OpenBSD 3.5: a peek at another free Unix
Posted May 6, 2004 7:20 UTC (Thu) by noxxi
Parent article: OpenBSD 3.5: a peek at another free Unix
I don't want to downplay the OpenBSD project, but I missed the information that because of the limited resources (and which are more focused on security) the hardware support is not what you get from Linux. Mainly there is no SMP support yet, although they are working on it (but the first implementation will be a big kernel lock, which Linux had years ago).
And securelevels can linux too (but I don't know if any distribution which uses it) and file system flags are possible too at least with ext2/ext3.
On the other hand it has probably the best builtin protection against buffer overflows (there are similar patches for linux, but not in wide use) and do not forget that OpenSSH is created by the same people.
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