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

  • 482: BSD XFCE Desktop

    November 24th, 2022  |  39 mins 20 secs
    alpine linux, berkeley, bsd, considerations, dataset, desktop, distribution, dragonflybsd, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, minimalist, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, quick setup, reason, release, root on zfs, shell, software, storage, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, xfce, zfs, zpool

    5 Key Reasons to Consider Open Source Storage, OpenBSD Minimalist Desktop, BSD XFCE, Alpine Linux VM on bhyve - with root on ZFS, FreeBSD Jail Quick Setup with Networking, and more.

  • 481: Fiery Crackers

    November 17th, 2022  |  47 mins 54 secs
    avoid, avoidance, aws, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, filesystem, firecracker, freebsd, guide, gzip, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, linux, minio, netbsd, nvme, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, performance, ports, postgres, q3, questions, reddit, release, shell, software, speedup, status report, tar, third quarter, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, vendor lock-in, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD Q3 2022 status report, Leveraging MinIO and OpenZFS to avoid vendor lock in, FreeBSD on Firecracker platform, How Much Faster Is Making A Tar Archive Without Gzip, Postgres from packages on OpenBSD, Upgrading an NVMe zpool from 222G to 1TB drives, Don't use Reddit for Linux or BSD related questions, and more.

  • 480: OpenBSD 7.2

    November 10th, 2022  |  48 mins 55 secs
    ad blocker, ad blocking, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, filesystem, freebsd, fuguita, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, memory protection, memory protections, netbsd, notifications, notify, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, secteam, security team, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unbound, unix, zfs, zpool

    OpenBSD 7.2 and FuguIta have been released, Learn the Whys and Hows with the FreeBSD Sec Team, how to get notified about FreeBSD updates, using unbound for ad blocking on OpenBSD, further memory protections on OpenBSD current, and more.

  • 479: OpenBSD Docker Host

    November 3rd, 2022  |  42 mins 3 secs
    berkeley, bsd, conference, dataset, distribution, docker, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, history, howto, interview, jails, netbsd, open source, openbsd, openshift, operating system, os, packages, ports, process groups, processes, release, shell, signal, signals, software, toolchain, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, vmd, zfs, zpool

    EuroBSDcon 2022 as first BSD conference, Red Hat’s OpenShift vs FreeBSD Jails, Running a Docker Host under OpenBSD using vmd(8), history of sending signals to Unix process groups, Toolchains adventures - Q3 2022, and more

  • 478: Debunking sudo myths

    October 27th, 2022  |  46 mins 13 secs
    berkeley, bsd, buster, command, dataset, debugbreak, debunk, dennis richie, distribution, dragonflybsd, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, machines, myth, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, rob pike, shell, software, sudo, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Open Source in Enterprise Environments, Your Comprehensive Guide to rc(8): FreeBSD Services and Automation, How Rob Pike got hired by Dennis Richie, what FreeBSD machines rubenerd uses, new debugbreak command, 7 sudo myths debunked

  • 477: Uninitialized Memory Disclosures

    October 20th, 2022  |  46 mins 57 secs
    analysis, berkeley, binary ninja, bsd, crash dump, dataset, disclosure, distribution, dragonflybsd, driver, dual-license, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, kernel, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, packet filter, ports, release, sharing, shell, software, tools pf, toolset, trident, trueos, tutorial, uninitialized memory, unix, zfs, zpool

    Analyzing BSD Kernels for Uninitialized Memory Disclosures Using Binary Ninja, Sharing Dual-Licensed Drivers between Linux and FreeBSD, favorite Things About The OpenBSD Packet Filter Tools, How to trigger services restart after OpenBSD update, Gems from the Man Page Trenches, and more.

  • 476: Warren Toomey interview

    October 13th, 2022  |  44 mins 34 secs
    berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tuhs, tutorial, unix, warren toomey, zfs, zpool

    In this special episode, we interview Warren Toomey from the Unix Historical Society. We chat about his involvement in preserving old Unix systems and why that is important.

  • 475: Prompt Injection Attacks

    October 6th, 2022  |  47 mins 37 secs
    attack, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, file management tools, filesystem, freebsd, gpt3, guide, hardenedbsd, history, howto, interview, jails, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, overview, package management, packages, ports, prompt injection, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, video playback, zfs, zpool

    Prompt injection attacks against GPT-3, the History of Package Management on FreeBSD, A fresh look at FreeBSD, File Management Tools for Your Favorite Shell, Quick Guide about Video Playback on FreeBSD, and more.

  • 474: EuroBSDcon 2022

    September 29th, 2022  |  46 mins 13 secs
    antispam, berkeley, book, bsd, conference, dataset, deploying, deployment, distribution, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, filesystem, freebsd, friends, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, immutable userland mappings, interview, jails, netbsd, open source, openbgpd, openbsd, openbsd mastery, openssh, operating system, oracle cloud, os, packages, portable, ports, release, shell, software, spam, spammer, ssh-signed commits, tale, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Deploying FreeBSD on Oracle Cloud, A Tale of 300,000 Imaginary Friends, EuroBSDcon 2022 recap, OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems” Status Report, OpenBGPD 7.6 Released, immutable userland mappings, Portable OpenSSH commits now SSH-signed, and more.

  • 473: Rusty Kernel Modules

    September 22nd, 2022  |  46 mins 21 secs
    aio lpe, amiga support, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, elastic metal, filesystem, freebsd, freebsd journal, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, issue, jails, kernel module, linux, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, rust, scaleway, science, shell, software, subsystem, systems, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Writing FreeBSD kernel modules in Rust, Details behind the FreeBSD aio LPE, Linux subsystem for FreeBSD, FreeBSD Journal: Science, Systems, and FreeBSD, NetBSD improves Amiga support, OpenBSD on Scaleway Elastic Metal, and more

  • 472: Consistent Exit Code

    September 15th, 2022  |  45 mins 22 secs
    berkeley, boot support, bsd, dataset, distribution, dma, documentation, dragonfly mail agent, dragonflybsd, filesystem, framework, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, laptop, mail agent, mail delivery, muxfs, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, raid 1c, release, shell, software, stable abi, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, win32, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD on the Framework Laptop, Win32 is the only stable ABI on Linux, why OpenBSD’s documentation is so good, configure dma for mail delivery in jails on internet hosts, introducing muxfs, RAID1C boot support, and more

  • 471: De-Penguinization

    September 8th, 2022  |  49 mins 8 secs
    berkeley, bsd, configuration, configuring, dataset, de-penguin, distribution, dragonflybsd, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hackathon, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, netbsd, open source, openbsd, openiked, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, rk2k22, rpki-client, shell, software, ten things, to do, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, users, zfs, zpool

    Ten Things To Do After Installing FreeBSD, BSD for Linux users, r2k22 Hackathon Report on rpki-client, Configuring OpenIKED, De-Penguin Me, and more