Which OS should we use?
davemac11 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 12 10:36:46 PST 2005
--- Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
> --On Tuesday, January 11, 2005 05:48:41 PM -0800
> <sp0ng3b0b at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > I'm in the same boat. I've had mixed results with
> 5.3. I advise you to
> > test it out for your needs. If your hardware and
> apps play well together,
> > go for it. As a web, mysql and samba server, I've
> had no problems.
> > As an IDS running snort, I've had problems with
> the nge driver. I need
> > these NICs for monitoring gigabit links. Simply
> "uping" the interface
> > caused FreeBSD to panic. I posted here and opened
> a problem report, but
> > got no replies. FWIW, I never saw a kernel panic
> until I used 5.3, but I
> > do acknowledge that the technology added is new
> and results may very.
> Thanks for pointing that out. In fact, *one* of the
> servers *will* be
> running snort. I'm not sure what our NICs are,
> though. I believe they're
> Intel, but I'll have to check.
I'm using 5.3 on a Dell PE750 as a firewall with snort
running. Has dual Intel Pro 1000/100 (em drivers).
Also have 5.3 running on a PE1750 as a email virus and
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