Hackers Meet Soldiers
Subject:   The ideal firewall/router OS
Date:   2003-03-17 14:12:16
From:   anonymous2
Though the server pool at my workplace is roughly a 50/50 mix of RedHat Linux and Windows 2000 Server, I did not hesitate to recommend and implement an OpenBSD x86 based firewall to replace an inflexible, slow older solution. This happily services our 10/100Mbit ethernet fibre link, and chats BGP with the upstream router, so can provide a fully redundant and load balanced internet connection should the need arise for one. The traffic logging and firewalling capabilities of OpenBSD are second to none, and as long as a literate sysadmin is onhand to apply the rare kernel/userland patches and CVSup/make the few ports packages in use, the system is as bulletproof as any could be expected to be.