OS to replace FreeBSD

Fongaboo freebsd at fongaboo.com
Sat Mar 20 17:05:33 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. 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 maintained.

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 & 

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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