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

  • 339: BSD Fundraising

    February 27th, 2020  |  53 mins 56 secs
    bsd, campaign wrapup, desktop, desktop bsd, dragonflybsd, fileserver, freebsd, fundraising goal, furybsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, netbsd 9.0, netbsd fundraising, nfs, omnios, openbsd, openbsd foundation, openssh, retrospective, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    Meet FuryBSD, NetBSD 9.0 has been released, OpenBSD Foundation 2019 campaign wrapup, a retrospective on OmniOS ZFS-based NFS fileservers, NetBSD Fundraising 2020 goal, OpenSSH 8.2 released, and more.

  • 338: iocage in Jail

    February 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bsd, dataset, de, desktop environment, distrowatch, dragonflybsd, freebsd, furybsd, grant, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, i386, interview, iocage, jail, kde, lldb, netbsd, openbsd, review, travel grant, trident, trueos, tutorial, wpa_supplicant, zfs

    Distrowatch reviews FuryBSD, LLDB on i386 for NetBSD, wpa_supplicant as lower-class citizen, KDE on FreeBSD updates, Travel Grant for BSDCan open, ZFS dataset for testing iocage within a jail, and more.

  • 337: Kubernetes on bhyve

    February 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    bhyve, bsd, dragonflybsd, file server, fileserver, foss, freebsd, full time open source, guide, happyness, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, k8s, keen kingfisher, kubernetes, netbsd, netbsd 10, openbsd, opnsense, stress, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Happinesses and stresses of full-time FOSS work, building a FreeBSD fileserver, Kubernetes on FreeBSD bhyve, NetBSD 9 RC1 available, OPNSense 20.1 is here, HardenedBSD’s idealistic future, and more.

  • 336: Archived Knowledge

    February 6th, 2020  |  57 mins 57 secs
    archives, bsd, dragonflybsd, firewall, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, knowledge, netbsd, openbsd, opnsense, router, status, status report, tor, tor onion service node, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Linux couldn’t duplicate OpenBSD, FreeBSD Q4 status report, OPNsense 19.7.9 released, archives retain and pass on knowledge, HardenedBSD Tor Onion Service v3 Nodes, and more.

  • 335: FreeBSD Down Under

    January 30th, 2020  |  53 mins 54 secs
    australia, bsd, conference, containers, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freenas, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hyperbola, interview, llvm, migrate, migration, netbsd, openbsd, ptrace, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Hyperbola Developer interview, why you should migrate from Linux to BSD, FreeBSD is an amazing OS, improving the ptrace(2) API in LLVM 10, First FreeBSD conference in Australia, and a guide to containers on FreeNAS.

  • 334: Distrowatch Running FreeBSD

    January 23rd, 2020  |  48 mins 7 secs
    argon2, blocking, bsd, distrowatch, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, hashing scheme, howto, i386, iked, interview, lldb, memory, memory-hard, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial, upgrading, zfs

    Upgrading FreeBSD from 11.3 to 12.1, Distrowatch switching to FreeBSD, Torvalds says don’t run ZFS, iked(8) removed automatic IPv6 blocking, working towards LLDB on i386, and memory-hard Argon2 hashing scheme in NetBSD.

  • 333: Unix Keyboard Joy

    January 16th, 2020  |  40 mins 29 secs
    amazon, arm, arm 12, bsd, digital ocean, dragonflybsd, ec2, foundation, freebsd, freebsd foundation, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, keyboard, keyboards, netbsd, openbsd, pkgsrc, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, wireguard

    Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2019, Wireguard on OpenBSD Router, Amazon now has FreeBSD/ARM 12, pkgsrc-2019Q4, The Joys of UNIX Keyboards, OpenBSD on Digital Ocean, and more.

  • 332: The BSD Hyperbole

    January 9th, 2020  |  45 mins 12 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, drm, fido, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hyperbolabsd, i915, in-kernel nat, interview, ipfw, lldb, nat, netbsd, openbsd, threading, trident, trueos, tutorial, u2f, wayland, webrtc

    Announcing HyperbolaBSD, IPFW In-Kernel NAT setup on FreeBSD, Wayland and WebRTC enabled for NetBSD 9/Linux, LLDB Threading support ready for mainline, OpenSSH U2F/FIDO support in base, Dragonfly drm/i915: Update, and more.

  • 331: Why Computers Suck

    January 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    3970x, bsd, bsdcan, computers, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, infrastructure, interview, learning, netbsd, openbsd, ryzen, threadripper, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix

    How learning OpenBSD makes computers suck a little less, How Unix works, FreeBSD 12.1 Runs Well on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, BSDCan CFP, HardenedBSD Infrastructure Goals, and more.

  • 330: Happy Holidays, All(an)

    December 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    authentication, bsd, digitalocean, dragonflybsd, droplet, e2k19, freebsd, freenas, guide, hackathon, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, nomadbsd, openbsd, release candidate, trident, trueos, tutorial, vulnerabilities

    Authentication Vulnerabilities in OpenBSD, NetBSD 9.0 RC1 is available, Running FreeNAS on a DigitalOcean droplet, NomadBSD 1.3 is here, at e2k19 nobody can hear you scream, and more.

  • 329: Lucas’ Arts

    December 19th, 2019  |  51 mins 5 secs
    books, bsd, bsdcan, dragonflybsd, fiction, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, lucas, michael w. lucas, netbsd, non-fiction, openbsd, publishing, self-publishing, snmp, snmp mastery, sudo, sudo mastery, trident, trueos, tutorial, writing

    In this episode, we interview Michael W. Lucas about his latest book projects, including the upcoming SNMP Mastery book.

  • 328: EPYC Netflix Stack

    December 12th, 2019  |  57 mins 43 secs
    amd, amd epyc, arm, arm 12, aws, bsd, dragonflybsd, eyeballs, fido, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, ipsec, lldb, netbsd, netflix, network stack, openbsd, openssh, optimized, performance, threading, trident, trueos, tunnel, tutorial, u2f, unwind, vpn

    LLDB Threading support now ready, Multiple IPSec VPN tunnels with FreeBSD, Netflix Optimized FreeBSD's Network Stack More Than Doubled AMD EPYC Performance, happy eyeballs with unwind(8), AWS got FreeBSD ARM 12, OpenSSH U2F/FIDO support, and more.