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RE: Would you recommend NetBSD for…?
On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:41:31 -0500, Steve wrote:
I us it as a firewall on really old hardware.
Keeps me fresh and confuses the script kiddies.
At a $workplace I use to use a pared-down build on some distinctly
under-specced sparc boxes to provide DNS (public & private views) / DHCP
/ NTP services across a reasonably large network. Went from 1.6 though
to about 3 before I stopped looking after that. Once you got the hang
of it, the ability to buld standby boxes with nothing more than an
install CD and a floppy disk (remember them ? ;-) with little more than
a copy of /etc/rc.conf on it was quite satisfying. Freaked the Windoze
guys out :)
ran great and it was a great second life for that hardware but when
matured I switched over. Sadly, the promise of OS X as a serious
solution never came to fruition and Lion has ended that dream for
Many years ago I used to run a FreeNet on abandoned Macs and
Now that I've returned to NetBSD it seems that the attitude and
NetBSD has changed slightly. It seems to be much more geared toward
researchers and experimentalists.
So, the question I have is "Would you as a NetBSD user recommend
production servers? Why or why not?"
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