FreeBSD on Amazon AWS EC2 for production servers?

Nikola Pavlović nzp at
Sat Dec 17 13:49:43 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 09:42:01PM -0500, firmdog at wrote:
> Hi,
> Amazon AWS offers a free tier service for the first year, for one
> running instance of FreeBSD (and other OS's) It's a great place to
> experiment for free if you don't have any spare hardware. I have
> installed a few FreeBSD servers up there and it seems to work fine,
> and I would like to take some servers up in the AWS system. Here is
> some information to look at:
> I posted the following on the AWS EC2 forum with no response,
> therefore asking here to see if anyone is using EC2:
> Is anyone running production servers using the FreeBSD 8.2 AMI on EC2?
> I want to take my servers up to AWS and run DNS, email, web, mysql,
> apache, ssl, etc... mainly to have reliable power and I like the
> versatility at AWS. For those on FreeBSD up here in AWS, how is it
> working? Stable? Reliable? Any gotchas or knows issues you can share?
> Any comments or feedback would be awesome to read!

>From how I understood a Twit podcast on the subject featuring cperciva@ who
did the porting, runs on FreeBSD.  Since it's a
commercial service I can only assume it works good enough(tm), but I
really have no first hand experience so consider this post wrapped in
disclaimers :).

If the meanings of "true" and "false" were switched,
then this sentence would not be false.

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