freebsd vs. netbsd

Donald Wilde dwilde1 at
Mon Jun 8 14:29:10 UTC 2020

On 6/8/20, Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at> wrote:
>> On Jun 7, 2020, at 11:26 PM, Anatoli <me at> wrote:
>> IMO
>> * FreeBSD: servers (performance, stability, relative security, zfs),
>>  competes directly with Linux
>> * OpenBSD: routers/firewalls, desktops (the most secure OS
> The most secure… if you dismiss the fact that one of the developer (who
> wrote network stack if my memory serves me) was simultaneously receiving
> payments from one of three letter agencies for several years.
The OpenBSD crew made major contributions to the FOSS community in SSH
and SSH components, but everybody incorporates them so they are now
all at the same level.

The main remaining difference is that OpenBSD doesn't turn on
_anything_ unless you specifically ask it to.
Don Wilde
* What is the Internet of Things but a system *
* of systems including humans?                     *

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