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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, June 10 @ 12:12:43 BST

    >I don’t think Debian will ever be as secure as OpenBSD.

    Please tell me why I – as en intelligent Debian administrator – can’t make Debian just as secure as OpenBSD? (I don’t really know much about BSD, so please enlighten me).

    If it all comes down to doing a little extra post-configuration with Debian, I don’t see how it qualifies as “OpenBSD being a more secure OS than Debian”.

    E.g. regarding the issue with installing a new software package, and that Debian gives me no option of doing a “no run”: Heck, why not just do a ‘samba stop’ and ‘update-rc.d -f samba remove’ afterwards? How hard can it be? It only takes 5 seconds.

    Same thing pretty much goes for everything else, I can imagine. If you know your Debian OS, I am sure you can make it just as secure as any BSD.

    So again, please tell me why Debian will never ever be as secure as OpenBSD.

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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, June 15 @ 12:28:46 BST

    Features/functionality and security are typically opposite goals.

    I guess mr.Gates would agree with that statement. 😉

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