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1answer
46 views

What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? [closed]

What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? Is the kernel generally more secure?
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1answer
31 views

Securing a server for service provider [closed]

I am looking at setting up a host that users can host services from. These are specific types of games and will require the user to log in. I'm bouncing between either bsd oor Debian to host, but I ...
2
votes
3answers
206 views

Is it ever good to share a userid?

On Un*x, Is it ever a good idea to have one userid that many different people log into when they do stuff? Often I'm installing software or something on a Linux or BSD system. I've developed software ...
4
votes
1answer
135 views

How do I securly update a *BSD system?

Security is a major concern. Every major Linux distribution uses signed packages. But the FreeBSD systems in the office downloading unsigned packages/ports via FTP. Is there a solution that would ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

netcat -e: the GAPING_SECURITY_HOLE

Why does the BSD version 1.10 of nc disable the -e option found in other, so-called insecure distributions when the same dangerous feature could be trivially achieved as follows even with the 'secure' ...
14
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7answers
4k views

Good low power server/pc for firewall? [closed]

Does anyone know of a low power server/pc that have 2 NIC's, so it can be used for a (OpenBSD) firewall? Sandra
2
votes
4answers
216 views

Looking for FTP server recommendations for BSD [closed]

I'm currently deciding on what ftp server we should use for an internal system that we have running FreeBSD 6.2. The requirements that we'll need are the following: must be able to handle SSL, as ...