[vcf-midatlantic] The BSDs, was Re: 30 Years of Linux

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 12:03:21 UTC 2021

On Aug 25, 2021, at 9:33 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>  Not long after, a childish spat between some of the more headstrong
> core NetBSD developers resulted in one of them taking his toys and
> stomping off in a huff, forming OpenBSD.  The tagline there was that
> they were focused on security, but for years all that meant was
> everything was commented out in the as-shipped inetd.conf.

Theo is quite a personality, but time seems to have improved things in that regard.  OpenBSD is, currently, a pretty good force for security (they drive OpenSSH and LibreSSL, and the OpenBSD kernel has been at the forefront of some very good security practices for the last decade or so).  I run a rather complex routing arrangement on my OpenBSD box (a PC Engines apu4, which is a pretty decent machine for the price) and I've been pretty happy overall.  Drivers need some love, though.

- Dave

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