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 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.

  • Episode 255: What Are You Pointing At | BSD Now 255

    July 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, kde, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial, zfs

    What ZFS blockpointers are, zero-day rewards offered, KDE on FreeBSD status, new FreeBSD core team, NetBSD WiFi refresh, poor man’s CI, and the power of Ctrl+T.

  • Episode 254: Bare the OS | BSD Now 254

    July 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 31 mins
    bsd, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, hardenedbsd, howto, interview, netbsd, openbsd, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Control flow integrity with HardenedBSD, fixing bufferbloat with OpenBSD’s pf, Bareos Backup Server on FreeBSD, MeetBSD CfP, crypto simplified interface, twitter gems, interesting BSD commits, and more.

  • Episode 253: Silence of the Fans | BSD Now 253

    July 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 26 mins
    bsd, bsdcan, dragonflybsd, freebsd, guide, howto, interview, korn shell, mirbsd, netbsd, openbsd, pinebook, plan9 jehanne, sndiod, trident, trueos, tutorial

    Fanless server setup with FreeBSD, NetBSD on pinebooks, another BSDCan trip report, transparent network audio, MirBSD's Korn Shell on Plan9, static site generators on OpenBSD, and more.

  • 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.