March 5th, 2002, 01:24 PM
FreeBSD 4.4 Stable
As the total lamer I am I just managed to lock myself out of my debian box. (don't ask).
Anyway, as I need to re-install anyway I thought maybe I should change to freeBSD instead.
The box will mainly serve as a router/firewall for my home network of 3 computers.
I know have a bunch of questions that I was hoping that some of could answer:
*Generally, would freeBSD be thought of as more secure?
*Is there a fancy packaging system for freeBSD, like rpm or dpkg?
*Is it hard to configure? My thought here is that it doesn't matter how secure the OS could be if I can't configure it.
*Are there any easy and/or good firewalls for freeBSD?
Last but not least, I was hoping on getting some general thoughts and opinions on freeBSD as an OS, pros and cons.
\"The purpose of abstraction is not to be vague, but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise.\"
- Edsger Dijkstra