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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 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...

Episode 190: The Moore You Know

2017-04-19

VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by OpenBSD 6.1 RELEASED Mailing list post We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 6.1. This is our 42nd release. New/extended platforms: New arm64 platform, using clang(1) as the base system compiler. The loongson platform now supports systems with Loongson 3A CPU and RS780E...

Episode 189 Codified Summer

2017-04-12

VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines Google summer of code for BSDs FreeBSD FreeBSD's existing list of GSoC Ideas for potential students FreeBSD/Xen: import the grant-table bus_dma(9) handlers from OpenBSD Add support for usbdump file-format to wireshark and vusb-analyzer Write a new boot environment manager Basic smoke test of all base utilities Port...

Episode 188: And then the murders began

2017-04-05

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines DragonFly BSD 4.8 is released Improved kernel performance This release further localizes cache lines and reduces/removes cache ping-ponging on globals. For bulk builds on many-cores or multi-socket systems, we have around a 5% improvement, and certain subsystems such as namecache lookups and...

Episode 187: Catching up to BSD

2017-03-29

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines NetBSD 7.1 released This update represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, as well as new features and enhancements. Kernel compat_linux(8): Fully support schedsetaffinity and schedgetaffinity, fixing, e.g., the Intel Math Kernel Library. DTrace: Avoid redefined symbol errors when...

Episode 186: The Fast And the Firewall: Tokyo Drift

2017-03-22

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines AsiaBSDcon Reports and Reviews AsiaBSDcon schedule Schedule and slides from the 4th bhyvecon Michael Dexter’s trip report on the iXsystems blog NetBSD AsiaBSDcon booth report TrueOS Community Guidelines are here! TrueOS has published its new Community Guidelines The TrueOS Project has existed for over ten years. Until...

Episode 185: Exit Interview

2017-03-16

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Interview – Kris Moore – kris@trueos.org / @pcbsdKrisTrueOS founder, FreeNAS developer, BSD Now co-hostBenedict Reuschling – bcr@freebsd.org / @bsdbcrFreeBSD commiter & FreeBSD Foundation Vice President, BSD Now co-host Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want mentioned on the show...

Episode 184: Tokyo Dreaming

2017-03-08

Direct Download:VideoHD VideoMP3 AudioOGG AudioTorrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines OpenBSD A2k17 hackathon reports a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port a2k17 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on syspatch, rc.d improvements and more a2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on NET_LOCK and much more a2k17 hackathon report: Kenneth Westerback on...