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 279: Future of ZFS | BSD Now 279

    January 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins
    bryan cantrill, bsd, dragonflybsd, ec2, freebsd, gog, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde, netbsd, openbsd, raven, ravenports, rop gadgets, trident, trueos, tutorial

    The future of ZFS in FreeBSD, we pick highlights from the FreeBSD quarterly status report, flying with the raven, modern KDE on FreeBSD, many ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2, GOG installers on NetBSD, and more.

  • Episode 278: The Real McCoy | BSD Now 278

    December 27th, 2018  |  49 mins 39 secs
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    We sat down at BSDCan 2018 to interview Kirk McKusick about various topics ranging about the early years of Berkeley Unix, his continuing work on UFS, the governance of FreeBSD, and more.

  • Episode 277: Nmap Level Up | BSD Now 277

    December 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins
    bsd, certbot, donald knuth, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, letsencrypt, libressl, netbsd, nmap, openbsd, patent, trident, trueos, tutorial, yggdrasil

    The Open Source midlife crisis, Donald Knuth The Yoda of Silicon Valley, Certbot For OpenBSD's httpd, how to upgrade FreeBSD from 11 to 12, level up your nmap game, NetBSD desktop, and more.

  • Episode 276: Ho, Ho, Ho - 12.0 | BSD Now 276

    December 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, illumos, interview, ipsec, kleak, netbsd, openbgpd, openbsd, synth, trident, trueos, tutorial, vpn

    FreeBSD 12.0 is finally here, partly-cloudy IPsec VPN, KLEAK with NetBSD, How to create synth repos, GhostBSD author interview, and more.

  • Episode 275: OpenBSD in Stereo | BSD Now 275

    December 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 24 mins
    bsd, capsicum, dragonflybsd, freebsd, gopher, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, linux vfio, netbsd, openbgpd, openbsd, pinebook, trident, trueos, tutorial

    DragonflyBSD 5.4 has been released, down the Gopher hole with OpenBSD, OpenBSD in stereo with VFIO, BSD/OS the best candidate for legally tested open source Unix, OpenBGPD adds diversity to the routing server landscape, and more.

  • 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.