why must boot in single mode.
skylar at cs.earlham.edu
Fri Dec 17 15:27:07 PST 2004
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| Thank you Skylar for sharing the information.
| I current have a simple server running RedHat, and wanting to
| switch to FreeBSD as I think that FreeBSD would offer better
| platform as a server in stability and security patches as such. (Am
| I correct here or what ? :-)
Yes. Until my current job, I used to be exclusively Red Hat Linux
(unless you count the OS/2 box :-) ). Where I work now uses FreeBSD nearly
exclusively on the x86 servers, with the only x86 server running Linux out
of necessity for SystemImager.
Getting started on FreeBSD can be a bit rough, but I'd give the
a good look
over and you should be set. ports is a blessing unto itself, and the
reliability and good
division between production and development branches just makes it that
much better than Red Hat. I think the only Linux distro that comes
| I am doing all my research just to make sure I am making the
| correct decision here.
| And this one about the single user mode is really making me cold
| feet at the moment :-)
I acutally wouldn't worry about it. We just patch our systems for
updates. We still have a bunch of servers running 4.4-RELEASE just because
we know it works. I would, however, make sure the data centre staff is
to look at FreeBSD single-user mode in case something goes FUBAR.
| I will contact data centres just to make sure that they have all
| the facility needed to boot it into single user mode. Thanks again
| Oh, btw, I have a quick scan on your personal page, very impress
| that you are helping to maintain the servers. Would my choice of
| FreeBSD over RedHat be correct in this instance for a webserver do
| you think?
Most definitely. If you listen to Netcraft <http://www.netcraft.com>,
FreeBSD is by far the best web-serving
platform imaginable. All our web servers run FreeBSD, and I've never
they ran Linux.
- -- Skylar Thompson (skylar at cs.earlham.edu)
- -- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/
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