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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

406: Jailed Gemini Capsule

6/10/2021
Gemini Capsule in a FreeBSD Jail, FreeBSD Quarterly status report 2021Q1, NetBSD VM on bhyve (on TrueNAS), Interview with Michael Lucas, WireGuard Returns as Experimental Package in pfSense, CGI with Awk on OpenBSD httpd, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Gemini Capsule in a FreeBSD Jail (https://www.ecliptik.com/Gemini-Capsule-in-a-FreeBSD-Jail/) With the recent release of FreeBSD 13, I wanted to test it out on a...

Duration:00:55:12

405: OOM Killer Feature

6/3/2021
NetBSD 9.2 released, DragonFly 6.0 is out, Home Network Monitoring using Prometheus, Preventing FreeBSD to kill PostgreSQL, Customizing Emacs for Git Commit Messages, Deleting old FreeBSD boot environments, Always be quitting, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines NetBSD 9.2 Released (http://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/netbsd_9_2_released) DragonFly 6.0 is out! (https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/05/10/25731.html)...

Duration:00:57:56

404: 404 BSD Now Hosts Not Found

5/27/2021
Allan, Benedict and Tom are MIA, so JT fills in with two friends. This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) CoHosts this week: • Ash Gokhale: https://twitter.com/xpi • Jeff Propes : CoHost of The Opinion Dominion (https://www.theopiniondominion.org) This weeks format follows the format of one of JT's other shows: The Opinion Dominion (https://www.theopiniondominion.org). Centralized vs Decentralized Management Ash’s draid article at Klara...

Duration:00:35:00

403: The Linuxulator Investment

5/20/2021
Why You Should Use BSD Licensing for Your Next Open Source Project or Product, Update on FreeBSD Foundation Investment in Linuxulator, OPNsense 21.1.5 released, FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop, Running FreeBSD jails with containerd 1.5, Markdown, DocBook, and the quest for semantic documentation on NetBSD.org, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Why You Should Use BSD Licensing for Your Next Open Source Project or...

Duration:00:51:49

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