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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  • 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.

  • 339: BSD Fundraising

    February 27th, 2020  |  53 mins 56 secs
    bsd, campaign wrapup, desktop, desktop bsd, dragonflybsd, fileserver, freebsd, fundraising goal, furybsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, netbsd 9.0, netbsd fundraising, nfs, omnios, openbsd, openbsd foundation, openssh, retrospective, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    Meet FuryBSD, NetBSD 9.0 has been released, OpenBSD Foundation 2019 campaign wrapup, a retrospective on OmniOS ZFS-based NFS fileservers, NetBSD Fundraising 2020 goal, OpenSSH 8.2 released, and more.

  • 338: iocage in Jail

    February 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bsd, dataset, de, desktop environment, distrowatch, dragonflybsd, freebsd, furybsd, grant, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, i386, interview, iocage, jail, kde, lldb, netbsd, openbsd, review, travel grant, trident, trueos, tutorial, wpa_supplicant, zfs

    Distrowatch reviews FuryBSD, LLDB on i386 for NetBSD, wpa_supplicant as lower-class citizen, KDE on FreeBSD updates, Travel Grant for BSDCan open, ZFS dataset for testing iocage within a jail, and more.

  • 337: Kubernetes on bhyve

    February 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    bhyve, bsd, dragonflybsd, file server, fileserver, foss, freebsd, full time open source, guide, happyness, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, k8s, keen kingfisher, kubernetes, netbsd, netbsd 10, openbsd, opnsense, stress, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Happinesses and stresses of full-time FOSS work, building a FreeBSD fileserver, Kubernetes on FreeBSD bhyve, NetBSD 9 RC1 available, OPNSense 20.1 is here, HardenedBSD’s idealistic future, and more.

  • 336: Archived Knowledge

    February 6th, 2020  |  57 mins 57 secs
    archives, bsd, dragonflybsd, firewall, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, knowledge, netbsd, openbsd, opnsense, router, status, status report, tor, tor onion service node, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Linux couldn’t duplicate OpenBSD, FreeBSD Q4 status report, OPNsense 19.7.9 released, archives retain and pass on knowledge, HardenedBSD Tor Onion Service v3 Nodes, and more.

  • 335: FreeBSD Down Under

    January 30th, 2020  |  53 mins 54 secs
    australia, bsd, conference, containers, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freenas, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hyperbola, interview, llvm, migrate, migration, netbsd, openbsd, ptrace, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Hyperbola Developer interview, why you should migrate from Linux to BSD, FreeBSD is an amazing OS, improving the ptrace(2) API in LLVM 10, First FreeBSD conference in Australia, and a guide to containers on FreeNAS.

  • 334: Distrowatch Running FreeBSD

    January 23rd, 2020  |  48 mins 7 secs
    argon2, blocking, bsd, distrowatch, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, hashing scheme, howto, i386, iked, interview, lldb, memory, memory-hard, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial, upgrading, zfs

    Upgrading FreeBSD from 11.3 to 12.1, Distrowatch switching to FreeBSD, Torvalds says don’t run ZFS, iked(8) removed automatic IPv6 blocking, working towards LLDB on i386, and memory-hard Argon2 hashing scheme in NetBSD.

  • 333: Unix Keyboard Joy

    January 16th, 2020  |  40 mins 29 secs
    amazon, arm, arm 12, bsd, digital ocean, dragonflybsd, ec2, foundation, freebsd, freebsd foundation, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, keyboard, keyboards, netbsd, openbsd, pkgsrc, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, wireguard

    Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2019, Wireguard on OpenBSD Router, Amazon now has FreeBSD/ARM 12, pkgsrc-2019Q4, The Joys of UNIX Keyboards, OpenBSD on Digital Ocean, and more.