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so... damn... tired... [Dec. 1st, 2000|10:45 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
i'm going to pass out, i'm so tired.

skipping linguistics now... he's repeated the same material the past 3 lectures. god i hate intro classes. (oh wait--- that's all i'm taking next quarter: *sigh*) well, at least i can safely skip them.

i'll skip databases today, too ... that class is really technical, but he teaches us all like we're in 1st grade. grrr. but all his slides are on the web, so it's always safe to skip that class.

need to go get some subway (energy?) and then go to one last class. then i sleep!

i'm excited about the imminent arrival of my digital camera and new LJ servers... toys! (hmm... what [unix] operating systems to install on the new servers... so many choices. freebsd? linux? openbsd? i've been weighing all the pros and cons in my mind... i'll keep thinking about it.)

[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-12-01 10:57 am (UTC)
don't sleep all day *again* ;-)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2000-12-01 12:26 pm (UTC)


OpenBSD 2.8 just started shipping today, buy a copy or just download it. The install process is pretty self-explanitory for one who's had any UNIX experience, and the default install isn't running a whole lot of useless crap! Plus, you can't deny its reputation as the most secure operating system available. OBSD would definitely be my choice for an LJ server OS.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-01 01:50 pm (UTC)

Re: OpenBSD

I looked into it... no SMP. :-(

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[User Picture]From: kvance
2000-12-01 02:05 pm (UTC)

Re: OpenBSD

Ah, yes. That would take OBSD off the list, then. I've heard varying reports on linux's SMP capabilities, but I'm hoping that it's gotten better since the last time I checked -- my next box will be linux SMP :)
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2000-12-01 12:40 pm (UTC)


unless you've got some weird hardware that isn't supported...

we've installed openbsd on our smtp server here and i've been UNIMPRESSED.

some of the new security features on the new release of freebsd 4.2 are cool too. i think they introduced them in 4.0.

a lot of the same old security problems exist in openbsd as any other OS (like buffer exploits). and there's a much stronger development team as well as support available for freebsd. (heh...i don't sound *at all* like a freebsd zealout, do i?? ;)

i wouldn't got for linux if you're expecting the machine to do a lot of work and stay up for awhile :) and definetely don't use RH 7.
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From: m4rk
2000-12-02 02:48 am (UTC)

Re: freebsd!

openbsd's code is audited to try to *prevent* things like buffer overflows that result from bad coding practices. however, any 3rd party software you install (including from ports) might well have bugs that are exploitable. it's only the core OS that gets audited.

my choice is freebsd. linux (esp. redhat) is too glossy and full of superfluos crap. the tcp/ip stack is better on fbsd which should help with the pounding these machines will get.

if you do go for redhat, *don't* go for 7...
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