by Will Backman · · · · 674 subscribers

Talking about the BSD family of free operating systems.

Looking forward to attending MeetBSD in California this weekend. Still working on finding a new /home for all my stuff, but thank you all who have offered suggestions and hosting. Playing with tor, but under no illusions that it makes me safe. One t
Just a short update about the server that houses the podcast files. University IT consolidation has created some unplanned changes, but I hope to have a new server spun up soon. Also, curious to hear what all of you use for your home directory
An interview with Ken Moore about the Lumina Desktop Environment. File Info: 28Min, 14MB. Ogg Link:
Interview about mandoc with Ingo Schwarze. The project webpage describes mandoc as "a suite of tools compiling mdoc, the roff macro language of choice for BSD manual pages, and man, the predominant historical language for UNIX manuals." Recorded at
Interview with Chris Buechler at BSDCan 2014. File Info: 17Min, 8MB. Ogg Link:
bsdtalk241 - Bob Beck Sept. 13, 2015
Interview at BSDCan 2014 with Bob Beck from the OpenBSD Project and the OpenBSD Foundation. File Info: 26Min, 12MB. Ogg Link:
An interview with George Neville-Neil about the network time protocol and the precision time protocol. File Info: 35Min, 17MB Ogg Link:
A recording of Baptiste Daroussin speaking at vBSDCon in October 2013. He is a FreeBSD source committer and project developer for PkgNG. PkgNG is a package management tool for FreeBSD. It is the replacement for the current pkg_info/pkg_create/
NYCBSDCon 2014 was great, and I recorded a series of voices from the attendees. Also, the FreeBSD Journal release was announced at the conference. File Info: 9Min, 4Mb. Ogg Link:
An interview with George Neville-Neil about the upcoming FreeBSD Journal electronic magazine. More information at The interview was recorded using google voice, and I apologize for the low bit rate audio. File Info: 22
Interview with Brian Callahan and Ike Levy about the upcoming NYCBSDCon 2014. More information at Also, it has been eight years of BSDTalk! File Info: 20Min, 10MB. Ogg Link:
bsdtalk235 - Allan Jude Sept. 13, 2015
This episode has been brought to you by the id utility, which returns a user identity. The id utility first appeared in 4.4 BSD. Interview with Allan Jude at vBSDCon. We talk about ScaleEngine, Jupiter Broadcasting, Tech Snap, and the BSD Now
An interview from vBSDCon with Henning Brauer. We talk about his recent work with the pf firewall and the queuing system. File Info: 30Min, 14MB. Ogg Link:
Recording of the vBSDCon 2013 talk "Migrating from GCC to LLVM/CLANG" with David Chisnall. File Info: 1hour, 31MB. Ogg Link:
bsdtalk232 - Thomas Cort Sept. 13, 2015
Interview with Thomas Cort. We talk about his work on Minix, NetBSD, and the Google Summer of Code. More info on Minix at File Info: 15Min, 7MB. Ogg Link:
Interview with Tom Rhodes, Glen Barber, Benedict Reuschling, and Warren Block from the FreeBSD Documentation Project at BSDCan 2013. More info at File Info: 14Min, 7MB. Ogg Link:
Interview with Verisign CTO Burt Kaliski about vBSDcon. More information at File Info: 12Min, 6MB. Ogg Link:
This episode has been brought to you by jot, the utility to print sequential or random data. The jot utility first appeared in 4.2BSD. Interview with Chris Cappuccio. We talk about nsh and flashrd for OpenBSD. More information at http://
Interview with Michael W. Lucas at BSDCan 2013. We talk about some of his recent books including Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition and DNSSEC Mastery. You can find him at File Info: 28 Min, 14 MB. Ogg Link:
Interview with Matt Ahrens from Delphix during BSDCan 2013. Matt was part of the original team that developed ZFS. File info: 32Min, 15MB. Ogg link: