mark at mystic1.net
Thu Feb 5 10:41:35 PST 2004
I'm not involved in FreeBSD in any way, however, currently all seven
of my webservers and support group run on a flavor of FreeBSD dating all
the way back to the 4.4-Stables that run DNS. The boxes run
exceptionally well with uptimes in the teens of months. I've recently
updated my primary webserver to 5.1 release, and other than a few of my
own stupidity moments, it too rocks. I have installed this, and will
continue to install this, and only this, operating system as the
Internet system of choice.
My two cents...
Res Ipsa Loquitor,
From: lee slaughter [mailto:lee at slaughters.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:31 AM
To: Simon Barner
Cc: Bluegravity82 at aol.com; freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: Good comments
Simon Barner wrote:
>> I just bought BSDfree version 5.1 because I had very
>>comments about your operating system. Our company is planning to use
as a NAT
>>server . I want to know where can I take some courses to have at least
>>basics that it looks to be an awesome operating system.
>For a production system, the 5.x branch of FreeBSD (sic!) is not quite
>ready yet, so you should better go with FreeBSD 4.9 (FreeBSD 4.x is the
>so-called stable branch at the present).
>If you insist in deploying FreeBSD 5.x, please note that FreeBSD 5.2 is
I too bought shrink-wrapped 5.1 CD set from bookstore and now have it
running pretty well.
I really don't feel like re-installing it already but the implication is
that if you (unwittingly) installed a -CURRENT, you need to keep it up,
i.e. go today to 5.2, etc.....
I don't wanna do that. I'm newbie and my box is production-prone and I
don't want bleeding edge and too ignorant to be in the -CURRENT branch.
So.... are we recommended to go to 4.9-STABLE? (implying no updates
until next -STABLE comes out?
What are the dire consequences of staying with 5.1 until 5-STABLE comes
out... and not always upgrading?
tks..... this is a great os and a great support group, btw.
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