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

  • 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.

  • 344: Grains of Salt

    April 2nd, 2020  |  55 mins 39 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, hierarchy, howto, ifconfig, interview, mirror, mirror rebalancing, netbsd, openbsd, performance, pipe, pipes, rebalancing, relayd, security, security headers, shell, speed up, terminal, text processing, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool, zsh

    Shell text processing, data rebalancing on ZFS mirrors, Add Security Headers with OpenBSD relayd, ZFS filesystem hierarchy in ZFS pools, speeding up ZSH, How Unix pipes work, grow ZFS pools over time, the real reason ifconfig on Linux is deprecated, clear your terminal in style, and more.

  • 343: FreeBSD, Corona: Fight!

    March 26th, 2020  |  39 mins 4 secs
    bsd, corona, corona virus, covid-19, dragonflybsd, folding at home, foldingathome, freebsd, furybsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde, netbsd, nomadbsd, openbsd, opnsense, pf, pf-badhost, trident, trueos, tutorial, vpn, wireguard, xfce

    Fighting the Coronavirus with FreeBSD, Wireguard VPN Howto in OPNsense, NomadBSD 1.3.1 available, fresh GhostBSD 20.02, New FuryBSD XFCE and KDE images, pf-badhost 0.3 released, and more.

  • 342: Layout the DVA

    March 19th, 2020  |  47 mins 49 secs
    active directory, bsd, coreboot, crypto, dragonflybsd, dva, dva layout, end of life, freebsd, full disk encryption, go, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, openzfs, payload, pool, root, root account, tianocore, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs, zpool

    OpenBSD Full disk encryption with coreboot and tianocore, FreeBSD 12.0 EOL, ZFS DVA layout, OpenBSD’s Go situation, AD updates requires changes in TrueNAS and FreeNAS, full name of FreeBSD’s root account, and more.

  • 341: U-NAS-ification

    March 12th, 2020  |  51 mins 1 sec
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freenas, gcc, go, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, power, power architecture, prometheus, trident, truenas, trueos, tutorial

    FreeBSD on Power, DragonflyBSD 5.8 is here, Unifying FreeNAS/TrueNAS, OpenBSD vs. Prometheus and Go, gcc 4.2.1 removed from FreeBSD base, and more.

  • 340: Check My Sums

    March 5th, 2020  |  50 mins 39 secs
    aarch64, bsd, central logging, checksum, checksumming, dragonflybsd, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, log host, netbsd, openbsd, performance, pinebook, pkgsrc, pool reshaping, resizing, shrinking, syslog, syslog-ng, throughput, throughput performance, tmpfs, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs, zpool

    Why ZFS is doing filesystem checksumming right, better TMPFS throughput performance on DragonFlyBSD, reshaping pools with ZFS, PKGSRC on Manjaro aarch64 Pinebook-pro, central log host with syslog-ng on FreeBSD, and more.