Why BSD?

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Jan 24 08:41:02 PST 2004

Mark writes:
>  what about security between the two ?
>  which if either is better secure ? easier to secure ?
>  more likely to be cracked ?
>  lets say for newbies mostly.

	There's an old saying: "The least safe part of any car is the
nut behind the wheel.".
	Both Linux and *BSD are quite secure ... if one takes the time
to understand your security needs, investigates the tools necessary
to address them, designs the solution correctly, and keeps everything
up to date.  If not, not.
	There really is no shortcut here.  There are simple things one
can do - like disabling unused services in inetd - but if one wants
the real stuff (firewall, logging, secure sockets, fully encrypted
remote access, intrusion detection and notification, et alia) then
they should be prepared to do the work.

				Robert Huff

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