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Re: firewalls and bsd

This is truly interesting. Since I wish to make an experimental firewall at work, I
was wondering whether anyone can point me in the right direction. Where can I
find/download a FreeBSD??

Arcady Genkin wrote:

> Kenneth Scharf <scharkalvin@yahoo.com> writes:
> > If there are any debian-bsd people here maybe they can
> > answer this.  I have been doing some reading and have
> > heard that some of the BSD variants are considered a
> > better canidate os for a firewall system than linux
> > (herertic!).  OpenBSD in particular was highly
> > regarded  in this (though it was said to be a RPITA to
> > install).  Any thoughts on this out there?
> Reportedly, *BSD's have the fastest TCI/IP stack in the industry. They
> are also pretty secure, out of the box. For example, while Linux
> mounts disk partitions asynchronously, my FreeBSD installation mounts
> syncronously by default.
> I run Debian on my main workstation, and FreeBSD on my
> NAT/Firewall/www-server/cvs-server box. That one is a P133/32M, and
> copes beautifully with the load (well, the load is not *that* great).
> Also, I cannot help but admire FreeBSD's mechanisms for
> updates/upgrades. IMHO the "ports collection" system is remarkable.
> It was very easy to install and configure.
> HTH,
> --
> Arcady Genkin                                http://wgaf.dyndns.org
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