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

  • 402: Goodbye GPL

    May 13th, 2021  |  49 mins 38 secs
    berkeley, bsd, bsd-user, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, fork, freebsd, goodbye, gpl, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jails, laptop, netbsd, oci, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, qemu, release, runtime, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, xenix, zfs, zpool

    It's time to say goodbye to the GPL, a new OCI Runtime for FreeBSD Jails, A bit of Xenix history, On Updating QEMU's bsd-user fork, FreeBSD 13 on a 12 year old laptop, and more

  • 401: OpenBSD Dog Garage

    May 6th, 2021  |  58 mins 3 secs
    bandwidth, bandwidth limit, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dog, dragonflybsd, freebsd, garage, guide, hardenedbsd, history, howto, interview, migration, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, shell, software, toolchain, trident, truenas, trueos, tutorial, unix, xenix, zfs, zpool

    Dog's Garage Runs OpenBSD, EuroBSDcon 2021 Call for Papers, FreeBSD’s iostat, The state of toolchains in NetBSD, Bandwidth limiting on OpenBSD 6.8, FreeBSD's ports migration to git and its impact on HardenedBSD, TrueNAS 12.0-U3 has been released, and more.

  • 400: FreeBSD became 13

    April 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    berkeley, bsd, d compiler, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freebsd 13, google summer of code, gsoc, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, release, report, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD 13 is here, multi-factor authentication on OpenBSD, KDE on FreeBSD 2021o2, NetBSD GSoC report, a working D compiler on OpenBSD, and more

  • 399: Comparing Sandboxes

    April 22nd, 2021  |  57 mins 4 secs
    berkeley, bsd, customizing, dataset, development process, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, nginx, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, packages, ports, relay, release, sandbox technique, sandboxing, shell, signal, software, statement, status report, tcp, trident, trueos, tutorial, udp, unix, zfs, zpool

    Comparing sandboxing techniques, Statement on FreeBSD development processes, customizing FreeBSD ports and packages, the quest for a comfortable NetBSD desktop, Nginx as a TCP/UDP relay, HardenedBSD March 2021 Status Report, Detailed Behaviors of Unix Signal, and more

  • 398: Coordinated Mars Time

    April 15th, 2021  |  50 mins 14 secs
    arm64, armv8, aws, bell labs, berkeley, bsd, challenge, cloud, coordinated mars time, cyberspace, dataset, desktop, distribution, donation, dragonflybsd, financial, freebsd, grep, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, inferno, interview, mars, milestone, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, opnsense, os, plan 9, programming, random, release, report, shell, software, standard input, stdin, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD 13.0 Full Desktop Experience, FreeBSD on ARM64 in the Cloud, Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace, Inferno is open source as well, NetBSD hits donation milestone, grep returns (standard input) on FreeBSD, Random Programming Challenge, OpenBSD Adds Support for Coordinated Mars Time (MTC) and more

  • 397: Fresh BSD 2021

    April 8th, 2021  |  56 mins 1 sec
    berkeley, boot, bsd, customizing, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freshbsd, fuloong, gmid, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kernel, legacy, lemote, lldb, loongson, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, plugin, poudriere, process, release, shell, software, systemd, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Customizing the FreeBSD Kernel, OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Fuloong, how ZFS on Linux brings up pools and filesystems at boot under systemd, LLDB: FreeBSD Legacy Process Plugin Removed, FreshBSD 2021, gmid, Danschmid’s Poudriere Guide in english, and more

  • 396: License to thrill

    April 1st, 2021  |  53 mins 27 secs
    automount, berkeley, bhyve, book, bsd, calamares, dataset, dhcpleased, distribution, dragonflybsd, ebsnvme-id, efs, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, network, nvme, old pictures, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, release, shell, software, trident, troubleshooting, trueos, tutorial, unix, usenix, zfs, zpool

    Description: FreeBSD Network Troubleshooting, The State of FreeBSD, dhcpleased, bhyve for Calamares Development, EFS automount and ebsnvme-id, Old Usenix pictures, and more.

  • 395: Tracing ARM’s history

    March 25th, 2021  |  37 mins 59 secs
    arm, bastillebsd, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, linux jail, midnightbsd, netbsd, nomadbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, opnsense, os, release, shell, software, tracing, trident, trueos, tutorial, ubuntu jail, unix, zfs, zpool

    Tracing the History of ARM and FreeBSD, Make ‘less’ more friendly, NomadBSD 1.4 Release, Create an Ubuntu Linux jail on FreeBSD 12.2, OPNsense 21.1.2 released, Midnight BSD and BastilleBSD, and more.

  • 394: FreeBSD on Mars

    March 18th, 2021  |  43 mins 31 secs
    berkeley, bhyve, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guest, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, large data, mars, microscopy, mysql, netbsd, network stack, nextcloud, openbsd, operating system, os, release, rover, shell, software, state of the union, transaction, trident, truenas, trueos, tutorial, unix, vxworks, zfs, zpool

    Onboard Scheduler for the Mars 2020 Rover, Practical Guide to Storage of Large Amounts of Microscopy Data, OpenBSD guest with bhyve - OmniOS, NextCloud on OpenBSD, MySQL Transactions - the physical side, TrueNAS 12.0-U2.1 is released, HardenedBSD 2021 State of the Hardened Union, and more

  • 393: ZFS dRAID

    March 11th, 2021  |  50 mins 40 secs
    27 years old book, annotate, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, draid, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, just, lessons, make, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, pdf, phabricator, proxy, release, shell, signal, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Lessons learned from a 27 years old UNIX book, Finally dRAID, Setting up a Signal Proxy using FreeBSD, Annotate your PDF files on OpenBSD, Things You Should Do Now, Just: More unixy than Make, and more

  • 392: macOS inspired Desktop

    March 4th, 2021  |  47 mins 26 secs
    501c3, arm, benchmarks, berkeley, bsd, dataset, desktop, distribution, dragonflybsd, employment, foundation, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, hellosystem, howto, interview, jails, job, kernel engineer, macos inspired, netbsd, open source, openbsd, operating system, os, project coordinator, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD 13 BETA Benchmarks, FreeBSD Jails Deep Dive by Klara Systems, FreeBSD Foundation looking for a Senior Arm Kernel Engineer & OSS Project Coordinator, macOS-Inspired BSD Desktop OS by helloSystem, A Trip into FreeBSD and more.

  • 391: i386 tear shedding

    February 25th, 2021  |  38 mins 55 secs
    advantages, annotation, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, grafana, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, i386, interview, jail, kde, marvelous meerkat, netbsd, node-exporter, nomadbsd, openbsd, operating system, opnsense, os, pdf, prometheus, proxy, release, shell, signal, software, touch screen, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, xargs, zfs, zpool

    Follow-up about FreeBSD jail advantages, Install Prometheus, Node Exporter and Grafana, Calibrate your touch-screen on OpenBSD, OPNsense 21.1 Marvelous Meerkat Released, NomadBSD 1.4-RC1, Lets all shed a Tear for 386, find mostly doesn't need xargs today on modern Unixes, OpenBSD KDE Status Report, and more.