Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 20:07 UTC, submitted by Valour
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RE[2]: Security
by ThawkTH on Wed 20th Jun 2007 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Security"
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2005-07-06

Not always. I think it's all about how competent your admin is.

If somebody is a windows guru, they can probably construct a respectable server.

If they have absolutely no *nix experience and slap an OpenBSD box together, enable random services, they might have some issues.

I agree that in their own, BSD's are more secure than Windows boxes - provided the admin knows what they're doing of course!

Edited 2007-06-20 21:40

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RE[3]: Security
by flav2000 on Wed 20th Jun 2007 21:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
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2006-02-08

I agree with the part that admins are crucial in terms of setting the system right.

However, the OS design is more important in these days of zero-day exploits.

If an OS is designed properly, there is a less chance of major damage even if a vulnerability is exploited while the admin is off-work, sleeping, commuting, etc..

When you go back to the history of Windows vs. *nix in the security arena, more often than not Windows have vulnerability that are exploited actively and quickly.

Sometimes, you just don't have the time to patch or implement a workaround before the exploit hits your server.

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