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Re: [vox-tech] Re: OpenBSD and Security
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: OpenBSD and Security



i think you've basically ignored bill's comments (left intact below).

it's nice that they go line by line.  but how do you address bill's points?

pete


On Thu 12 Apr 01,  1:37 AM, Deja User said: 
> You should really research OpenBSD if you are interested. They have done MAJOR work 
>to secure/harden their system. I read they have basically gone line-by-line through 
>the code (and continue to do so) to find bugs/insecurities. They have also found many 
>bugs in third-party software as a result of their diligence and effort, and have 
>contributed these back to the community. They have done a lot of hard work, enabling 
>you to get on with the business of serving, instead of patching/updating. Since no 
>one can know it all, it is nice to know that many have already helped you before you 
>even install the system. In this sense, OpenBSD, IMO, is superior out-of-the-box than 
>Linux, at least security-wise. However, to each his own. (Trusted Solaris!)
> 
> >Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 23:28:42 -0700
> >From: Bill Broadley <bill@math.ucdavis.edu>
> >To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
> >Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Re: OpenBSD and Security
> >Reply-To: vox-tech@franz.mother.com
> >
> >What does Openbsd use for DNS?  Maildelivery?  FTP? NTP? ssh?  Or does
> >the installation not include this functionality and rely on the user
> >to install them?
> >
> >Is it somehow immune to the bugs that have plagued all the popular 
> >distributions?
> >
> >Or is it just because of a much smaller user based that nobody notices.
> >
> >
> >--
> >Bill


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