freebsd vs. netbsd

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Jun 8 15:46:35 UTC 2020

On 2020-06-08 09:29, Donald Wilde wrote:
> 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.

This is absolute truth for me and I appreciate that fact since forever.


> The main remaining difference is that OpenBSD doesn't turn on
> _anything_ unless you specifically ask it to.

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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