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290: Timestamped Notes
Mar 21 • 50 min
FreeBSD on Cavium ThunderX, looking at NetBSD as an OpenBSD user, taking time-stamped notes in vim, OpenBSD 6.5 has been tagged, FreeBSD and NetBSD in GSoC 2019, SecBSD: an UNIX-like OS for Hackers, and more. ##Headlines ###ARM’d and dangerous: FreeBSD on…
289: Microkernel Failure
Mar 14 • 61 min
A kernel of failure, IPv6 fragmentation vulnerability in OpenBSD’s pf, a guide to the terminal, using a Yubikey for SSH public key authentication, FreeBSD desktop series, and more. ##Headlines ###A Kernel Of Failure - How IBM bet big on the microkernel…
288: Turing Complete Sed
Mar 7 • 59 min
Software will never fix Spectre-type bugs, a proof that sed is Turing complete, managed jails using Bastille, new version of netdata, using grep with /dev/null, using GMail with mutt, and more. ##Headlines ###Google: Software is never going to be able to…
287: rc.d in NetBSD
Feb 28 • 60 min
Design and Implementation of NetBSD’s rc.d system, first impressions of Project Trident 18.12, PXE booting a FreeBSD disk image, middle mouse button pasting, NetBSD gains hardware accelerated virtualization, and more. ##Headlines ###The Design and…
286: Old Machine Revival
Feb 21 • 78 min
Adding glue to a desktop environment, flashing the BIOS on a PC Engine, revive a Cisco IDS into a capable OpenBSD computer, An OpenBSD WindowMaker desktop, RealTime data compression, the love for pipes, and more. ##Headlines ###Adding Glue To a Desktop…
285: BSD Strategy
Feb 14 • 69 min
Strategic thinking to keep FreeBSD relevant, reflecting on the soul of a new machine, 10GbE Benchmarks On Nine Linux Distros and FreeBSD, NetBSD integrating LLVM sanitizers in base, FreeNAS 11.2 distrowatch review, and more. ##Headlines ###Strategic…
284: FOSDEM 2019
Feb 7 • 59 min
We recap FOSDEM 2019, FreeBSD Foundation January update, OPNsense 19.1 released, the hardware-assisted virtualization challenge, ZFS and GPL terror, ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE, and more. Headlines FOSDEM 2019 Recap Allan and I were at FOSDEM 2019 in Brussels,…
283: Graphical Interface-View
Jan 31 • 46 min
We’re at FOSDEM 2019 this week having fun. We’d never leave you in a lurch, so we have recorded an interview with Niclas Zeising of the FreeBSD graphics team for you. Enjoy. ##Interview - Niclas Zeising - [email protected] / @niclaszeising Interview…
282: Open the Rsync
Jan 24 • 61 min
Project Trident 18.12 released, Spotifyd on NetBSD, OPNsense 18.7.10 is available, Ultra EPYC AMD Powered Sun Ultra 24 Workstation, OpenRsync, LLD porting to NetBSD, and more. ##Headlines ###AsiaBSDCon 2019 Call for Papers You have until Jan 30th to…
281: EPYC Server Battle
Jan 17 • 83 min
SCP client vulnerabilities, BSDs vs Linux benchmarks on a Tyan EPYC Server, fame for the Unix inventors, Die IPv4, GhostBSD 18.12 released, Unix in pictures, and more. ##Headlines ###scp client multiple vulnerabilities Overview SCP clients from multiple…
280: FOSS Clothing | BSD Now 280
Jan 10 • 52 min
A EULA in FOSS clothing, NetBSD with more LLVM support, Thoughts on FreeBSD 12.0, FreeBSD Performance against Windows and Linux on Xeon, Microsoft shipping NetBSD, and more. Headlines A EULA in FOSS clothing? There was a tremendous amount of reaction to…
279: Future of ZFS | BSD Now 279
Jan 3 • 93 min
The future of ZFS in FreeBSD, we pick highlights from the FreeBSD quarterly status report, flying with the raven, modern KDE on FreeBSD, many ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2, GOG installers on NetBSD, and more. Headlines The future of ZFS in FreeBSD The…
278: The Real McCoy | BSD Now 278
Dec 27, 2018 • 49 min
We sat down at BSDCan 2018 to interview Kirk McKusick about various topics ranging about the early years of Berkeley Unix, his continuing work on UFS, the governance of FreeBSD, and more. ##Interview - Kirk McKusick - [email protected] 25 years of…
277: Nmap Level Up | BSD Now 277
Dec 24, 2018 • 76 min
The Open Source midlife crisis, Donald Knuth The Yoda of Silicon Valley, Certbot For OpenBSD's httpd, how to upgrade FreeBSD from 11 to 12, level up your nmap game, NetBSD desktop, and more. ##Headlines ###Open Source Confronts its midlife crisis Midlife…
276: Ho, Ho, Ho - 12.0 | BSD Now 276
Dec 13, 2018 • 70 min
FreeBSD 12.0 is finally here, partly-cloudy IPsec VPN, KLEAK with NetBSD, How to create synth repos, GhostBSD author interview, and more. ##Headlines ###FreeBSD 12.0 is available After a long release cycle, the wait is over: FreeBSD 12.0 is now officially…
275: OpenBSD in Stereo | BSD Now 275
Dec 9, 2018 • 84 min
DragonflyBSD 5.4 has been released, down the Gopher hole with OpenBSD, OpenBSD in stereo with VFIO, BSD/OS the best candidate for legally tested open source Unix, OpenBGPD adds diversity to the routing server landscape, and more. Headlines DragonflyBSD…
274: Language: Assembly | BSD Now 274
Nov 29, 2018 • 64 min
Assembly language on OpenBSD, using bhyve for FreeBSD development, FreeBSD Gaming, FreeBSD for Thanksgiving, no space left on Dragonfly’s hammer2, and more. ##Headlines ###Assembly language on OpenBSD amd64+arm64 This is a short introduction to assembly…
273: A Thoughtful Episode | BSD Now 273
Nov 23, 2018 • 74 min
Thoughts on NetBSD 8.0, Monitoring love for a GigaBit OpenBSD firewall, cat’s source history, X.org root permission bug, thoughts on OpenBSD as a desktop, and NomadBSD review. ##Headlines ###Some thoughts on NetBSD 8.0 NetBSD is a highly portable…
272: Detain the bhyve | BSD Now 272
Nov 15, 2018 • 68 min
Byproducts of reading OpenBSD’s netcat code, learnings from porting your own projects to FreeBSD, OpenBSD’s unveil(), NetBSD’s Virtual Machine Monitor, what 'dependency' means in Unix init systems, jailing bhyve, and more. ##Headlines ###The byproducts of…
271: Automatic Drive Tests | BSD Now 271
Nov 8, 2018 • 68 min
MidnightBSD 1.0 released, MeetBSD review, EuroBSDcon trip reports, DNS over TLS in FreeBSD 12, Upgrading OpenBSD with Ansible, how to use smartd to run tests on your drives automatically, and more. ##Headlines ###MidnightBSD 1.0 now available I’m happy to…
270: Ghostly Releases | BSD Now 270
Nov 1, 2018 • 69 min
OpenBSD 6.4 released, GhostBSD RC2 released, MeetBSD - the ultimate hallway track, DragonflyBSD desktop on a Thinkpad, Porting keybase to NetBSD, OpenSSH 7.9, and draft-ietf-6man-ipv6only-flag in FreeBSD. ##Headlines ###OpenBSD 6.4 released See a detailed…
269: Tiny Daemon Lib | BSD Now 269
Oct 24, 2018 • 88 min
FreeBSD Foundation September Update, tiny C lib for programming Unix daemons, EuroBSDcon trip reports, GhostBSD tested on real hardware, and a BSD auth module for duress. ##Headlines ###FreeBSD Foundation Update, September 2018 MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE…
268: Netcat Demystified | BSD Now 268
Oct 17, 2018 • 67 min
6 metrics for zpool performance, 2FA with ssh on OpenBSD, ZFS maintaining file type information in dirs, everything old is new again, netcat demystified, and more. ##Headlines ###Six Metrics for Measuring ZFS Pool Performance Part 1 The layout of a ZFS…
267: Absolute FreeBSD | BSD Now 267
Oct 10, 2018 • 67 min
We have a long interview with fiction and non-fiction author Michael W. Lucas for you this week as well as questions from the audience. ##Headlines ##Interview - Michael W. Lucas - [email protected] / @mwlauthor BR: [Welcome Back] AJ: What have…
266: File Type History | BSD Now 266
Oct 3, 2018 • 75 min
Running OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve, vermaden’s FreeBSD story, thoughts on OpenBSD on the desktop, history of file type info in Unix dirs, Multiboot a Pinebook KDE neon image, and more. ##Headlines ###OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using…
265: Software Disenchantment | BSD Now 265
Sep 27, 2018 • 101 min
We report from our experiences at EuroBSDcon, disenchant software, LLVM 7.0.0 has been released, Thinkpad BIOS update options, HardenedBSD Foundation announced, and ZFS send vs. rsync. ##Headlines ###[FreeBSD DevSummit & EuroBSDcon 2018 in Romania] Your…
264: Optimized-out | BSD Now 264
Sep 20, 2018 • 71 min
FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD benchmarks on AMD’s Threadripper, NetBSD 7.2 has been released, optimized out DTrace kernel symbols, stuck UEFI bootloaders, why ed is not a good editor today, tell your BSD story, and more. ##Headlines ###FreeBSD & DragonFlyBSD…
263: Encrypt That Pool | BSD Now 263
Sep 7, 2018 • 63 min
Mitigating Spectre/Meltdown on HP Proliant servers, omniOS installation setup, debugging a memory corruption issue on OpenBSD, CfT for OpenZFS native encryption, Asigra TrueNAS backup appliance shown at VMworld, NetBSD 6 EoL, and more. ##Headlines ###How…
262: OpenBSD Surfacing | BSD Now 262
Sep 6, 2018 • 73 min
OpenBSD on Microsoft Surface Go, FreeBSD Foundation August Update, What’s taking so long with Project Trident, pkgsrc config file versioning, and MacOS remnants in ZFS code. ##Headlines ###OpenBSD on the Microsoft Surface Go For some reason I like small…
261: FreeBSDcon Flashback | BSD Now 261
Aug 30, 2018 • 109 min
Insight into TrueOS and Trident, stop evildoers with pf-badhost, Flashback to FreeBSDcon ‘99, OpenBSD’s measures against TLBleed, play Morrowind on OpenBSD in 5 steps, DragonflyBSD developers shocked at Threadripper performance, and more. ##Headlines…
260: Hacking Tour of Europe | BSD Now 260
Aug 23, 2018 • 80 min
Trip reports from the Essen Hackathon and BSDCam, CfT: ZFS native encryption and UFS trim consolidation, ZFS performance benchmarks on a FreeBSD server, how to port your OS to EC2, Vint Cerf about traceability, Remote Access console to an RPi3 running…
259: Long Live Unix | BSD Now 259
Aug 16, 2018 • 107 min
The strange birth and long life of Unix, FreeBSD jail with a single public IP, EuroBSDcon 2018 talks and schedule, OpenBSD on G4 iBook, PAM template user, ZFS file server, and reflections on one year of OpenBSD use. Picking the contest winner Vincent…
258: OS Foundations | BSD Now 258
Aug 8, 2018 • 87 min
FreeBSD Foundation July Newsletter, a bunch of BSDCan trip reports, HardenedBSD Foundation status, FreeBSD and OSPFd, ZFS disk structure overview, and more Spectre mitigations in OpenBSD. ##Headlines ###FreeBSD Foundation Update, July 2018 MESSAGE FROM…
257: Great NetBSD 8 | BSD Now 257
Aug 2, 2018 • 83 min
NetBSD 8.0 available, FreeBSD on Scaleway’s ARM64 VPS, encrypted backups with OpenBSD, Dragonfly server storage upgrade, zpool checkpoints, g2k18 hackathon reports, and more. ##Headlines ###NetBSD v8.0 Released The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce…
256: Because Computers | BSD Now 2^8
Jul 25, 2018 • 104 min
FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS, OpenBSD on Tuxedo InfinityBook, how zfs diff reports filenames efficiently, why choose FreeBSD over Linux, PS4 double free exploit, OpenBSD’s wifi autojoin, and FreeBSD jails the hard way. Win Celebrate our 256th episode with…
255: What Are You Pointing At | BSD Now 255
Jul 18, 2018 • 80 min
What ZFS blockpointers are, zero-day rewards offered, KDE on FreeBSD status, new FreeBSD core team, NetBSD WiFi refresh, poor man’s CI, and the power of Ctrl+T. ##Headlines ###What ZFS block pointers are and what’s in them I’ve mentioned ZFS block…
254: Bare the OS | BSD Now 254
Jul 12, 2018 • 91 min
Control flow integrity with HardenedBSD, fixing bufferbloat with OpenBSD’s pf, Bareos Backup Server on FreeBSD, MeetBSD CfP, crypto simplified interface, twitter gems, interesting BSD commits, and more. ##Headlines ###Silent Fanless FreeBSD Desktop/Server…
253: Silence of the Fans | BSD Now 253
Jul 5, 2018 • 86 min
Fanless server setup with FreeBSD, NetBSD on pinebooks, another BSDCan trip report, transparent network audio, MirBSD's Korn Shell on Plan9, static site generators on OpenBSD, and more. ##Headlines ###Silent Fanless FreeBSD Desktop/Server Today I will…
252: Goes to 11.2 | BSD Now 252
Jun 28, 2018 • 94 min
FreeBSD 11.2 has been released, setting up an MTA behind Tor, running pfsense on DigitalOcean, one year of C, using OpenBGPD to announce VM networks, the power to serve, and a BSDCan trip report. ##Headlines ###FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE Available FreeBSD 11.2…
251: Crypto HAMMER | BSD Now 251
Jun 21, 2018 • 88 min
DragonflyBSD’s hammer1 encrypted master/slave setup, second part of our BSDCan recap, NomadBSD 1.1-RC1 available, OpenBSD adds an LDAP client to base, FreeBSD gets pNFS support, Intel FPU Speculation Vulnerability confirmed, and what some Unix command…
250: BSDCan 2018 Recap | BSD Now 250
Jun 14, 2018 • 101 min
TrueOS becoming a downstream fork with Trident, our BSDCan 2018 recap, HardenedBSD Foundation founding efforts, VPN with OpenIKED on OpenBSD, FreeBSD on a System76 Galago Pro, and hardware accelerated crypto on Octeons. ##Headlines## ###TrueOS to Focus on…
249: Router On A Stick | BSD Now 249
Jun 6, 2018 • 85 min
OpenZFS and DTrace updates in NetBSD, NetBSD network security stack audit, Performance of MySQL on ZFS, OpenSMTP results from p2k18, legacy Windows backup to FreeNAS, ZFS block size importance, and NetBSD as router on a stick. ##Headlines ###ZFS and…
248: Show Me The Mooney | BSD Now 248
May 29, 2018 • 104 min
DragonflyBSD release 5.2.1 is here, BPF kernel exploit writeup, Remote Debugging the running OpenBSD kernel, interview with Patrick Mooney, FreeBSD buildbot setup in a jail, dumping your USB, and 5 years of gaming on FreeBSD. Headlines DragonFlyBSD:…
247: Interning for FreeBSD | BSD Now 247
May 24, 2018 • 89 min
FreeBSD internship learnings, exciting developments coming to FreeBSD, running FreeNAS on DigitalOcean, Network Manager control for OpenBSD, OpenZFS User Conference Videos are here and batch editing files with ed. Headlines What I learned during my…
246: Properly Coordinated Disclosure | BSD Now 246
May 17, 2018 • 89 min
How Intel docs were misinterpreted by almost any OS, a look at the mininet SDN emulator, do’s and don’ts for FreeBSD, OpenBSD community going gold, ed mastery is a must read, and the distributed object store minio on FreeBSD. Headlines Intel documentation…
245: ZFS User Conf 2018 | BSD Now 245
May 10, 2018 • 84 min
Allan’s recap of the ZFS User conference, first impressions of OmniOS by a BSD user, Nextcloud 13 setup on FreeBSD, OpenBSD on a fanless desktop computer, an intro to HardenedBSD, and DragonFlyBSD getting some SMP improvements. Headlines ZFS User…
244: C is a Lie | BSD Now 244
May 3, 2018 • 85 min
Arcan and OpenBSD, running OpenBSD 6.3 on RPI 3, why C is not a low-level language, HardenedBSD switching back to OpenSSL, how the Internet was almost broken, EuroBSDcon CfP is out, and the BSDCan 2018 schedule is available. Headlines Towards Secure…
243: Understanding The Scheduler | BSD Now 243
Apr 25, 2018 • 85 min
OpenBSD 6.3 and DragonflyBSD 5.2 are released, bug fix for disappearing files in OpenZFS on Linux (and only Linux), understanding the FreeBSD CPU scheduler, NetBSD on RPI3, thoughts on being a committer for 20 years, and 5 reasons to use FreeBSD in 2018.…
242: Linux Takes The Fastpath | BSD Now 242
Apr 18, 2018 • 83 min
TrueOS Stable 18.03 released, a look at F-stack, the secret to an open source business model, intro to jails and jail networking, FreeBSD Foundation March update, and the ipsec Errata. Headlines TrueOS STABLE 18.03 Release The TrueOS team is pleased to…
241: Bowling in the LimeLight | BSD Now 241
Apr 12, 2018 • 121 min
Second round of ZFS improvements in FreeBSD, Postgres finds that non-FreeBSD/non-Illumos systems are corrupting data, interview with Kevin Bowling, BSDCan list of talks, and cryptographic right answers. Headlines [Other big ZFS improvements you might have…
240: TCP Blackbox Recording | BSD Now 240
Apr 7, 2018 • 99 min
New ZFS features landing in FreeBSD, MAP_STACK for OpenBSD, how to write safer C code with Clang’s address sanitizer, Michael W. Lucas on sponsor gifts, TCP blackbox recorder, and Dell disk system hacking. Headlines [A number of Upstream ZFS features…
239: The Return To ptrace | BSD Now 239
Mar 29, 2018 • 92 min
OpenBSD firewalling Windows 10, NetBSD’s return to ptrace, TCP Alternative Backoff, the BSD Poetic license, and AsiaBSDcon 2018 videos available. RSS Feeds: MP3 Feed | iTunes Feed | HD Vid Feed | HD Torrent Feed Become a supporter on Patreon: - Show…