Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 18:11 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews One of my popular articles shortly after I joined OSNews in 2001 proved to be "the big *BSD interview" and so it is only appropriate to end my serving at OSNews with a similar theme. Today we are very happy to host a Q&A with well-known FreeBSD developers John Baldwin, Robert Watson and Scott Long. We discuss about FreeBSD 6 and its new features, the competition, TrustedBSD, Darwin etc.
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RE: let's wait and see...
by Frankye on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 19:18 UTC

> Does anybody know what's the benefit of these countless new security "features"?

As an end user, or even as an advanced user you really do not use them a lot, the basic unix security is usually Good Enough(tm).
However, for bastion hosts, and the paranoid sysadmins (no, wait, *every* sysadmin is paranoid ;) they provide good entertainment. I guess they have much more sense in really big setups (e.g.: hosting providers) or really small black boxes.

I'm a bit disappointed there's no plan to port over launchd from macosx, it seems a really nice thingie... one of these days I'm stealing a coworker's ibook to check it out ;)



ps: to osnews staff: please open up an empty newsline or somesuch so we can all tell eugenia how much we love her without going ot ;)