BSD Now

BSD Now

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.

Episodes

May 18, 2022 45 min
OpenBSD is the Perfect OS post Nuclear Apocalypse, Multiprocess support for LLDB, porting the new Hare compiler to OpenBSD, Writing my first OpenBSD game using Godot, FreeBSD 13 on Thinkpad T460s, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines OpenBSD is the Perfect OS post Nuclear Apocalypse (https://confuzeus.co...
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OpenBSD 7.1 is out, Building Your Own FreeBSD-based NAS with ZFS Part 2, Let's try V on OpenBSD, Waiting for Randot, Compiling an OpenBSD kernel 50% faster, A Salute for 10+ years of service, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines OpenBSD 7.1 is out (https://www.openbsd.org/71.html) Building Your Ow...
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May 4, 2022 45 min
Building Your Own FreeBSD-based NAS, Writing a device driver for Unix V6, EC2: What Colin Percival’s been up to, Beckhoff releases TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor, Writing a NetBSD kernel module, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Building Your Own FreeBSD-based NAS (https://klarasystems.com/articles/building-y...
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April 27, 2022 46 min
The unknown hackers, Papers we love to read, Dual Boot Homelab in The Bedroom by the bed testbed, OpenSSH 9.0 released, OS battle: OpenBSD vs. NixOS, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines The unknown hackers (https://www.salon.com/2000/05/17/386bsd/) Bill Jolitz passed away in March 2022 (https://minnie.t...
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April 20, 2022 60 min
Full system backups with FFS snapshots, ZFS and dump(8), tuning recordsize in OpenZFS, Optimizing FreeBSD Power Consumption on Modern Intel Laptops, remember to check for ZFS filesystems being mounted, Use tcpdump to save wireless bridge, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Full system backups with FFS s...
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April 13, 2022 58 min
The ideas that made Unix, hints for writing Unix tools, cron best practices, three different sorts of filesystem errors, LibreSSL 3.5.1 released, taskwarrior to manage tasks, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Unix Philosophy: A Quick Look at the Ideas that Made Unix (https://klarasystems.com/articles/...
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April 6, 2022 50 min
FreeBSD Status Report 4th Quarter 2021, Reproducible clean $HOME in OpenBSD using impermanence, Making RockPro64 a NetBSD Server, helloSystem 0.7.0 is out, lazy approach to FreeBSD dual-booting, going to jail, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report 4th Quarter 2021 (https:/...
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March 30, 2022 45 min
Controlling Resource Limits with rctl in FreeBSD, It’s always DNS, Google Summer of Code in BSD Projects, Rsync Technical Notes - Q4 2021, Userland CPU frequency scheduling for OpenBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Controlling Resource Limits with rctl in FreeBSD (https://klarasystems.com/article...
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March 23, 2022 53 min
FreeBSD Foundation Proposals, UNIX: On the Path to BSD, Fujitsu ends its mainframe and Unix services, Install burpsuite on FreeBSD using Linuxulator, new OpenBSD Webzine is out, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Project Proposal Overview (https://freebsdfoundation.org/get-involved/project-proposal-ove...
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March 16, 2022 48 min
Restoring a Tadpole SPARCbook 3, The FreeBSD Boot Process, Debugging an ioctl Problem on OpenBSD, Why my game PC runs FreeBSD and Kubuntu, DNSSEC, Badgers, and Orcs, Oh My, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Restoring a Tadpole SPARCbook 3 Part 1: Introduction (https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/res...
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March 10, 2022 47 min
Idiot's guide to OpenBSD on the Pinebook Pro, FreeBSD Periodic Scripts, history of service management in Unix, journey from macOS to FreeBSD, Unix processes “infecting” each other, navidrom music server on FreeBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines The complete idiot's guide to OpenBSD on the ...
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March 3, 2022 53 min
The History of Berkeley DB, modern inetd in FreeBSD, the Unix argv[0] issue, retrocomputing can be more than games, read section 8 of the Unix users manual, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines A Conversation with Margo Seltzer and Mike Olson: The history of Berkeley DB (https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?...
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February 24, 2022 46 min
Certifying an OS Unix compliant, 2021 FreeBSD Foundation Impact Report, Netflix, Disney, and other widevine content on FreeBSD, file hashes updated for NetBSD 8.1, Playing with CD-RWs on FreeBSD, Why "process substitution" is a late feature in Unix shells, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Wha...
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February 17, 2022 46 min
The Birth of Unix, Help request for three big Lumina items, FreeBSD 13 on Thinkpad T460s, HardenedBSD January 2022 Status Report, OPNsense 22.1 "Observant Owl" released, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines The Birth of Unix (https://klarasystems.com/articles/the-birth-of-unix/) Help requested fo...
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February 10, 2022 50 min
Migrating our servers from Linux to FreeBSD, Cluster provisioning with Nomad and Pot on FreeBSD, LibBSDDialog, FreeBSD 13.0 Base Jails with ZFS and VNET, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Why we're migrating (many of) our servers from Linux to FreeBSD (https://it-notes.dragas.net/2022/01/24/why-we...
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February 3, 2022 44 min
GhostBSD 22.01 is available, Packet Scheduling with Dummynet and FreeBSD, Inside zone installation, Why the FreeBSD Desktop and my Linux Rant, How to install Gnome on OpenBSD, The important Unix idea of the "virtual filesystem switch", and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines GhostBSD 22.01 is availa...
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January 27, 2022 39 min
ACM: It takes a community, Don’t use discord for OSS projects, Unix in a browser tab, OpenIndiana Hipster 2021.10 available, Omni OS CE v11 is out, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines It takes a community - ACM (https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3501361) PSA: Dont use Discord for Open Source Proje...
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January 20, 2022 46 min
FreeBSD Foundation reviews 2021 activities, DragonflyBSD 6.2.1 is here, Lumina Desktop 1.6.2 available, toolchain adventures, The OpenBSD BASED Challenge Day 7, Bastille Template: AdGuard Home, setting up ZSH on FreeBSD and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD Foundation 2021 in Review Software Devel...
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January 13, 2022 41 min
Using FreeBSD’s pkg-audit, 20 year old bug that went to Mars, FreeBSD on Slimbook, LLDB FreeBSD kernel core dump support, Steam on OpenBSD, Cool but obscure X11 tools, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines Using FreeBSD’s pkg-audit (https://klarasystems.com/articles/using-freebsds-pkg-audit-to-investigate...
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January 6, 2022 43 min
UNIX Wars, What every IT person needs to know about OpenBSD Part 3, FreeBSD 12.3 is here, TrueNAS 13 begins, what Unix pre-boot envs looked liked, run Unix on Microcontrollers with PDP-11 emulators and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) and the BSDNow Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bsdnow) Headlines UNIX Wars – The Battle for Standards (https://klarasystems.com/article...
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