online conferences

    August 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    berkeley, bsd, conference, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, fanless, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, ipfs, netbsd, online, open source, openbsd, openzfs, operating system, os, packages, performance, ports, release, shell, software, system controls, tcp, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    OpenZFS 2.1 is out, FreeBSD TCP Performance System Controls, IPFS OpenBSD, tips for running an online conference, fanless OpenBSD laptop, and more.

  • 413: BSD/Linux Chimera

    July 29th, 2021  |  46 mins 21 secs
    advancebsd, berkeley, bsd, chimera linux, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon 2021, fpga, freebsd, gcc gnat, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, pkgsrc, ports, programming, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, user perspective, zfs, zpool

    Updating GCC GNAT (Ada) in pkgsrc/NetBSD, AdvanceBSD thoughts 2/2, FreeBSD from a NetBSD user’s perspective, FPGA programming and DragonFly, Chimera Linux, EuroBSDcon 2021, and more.

  • 412: Command-line secrets

    July 22nd, 2021  |  50 mins 46 secs
    advancebsd, berkeley, bsd, command line, dataset, desktop environment, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, lumina desktop, maintainership, netbsd, observability, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, performance, ports, release, secrets, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD Performance Observability, Advance!BSD thoughts 1/2, Lumina Desktop Maintainership Change, How to Handle Secrets on the Command Line, Like NetBSD DragonFlyBSD Now Has "COVID", and more.

  • 411: FreeBSD Deep Dive

    July 15th, 2021  |  46 mins 21 secs
    airport code, berkeley, bsd, chdir, chose name, dataset, deep dive, developers, distribution, dragonflybsd, evolution, freebsd, freebsd boxbuilder, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, iata, interview, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, opnsense, os, packages, ports, posix_spawn, release, shell, software, strengths, system, system architecture, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Unix System Architecture Evolution, Deep Dive into FreeBSD’s Strengths, how developers chose names, OPNsense 21.1.7 released, Support for chdir(2) in posix_spawn(3), vagrant-freebsd-boxbuilder, OpenBSD’s IATA airport code file, and more

  • 410: OpenBSD Consumer Gateway

    July 8th, 2021  |  41 mins 54 secs
    berkeley, blog, blogging, bsd, bubble, building images, consumer, consumer gateway, custom image, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, gateway launch, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, minecraft, mkjail, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, performance, ports, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, upgrading, zfs, zpool

    Open Source and Blogging Bubbles, Building Customized FreeBSD Images, Updating Minecraft in FreeBSD, Upgrading FreeBSD jails using mkjail, Dragonfly 6.0 Performance benchmark, OpenBSD Consumer Gateway Launch, and more.