[geeks] NetBSD/OpenBSD: practical differences
geeks at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 01:12:36 CDT 2001
Folks, I'm torn. I've been using NetBSD for a long, long time on various
architectures. I use OpenBSD for the standard uses one has for it:
firewalls, IPSEC machines, etc.
But I keep looking over at it and thinking "Hm. If OpenBSD is basically
NetBSD with security auditing, what the hell am I doing still using NetBSD
for general-purpose UNIX computing?". (And here by "general-purpose UNIX
computing" I mean workstation, webserver, DNS server, shell box, number
I know that, at a certain level, it doesn't matter what OS you choose; you
pick the right tool for the job. But I need some ammo before I'm really
qualified to even make that decision. So I need thoughts on this one
What's good about NetBSD that makes it better than OpenBSD?
Substantive, technical answers are what I'm looking for, although comments
on the developer/user community are also important. But things like "Theo
is a dork" are certainly not important to me.
airboss at nodewarrior.org
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