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RootPrompt.org: OpenBSD's Good Example

Aug 27, 2000, 15:36 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Noel)

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"Last week I installed OpenBSD for the first time. I found that OpenBSD has done a lot of things right and that there are some things that the Linux community should study and emulate. Principles the OpenBSD developers are following such as "Secure by Default mode" and code auditing are things that we should be doing to Linux."

"Over the six years that I have been using Linux it has taken more and more work to secure a machine once I have installed it from the CD. Some of this is from my skill level and knowledge increasing and some is from the additional software and services that the distributions are including. The last Linux installation I did on my machine at home took much more time to secure than it did to install."

"This is of course not really a Linux problem. The Linux kernel is the least of our worries it is instead the software in the distribution that is the problem. The organizations that build the distributions in the most part configure them to have the most services running and do not set them up with security in mind."

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