Re: Why is BSD more secure?

From: Tim Haynes (
Date: 05/23/02

From: Tim Haynes <>
Date: 23 May 2002 18:31:34 +0100

svek <> writes:

> And BTW the r* services such as rhost, rsync etc were deleoped for the
> BSD OS before they were adopted by others, and these are fairly secure
> right?

I don't think you want to include rsync in your list of r-services,
somehow. You meant rusers, ruptime, rsh, rexec. Portmapper-using cretinous
lumps of code.

> I'm not trying to start a flame war, I use linux and do like it, but if
> people want to use *BSD, tru64, solaris etc it's fine by me just don't
> claim you can make them more secure over any other UNIX like OS.
> They were all developed from the same idea of use.

Pretty well put :)


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