Re: FreeBSD or DEBIAN for remotely administered internet server
From: Daniel Rudy (i0n1v2a3l4i5d6d7c8r9u0d1y2e3m4a5i6l7_at_n0o1p2a3c4b5e6l7l8s9p0a1m2.3n4e5t6)
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 05:30:31 GMT
At about the time of 9/8/2004 4:04 AM, Peter Gutbrod stated the following:
> Please no discussion about different licensing and other fundamentals, this
> has been discussed over and over again.
> Just some comments (ideally backed by practical experience), which one is
> easier to keep up-to-date remotely via ssh, mainly in request to security.
> So no fancy X-Windows stuff, no cutting edge beta apps, just stable
> standards like apache, bind, MySQL, Qmail, Courier, Proftpd etc. (so the
> advantage of FreeBSD's ports to be some times more current than DEBIAN's
> packages shouldn't count very much, as long as both come up with important
> security updates just in time). Some, like apache/PHP are likely to need
> installation from source, due to the great number of options, most could
> just be installed as binaries.
> In case someone hosting a headless remote server and used both, DEBIAN and
> FreeBSD, I'd like to hear the reasons why you prefer the one (expect to be
> FreeBSD on this list ;-) over the other.
> Thanks for your comments
> PS: Posted this as well on <linux.debian.user> to collect arguments from
> DEBIAN evangelists. just in case you are interested
FWIW, I have used Linux very very rarely. I'm biased toward FreeBSD. I
think FBSD is easy to setup, makes alot of sense, and is superior to
Linux in security.
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