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[2]: Security
by Soulbender on Thu 21st Jun 2007 07:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Security"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

That's a nice strawman you have there.
It's even better with a really really secure OS and a good administrator.

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RE[3]: Security
by IanSVT on Thu 21st Jun 2007 14:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Security"
IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

I've alway thought of OpenBSD as taking the firewall approach to their design. You generally don't install a firewall with all ports open in both directions. You install it with nothing open, and then create access rules accordingly. The same principal applies to OpenBSD. You get basically no services up front and then add them as needed. Theoretically, this lets you control your environment with a higher degree of certainty and confidence than you might find with an open service oriented OS like Windows or Fedora Core.

I think we can all agree though, a bad administrator is a bad administrator. OpenBSD can only help that affliction so much!

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