Linked by Oliver on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Linux is the most popular free Unix-like operating system, it shouldn't be a surprise that some projects have begun treating non-Linux operating systems as second-class citizens. This isn't out of contempt for the BSDs or OpenSolaris, it's just a matter of limited manpower: if almost all the users of the application have a Linux operating system and if all the core developers are using Linux themselves, it's difficult to keep supporting other operating systems. But sometimes the choice to leave out support for other operating systems is explicitly made, e.g. when the developers want to implement some innovative features that require functionality that is (at least for now) only available in the Linux kernel."
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RE[5]: Not mutually exclusive
by Phucked on Sun 13th Mar 2011 13:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not mutually exclusive"
Phucked
Member since:
2008-09-24

"What does OpenBSD do that Linux doesn't?

pf and a proper, simply and elegant packet filtering DSL. State-full packet filtering that can be sync'ed between multiple, failover firewalls.
bgp that integrates seamlessly into the packet filter and understands VRRP/CARP states.
CARP
IPSEC implementation that can be understood and configured by mere mortals.
Great man pages.
I'd go on but I have other things to do today.

oh yah, and OpenSSH. you know, the dominant SSH implementation but since it's actually portable I guess it doesnt count in this context.
"

However this is just opinion and one could say the same thing about a random Linux Distro, but it does not mean its true or false just user preference.

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RE[6]: Not mutually exclusive
by Oliver on Sun 13th Mar 2011 15:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Not mutually exclusive"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

As I know many seasoned Linux admins, I don't call this opinion, but common experience. In many Linux networks you'll find some OpenBSD machines. That's a fact, not fiction.

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RE[7]: Not mutually exclusive
by Phucked on Tue 15th Mar 2011 17:31 in reply to "RE[6]: Not mutually exclusive"
Phucked Member since:
2008-09-24

As I know many seasoned Linux admins, I don't call this opinion, but common experience. In many Linux networks you'll find some OpenBSD machines. That's a fact, not fiction.


I also know a few admins who abandoned OpenBSD because its much slower in performance and does not scale well versus Linux, FreeBSD or Windows for that matter.

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