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

  • 307: Twitching with OpenBSD

    July 18th, 2019  |  50 mins 59 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, dump, dumping, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, hex, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, streaming, trident, trueos, tutorial, twitch, workstation

    FreeBSD 11.3 has been released, OpenBSD workstation, write your own fuzzer for the NetBSD kernel, Exploiting FreeBSD-SA-19:02.fd, streaming to twitch using OpenBSD, 3 different ways of dumping hex contents of a file, and more.

  • 306: Comparing Hammers

    July 11th, 2019  |  38 mins 21 secs
    am5x86, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freenas, g4, guide, hammer, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jail, mac, netbsd, netflix, openbsd, streaming, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Am5x86 based retro UNIX build log, setting up services in a FreeNAS Jail, first taste of DragonflyBSD, streaming Netflix on NetBSD, NetBSD on the last G4 Mac mini, Hammer vs Hammer2, and more.

  • 305: Changing face of Unix

    July 3rd, 2019  |  56 mins 9 secs
    bsd, doas, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, opnsense, risc-v, sdf32, storage, trident, trueos, tutorial, unix50, wine, x windows, x11

    Website protection with OPNsense, FreeBSD Support Pull Request for ZFS-on-Linux, How much has Unix changed, Porting Wine to amd64 on NetBSD, FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage, the death watch for X11 has started, and more.

  • 304: Prospering with Vulkan

    June 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, drm, freebsd, guide, hammer2, hardenedbsd, howto, netbsd, openbsd, openssh, openzfs, trident, trueos, tutorial, vm, vulkan, zfs

    DragonflyBSD 5.6 is out, OpenBSD Vulkan Support, bad utmp implementations in glibc and FreeBSD, OpenSSH protects itself against Side Channel attacks, ZFS vs OpenZFS, and more.

  • 303: OpenZFS in Ports

    June 19th, 2019  |  52 mins 33 secs
    awesomewm, blacklistd, bsd, compat32, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, npf, openbsd, openzfs, raidz, trident, trueos, tutorial, vim, xsave, zfs

    OpenZFS-kmod port available, using blacklistd with NPF as fail2ban replacement, ZFS raidz expansion alpha preview 1, audio VU-meter increases CO2 footprint rant, XSAVE and compat32 kernel work for LLDB, where icons for modern X applications come from, and more.

  • 302: Contention Reduction

    June 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    argon2, bsd, clang, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, fedora, fnaify, freebsd, gaming, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hummingboard, lazyboi, linux, markov, netbsd, openbsd, szjaller, trident, trueos, tutorial, ufs, vmctl, wine, zfs

    DragonFlyBSD's kernel optimizations pay off, differences between OpenBSD and Linux, NetBSD 2019 Google Summer of Code project list, Reducing that contention, fnaify 1.3 released, vmctl(8): CLI syntax changes, and things that Linux distributions should not do when packaging.

  • 301: GPU Passthrough

    June 5th, 2019  |  45 mins 34 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, omnios, openbsd, p3, pfsense, trident, trueos, tutorial

    GPU passthrough on bhyve, confusion with used/free disk space on ZFS, OmniOS Community Edition, pfSense 2.4.4 Release p3, NetBSD 8.1 RC1, FreeNAS as your Server OS, and more.

  • 300: The Big Three

    May 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bsd, bsdcan, dragonflybsd, firmware, freebsd, freenas, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, openindiana, trident, trueos, tutorial, wireguard, zfs

    FreeBSD 11.3-beta 1 is out, BSDCan 2019 recap, OpenIndiana 2019.04 is out, Overview of ZFS Pools in FreeNAS, why open source firmware is important for security, a new Opnsense release, wireguard on OpenBSD, and more.

  • 299: The NAS Fleet

    May 22nd, 2019  |  52 mins 47 secs
    aix, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, lldb, nas, netbsd, openbsd, qemu, trident, true command, trueos, tutorial, unleashed, v7

    Running AIX on QEMU on Linux on Windows, your NAS fleet with TrueCommand, Unleashed 1.3 is available, LLDB: CPU register inspection support extension, V7 Unix programs often not written as expected, and more.

  • 298: BSD On The Road

    May 15th, 2019  |  52 mins 22 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, dtrace, ext2, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, nomadbsd, openbsd, ssh, trident, trueos, tutorial, unleashed, vmm

    36 year old UFS bug fixed, a BSD for the road, automatic upgrades with OpenBSD, DTrace ext2fs support in FreeBSD, Dedicated SSH tunnel user, upgrading VMM VMs to OpenBSD 6.5, and more.

  • 297: Dragonfly In The Wild

    May 8th, 2019  |  40 mins 16 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, forwarding, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, iocell, netbsd, openbsd, solaris, ssh, trident, trueos, tutorial, zol

    FreeBSD ZFS vs. ZoL performance, Dragonfly 5.4.2 has been release, containing web services with iocell, Solaris 11.4 SRU8, Problem with SSH Agent forwarding, OpenBSD 6.4 to 6.5 upgrade guide, and more.

  • 296: It’s Alive: OpenBSD 6.5

    May 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    bsd, dns, dragonflybsd, ed, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, libressl, michael lucas, netbsd, openbsd, pkgsrc, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    OpenBSD 6.5 has been released, mount ZFS datasets anywhere, help test upcoming NetBSD 9 branch, LibreSSL 2.9.1 is available, Bail Bond Denied Edition of FreeBSD Mastery: Jails, and one reason ed(1) was a good editor back in the days in this week’s episode.