Category: linux & unix


For a wile I have been planning on writing a “Trustix Vs. OpenBSD security” article for a few security portals.

I finaly got around to starting it this weekend by installing Trustix on a test box.

I must now say that I am calling off the article. Trustix may or may not be secure. I didnt get that far. It is honestly one of the most buggy Operating Systems I have had the displesure of working with in recent years.

It can be as secure as it wants. If its unusable it doesnt matter. 🙂

Seriosly though, It looks like a striped down redhat 7.3 down to the pre X redhat installer. They chucked in a couple different packages (The OpenBSD ftpdaemon, snort and a few others) hacked some of the daemons to tighten them up a bit and called it good.

Thanks but I ‘ll stick with OpenBSD when mission critical security is at stake.

RedHat – No more free-ness

So RedHat acounced that it will no longer provide a free version of its OS as of April of 2004. RedHat was always an easy default choice of distros because CF works on it, cPanel works on it and it has the most supported software for it.

Now I am stuck finding another default distrobution to switch everything over to. What I am wondering is “what will all of the datacenters and hosts do?”
I ‘m going to try and get ColdFusion to work on FreeBSD. If I can pull that off it will be my new choice, if not.. I may go for Debian. (shrug)

OpenBSD and my old blog entrys.

As mentioned in my last entry I am using new blog software. All of my old blogs are gone for this reason. I think you will get over it. 🙂

Anyway, I downloaded the files for OpenBSD today and plan to start playing with it again. I used it in the past and realy dug it… but alas, that was a long time ago.

I think its leet as hell that they boast “Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 7 years!”

I also realy thought this recent article on it was funny as hell. 🙂

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