any BSD in a storm (was Re: [LUNI] Citrix/ Unix....)
agibson at confabulator.net
Wed Mar 16 13:47:38 CST 2005
I believe DragonFlyBSD is actually a fork of FreeBSD 4.x
I use FreeBSD and OpenBSD (router/firewall/desktop/server and nameserver
respectively.) OpenBSD named install is chroot by default - call me lazy
but I like it :)
FreeBSD as a router/firewall with pf (ported from OpenBSD actually)
makes an excellent firewall. The reason I use FreeBSD vs OpenBSD here is
because of device polling support in FreeBSD which OpenBSD lacks.
Chad Perrin wrote:
> Douglas J. Trainor wrote:
>> You seem to be out of touch
>> with NetBSD.
>> Check out http://NetBSD.org
>> They also give out a combo with 4.4BSD Lite from UCB.
>> NetBSD 2004 annual report
> Considering that all I said about NetBSD is that I haven't heard word
> one about it in operation in a couple of years, I'd say you're
> probably right: I'm out of touch with NetBSD. Without looking at the
> URLs you've provided (which I probably will look at in an hour or so,
> when I'm at a stopping point with some of what I'm doing right now), I
> can say with a certain amount of confidence that NetBSD is probably
> almost as cross-platform capable as Debian, and still probably the BSD
> that works on the greatest number of hardware platforms by quite a
> lot. FreeBSD and OpenBSD just haven't been pursuing cross-platform
> functionality the way NetBSD has done. If I had to make a
> recommendation right now, though, for someone that isn't already a
> *BSD devotee, I'd recommend FreeBSD or OpenBSD for the newb on the x86
> Note: There's a more desktop-oriented variant of OpenBSD being
> developed, called DragonflyBSD, that I've been kinda keeping my eye
> on. It's not quite mature enough to suit my purposes, and nothing in
> the *BSD world pleases me as much for software management as Debian's
> handling of software management, but if Dragonfly lives up to its
> promises it will eclipse the major reasons I might have to recommend
> FreeBSD to anyone at this time (aside from the cool daemon logo).
> Keep in mind that all of the above is analysis by someone who reads a
> lot, and hasn't actually used any of the BSDs very much. Yes, I've
> used *BSD a little, but most of what I know about it is theory.
> There's no substitute for hands-on experience. Considering that one
> of my jobs involves working for an IT consultancy, one can assume I do
> a lot of research and analysis and dabble in practical use of a lot of
> things, but I'm not a guru of *BSD by any means. As noted above, for
> instance, I am indeed out of touch with NetBSD.
> I'm also apparently afflicted with diarrhea of the keyboard. Wow,
> that's a lot of tangent.
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