OS to replace FreeBSD

Fongaboo freebsd-questions at fongaboo.com
Sun Mar 21 00:05:41 UTC 2021

I see there have been a ton of responses to this already. I could be wrong, but 
I'm going to assume most of it is OS-wars. I don't have time to pour through 
it all. If I'm off-base and out of context, please forgive me. But wanted 
to offer my experience:

After nearly two decades of self-hosting DNS/mail/web on a FreeBSD colo, I 
decided I couldn't give FreeBSD the focus and energy it needs to be properly 

I've found that Debian was the most comfortable to transition to and is a bit 
more painless to keep updated and patched. I've just completed a Debian box 
running NSD, unbound, Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Postfixadmin & Roundcube.

If you want to email me directly, I documented the whole process. I'm willing 
to share my walkthroughs.


On Fri, 19 Mar 2021, Jerry wrote:

> With the soon-to-be release of version 13 of FreeBSD and the EOL of
> FreeBSD 11.x, I will need to invest in a new OS. Due to FreeBSD?s
> unfortunate inability to squash bug
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=237666, l am left
> with no choice but to seek out a new OS. I need a bare-bones system
> that can run a mail server, Postfix with Dovecot, and a few other
> utilities.
> -- 
> Jerry

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