OpenBSD has done a lot of things right and there are some things that the Linux community should study and emulate. Certain principles that the OpenBSD developers are following, such as secure by default mode and code auditing, are things that Linux should be doing.
A lone Canadian is reshaping the way software gets written. Is the world paying attention?
BSD has been a high-end server platform prized for its stability, interoperability, and scalability. These points have all come into question recently as commercial Unix vendors such as HP and Sun tout their products as enterprise solutions offering scalability superior to free systems such as Linux and BSD.
Setting up OpenBSD as a single-user, desktop system with basic information on installing the ports tree, setting up KDE, stopping unwanted services and using IPFilter.
OpenBSD, known for its security has announced a 2.7 version. It has many new features including OpenSSH which supports both the SSH1 and SSH2 protocols.
RTMX O/S, a commercial version of OpenBSD with a full suite of POSIX real-time features, has been donated to the OpenBSD project.
This article, well really more like a journal, explores my installation of OpenBSD. I had a few problems and made a few errors, but I also found some solutions and had some work arounds.
Global Technologies Group, Inc. announced that the PowerCrypt encryption accelerator has been endorsed by OpenBSD (www.openbsd.com). Kernel-level support for PowerCrypt was developed by OpenBSD, with device drivers and IPSec code written by members of the OpenBSD community.
Lately the BSD world is changing very rapidly: Walnut Creek merged with BSDI, BSD finally got more attention of the media and new exciting techniques (OpenSSH, IPv6, etc.) are being integrated in the BSD source trees. In the beginning of April 2000 we had an interview with Theo Deraadt, leader of the OpenBSD project concerning these and some other things.
Recently, I interviewed Louis Bertrand, an OpenBSD contributor, on the past and future of OpenBSD, as well as why ISPs might want to deploy it. Here’s what he had to say.