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BSD Now is a weekly video podcast 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 PC-BSD. 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 12:00PM (US Eastern time) and the edited version is usually up the following day. You can find our complete list of episodes here.

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Latest News

Update 2013/09/19

2013-09-19

We've just uploaded the third episode of BSD Now, "MX with TTX." With it we also put up the full accompanying pkgng tutorial, so check that out as well. Next week's episode will be shorter, since both Allan and Kris will be at EuroBSDCon. We'll have a prerecorded interview with Devin...

First Impressions

2013-09-07

We have collected some of the feedback about our first episode from around the Internet, and it seems to be quite positive, with many valid criticisms and suggestions. In the tutorial segment, sorry about all of the bell sounds. We had not realized the sound from that machine was being captured....

First Episode Recorded!

2013-09-04

We just finished recording the very first episode of BSD Now; certainly a day for the history books. Everything went well and the final edited version should be up within 48 hours. Be sure to check out our first tutorial: Using stunnel and SSH to bypass IDS. TJ...

Episode 001 Rescheduled

2013-08-28

I received word early this morning that Kris Moore's wife went into labour earlier than expected. As such, Kris will be unavailable to record today. I am still going to run the interview with Peter Hessler to validate our live streaming and recording setup. Sorry for getting everyone all excited about the new...


Episode 202: Brokering Bind

2017-07-12

This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD and the modern laptop Peter Hansteen has a new blog post about OpenBSD on laptops: Did you think that OpenBSD is suitable only for firewalls and high-security servers? Think again. Here are my steps to transform a modern mid to high range laptop...

Episode 201: Skip grep, use awk

2017-07-05

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeNAS 11.0 is Now Here The FreeNAS blog informs us: After several FreeNAS Release Candidates, FreeNAS 11.0 was released today. This version brings new virtualization and object storage features to the World’s Most Popular Open Source Storage Operating System. FreeNAS 11.0...

Episode 200: Getting Scrubbed to Death

2017-06-28

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD 8.0 release process underway Soren Jacobsen writes on NetBSD-announce: If you've been reading source-changes@, you likely noticed the recent creation of the netbsd-8 branch. If you haven't been reading source-changes@, here's some news: the netbsd-8 branch has been created,...

Episode 199: Read the source, KARL

2017-06-21

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD 11.1-Beta1 now available Glen Barber, of the FreeBSD release engineering team has announced that FreeBSD 11.1-Beta1 is now available for the following architectures: 11.1-BETA1 amd64 GENERIC 11.1-BETA1 i386 GENERIC 11.1-BETA1 powerpc GENERIC 11.1-BETA1 powerpc64 GENERIC64 11.1-BETA1...

Episode 198: BSDNorth or You can’t handle the libtruth

2017-06-14

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Pre-conference activities: Goat BoF, FreeBSD Foundation Board Meeting, and FreeBSD Journal Editorial Board Meeting The FreeBSD Foundation has a new President as Justin Gibbs is busy this year with building a house, so George Neville-Neil took up the task to serve as...

Episode 197: Relaying the good news

2017-06-07

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines We are off to BSDCan but we have an interview and news roundup for you. Interview - Michael W. Lucas - mwlucas@michaelwlucas.com / @mwlauthor Books, conferences & how these two combine News Roundup In The Name Of Sane Email: Setting Up OpenBSD's spamd(8) With Secondary...

Episode 196: PostgreZFS

2017-05-31

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDcon 2017 - Talks & Schedule published The EuroBSDcon website was updated with the tutorial and talk schedule for the upcoming September conference in Paris, France. Tutorials on the 1st day: Kirk McKusick - An Introduction to the FreeBSD Open-Source Operating System, George...

Episode 195: I don’t WannaCry

2017-05-24

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines ino64 project committed to FreeBSD 12-CURRENT The ino64 project has been completed and merged into FreeBSD 12-CURRENT Extend the inot, devt, nlinkt types to 64-bit ints. Modify struct dirent layout to add doff, increase the size of dfileno to 64-bits,...

Episode 194: Daemonic plans

2017-05-17

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD Project Status Report (January to March 2017) While a few of these projects indicate they are a "plan B" or an "attempt III", many are still hewing to their original plans, and all have produced impressive results. Please enjoy...

Episode 193: Fire up the 802.11 AC

2017-05-10

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD Adrian Chadd has a new blog post about his work to bring 802.11ac support to FreeBSD 802.11ac allows for speeds up to 500mbps and total bandwidth into multiple gigabits The FreeBSD net80211 stack has reasonably good 802.11n...

Episode 192: SSHv1 Be Gone

2017-05-03

Direct Download:HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support In a series of commits starting here and ending with this one, Damien Miller completed the removal of all support for the now-historic SSHv1 protocol from OpenSSH. The final commit message, for the commit that removes the SSHv1 related...

Episode 191: I Know 64 & A Bunch More

2017-04-26

HD VideoMP3 AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines vBSDCon CFP closed April 29th EuroBSDCon CFP closes April 30th Developer Commentary: Philosophy, Evolution of TrueOS/Lumina, and Other Thoughts. Philosophy of Development No project is an island. Every single project needs or uses some other external utility, library, communications format, standards compliance, and more in order...