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

  • 389: Comfy FreeBSD Jails

    February 10th, 2021  |  41 mins 16 secs
    bastille, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, exploration, exploring, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jail, mirror, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, pkg, plan 9, poudriere, release, shell, software, swap, tools, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, vnet, zfs, zpool

    A week with Plan 9, Exploring Swap on FreeBSD, how to create a FreeBSD pkg mirror using bastille and poudriere, How to set up FreeBSD 12 VNET jail with ZFS, Creating Comfy FreeBSD Jails Using Standard Tools, and more.

  • 388: Must-have security tool

    February 4th, 2021  |  49 mins 41 secs
    2020, bastille, berkeley, bsd, dataset, display, distribution, dragonflybsd, etymology. command-line, fourth, freebsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, persistence, port, quarter, quarterly, redirection, release, report, security, shell, software, status, tool, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, wall display, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD Q4 2020 Status report, a must-have security tool from OpenBSD, Bastille Port Redirection and Persistence, FreeBSD Wall Display Computer, etymology of command-line tools, GhostBSD 21.01.15 Release Notes, and more.

  • 387: OpenBSD Broadcast Studio

    January 28th, 2021  |  43 mins 11 secs
    acm, association of computing machinery, berkeley, broadcasting, bsd, cabin fever, code vicious, coding, curl, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, obs, open broadcaster studio, openbsd, operating system, os, password, password manager, queue, release, self-hosting, shell, software, tip of the day, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    GNN's tips for surviving Cabin Fever and Coding from Home, Self-host a password manager on OpenBSD, Preliminary OpenBSD Support added to OBS, Dan's CURL tip of the Day, List of some Shell goodies for OpenBSD, and more

  • 386: Aye, 386!

    January 21st, 2021  |  37 mins
    berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, firewall, firewalling, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jail, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, package source, pkgsrc, raspberry pi, release, rpi, shell, software, status report, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, vlan, vnet, zfs, zpool

    Routing and Firewalling VLANS with FreeBSD, FreeBSD 12 VNET jail with ZFS howto, pkgsrc-2020Q4 released, FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 4 With 4GB of RAM, HardenedBSD December 2020 Status Report, and more

  • 385: Wireguard VPN mesh

    January 14th, 2021  |  34 mins 28 secs
    berkeley, bsd, cryptpad, dataset, debugger, development, distribution, dragonflybsd, foundation, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, history, howto, interview, lldb, llvm, mesh, netbsd, office suite, openbsd, operating system, os, release, shell, software, sponsor, sponsoring, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, vpn, web, web office, wine, wireguard, zfs, zpool

    Description: History of FreeBSD: Early Days of FreeBSD, mesh VPN using OpenBSD and WireGuard, FreeBSD Foundation Sponsors LLDB Improvements, Host your Cryptpad web office suite with OpenBSD, and more.

  • 384: In memoriam

    January 7th, 2021  |  35 mins
    allen briggs, automated, berkeley, bsd, contributions, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, f7 plus, filesystem, freebsd, guide, hammer2, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, memorial, multi-volume, netbsd, openbsd, openzfs 2, operating system, os, ports, release, scholarship, shell, software, teclast, tracking, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Allen K. Briggs Memorial Scholarship, Toward an automated tracking of OpenBSD ports contributions, Trying OpenZFS 2 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE, OpenBSD on TECLAST F7 Plus, Multi-volume support in HAMMER2, and more.

  • 383: Scale the tail

    December 31st, 2020  |  43 mins 12 secs
    berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, migration, monitoring, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, opnsense, os, release, remote process, remote process plugin, shell, software, tailscale, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    FreeBSD Remote Process Plugin Final Milestone achieved, Tailscale for OpenBSD, macOS to FreeBSD migration, monitoring of our OpenBSD machines, OPNsense 20.7.6 released, and more

  • 382: BSDNow Q&A 2020

    December 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, release, shell, software, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    We asked for it, you answered our call. This episode features you interviewing us with questions that you sent in. JT, Allan, and Benedict answer everything that you ever wanted to know in this week’s special episode of BSDNow.

  • 381: Shell origins

    December 17th, 2020  |  41 mins 57 secs
    arisblubsd, berkeley, bsd, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, midnightbsd 2.0, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, opnsense 20.7.5, origin, os, plan 9, release, report, shell, software, status, status report, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    The Origin of the Shell, Return to Plan 9, ArisbluBSD: Why a new BSD?, OPNsense 20.7.5 released, Midnight BSD 2.0 Release Status, HardenedBSD November 2020 Status Report, and more.

  • 380: Early ZFS-mas

    December 10th, 2020  |  43 mins 59 secs
    berkeley, bsd, check hash, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, openssl, openzfs 2.0, operating system, os, os108-9.1, release, report, shell, software, status, third quarter 2020, trident, trueos, tutorial, ufs, unix, xfce, zfs, zpool

    We read FreeBSD’s 3rd quarter status report, OpenZFS 2.0, adding check-hash checks in UFS filesystem, OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD, and more.

  • 379: bhyve my guest

    December 3rd, 2020  |  37 mins 19 secs
    berkeley, bsd, cdbug, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, libressl, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, plan 9, quarterly reports, release, report, scli, shell, signal-cli, software, status, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, virtual meetings, zfs, zpool

    Adventures in Freebernetes, tracing kernel functions, The better way of building FreeBSD networks, New beginnings: CDBUG virtual meetings, LibreSSL update in DragonFly, Signal-cli with scli on FreeBSD, and more.

  • 378: Networknomicon

    November 26th, 2020  |  56 mins 20 secs
    berkeley, book sale, books, bsd, cashflow, creators, dataset, distribution, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, michael w. lucas, netbsd, openbsd, operating system, os, release, sale, shell, snmp, software, tls, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, zfs, zpool

    Interview with Michael W. Lucas: SNMP and TLS book, cashflow for creators, book sale and more.