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

  • 361: Function-based MicroVM

    July 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    2.11 bsd, berkeley, bsd, distribution, dragonflybsd, emulex, freebsd, function based microvm, guide, hardenedbsd, homelab, howto, interview, microvm, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, opnsense, os, powerpc64, release, snapshots, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    Emulex: The Cheapest 10gbe for Your Homelab, In Search of 2.11BSD, as released, Fakecracker: NetBSD as a Function Based MicroVM, First powerpc64 snapshots available for OpenBSD, OPNsense 20.1.8 released, and more.

  • 360: Full circle

    July 23rd, 2020  |  42 mins 27 secs
    berkeley, bsd, commit, core team, distribution, dragonflybsd, elected, election, freebsd, freebsd core team, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, i3, i3 nuc, intel, intel i3, interview, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, packet filter, pf, pinebook, pinebook pro, software, table size, table size check, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    Chasing a bad commit, New FreeBSD Core Team elected, Getting Started with NetBSD on the Pinebook Pro, FreeBSD on the Intel 10th Gen i3 NUC, pf table size check and change, and more.

  • 359: Throwaway Browser

    July 16th, 2020  |  43 mins 25 secs
    bhyve, binary upgrades, browser, bsd, development, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guest, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, laptop, linux, netbsd, omnios, openbsd, operating system, os, pot, throw away, throw-away, trident, trueos, tutorial, virtualization, vm, zfs

    Throw-Away Browser on FreeBSD With "pot" within 5 minutes, OmniOS as OpenBSD guest with bhyve, BSD vs Linux distro development, My FreeBSD Laptop Build, FreeBSD CURRENT Binary Upgrades, and more.

  • 358: OpenBSD Kubernetes Clusters

    July 9th, 2020  |  43 mins 32 secs
    agent, bsd, bug, bug hunting, cluster, command line, conference, conferencing, conferencing software, dragonflybsd, freebsd, git, github, guide, hardenedbsd, history, howto, interview, jitsi, jitsi-meet, kubernetes, kubernetes cluster, merge, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, trident, trueos, tutorial, video conferencing, wireguard, yubikey, yubikey agent, yubikey-agent, zfs

    Yubikey-agent on FreeBSD, Managing Kubernetes clusters from OpenBSD, History of FreeBSD part 1, Running Jitsi-Meet in a FreeBSD Jail, Command Line Bug Hunting in FreeBSD, Game of Github, Wireguard official merged into OpenBSD, and more

  • 357: Study the Code

    July 2nd, 2020  |  37 mins 59 secs
    apu4d4, boot, booting, bsd, code, code study, dragonflybsd, drm, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hpe, interview, microserver, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, pc engines, sata, sata port, study, trident, trueos, tutorial, update, updates, zfs

    OpenBSD 6.7 on PC Engines, NetBSD code study, DRM Update on OpenBSD, Booting FreeBSD on HPE Microserver SATA port, 3 ways to multiboot, and more.

  • 356: Dig in Deeper

    June 25th, 2020  |  32 mins 8 secs
    bsd, code, code of conduct, conduct, dig, dragonflybsd, encrypted, encryption, freebsd, gaming, guide, hammer2, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, multi os, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, periodic, periodic snapshots, snapshot, snapshots, trident, truenas, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    TrueNAS is Multi-OS, Encrypted ZFS on NetBSD, FreeBSD’s new Code of Conduct, Gaming on OpenBSD, dig a little deeper, Hammer2 and periodic snapshots, and more.

  • 355: Man Page Origins

    June 18th, 2020  |  40 mins 39 secs
    bsd, dell, dell latitude, dell latitude 7390, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, latitude 7390, man pages, manpages, manual, manual pages, netbsd, openbsd, pfs, trident, trueos, tutorial, upgrade, upgrading, vax

    Upgrading OpenBSD, Where do Unix man pages come from?, Help for NetBSD’s VAX port, FreeBSD on Dell Latitude 7390, PFS Tool changes in DragonflyBSD, and more.

  • 354: ZFS safekeeps data

    June 11th, 2020  |  35 mins 7 secs
    amazon ec2, bsd, community survey, data safety, dragonflybsd, ec2, freebsd, freebsd community survey, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, openzfs, pinebook, pinebook pro, pinebook pro 64, trident, trueos, tutorial

    FreeBSD 11.4-RC 2 available, OpenBSD 6.7 on a PineBook Pro 64, How OpenZFS Keeps Your Data Safe, Bringing FreeBSD to EC2, FreeBSD 2020 Community Survey, and more.

  • 353: ZFS on Ironwolf

    June 4th, 2020  |  38 mins 31 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, ironwolf, lenovo t480, microsoft, netbsd, openbsd, raid, scheduler, scheduling, surface go, sysadmin, system administration, system administrator, t480, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    Scheduling in NetBSD, ZFS vs. RAID on Ironwolf disks, OpenBSD on Microsoft Surface Go 2, FreeBSD for Linux sysadmins, FreeBSD on Lenovo T480, and more

  • 352: Introducing Randomness

    May 28th, 2020  |  50 mins 56 secs
    bsd, changes, core team, dragonflybsd, entropy, freebsd, guest agent, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kvm, laptop, logs, netatalk, netbsd, notebook, openbsd, patchset, qemu, random, randomness, trident, trueos, tutorial, wireguard

    A brief introduction to randomness, logs grinding netatalk to a halt, NetBSD core team changes, Using qemu guest agent on OpenBSD kvm/qemu guests, WireGuard patchset for OpenBSD, FreeBSD 12.1 on a laptop, and more.

  • 351: Heaven: OpenBSD 6.7

    May 21st, 2020  |  49 mins 9 secs
    backup, bsd, chown, disk, disk space, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jail, netbsd, openbsd, quota, quotas, release, restore, roadmap, trident, truenas, truenas core, trueos, tutorial, wireguard

    Backup and Restore on NetBSD, OpenBSD 6.7 available, Building a WireGuard Jail with FreeBSD's standard tools, who gets to chown things and quotas, influence TrueNAS CORE roadmap, and more.
    Date: 2020-05-20

  • 350: Speedy Bridges

    May 14th, 2020  |  34 mins 40 secs
    bsd, crash, crash dump, dev environment, dragonflybsd, encrypted, encryption, freebsd, hardenedbsd, interview, kernel development, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, unix

    5x if_bridge Performance Improvement, How Unix Won, Understanding VLAN Configuration on FreeBSD, Using bhyve PCI passthrough on OmniOS, TrueNAS 11.3-U2 Available, and more.