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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  • 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.

  • 332: The BSD Hyperbole

    January 9th, 2020  |  45 mins 12 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, drm, fido, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hyperbolabsd, i915, in-kernel nat, interview, ipfw, lldb, nat, netbsd, openbsd, threading, trident, trueos, tutorial, u2f, wayland, webrtc

    Announcing HyperbolaBSD, IPFW In-Kernel NAT setup on FreeBSD, Wayland and WebRTC enabled for NetBSD 9/Linux, LLDB Threading support ready for mainline, OpenSSH U2F/FIDO support in base, Dragonfly drm/i915: Update, and more.

  • 331: Why Computers Suck

    January 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    3970x, bsd, bsdcan, computers, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, infrastructure, interview, learning, netbsd, openbsd, ryzen, threadripper, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix

    How learning OpenBSD makes computers suck a little less, How Unix works, FreeBSD 12.1 Runs Well on Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, BSDCan CFP, HardenedBSD Infrastructure Goals, and more.

  • 330: Happy Holidays, All(an)

    December 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    authentication, bsd, digitalocean, dragonflybsd, droplet, e2k19, freebsd, freenas, guide, hackathon, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, nomadbsd, openbsd, release candidate, trident, trueos, tutorial, vulnerabilities

    Authentication Vulnerabilities in OpenBSD, NetBSD 9.0 RC1 is available, Running FreeNAS on a DigitalOcean droplet, NomadBSD 1.3 is here, at e2k19 nobody can hear you scream, and more.

  • 329: Lucas’ Arts

    December 19th, 2019  |  51 mins 5 secs
    books, bsd, bsdcan, dragonflybsd, fiction, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, lucas, michael w. lucas, netbsd, non-fiction, openbsd, publishing, self-publishing, snmp, snmp mastery, sudo, sudo mastery, trident, trueos, tutorial, writing

    In this episode, we interview Michael W. Lucas about his latest book projects, including the upcoming SNMP Mastery book.

  • 328: EPYC Netflix Stack

    December 12th, 2019  |  57 mins 43 secs
    amd, amd epyc, arm, arm 12, aws, bsd, dragonflybsd, eyeballs, fido, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, ipsec, lldb, netbsd, netflix, network stack, openbsd, openssh, optimized, performance, threading, trident, trueos, tunnel, tutorial, u2f, unwind, vpn

    LLDB Threading support now ready, Multiple IPSec VPN tunnels with FreeBSD, Netflix Optimized FreeBSD's Network Stack More Than Doubled AMD EPYC Performance, happy eyeballs with unwind(8), AWS got FreeBSD ARM 12, OpenSSH U2F/FIDO support, and more.

  • 327: ZFS Rename Repo

    December 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, geom, gnop, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, nop, openbsd, pkg_comp, quarterly status, report, sparc64, status report, sun, trident, trueos, tutorial, uo-to-date

    We read FreeBSD’s third quarterly status report, OpenBSD on Sparc64, ZoL repo move to OpenZFS, GEOM NOP, keeping NetBSD up-to-date, and more.

  • 326: Certified BSD

    November 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 secs
    bsd, certification, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, lldb, llvm, netbsd, open source, open source unix, openbsd, openzfs, ports, threading, trident, trip report, trueos, tutorial

    LPI releases BSD Certification, openzfs trip report, Using FreeBSD with ports, LLDB threading support ready, Linux versus Open Source Unix, and more.

  • 325: Cracking Rainbows

    November 21st, 2019  |  57 mins 40 secs
    12.1, berkeley, bsd, compiling, dev, devel, development, dnssec, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, history, howto, interview, let’s encrypt, netbsd, nginx, openbsd, opnsense, rainbowcrack, setup, shopware, status report, trident, trueos, tutorial, unbound, unix

    FreeBSD 12.1 is here, A history of Unix before Berkeley, FreeBSD development setup, HardenedBSD 2019 Status Report, DNSSEC, compiling RainbowCrack on OpenBSD, and more.

  • 324: Emergency Space Mode

    November 14th, 2019  |  46 mins 30 secs
    awk, batch, bsd, dhcpcd, dragonflybsd, emergency space mode, freebsd, guide, hammer 2, hardenedbsd, howto, icccm, interview, migrating drive, migrating zpool, migration, netbsd, openbsd, renaming, trident, trueos, tutorial, x11, zlib, zpool

    Migrating drives and zpool between hosts, OpenBSD in 2019, Dragonfly’s new zlib and dhcpcd, Batch renaming images and resolution with awk, a rant on the X11 ICCCM selection system, hammer 2 emergency space mode, and more.

  • 323: OSI Burrito Guy

    November 7th, 2019  |  49 mins 22 secs
    7 layer, blacklistd, bolt, bsd, cms, code, dragonflybsd, fail2ban, freebsd, guide, hammer2, hardenedbsd, howto, https2, interview, lets encrypt, netbsd, nginx, npf, openbsd, osi, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix

    The earliest Unix code, how to replace fail2ban with blacklistd, OpenBSD crossed 400k commits, how to install Bolt CMS on FreeBSD, optimized hammer2, appeasing the OSI 7-layer burrito guys, and more.

  • 322: Happy Birthday, Unix

    October 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    50 years unix, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, openssh, opnsense, pdp, pdp 7, release, ssh, sshuttle, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix, vpn, vpn over ssh

    Unix is 50, Hunting down Ken's PDP-7, OpenBSD and OPNSense have new releases, Clarification on what GhostBSD is, sshuttle - VPN over SSH, and more.