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

  • 315: Recapping vBSDcon 2019

    September 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    bsd, configuration, configure, dragonflybsd, fan-less, fanless, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, hg, hg server, howto, humungus, infinitybook, interview, netbsd, network dump, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial, tuxedo, tuxedo infinitybook, vbsdcon 2019

    vBSDcon 2019 recap, Unix at 50, OpenBSD on fan-less Tuxedo InfinityBook, humungus - an hg server, how to configure a network dump in FreeBSD, and more.

  • 314: Swap that Space

    September 4th, 2019  |  48 mins 28 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, dsynth, freebsd, gsoc, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, servers, steam, streaming, swap, swap space, trident, trueos, tutorial, virtual memory, vm, workstation

    Unix virtual memory when you have no swap space, Dsynth details on Dragonfly, Instant Workstation on FreeBSD, new servers new tech, Experimenting with streaming setups on NetBSD, NetBSD’s progress towards Steam support thanks to GSoC, and more.

  • 313: In-Kernel TLS

    August 28th, 2019  |  55 mins 12 secs
    boot environment, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, install, installation, interview, kernel tls, ktls, macbook, netbsd, openbsd, project trident, thinkpad, tls, trident, trueos, tutorial, vbsdcon, x1 carbon

    OpenBSD on 7th gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, how to install FreeBSD on a MacBook, Kernel portion of in-kernel TLS (KTLS), Boot Environments on DragonflyBSD, Project Trident Updates, vBSDcon schedule, and more.

  • 312: Why Package Managers

    August 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, evaluation, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, package manager, philosophy, pinebook pro, porting, process, syzkaller, touchpad, trident, trueos, tutorial, wine

    The UNIX Philosophy in 2019, why use package managers, touchpad interrupted, Porting wine to amd64 on NetBSD second evaluation report, Enhancing Syzkaller Support for NetBSD, all about the Pinebook Pro, killing a process and all of its descendants, fast software the best software, and more.

  • 311: Conference Gear Breakdown

    August 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
    bsd, conference, dragonflybsd, freebsd, gadgets, gear, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kernel, netbsd, openbsd, spellchecker, tale, tools, trident, triforceafl, trueos, tutorial, utilities, vulnerability, xargs

    NetBSD 9.0 release process has started, xargs, a tale of two spellcheckers, Adapting TriforceAFL for NetBSD, Exploiting a no-name freebsd kernel vulnerability, and more.

  • 310: My New Free NAS

    August 7th, 2019  |  48 mins 9 secs
    arc, audio, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, freenas, guide, hammer2, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, mini, netbsd, openbsd, opnsense, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    OPNsense 19.7.1 is out, ZFS on Linux still has annoying issues with ARC size, Hammer2 is now default, NetBSD audio – an application perspective, new FreeNAS Mini, and more.

  • Episode 309: Get Your Telnet Fix

    July 31st, 2019  |  48 mins 24 secs
    bandwidth, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, graph, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, realtime, send, telnet, terminal, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    DragonFlyBSD Project colo upgrade, future trends, resuming ZFS send, realtime bandwidth terminal graph visualization, fixing telnet fixes, a chapter from the FBI’s history with OpenBSD, an OpenSSH vulnerability, and more.

  • 308: Mumbling with OpenBSD

    July 24th, 2019  |  44 mins 25 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, drm, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, lldp, mumble, netbsd, openbsd, opnsense, pdp-7, trident, trueos, tutorial, umurmur, voip, watchpoints, zfs, zpool

    Replacing a (silently) failing disk in a ZFS pool, OPNsense 19.7 RC1 released, implementing DRM ioctl support for NetBSD, High quality/low latency VOIP server with umurmur/Mumble on OpenBSD, the PDP-7 where Unix began, LLDB watchpoints, and more.

  • 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.