> > From a technical perspective, what are the various
> > pros and cons of BSD vs. Linux in the context of a
> > m0n0/pf/ipcop kind of project?
> I would suggest to run *BSD on your firewall, just for
> diversity's sake. Also, the track shows *BSD has fewer
There is tradtionally quite some emphasis on security in the development of
BSD - unlike Linux, where you can expect security fixes every few weeks at
least (MS Windows is not safer, even thouogh security fixes are released
only once a month...MS isn't as fast as the Linux community when it comes to
fixing leaks. But still better than the Mac OS...).
Yes, it is possible to harden a Linux system to reasonable safety, but one
could as well use an OS which is reasonably safe right out of the box
already, and that appears to be BSD.
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