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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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English


Episodes

402: Goodbye GPL

5/13/2021
It's time to say goodbye to the GPL, a new OCI Runtime for FreeBSD Jails, A bit of Xenix history, On Updating QEMU's bsd-user fork, FreeBSD 13 on a 12 year old laptop, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines It's time to say goodbye to the GPL (https://martin.kleppmann.com/2021/04/14/goodbye-gpl.html) The trigger for this post is the reinstating of Richard Stallman, a very problematic character, to the board of the Free...

Duration:00:50:50

401: OpenBSD Dog Garage

5/6/2021
Dog's Garage Runs OpenBSD, EuroBSDcon 2021 Call for Papers, FreeBSD’s iostat, The state of toolchains in NetBSD, Bandwidth limiting on OpenBSD 6.8, FreeBSD's ports migration to git and its impact on HardenedBSD, TrueNAS 12.0-U3 has been released, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines My Dog's Garage Runs OpenBSD (https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210415055717) I was inspired by the April 2017 article in...

Duration:00:59:02

400: FreeBSD became 13

4/29/2021
FreeBSD 13 is here, multi-factor authentication on OpenBSD, KDE on FreeBSD 2021o2, NetBSD GSoC report, a working D compiler on OpenBSD, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD 13.0 R Annoucement (https://www.freebsd.org/releases/13.0R/announce/) • OpenZFS 2.0 (almost 2.1) is included in 13.0 • Removed support for previously-deprecated algorithms in geli(8). • The armv8crypto(4) driver now supports AES-GCM which is...

Duration:01:07:48

399: Comparing Sandboxes

4/22/2021
Comparing sandboxing techniques, Statement on FreeBSD development processes, customizing FreeBSD ports and packages, the quest for a comfortable NetBSD desktop, Nginx as a TCP/UDP relay, HardenedBSD March 2021 Status Report, Detailed Behaviors of Unix Signal, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Comparing sandboxing techniques (https://www.omarpolo.com/post/gmid-sandbox.html) I had the opportunity to implement a sandbox...

Duration:01:01:02

398: Coordinated Mars Time

4/15/2021
FreeBSD 13.0 Full Desktop Experience, FreeBSD on ARM64 in the Cloud, Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace, Inferno is open source as well, NetBSD hits donation milestone, grep returns (standard input) on FreeBSD, Random Programming Challenge, OpenBSD Adds Support for Coordinated Mars Time (MTC) and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD 13.0 – Full Desktop Experience...

Duration:00:50:06

397: Fresh BSD 2021

4/8/2021
Customizing the FreeBSD Kernel, OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Fuloong, how ZFS on Linux brings up pools and filesystems at boot under systemd, LLDB: FreeBSD Legacy Process Plugin Removed, FreshBSD 2021, gmid, Danschmid’s Poudriere Guide in english, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Customizing the FreeBSD Kernel (https://klarasystems.com/articles/customizing-the-freebsd-kernel/) Learn more about customizing the...

Duration:00:57:33

396: License to thrill

4/1/2021
FreeBSD Network Troubleshooting, The State of FreeBSD, dhcpleased, bhyve for Calamares Development, EFS automount and ebsnvme-id, Old Usenix pictures, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD Network Troubleshooting (https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-network-troubleshooting-understanding-network-performance/) FreeBSD has a full set of debugging features, and the network stack is able to report a ton of...

Duration:00:49:10

395: Tracing ARM’s history

3/25/2021
Tracing the History of ARM and FreeBSD, Make ‘less’ more friendly, NomadBSD 1.4 Release, Create an Ubuntu Linux jail on FreeBSD 12.2, OPNsense 21.1.2 released, Midnight BSD and BastilleBSD, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Tracing the History of ARM and FreeBSD (https://klarasystems.com/articles/tracing-the-history-of-arm-and-freebsd/) When we think of computers, we generally think of laptops and desktops. Each one...

Duration:00:39:54

394: FreeBSD on Mars

3/18/2021
Onboard Scheduler for the Mars 2020 Rover, Practical Guide to Storage of Large Amounts of Microscopy Data, OpenBSD guest with bhyve - OmniOS, NextCloud on OpenBSD, MySQL Transactions - the physical side, TrueNAS 12.0-U2.1 is released, HardenedBSD 2021 State of the Hardened Union, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Prototyping an Onboard Scheduler for the Mars 2020 Rover...

Duration:00:47:49

393: ZFS dRAID

3/11/2021
Lessons learned from a 27 years old UNIX book, Finally dRAID, Setting up a Signal Proxy using FreeBSD, Annotate your PDF files on OpenBSD, Things You Should Do Now, Just: More unixy than Make, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Lessons learned from a 27 years old UNIX book (https://www.linux.it/~ema/posts/porsche-book/) One of the Amazon reviewers of "Sun Performance and Tuning: Java and the Internet" gave it 3/5...

Duration:00:52:30

392: macOS inspired Desktop

3/4/2021
FreeBSD 13 BETA Benchmarks, FreeBSD Jails Deep Dive by Klara Systems, FreeBSD Foundation looking for a Senior Arm Kernel Engineer & OSS Project Coordinator, macOS-Inspired BSD Desktop OS by helloSystem, A Trip into FreeBSD and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD 13 BETA Benchmarks - Performance Is Much Better (https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd-13-beta1&num=6) FreeBSD Jails – Deep Dive...

Duration:00:48:42

391: i386 tear shedding

2/25/2021
Follow-up about FreeBSD jail advantages, Install Prometheus, Node Exporter and Grafana, Calibrate your touch-screen on OpenBSD, OPNsense 21.1 Marvelous Meerkat Released, NomadBSD 1.4-RC1, Lets all shed a Tear for 386, find mostly doesn't need xargs today on modern Unixes, OpenBSD KDE Status Report, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Follow-up about FreeBSD jail advantages...

Duration:00:40:47

390: Commercial Unix Killer

2/18/2021
Did Linux kill Commercial Unix, three node GlusterFS setup on FreeBSD, OpenBSD on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano (1st Gen), NetBSD on EdgeRouter Lite, TLS Mastery first draft done NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Did Linux Kill Commercial Unix? (https://www.howtogeek.com/440147/did-linux-kill-commercial-unix/) Sales of commercial Unix have fallen off a cliff. There has to be something behind this dramatic decline. Has Linux...

Duration:00:57:17

389: Comfy FreeBSD Jails

2/10/2021
A week with Plan 9, Exploring Swap on FreeBSD, how to create a FreeBSD pkg mirror using bastille and poudriere, How to set up FreeBSD 12 VNET jail with ZFS, Creating Comfy FreeBSD Jails Using Standard Tools, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines A Week With Plan 9 (https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/a-week-with-plan-9) I spent the first week of 2021 learning an OS called Plan 9 from Bell Labs. This is a fringe Operating...

Duration:00:43:47

388: Must-have security tool

2/4/2021
FreeBSD Q4 2020 Status report, a must-have security tool from OpenBSD, Bastille Port Redirection and Persistence, FreeBSD Wall Display Computer, etymology of command-line tools, GhostBSD 21.01.15 Release Notes, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report for Q4 2020 (https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-10-2020-12/) Block spammers/abusive IPs with Pf-badhost in OpenBSD. A 'must have'...

Duration:00:53:34

387: OpenBSD Broadcast Studio

1/28/2021
GNN's tips for surviving Cabin Fever and Coding from Home, Self-host a password manager on OpenBSD, Preliminary OpenBSD Support added to OBS, Dan's CURL tip of the Day, List of some Shell goodies for OpenBSD, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines GNN's tips for surviving Cabin Fever and Coding from Home (https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3437846) Forgive me if this seems off topic, but I was wondering if you had any...

Duration:00:45:38

386: Aye, 386!

1/21/2021
Routing and Firewalling VLANS with FreeBSD, FreeBSD 12 VNET jail with ZFS howto, pkgsrc-2020Q4 released, FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 4 With 4GB of RAM, HardenedBSD December 2020 Status Report, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Routing and Firewalling VLANS with FreeBSD (https://klarasystems.com/articles/routing-and-firewalling-vlans-with-freebsd/) In this article we are going to look at and integrate two network...

Duration:00:40:07

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