New to FreeBSD
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 30 17:58:44 UTC 2007
On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 07:21:32PM +0200, Ivan Zenzerović wrote:
> >Try xvidtune.
> Thanks, I'll try. I knew of that program, but with time I forgot it's name.
> I must say that freebsd works very well as a workstation, there are no
> viruses (am I right?),
As good as right. There have been proof-of-concept viruses for UNIX, but
AFAIK no one has ever been found in the wild. And most of them rely on
the operator doing something stupid (like running an un-trusted binary
That doesn't mean FreeBSD is invulnerable though. If you're running a
workstation there are several things you should do IMHO.
1) Enable one of the firewalls that are available on FreeBSD (I like
pf). This firewall should be set up to block incoming connections.
2) Do not enable any services that you don't need.
3) Disable all logins that don't come from the local machine.
You might find the rest of this page usefull as well.
> But, let me ask something. When I was configuring the mounting of usb memory
> sticks, I had to create the /etc/devfs.rules file and write something in it.
> and I did it. Everything works fine, but is it ok to create files like this
> if they are not already created by the system. I just followed the hanbook,
> but the only difference was that I had to create that file.
It is fine to create those files. It is just not used by default.
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