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LinuxDevices.com: New Study Shows Superiority of Linux TCP/IP Stack

Feb 13, 2003, 04:00 (14 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to robt for this link. ]

"Reasoning Inc. announced that it is making available a study that reports that the TCP/IP protocol stack implementation in version 2.4.19 of the open source Linux kernel has fewer defects than the TCP/IP protocol stacks of several commercial equivalents. The study by Reasoning is the first published comparison of code defect assessment of an open source software application versus equivalent commercial software applications.

"Reasoning's study compared six implementations of TCP/IP, the fundamental protocols underlying the Internet. Besides the Linux kernel, three of the implementations were part of commercial general-purpose operating systems, and two were embedded in commercial telecommunications equipment. Reasoning found 8 defects in 81,852 lines of Linux kernel source code - the fewest number of defects of the various implementations of TCP/IP inspected by Reasoning as part of its study..."

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