Re: Why is FreeBSD Used Instead of Linux for Firewalls?
Date: 10 Dec 2003 19:16:14 -0800
Chris Mattern <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<3FD795CE.firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> Arman wrote:
> > I wanna know what is the advantage of using FreeBSD over the linux. Or
> > there isnt a difference and people can use Linux for firewalls?
> Linux can be and is used for firewalls, certainly. But FreeBSD is known
> for its excellent attention to security. FreeBSD code is rigorously
> reviewed for security holes, and FreeBSD partisans like to brag how
> seldom a remote exploit is found in the default install (as in, once
> every few years...). Its highly secure nature makes it a natural
> choice for firewalls.
> Chris Mattern
OpenBSD, in particular, only offered for distribution after some
pretty rigorous code-checking. Not that that's a guarantee of
security, but it speaks volumes about the extra time and attention to
detail giving to every line of code.
Just wish porting to it was easier...
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