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 274: Language: Assembly | BSD Now 274

    November 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    assembly language, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, gaming, guide, hammer2, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Assembly language on OpenBSD, using bhyve for FreeBSD development, FreeBSD Gaming, FreeBSD for Thanksgiving, no space left on Dragonfly’s hammer2, and more.

  • Episode 273: A Thoughtful Episode | BSD Now 273

    November 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bsd, cat, dragonflybsd, firewall, fosdem, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, hugo, iio, interview, netbsd, nomadbsd, openbgpd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial, vulnerability, x.org

    Thoughts on NetBSD 8.0, Monitoring love for a GigaBit OpenBSD firewall, cat’s source history, X.org root permission bug, thoughts on OpenBSD as a desktop, and NomadBSD review.

  • Episode 272: Detain the bhyve | BSD Now 272

    November 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    18.10, bhyve, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, jail, netbsd, netcat, nvvm, openbsd, rc3, trident, trueos, tutorial, unveil

    Byproducts of reading OpenBSD’s netcat code, learnings from porting your own projects to FreeBSD, OpenBSD’s unveil(), NetBSD’s Virtual Machine Monitor, what 'dependency' means in Unix init systems, jailing bhyve, and more.

  • Episode 271: Automatic Drive Tests | BSD Now 271

    November 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    ansible, bsd, dns, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, midnightbsd, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    MidnightBSD 1.0 released, MeetBSD review, EuroBSDcon trip reports, DNS over TLS in FreeBSD 12, Upgrading OpenBSD with Ansible, how to use smartd to run tests on your drives automatically, and more.

  • Episode 270: Ghostly Releases | BSD Now 270

    November 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, keybase, netbsd, openbsd, openssh, openssl, trident, trueos, tutorial

    OpenBSD 6.4 released, GhostBSD RC2 released, MeetBSD - the ultimate hallway track, DragonflyBSD desktop on a Thinkpad, Porting keybase to NetBSD, OpenSSH 7.9, and draft-ietf-6man-ipv6only-flag in FreeBSD.

  • Episode 269: Tiny Daemon Lib | BSD Now 269

    October 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    bsd, daemon, dragonflybsd, eurobsdcon, freebsd, ghostbsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    FreeBSD Foundation September Update, tiny C lib for programming Unix daemons, EuroBSDcon trip reports, GhostBSD tested on real hardware, and a BSD auth module for duress.

  • Episode 268: Netcat Demystified | BSD Now 268

    October 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2fa, bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde yubikey, netbsd, netcat, openbsd, performance, ssh, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    6 metrics for zpool performance, 2FA with ssh on OpenBSD, ZFS maintaining file type information in dirs, everything old is new again, netcat demystified, and more.

  • 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.