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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

422: The Brian Callahan Interview

9/30/2021
We interview Dr. Brian Callahan about his language porting work for OpenBSD, teaching with BSDs and recruiting students into projects, research, and his work at NYC*BUG in this week’s episode of BSDnow. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Interview - Dr. Brian Robert Callahan - https://briancallahan.net/ (https://briancallahan.net/) / bcallah@bsdnetwork (https://mastodon.com/bcallah@bsdnetwork) Tarsnap This weeks episode of BSDNow was...

Duration:00:50:15

421: ZFS eats CPU

9/23/2021
Useless use of GNU, Meet the 2021 FreeBSD GSoC Students, historical note on Unix portability, vm86-based venix emulator, ZFS Mysteriously Eating CPU, traceroute gets speed boost, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Useless use of GNU (https://jmmv.dev/2021/08/useless-use-of-gnu.html) Meet the 2021 FreeBSD Google Summer of Code Students...

Duration:00:53:57

420: OpenBSD makes life better

9/16/2021
Choosing The Right ZFS Pool Layout, changes in OpenBSD that make life better, GhostBSD 21.09.06 ISO's now available, Fair Internet bandwidth management with OpenBSD, NetBSD wifi router project update, NetBSD on the Apple M1, HardenedBSD August Status Report, FreeBSD Journal on Wireless and Desktop, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Choosing The Right ZFS Pool Layout...

Duration:00:54:14

419: Rethinking OS installs

9/9/2021
Reviewing a first OpenBSD port, NetBSD 9.2 on a DEC Alpha CPU in QEMU with X11, FreeBSD Experiment Rethinks the OS Install, GhostBSD switching to FreeBSD rc.d, Irix gets LLVM, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Reviewing my first OpenBSD port, and what I'd do differently 10 years later (https://briancallahan.net/blog/20210802.html) Install NetBSD 9.2 on a DEC Alpha CPU in QEMU with X11...

Duration:00:56:09

418: The greatest time in history to be a creator

9/2/2021
In this episode, we interview Michael W. Lucas about his latest book projects including Git sync murder, TLS Mastery, getting paid for creative work, writing tools and techniques, and more. NOTES Interview - Michael W. Lucas - mwl@mwl.io (mailto:mwl@mwl.io) / @mwlauthor (https://twitter.com/mwlauthor) Cashflow for Creators (https://mwl.io/nonfiction/biz-craft) Charity Auction Against Human Trafficking (https://mwl.io/archives/12526) This is the rfc about what to not do....

Duration:00:54:57

417: bhyve private cloud

8/26/2021
Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS pt 1, FreeBSD Foundation Q2 report, OpenBSD full Tor setup, MyBee - bhyve as private cloud, FreeBSD home fileserver expansion, OpenBSD on Framework Laptop, portable GELI, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS - Part 1 (https://klarasystems.com/articles/achieving-rpo-rto-objectives-with-zfs-part-1/) FreeBSD Foundation Q2 Report...

Duration:00:38:30

416: netcat printing

8/19/2021
OpenZFS snapshots, OpenSUSE on Bastille, printing with netcat, new opnsense 21.1.8 released, new pfsense plus software available, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Lets talk OpenZFS snapshots (https://klarasystems.com/articles/lets-talk-openzfs-snapshots/) OpenSUSE in Bastille (https://peter.czanik.hu/posts/opensuse_in_bastille/) News Roundup CUPS printing with netcat...

Duration:00:55:32

415: Wrong OS Switch

8/12/2021
Wrong Way to Switch Server OS, Net/1 and Net/2 – A Path to Freedom, Permissions Two Mistakes, OpenBSD progress in supporting riscv64 platform, I2P intro, git sync murder is out, GhostBSD init system poll, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines The Wrong Way to Switch Operating Systems on Your Server (https://figbert.com/posts/wrong-way-to-switch-server-os/) History of FreeBSD Part 5: Net/1 and Net/2 – A Path to Freedom...

Duration:00:56:23

414: Running online conferences

8/5/2021
OpenZFS 2.1 is out, FreeBSD TCP Performance System Controls, IPFS OpenBSD, tips for running an online conference, fanless OpenBSD laptop, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines OpenZFS 2.1 is out (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/a-deep-dive-into-openzfs-2-1s-new-distributed-raid-topology/) FreeBSD TCP Performance System Controls (https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-tcp-performance-system-controls/) News...

Duration:01:08:24

413: BSD/Linux Chimera

7/29/2021
Updating GCC GNAT (Ada) in pkgsrc/NetBSD, AdvanceBSD thoughts 2/2, FreeBSD from a NetBSD user’s perspective, FPGA programming and DragonFly, Chimera Linux, EuroBSDcon 2021, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Updating GCC GNAT (Ada) in pkgsrc/NetBSD (https://www.irvise.xyz/Projects%20&%20Engineering/updating-gcc-ada-pkgsrc.html) Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (2/2)...

Duration:00:49:12

412: Command-line secrets

7/22/2021
FreeBSD Performance Observability, Advance!BSD thoughts 1/2, Lumina Desktop Maintainership Change, How to Handle Secrets on the Command Line, Like NetBSD DragonFlyBSD Now Has "COVID", and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines FreeBSD Performance Observability (https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-performance-observability/) Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (1/2)...

Duration:00:52:32

411: FreeBSD Deep Dive

7/15/2021
Unix System Architecture Evolution, Deep Dive into FreeBSD’s Strengths, how developers chose names, OPNsense 21.1.7 released, Support for chdir(2) in posix_spawn(3), vagrant-freebsd-boxbuilder, OpenBSD’s IATA airport code file, and more This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines The Evolution of the Unix System Architecture (https://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20210618/index.html) • Full IEEE article: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8704965...

Duration:00:48:35

410: OpenBSD Consumer Gateway

7/8/2021
Open Source and Blogging Bubbles, Building Customized FreeBSD Images, Updating Minecraft in FreeBSD, Upgrading FreeBSD jails using mkjail, Dragonfly 6.0 Performance benchmark, OpenBSD Consumer Gateway Launch, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines The Open-Source Software bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was (https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-oss-bubble-and-the-blogging-bubble/) Building Customized...

Duration:00:43:45

409: The Filesystem Dungeon

7/1/2021
DTrace network probes, next 50 years of shell programming, NetBSD on the Vortex86DX CPU, system CPU time in top, your filesystem as a dungeon, diving into toolchains, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines DTrace Network Probes (https://klarasystems.com/articles/dtrace-network-probes/) Unix Shell Programming: The Next 50 Years (https://sigops.org/s/conferences/hotos/2021/papers/hotos21-s06-greenberg.pdf) News Roundup...

Duration:00:54:53

408: FreeBSD DevSummit 2021

6/24/2021
Report from virtual FreeBSD DevSummit 2021, another promising release by FreeBSD Based helloSystem, GearBSD, OpenBGPD release, Let’s Encrypt on OpenBSD, FreeBSD 13 on the Panasonic Let’s Note, and more NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines 2021 FreeBSD Developer Summit (https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-developer-summit-2021/) helloSystem – FreeBSD Based OS Brings another Promising Release 0.5.0...

Duration:01:03:13

407: The jail Detail

6/17/2021
Confining the omnipotent root, Jails with ZFS and PF on DigitalOcean, NomadBSD 130R is out, KDE Plasma Wayland on FreeBSD, Firefox under FreeBSD with Privacy, Using NetBSD’s pkgsrc everywhere, and more. NOTES This episode of BSDNow is brought to you by Tarsnap (https://www.tarsnap.com/bsdnow) Headlines Jails: Confining the omnipotent root (http://phk.freebsd.dk/pubs/sane2000-jail.pdf) A dramatic reading of portions of the paper: Papers We Love: FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones...

Duration:00:45:48

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