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Re: Get a new server - NetBSD vs FreeBSD
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herbert langhans <herbert.raimund%gmx.net@localhost> schrieb:
>What I expect from my new server (some fully integrated Asus-Board,
>SATA-Disk) is some safe and low-maintenace machine. I had issues with
>intruders, mailserver-relay tricks, bruteforce attempts and other,
>annoyances on my Linux-servers.
This is what you get with NetBSD, as stable versions are very proven and it
acts very stable and offers any modern server security features of modern
But there are many NetBSD Users out even using unstable (self build by
build.sh) versions of NetBSD in productional environments, i.e to get newer OS
features if required in any way.
Personally i've switched several years ago from FreeBSD to NetBSD as NetBSD
allowed to run as a XEN PV guest - from my view a very urgent feature for many
hosting ISPs. After these while i would prefer NetBSD even in non-XEN hosting
But btw, mailserver relay tricks targeting misconfigurations of MTAs - this is
not a question of the OS nor actuality of software.
>NetBSD - I'd like to. But I am concerned about packages not to be on
Typically all software "around" the OS comes from pkgsrc which is a very active
project and used on different operating systems (so it (potentially/really?)
has a wider user audience then i.e. FreeBSD ports. Until now there was nothing
i really missed therein...
To get a current view of their work you may take a look at their users and
security mailing list.
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