Is it safe to run a webserver on 5.x ?
Alex de Kruijff
freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Mon Sep 27 16:23:00 PDT 2004
On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 01:56:27AM -0400, bsdfsse wrote:
> I started running FreeBSD because a friend of mine is going to run a
> website on 4.10-STABLE. Someone had told him that 4.x was "safer" to
> run than 5.x.
> Recently I had a hardware problems on one of my machines that is forcing
> me to run 5.x on it, instead of 4.x. Should I lobby my friend to also
> run 5.x ? His webserver will be behind a hardware firewall.
I would let him leaf his server on 4.x and wait untill 5.3 or untill
there are no more 4 releases plus fixes. But would go with 5.2.1 if I
had to do a fresh install. And would do a fresh install if I switched to
5 because of UFS2.
> Its my understanding servers on the web often run the "security
> release", which is RELEASE+fixes. That way, no new features in STABLE
> introduce more exploitable bugs. Other people run web servers on STABLE
> (they must feel confident that nothing new is going to break).
This is true for every release stable or not. I run 5.2 plus fixes.
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