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BSD Today: Installing OpenBSD 2.7

Jun 29, 2000, 23:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Mullen)

[ Thanks to Jeremy C. Reed for this link. ]

"There are many flavors of BSD in today's computing world. NetBSD, BSD/OS, FreeBSD, and of course, OpenBSD. OpenBSD has created quite a splash with its new release, version 2.7."

"As far as OpenBSD goes, the developers pride themselves on the ability to "emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography." OpenBSD does an excellent job at this, but is hit by the few little errors that occur with typical open source products. One example of this is the latest security advisory on the DHCP client (http://www.openbsd.org/errata.html), but at any rate, OpenBSD is a very secure distribution and obviously isolated this problem extremely quickly."

"If you're going from an older version of OpenBSD to OpenBSD 2.7, you will want to know what incentive is in it for you to upgrade, right? Release 2.7 offers many huge upgrades, including SSH2. This option, up until now, has only been offered in commercial packages, and OpenBSD now has it. Version 2 presents problems with compatibility with version 1, but thanks to OpenSSH, version 1's compatibility is very strong."

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