Author: elmer FUD
Date: 24-01-01 04:10
>> the ipfw firewall is more robust and stateful compared with ipchains
Obviously you haven't heard the news about how ipfw can be BYPASSED by remote intruders http://www.bsdtoday.com/2001/January/Security393.html
What was that you mentioned about "peace of mind" with FreeBSD?
>> And if that isn't enough to convince you take a look at these stats and think again about running linux as your server exposed to the internet http://www.attrition.org/mirror/attrition/os-graphs.html#PIE
Either you are incredibly gullible or you are not someone skilled at critical thinking. Although those "statistics" are suggestive, you really need to look at the numbers in terms of rates, for example number of defacements per 100 linux servers or number of defacements per 100 BSD servers. Knowing the common denominator (per 100 servers) would lead to much more meaningful interpretation. It is a mystery why attrition.org does not express those statistics in terms of such rates. Perhaps if such a valid comparison were made, the differences would not be so sensational.