Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 8th Oct 2001 16:15 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Matt Dillon, not the famous actor but the kernel/VM FreeBSD hacker also well known for writting the Dice C compiler for the Amiga, is here with us today for an in-depth interview about everything regarding FreeBSD 5.0. This is the OS that all the techie people are waiting for and presenting it as the most advanced, technically-speaking, free OS of today. Additionally, we also include two mini interviews with Theo de Raadt, the OpenBSD founder, and Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagino from the NetBSD Core Team.
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You asked Theo the wrong questions.
by tftv256 on Tue 9th Oct 2001 12:29 UTC

<p>I personally would have asked Theo about how secure the new packet filter is. Every programmer knows that when you introduce a new piece of code, issues arise. As an OpenBSD 2.7 user, I would like to know: how tested is the new packet filter in comparison to the tried-and-true pre-3.0 ipf? Will the new packet filter be secure enough, or should I hold back the upgrade for a few point releases?</p> I would have specifically asked the FreeBSD guy about the Linux VM, too. Everybody knows that the Linux 2.4 VM is quirky, and it would be interesting to hear the FreeBSD VM author's take on it, beyond "I've been following it" and "I disagree with the flames".