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 252: Goes to 11.2 | BSD Now 252

    June 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 34 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, mta, netbsd, openbgpd, openbsd, pfsense, tor, trident, trueos, tutorial

    FreeBSD 11.2 has been released, setting up an MTA behind Tor, running pfsense on DigitalOcean, one year of C, using OpenBGPD to announce VM networks, the power to serve, and a BSDCan trip report.

  • Episode 251: Crypto HAMMER | BSD Now 251

    June 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hammer, hardenedbsd, howto, intel, interview, ldap, netbsd, nomadbsd, openbsd, pnfs, retrobsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    DragonflyBSD’s hammer1 encrypted master/slave setup, second part of our BSDCan recap, NomadBSD 1.1-RC1 available, OpenBSD adds an LDAP client to base, FreeBSD gets pNFS support, Intel FPU Speculation Vulnerability confirmed, and what some Unix command names mean.

  • Episode 250: BSDCan 2018 Recap | BSD Now 250

    June 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 41 mins
    bsd, bsdcan, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, openiked, project trident, trident, trueos, tutorial

    TrueOS becoming a downstream fork with Trident, our BSDCan 2018 recap, HardenedBSD Foundation founding efforts, VPN with OpenIKED on OpenBSD, FreeBSD on a System76 Galago Pro, and hardware accelerated crypto on Octeons.

  • Episode 249: Router On A Stick | BSD Now 249

    June 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins
    atf tests, bsd, dragonflybsd, dtrace, freebsd, guide, howto, innodb, interview, netbsd, openbsd, opensmtpd, raspberry pi 2, rsync, samba, sysbench, trueos, tutorial

    OpenZFS and DTrace updates in NetBSD, NetBSD network security stack audit, Performance of MySQL on ZFS, OpenSMTP results from p2k18, legacy Windows backup to FreeNAS, ZFS block size importance, and NetBSD as router on a stick.

  • Episode 248: Show Me The Mooney | BSD Now 248

    May 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 44 mins
    bsd, debugging, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hammer2, howto, interview, kernel exploit, netbsd, openbsd, ps4, trueos, tutorial

    DragonflyBSD release 5.2.1 is here, BPF kernel exploit writeup, Remote Debugging the running OpenBSD kernel, interview with Patrick Mooney, FreeBSD buildbot setup in a jail, dumping your USB, and 5 years of gaming on FreeBSD.

  • Episode 247: Interning for FreeBSD | BSD Now 247

    May 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 29 mins
    bsd, digital ocean, dragonflybsd, ed, edgerouter lite, freebsd, freebsd internship, freenas, guide, howto, interview, netbsd, network manager, openbsd, openzfs, trueos, tutorial

    FreeBSD internship learnings, exciting developments coming to FreeBSD, running FreeNAS on DigitalOcean, Network Manager control for OpenBSD, OpenZFS User Conference Videos are here and batch editing files with ed.

  • Episode 246: Properly Coordinated Disclosure | BSD Now 246

    May 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 29 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, howto, interview, minio, netbsd, openbsd, postgresql, sdn emulator mininet, trueos, tutorial

    How Intel docs were misinterpreted by almost any OS, a look at the mininet SDN emulator, do’s and don’ts for FreeBSD, OpenBSD community going gold, ed mastery is a must read, and the distributed object store minio on FreeBSD.

  • Episode 245: ZFS User Conf 2018 | BSD Now 245

    May 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 24 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trueos, tutorial

    Allan’s recap of the ZFS User conference, first impressions of OmniOS by a BSD user, Nextcloud 13 setup on FreeBSD, OpenBSD on a fanless desktop computer, an intro to HardenedBSD, and DragonFlyBSD getting some SMP improvements.

  • Episode 244: C is a Lie | BSD Now 244

    May 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Arcan and OpenBSD, running OpenBSD 6.3 on RPI 3, why C is not a low-level language, HardenedBSD switching back to OpenSSL, how the Internet was almost broken, EuroBSDcon CfP is out, and the BSDCan 2018 schedule is available.

  • Episode 243: Understanding The Scheduler | BSD Now 243

    April 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trueos, tutorial

    OpenBSD 6.3 and DragonflyBSD 5.2 are released, bug fix for disappearing files in OpenZFS on Linux (and only Linux), understanding the FreeBSD CPU scheduler, NetBSD on RPI3, thoughts on being a committer for 20 years, and 5 reasons to use FreeBSD in 2018.

  • Episode 242: Linux Takes The Fastpath | BSD Now 242

    April 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trueos, tutorial

    TrueOS Stable 18.03 released, a look at F-stack, the secret to an open source business model, intro to jails and jail networking, FreeBSD Foundation March update, and the ipsec Errata.

  • Episode 241: Bowling in the LimeLight | BSD Now 241

    April 12th, 2018  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Second round of ZFS improvements in FreeBSD, Postgres finds that non-FreeBSD/non-Illumos systems are corrupting data, interview with Kevin Bowling, BSDCan list of talks, and cryptographic right answers.