Originally posted by DiiZzY
First of all, *BSD IS NOT Linux
Yeah yeah , i've seen to many UserFriendly comics about it
I'm not an experienced OpenBSD user but I guess it'll do fine as long as you actually read the documentation (most users in general doesn't seem to).
It's just experimentation. I once bought it with the idea of "What the hell , let's try it once when i feel like it". OpenBSD is built on security and practically nothing else. It might be a pain to configure it.
May I ask what's wrong with 3rd party products on a Win32 platform? Many of them performs better than Microsoft's own products and are a alot safer to use. Don't forget to setup a firewall, if you don't you're doomed to get viruses etc.
If you insist on running Win2K I would use a setup like this one.
There's nothing wrong with 3rd party products. I use a LOT of 3rd party products on my other systems. But the main goal of this experiment was to try it all in as less programs as possible. IIS seemed a good idea , but over the last three days , i'm gradually thinking it isn't. Firewall isn't really necessary because my entire network is already running via Smoothwall.
Part of the experiment was if to see if Windows is currently living up to its name. They promised a lot more security and stability over the last updates, service pack and patches.
The main reason to try these things is , because i'm also a member of the security team @ work. Best to try it in a lab or at home first ,before i deploy things to .. say .. 8000 customers worldwide.
Webserver: Apache 2.0.X for Win32 + PHP 4.3.X
FTP Server: FileZilla FTP Server
DB Server: MySQL 3.23.X (Save mem)
I know the configuration , whenever i get the time , i'll fiddle around with Linux .. or *BSD
One other experiment i want to try is to run a completely configured web-/ftp-server on an unmodded Xbox.
But first i gotta get that damn SUS-Server up and running.. damn thing won't even start anymore... :a