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    Learned enough about this from reading the obsd man pages and faq.
    Last edited by tweak; June 26, 2010, 03:55. Reason: read obsd man pages and faq

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    Why switch directly to openbsd from 2.4 linux? Whynot try a grsec kernel'd Gentoo box?
    Yes, openbsd does require a lot of configuration, there's no gui's... there's no silly fluff fluff, its just simple, powerful, clean, effective and most of all... secure.
    Reading afterboot should give you a rundown of most things that need/should be takin care of...
    First of all.. PF, pfctl and *BSD's IP stack are the coolest thing to come along in a while...
    ....IPsec is the shit...
    Security you say?
    If you want to be ultra paranoid you could mess with your kernel security levels (-1, 0, 1, 2) (with 2 being the most secure)... Also encrypting your swapfile...
    Openbsd should be "secure by default" Meaning the OS is 'secure' to most/all of the known attacks.. ON OPENBSD.. Not on third party software.. So I would check for security issues with the programs you have installed from ports...
    All of this is slightly overboard, as just running openbsd will stop 95% of the attacks out there.... Esp if your not sco, or some other huge evil company...

    As to the programming, Im just now kickin myself in the ass for not learning C/C++ earlier.. so I also will be useing vim (already use it), gcc and gdb when i start learning C soon...
    All the information in this post is accurate to my knowlege, i'll admit im no OpenBSD guru.. just a big fan of the progject/results...
    -dYn
    (FreeBSD 5.3 will ship with PF... it will no longer use ipfw) Thanks OpenBSD!

    Ps.. Shh... don't tell people its free
    The only constant in the universe is change itself

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      Originally posted by dYn4mic
      Why switch directly to openbsd from 2.4 linux? Whynot try a grsec kernel'd Gentoo box?
      Deleted reply: since I now pretty much run a variety of os's.
      Last edited by tweak; June 26, 2010, 03:57.

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