BSD Now

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

130 episodes of BSD Now since the first episode, which aired on March 29th, 2018.

  • 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.

  • 349: Entropy Overhaul

    May 7th, 2020  |  57 mins 33 secs
    bsd, crash, crash dump, dev environment, dragonflybsd, encrypted, encryption, entropy, entropy overhaul, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kernel development, log host, netbsd, openbsd, sync, sync write, synchronous, syslog, syslog-ng, taskq, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix time, zvol

    Encrypted Crash Dumps in FreeBSD, Time on Unix, Improve ZVOL sync write performance with a taskq, central log host with syslog-ng, NetBSD Entropy overhaul, Setting Up NetBSD Kernel Dev Environment, and more.

  • 348: BSD Community Collections

    April 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 secs
    ars technica, book sponsorship, bsd, collections, dragonflybsd, freebsd, furybsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, internals, interview, kde, memory allocator, memory allocator internals, netbsd, openbsd, secure memory allocator, solid state drive, ssd, tls, tls mastery, tls mastery book, trident, trueos, tutorial, xfce

    FuryBSD 2020Q2 Images Available, Technical reasons to choose FreeBSD over GNU/Linux, Ars technica reviews GhostBSD, “TLS Mastery” sponsorships open, BSD community show their various collections, a tale of OpenBSD secure memory allocator internals, learn to stop worrying and love SSDs, and more.

  • 347: New Directions

    April 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 50 secs
    ars technica, bsd, curses, distro, distro review, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, plan 9, progress, q1, q1 2020, review, security, status, status report, thomas dickey, thomas e. dickey, trident, trueos, tutorial, ui, user interface

    Rethinking OpenBSD security, FreeBSD 2020 Q1 status report, the notion of progress and user interfaces, Comments about Thomas E. Dickey on NetBSD curses, making Unix a little more Plan9-like, Not-actually Linux distro review: FreeBSD, and more.

  • 346: Core File Tales

    April 16th, 2020  |  55 mins 58 secs
    bios, bios update, branch, branch support, bsd, bugs, caddy, core, core dump, core file, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hugo, hypervisor, interview, iowait, jails, lenovo, netbsd, openbsd, restic, self-hosted, thinkpad, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, x260

    Tales from a core file, Lenovo X260 BIOS Update with OpenBSD, the problem of Unix iowait and multi-CPU machines, Hugo workflow using FreeBSD Jails, Caddy, Restic; extending NetBSD-7 branch support, a tale of two hypervisor bugs, and more.

  • 345: Switchers to BSD

    April 9th, 2020  |  47 mins 48 secs
    bsd, community, dragonflybsd, feedback, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, nextcloud, openbsd, risc, risc os, screen locking, trident, trueos, tutorial, x11

    NetBSD 8.2 is available, NextCloud on OpenBSD, X11 screen locking, NetBSD and RISC OS running parallel, community feedback about switching to BSD, and more.