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

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Re: OpenBSD and Security
  • From: "Deja User" <MAPSunix_admin@my-deja.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 21:36:14 -0700

I'm sure Linux and BSD are fairly equal in a lot of ways, that's why I was kind of 
surprised at how people seemed to reactively jump to the linux side and try to 
downgrade BSD so much. I understand BSD runs Yahoo! and runs (ran) Hotmail, so it 
definitely scales well. It is a fairly standard vi vs. emacs debate however, as you 
stated, Pete. It kind of reminds me of when people compare Linux and Solaris. And then 
I remember about Solaris' 64 processor support, hot-swappable everything, a general 
overall superiority. DOH! 

>so take away openbsd's "superior" security, and you don't have much left to
>make the OS outshine other operating systems.  you have what physicists call,
>a vacuum state.  it's nothingness.  i think it's perfectly normal for
>openbsd, its developers and its user base to try to overstate the security
>case.  nobody like to feel "unspecial".  bsd doesn't even have it's own
>category in securityfocus.com.  it's lumped in under the "linux" heading.
>so i think perhaps there may be some merit to your argument.  but then again,
>i wouldn't go around saying that a 233 MHz PII will blow away a 200 MHz PII.
>even to make such a claim is an embarrasment.
>ALMOST as embarrasing as the recent buffer overflow in openssh, which was
>affected, yes you know it, the "most secure operating system in the world". 
>or the recent vulnerability in ntpd.
>or the last vulnerability in sendmail.
>you get the picture.
>end personal bias
>"Coffee... I've conquered the Borg on coffee!"               p@dirac.org
>       -- Kathryn Janeway on the virtues of coffee           www.dirac.org/p

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