Author Archives: Will Backman

bsdtalk245 – Looking for a new /home

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 on the Internet.

File Info: 7Min, 3MB.

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bsdtalk243 – mandoc with Ingo Schwarze

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 BSDCan 2014.

File Info: 16Min, 8MB.

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bsdtalk241 – Bob Beck

Interview at BSDCan 2014 with Bob Beck from the OpenBSD Project and the OpenBSD Foundation.

File Info: 26Min, 12MB.

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bsdtalk239 – PkgNG with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon

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/pkg_add tools.

File Info: 55Min, 26MB.

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bsdtalk238 – Voices from NYCBSDCon 2014

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.

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bsdtalk237 – The FreeBSD Journal with George Neville-Neil

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: 22Min, 10MB.

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bsdtalk235 – Allan Jude

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 podcast.  Catch new episodes of these and many other fine podcasts at

File Info: 26Min, 13Mb.

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bsdtalk232 – Thomas Cort

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.

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bsdtalk231 – The FreeBSD Documentation Project

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.

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bsdtalk229 – Chris Cappuccio

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

File Info: 24Min, 12MB.

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bsdtalk228 – Michael W. Lucas

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.

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bsdtalk227 – ZFS with Matt Ahrens

Interview with Matt Ahrens from Delphix during BSDCan 2013.  Matt was part of the original team that developed ZFS.

File info: 32Min, 15MB.

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