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327: ZFS Rename Repo
Dec 5 • 83 min
We read FreeBSD’s third quarterly status report, OpenBSD on Sparc64, ZoL repo move to OpenZFS, GEOM NOP, keeping NetBSD up-to-date, and more. Headlines FreeBSD third quarterly status report for 2019 This quarter the reports team has been more active than…
326: Certified BSD
Nov 28 • 60 min
LPI releases BSD Certification, openzfs trip report, Using FreeBSD with ports, LLDB threading support ready, Linux versus Open Source Unix, and more. Headlines Linux Professional Institute Releases BSD Specialist Certification - re BSD Certification Group…
325: Cracking Rainbows
Nov 21 • 57 min
FreeBSD 12.1 is here, A history of Unix before Berkeley, FreeBSD development setup, HardenedBSD 2019 Status Report, DNSSEC, compiling RainbowCrack on OpenBSD, and more. Headlines FreeBSD 12.1 Some of the highlights: BearSSL has been imported to the base…
324: Emergency Space Mode
Nov 14 • 46 min
Migrating drives and zpool between hosts, OpenBSD in 2019, Dragonfly’s new zlib and dhcpcd, Batch renaming images and resolution with awk, a rant on the X11 ICCCM selection system, hammer 2 emergency space mode, and more. Headlines Migrating drives and…
323: OSI Burrito Guy
Nov 7 • 49 min
The earliest Unix code, how to replace fail2ban with blacklistd, OpenBSD crossed 400k commits, how to install Bolt CMS on FreeBSD, optimized hammer2, appeasing the OSI 7-layer burrito guys, and more. Headlines The Earliest Unix Code: An Anniversary Source…
322: Happy Birthday, Unix
Oct 31 • 67 min
Unix is 50, Hunting down Ken's PDP-7, OpenBSD and OPNSense have new releases, Clarification on what GhostBSD is, sshuttle - VPN over SSH, and more. Headlines Unix is 50 In the summer of 1969 computer scientists Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie created the…
321: The Robot OS
Oct 23 • 55 min
An interview with Trenton Schulz about his early days with FreeBSD, Robot OS, Qt, and more. Interview - Trenton Schulz - [email protected] Robot OS on FreeBSD BR: Welcome to the show. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got…
320: Codebase: Neck Deep
Oct 16 • 56 min
Headlines FreeBSD and custom firmware on the Google Pixelbook FreeBSD and custom firmware on the Google Pixelbook Back in 2015, I jumped on the ThinkPad bandwagon by getting an X240 to run FreeBSD on. Unlike most people in the ThinkPad crowd, I actually…
319: Lack Rack, Jack
Oct 9 • 67 min
Causing ZFS corruption for fun, NetBSD Assembly Programming Tutorial, The IKEA Lack Rack for Servers, a new OmniOS Community Edition LTS has been published, List Block Devices on FreeBSD lsblk(8) Style, Project Trident 19.10 available, and more. Headlines…
318: The TrueNAS Library
Oct 2 • 46 min
DragonFlyBSD vs. FreeBSD vs. Linux benchmark on Ryzen 7, JFK Presidential Library chooses TrueNAS for digital archives, FreeBSD 12.1-beta is available, cool but obscure X11 tools, vBSDcon trip report, Project Trident 12-U7 is available, a couple new Unix…
317: Bots Building Jails
Sep 26 • 52 min
Setting up buildbot in FreeBSD jails, Set up a mail server with OpenSMTPD, Dovecot and Rspamd, OpenBSD amateur packet radio with HamBSD, DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 gets fsck, return of startx for users. Headlines EuroBSDcon 2019 Recap We’re back from…
316: git commit FreeBSD
Sep 18 • 65 min
NetBSD LLVM sanitizers and GDB regression test suite, Ada—The Language of Cost Savings, Homura - a Windows Games Launcher for FreeBSD, FreeBSD core team appoints a WG to explore transition to Git, OpenBSD 6.6 Beta tagged, Project Trident 12-U5 update now…
315: Recapping vBSDcon 2019
Sep 12 • 76 min
vBSDcon 2019 recap, Unix at 50, OpenBSD on fan-less Tuxedo InfinityBook, humungus - an hg server, how to configure a network dump in FreeBSD, and more. Headlines vBSDcon Recap Allan and Benedict attended vBSDcon 2019, which ended last week. It was held…
314: Swap that Space
Sep 4 • 48 min
Unix virtual memory when you have no swap space, Dsynth details on Dragonfly, Instant Workstation on FreeBSD, new servers new tech, Experimenting with streaming setups on NetBSD, NetBSD’s progress towards Steam support thanks to GSoC, and more. Headlines…
313: In-Kernel TLS
Aug 29 • 55 min
OpenBSD on 7th gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, how to install FreeBSD on a MacBook, Kernel portion of in-kernel TLS (KTLS), Boot Environments on DragonflyBSD, Project Trident Updates, vBSDcon schedule, and more. Headlines OpenBSD on the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th Gen…
312: Why Package Managers
Aug 21 • 72 min
The UNIX Philosophy in 2019, why use package managers, touchpad interrupted, Porting wine to amd64 on NetBSD second evaluation report, Enhancing Syzkaller Support for NetBSD, all about the Pinebook Pro, killing a process and all of its descendants, fast…
311: Conference Gear Breakdown
Aug 15 • 73 min
NetBSD 9.0 release process has started, xargs, a tale of two spellcheckers, Adapting TriforceAFL for NetBSD, Exploiting a no-name freebsd kernel vulnerability, and more. Headlines NetBSD 9.0 release process has started If you have been following…
310: My New Free NAS
Aug 7 • 48 min
OPNsense 19.7.1 is out, ZFS on Linux still has annoying issues with ARC size, Hammer2 is now default, NetBSD audio – an application perspective, new FreeNAS Mini, and more. Headlines OPNsense 19.7.1 We do not wish to keep you from enjoying your summer…
Episode 309: Get Your Telnet Fix
Jul 31 • 48 min
DragonFlyBSD Project Update - colo upgrade, future trends, resuming ZFS send, realtime bandwidth terminal graph visualization, fixing telnet fixes, a chapter from the FBI’s history with OpenBSD and an OpenSSH vuln, and more. Headlines DragonFlyBSD Project…
308: Mumbling with OpenBSD
Jul 24 • 44 min
Replacing a (silently) failing disk in a ZFS pool, OPNsense 19.7 RC1 released, implementing DRM ioctl support for NetBSD, High quality/low latency VOIP server with umurmur/Mumble on OpenBSD, the PDP-7 where Unix began, LLDB watchpoints, and more.…
307: Twitching with OpenBSD
Jul 18 • 50 min
FreeBSD 11.3 has been released, OpenBSD workstation, write your own fuzzer for the NetBSD kernel, Exploiting FreeBSD-SA-19:02.fd, streaming to twitch using OpenBSD, 3 different ways of dumping hex contents of a file, and more. Headlines FreeBSD…
306: Comparing Hammers
Jul 11 • 38 min
Am5x86 based retro UNIX build log, setting up services in a FreeNAS Jail, first taste of DragonflyBSD, streaming Netflix on NetBSD, NetBSD on the last G4 Mac mini, Hammer vs Hammer2, and more. Headlines Polprog's Am5x86 based retro UNIX build log I have…
305: Changing face of Unix
Jul 3 • 56 min
Website protection with OPNsense, FreeBSD Support Pull Request for ZFS-on-Linux, How much has Unix changed, Porting Wine to amd64 on NetBSD, FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage, the death watch for X11 has started, and more. Headlines Website protection with…
304: Prospering with Vulkan
Jun 27 • 63 min
DragonflyBSD 5.6 is out, OpenBSD Vulkan Support, bad utmp implementations in glibc and FreeBSD, OpenSSH protects itself against Side Channel attacks, ZFS vs OpenZFS, and more. Headlines DragonflyBSD 5.6 is out Version 5.6.0 released 17 June 2019 Version…
303: OpenZFS in Ports
Jun 19 • 52 min
OpenZFS-kmod port available, using blacklistd with NPF as fail2ban replacement, ZFS raidz expansion alpha preview 1, audio VU-meter increases CO2 footprint rant, XSAVE and compat32 kernel work for LLDB, where icons for modern X applications come from, and…
302: Contention Reduction
Jun 12 • 69 min
DragonFlyBSD's kernel optimizations pay off, differences between OpenBSD and Linux, NetBSD 2019 Google Summer of Code project list, Reducing that contention, fnaify 1.3 released, vmctl(8): CLI syntax changes, and things that Linux distributions should not…
301: GPU Passthrough
Jun 5 • 45 min
GPU passthrough on bhyve, confusion with used/free disk space on ZFS, OmniOS Community Edition, pfSense 2.4.4 Release p3, NetBSD 8.1 RC1, FreeNAS as your Server OS, and more. Headlines GPU Passthrough Reported Working on Bhyve Normally we cover news…
300: The Big Three
May 30 • 74 min
FreeBSD 11.3-beta 1 is out, BSDCan 2019 recap, OpenIndiana 2019.04 is out, Overview of ZFS Pools in FreeNAS, why open source firmware is important for security, a new Opnsense release, wireguard on OpenBSD, and more. Headlines FreeBSD 11.3-b1 is out…
299: The NAS Fleet
May 22 • 52 min
Running AIX on QEMU on Linux on Windows, your NAS fleet with TrueCommand, Unleashed 1.3 is available, LLDB: CPU register inspection support extension, V7 Unix programs often not written as expected, and more. Headlines Running AiX on QEMU on Linux on…
298: BSD On The Road
May 15 • 52 min
36 year old UFS bug fixed, a BSD for the road, automatic upgrades with OpenBSD, DTrace ext2fs support in FreeBSD, Dedicated SSH tunnel user, upgrading VMM VMs to OpenBSD 6.5, and more. Headlines 36+ year old bug in FFS/UFS discovered and patched This…
297: Dragonfly In The Wild
May 9 • 40 min
FreeBSD ZFS vs. ZoL performance, Dragonfly 5.4.2 has been release, containing web services with iocell, Solaris 11.4 SRU8, Problem with SSH Agent forwarding, OpenBSD 6.4 to 6.5 upgrade guide, and more. Headlines FreeBSD ZFS vs. ZoL Performance, Ubuntu ZFS…
296: It’s Alive: OpenBSD 6.5
May 3 • 61 min
OpenBSD 6.5 has been released, mount ZFS datasets anywhere, help test upcoming NetBSD 9 branch, LibreSSL 2.9.1 is available, Bail Bond Denied Edition of FreeBSD Mastery: Jails, and one reason ed(1) was a good editor back in the days in this week’s…
295: Fun with funlinkat()
Apr 25 • 61 min
Introducing funlinkat(), an OpenBSD Router with AT&T U-Verse, using NetBSD on a raspberry pi, ZFS encryption is still under development, Rump kernel servers and clients tutorial, Snort on OpenBSD 6.4, and more. Headlines Introducing funlinkat It turns…
294: The SSH Tarpit
Apr 18 • 57 min
A PI-powered Plan 9 cluster, an SSH tarpit, rdist for when Ansible is too much, falling in love with OpenBSD again, how I created my first FreeBSD port, the Tilde Institute of OpenBSD education and more. Headlines A Pi-Powered Plan 9 Cluster Plan 9 from…
293: Booking Jails
Apr 11 • 76 min
This week we have a special episode with a Michael W. Lucas interview about his latest jail book that’s been released. We’re talking all things jails, writing, book sponsoring, the upcoming BSDCan 2019 conference, and more. ###Interview - Michael W. Lucas…
292: AsiaBSDcon 2019 Recap
Apr 4 • 90 min
FreeBSD Q4 2018 status report, the GhostBSD alternative, the coolest 90s laptop, OpenSSH 8.0 with quantum computing resistant keys exchange, project trident: 18.12-U8 is here, and more. ##Headlines ###AsiaBSDcon 2019 recap Both Allan and I attended…
291: Storage Changes Software
Mar 28 • 72 min
Storage changing software, what makes Unix special, what you need may be “pipeline +Unix commands”, running a bakery on Emacs and PostgreSQL, the ultimate guide to memorable tech talks, light-weight contexts, and more. ##Headlines ###Tracking a storage…
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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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:…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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.…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…