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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.

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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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

385: Wireguard VPN mesh

1/14/2021
Description: History of FreeBSD: Early Days of FreeBSD, mesh VPN using OpenBSD and WireGuard, FreeBSD Foundation Sponsors LLDB Improvements, Host your Cryptpad web office suite with OpenBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines History of FreeBSD - Part 3: Early Days of FreeBSD (https://klarasystems.com/articles/history-of-freebsd-part-3-early-days-of-freebsd/?utm_source=bsdnow) In this third part of our series on the...

Duration:00:32:25

384: In memoriam

1/7/2021
Allen K. Briggs Memorial Scholarship, Toward an automated tracking of OpenBSD ports contributions, Trying OpenZFS 2 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE, OpenBSD on TECLAST F7 Plus, Multi-volume support in HAMMER2, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Allen K. Briggs Memorial Scholarship (http://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/allen_k_briggs_memorial_scholarship) Allen Briggs was one of the earliest members of the NetBSD community,...

Duration:00:33:26

383: Scale the tail

12/31/2020
FreeBSD Remote Process Plugin Final Milestone achieved, Tailscale for OpenBSD, macOS to FreeBSD migration, monitoring of our OpenBSD machines, OPNsense 20.7.6 released, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD Remote Process Plugin: Final Milestone Achieved (https://www.moritz.systems/blog/freebsd-remote-plugin-final-milestone-achieved/) Moritz Systems have been contracted by the FreeBSD Foundation to modernize the...

Duration:00:45:37

382: BSDNow Q&A 2020

12/24/2020
We asked for it, you answered our call. This episode features you interviewing us with questions that you sent in. JT, Allan, and Benedict answer everything that you ever wanted to know in this week’s special episode of BSDNow. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Interview - Allan Jude - Allan.jude@gmail.com (Allan.jude@gmail.com) / @allanjude (https://twitter.com/allanjude) Interview - Benedict Reuschling - bcr@freebsd.org...

Duration:01:05:52

381: Shell origins

12/17/2020
The Origin of the Shell, Return to Plan 9, ArisbluBSD: Why a new BSD?, OPNsense 20.7.5 released, Midnight BSD 2.0 Release Status, HardenedBSD November 2020 Status Report, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines The Origin of the Shell (https://multicians.org/shell.html) CTSS was developed during 1963 and 64. I was at MIT on the computer center staff at that time. After having written dozens of commands for CTSS, I reached...

Duration:00:41:25

380: Early ZFS-mas

12/10/2020
We read FreeBSD’s 3rd quarter status report, OpenZFS 2.0, adding check-hash checks in UFS filesystem, OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines 3rd Quarter FreeBSD Report (https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-07-2020-09.html) The call for submissions for the 4th Quarter is out (https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-quarterly-calls/2020/000007.html) OpenZFS 2.0...

Duration:00:45:34

379: bhyve my guest

12/3/2020
Adventures in Freebernetes, tracing kernel functions, The better way of building FreeBSD networks, New beginnings: CDBUG virtual meetings, LibreSSL update in DragonFly, Signal-cli with scli on FreeBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Adventures in Freebernetes: bhyve My Guest (https://productionwithscissors.run/2020/10/29/adventures-in-freebernetes-bhyve-my-guest/) Part 2 of experiments in FreeBSD and Kubernetes:...

Duration:00:39:17

378: Networknomicon

11/26/2020
Interview with Michael W. Lucas: SNMP and TLS book, cashflow for creators, book sale and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Interview with Michael W. Lucas SNMP Book (https://mwl.io/nonfiction/networking#snmp) The Networknomicon (https://mwl.io/nonfiction/networking#networknomicon) Sponsor the TLS Book (https://www.tiltedwindmillpress.com/product-category/sponsor/) Cashflow for creators...

Duration:00:58:01

377: Firewall ban-sharing

11/19/2020
History of FreeBD: BSDi and USL Lawsuits, Building a Website on Google Compute Engine, Firewall ban-sharing across machines, OpenVPN as default gateway on OpenBSD, Sorting out what the Single Unix Specification is, Switching from Apple to a Thinkpad for development, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines History of FreeBSD : Part 2 : BSDi and USL Lawsuits...

Duration:00:48:25

376: Build stable packages

11/12/2020
FreeBSD 12.2 is available, ZFS Webinar, Enhancing Syzkaller support for NetBSD, how the OpenBSD -stable packages are built, OPNsense 20.7.4 released, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD 12.2 Release (https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.2R/relnotes.html) The release notes for FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE contain a summary of the changes made to the FreeBSD base system on the 12-STABLE development line. This document...

Duration:00:47:24

375: Virtually everything

11/5/2020
bhyve - The FreeBSD Hypervisor, udf information leak, being a vim user instead of classic vi, FreeBSD on ESXi ARM Fling: Fixing Virtual Hardware, new FreeBSD Remote Process Plugin in LLDB, OpenBSD Laptop, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines bhyve - The FreeBSD Hypervisor (https://klarasystems.com/articles/bhyve-the-freebsd-hypervisor/) FreeBSD has had varying degrees of support as a hypervisor host throughout its...

Duration:00:45:11

374: OpenBSD’s 25th anniversary

10/29/2020
OpenBSD 6.8 has been released, NetBSD 9.1 is out, OpenZFS devsummit report, BastilleBSD’s native container management for FreeBSD, cleaning up old tarsnap backups, Michael W. Lucas’ book sale, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines OpenBSD 6.8 (https://www.openbsd.org/68.html) Released Oct 18, 2020. (OpenBSD's 25th anniversary) NetBSD 9.1 Released (https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-9/NetBSD-9.1.html) The NetBSD...

Duration:00:54:34

373: Kyle Evans Interview

10/22/2020
We have an interview with Kyle Evans for you this week. We talk about his grep project, lua and flua in base, as well as bectl, being on the core team and a whole lot of other stuff. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Interview - Kyle Evans - kevans@freebsd.org (mailto:kevans@freebsd.org) / @kaevans91 (https://twitter.com/kaevans91) Tarsnap This weeks episode of BSDNow was sponsored by our friends at Tarsnap, the only secure online...

Duration:00:35:26

372: Slow SSD scrubs

10/15/2020
Wayland on BSD, My BSD sucks less than yours, Even on SSDs, ongoing activity can slow down ZFS scrubs drastically, OpenBSD on the Desktop, simple shell status bar for OpenBSD and cwm, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Wayland on BSD (https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/wayland_on_netbsd_trials_and) After I posted about the new default window manager in NetBSD I got a few questions, including "when is NetBSD switching...

Duration:00:49:58

371: Wildcards running wild

10/8/2020
New Project: zedfs.com, TrueNAS CORE Ready for Deployment, IPC in FreeBSD 11: Performance Analysis, Unix Wildcards Gone Wild, Unix Wars, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines My New Project: zedfs.com (https://www.oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/80/) Have you ever had an idea that keeps coming back to you over and over again? For a week? For a month? I know that feeling. My new project was born from this feeling. On this...

Duration:00:42:28

370: Testing shutdown

10/1/2020
The world’s first OpenZFS based live image, FreeBSD Subversion to Git Migration video, FreeBSD Instant-workstation 2020, testing the shutdown mechanism, login_ldap added to OpenBSD, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FuryBSD 2020-Q3 The world’s first OpenZFS based live image (https://www.furybsd.org/furybsd-2020-q3-the-worlds-first-openzfs-based-live-image/) FuryBSD is a tool to test drive stock FreeBSD desktop images...

Duration:00:45:10

369: Where rc.d belongs

9/24/2020
High Availability Router/Firewall Using OpenBSD, CARP, pfsync, and ifstated, Building the Development Version of Emacs on NetBSD, rc.d belongs in libexec, not etc, FreeBSD 11.3 EOL, OPNsense 20.7.1 Released, MidnightBSD 1.2.7 out, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines High Availability Router/Firewall Using OpenBSD, CARP, pfsync, and ifstated...

Duration:00:44:09

368: Changing OS roles

9/17/2020
Modernizing the OpenBSD Console, OS roles have changed, FreeBSD Cluster with Pacemaker and Corosync, Wine in a 32-bit sandbox on 64-bit NetBSD, Find package which provides a file in OpenBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/) Headlines Modernizing the OpenBSD Console (https://www.cambus.net/modernizing-the-openbsd-console/) At the beginning were text mode consoles. Traditionally, *BSD and Linux on i386 and amd64 used text mode...

Duration:00:48:32

367: Changing jail datasets

9/10/2020
A 35 Year Old Bug in Patch, Sandbox for FreeBSD, Changing from one dataset to another within a jail, You don’t need tmux or screen for ZFS, HardenedBSD August 2020 Status Report and Call for Donations, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/) Headlines A 35 Year Old Bug in Patch (http://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-35-year-old-bug-in-patch-found-in.html) Larry Wall posted patch 1.3 to mod.sources on May 8, 1985. A number of versions...

Duration:03:16:39

366: Bootloader zpool checkpoints

9/3/2020
OpenZFS with ZSTD lands in FreeBSD 13, LibreSSL doc status update, FreeBSD on SPARC64 (is dead), Bringing zpool checkpoints to a FreeBSD bootloader, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/) Headlines OpenZFS with ZSTD land in FreeBSD 13 (https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=364746) ZStandard Compression for OpenZFS (https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/commit/10b3c7f5e424f54b3ba82dbf1600d866e64ec0a0) > The primary benefit is...

Duration:03:48:42