Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 20:07 UTC, submitted by Valour
OpenBSD "If you're a software enthusiast who has never used OpenBSD before, you might enjoy installing it by yourself and figuring it out as you go. If, however, you're looking for a more practical approach to using OpenBSD 4.1 on a desktop or server machine, here's a quick guide to get you started in this spectacular operating system."
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RE: Security
by Soulbender on Thu 21st Jun 2007 03:07 UTC in reply to "Security"
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"OpenBSD is secure by default. It's an empty statement. Nobody uses a 'default' server."

It does mean you're not vulnerable after installation and that you don't have to spend countless of hours securing it. Start with a secure base and *add* stuff that you need. Seriously, how can you argue that this is not a good strategy?

"From OpenBSD's point of view, it means: no buffer overflow, no hackable software, etc. "

Uh, yeah. What else would it mean? It's not like they can guarantee that you wont screw things up on your own.

"That's pretty wortheless if you host a buggy PHP website on it or badly configure your mailserver so it becomes a spamhost."

No shit Sherlock. However...
A seatbelt wont help if you drive your car off a 500 feet cliff, ergo seatbelts are useless?

"So, if you're looking for a secure OS that is also functional (good hardware support), you're better of with Debian or FreeBSD."

Personally I have found that OpenBSD is functional and supports most of my hardware better than Linux.

Edited 2007-06-21 03:19

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