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

  • Episode 267: Absolute FreeBSD | BSD Now 267

    October 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2fa, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde yubikey, netbsd, netcat, openbsd, performance, ssh, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    We have a long interview with fiction and non-fiction author Michael W. Lucas for you this week as well as questions from the audience.

  • Episode 266: File Type History | BSD Now 266

    October 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins
    bhyve, bsd, desktop, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde neon, netbsd, openbsd, pinebook, ryzen, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Running OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve, vermaden’s FreeBSD story, thoughts on OpenBSD on the desktop, history of file type info in Unix dirs, Multiboot a Pinebook KDE neon image, and more.

  • Episode 265: Software Disenchantment | BSD Now 265

    September 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 41 mins
    bios, bsd, bsd conference, conference, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, llvm, netbsd, openbsd, thinkpad, trident, trip report, trueos, tutorial, zfs rsync

    We report from our experiences at EuroBSDcon, disenchant software, LLVM 7.0.0 has been released, Thinkpad BIOS update options, HardenedBSD Foundation announced, and ZFS send vs. rsync.

  • Episode 264: Optimized-out | BSD Now 264

    September 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD benchmarks on AMD’s Threadripper, NetBSD 7.2 has been released, optimized out DTrace kernel symbols, stuck UEFI bootloaders, why ed is not a good editor today, tell your BSD story, and more.

  • Episode 263: Encrypt That Pool | BSD Now 263

    September 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    asigra, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, spectre, trident, trueos, tutorial, vmworld

    Mitigating Spectre/Meltdown on HP Proliant servers, omniOS installation setup, debugging a memory corruption issue on OpenBSD, CfT for OpenZFS native encryption, Asigra TrueNAS backup appliance shown at VMworld, NetBSD 6 EoL, and more.

  • Episode 262: OpenBSD Surfacing | BSD Now 262

    September 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    OpenBSD on Microsoft Surface Go, FreeBSD Foundation August Update, What’s taking so long with Project Trident, pkgsrc config file versioning, and MacOS remnants in ZFS code.

  • Episode 261: FreeBSDcon Flashback | BSD Now 261

    August 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 49 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, foreshadow, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hyperthreading, interview, netbsd, openbsd, pf-badhost, t1tf, threadripper, tlbleed, trident, trueos, tutorial, x11

    Insight into TrueOS and Trident, stop evildoers with pf-badhost, Flashback to FreeBSDcon ‘99, OpenBSD’s measures against TLBleed, play Morrowind on OpenBSD in 5 steps, DragonflyBSD developers shocked at Threadripper performance, and more.

  • Episode 260: Hacking Tour of Europe | BSD Now 260

    August 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, encryption, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, performance, raspberry pi, remote access, rpi3, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    Trip reports from the Essen Hackathon and BSDCam, CfT: ZFS native encryption and UFS trim consolidation, ZFS performance benchmarks on a FreeBSD server, how to port your OS to EC2, Vint Cerf about traceability, Remote Access console to an RPi3 running FreeBSD, and more.

  • Episode 259: Long Live Unix | BSD Now 259

    August 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 47 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, pam, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    The strange birth and long life of Unix, FreeBSD jail with a single public IP, EuroBSDcon 2018 talks and schedule, OpenBSD on G4 iBook, PAM template user, ZFS file server, and reflections on one year of OpenBSD use.

  • Episode 258: OS Foundations | BSD Now 258

    August 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, ospfd, spectre, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    FreeBSD Foundation July Newsletter, a bunch of BSDCan trip reports, HardenedBSD Foundation status, FreeBSD and OSPFd, ZFS disk structure overview, and more Spectre mitigations in OpenBSD.

  • Episode 257: Great NetBSD 8 | BSD Now 257

    August 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins
    arm64, bsd, dragonflybsd, encrypted backups, freebsd, g2k18 reports, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial, zpool checkpoints

    NetBSD 8.0 available, FreeBSD on Scaleway’s ARM64 VPS, encrypted backups with OpenBSD, Dragonfly server storage upgrade, zpool checkpoints, g2k18 hackathon reports, and more.

  • Episode 256: Because Computers | BSD Now 2^8

    July 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 44 mins
    bsd, cfs, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, infinitybook, interview, jails, netbsd, openbsd, ps4, trident, trueos, tutorial, tuxedo, ule

    FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS, OpenBSD on Tuxedo InfinityBook, how zfs diff reports filenames efficiently, why choose FreeBSD over Linux, PS4 double free exploit, OpenBSD’s wifi autojoin, and FreeBSD jails the hard way.