FreeBSD or OpenBSD
peter at circlesquared.com
Sun Dec 5 14:34:49 PST 2004
Damien Hull wrote:
> I've been a FreeBSD user for a while now and I love it. I'm running 4.10
> and plan on upgrading soon. I'm also an OpenBSD user but I tend to use
> it for firewalls and routers. I setup Apache and Subversion on OpenBSD
> 3.6 last week. This is the first time I have ever done anything other
> then a firewall on OpenBSD.
> I'm thinking about using OpenBSD on more servers. Before I do that I
> would like to know what people on the list think.
> Why I want to switch to OpenBSD.
> 1. OpenBSD has good security
> 2. Stable
> 3. Firewall and routing support is built in
> Why I use FreeBSD
> 1. Stable
> 2. Ports tree has a lot of software
> 3. I can upgrade to new versions
> Should I make the switch from FreeBSD to OpenBSD for my servers?
concludes that all the BSDs are evenly matched. Although OpenBSD is the
obvious choice for a server. And so is FreeBSD. (I'm paraphrasing).
Use whichever you like. I believe FreeBSD performs better as a web
server, and it's just the default install of OpenBSD that has had just
one root exploit since 1921, or whenever; install ports/packages and
But I'm just glad all the BSDs are available.
the circle squared
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