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Re: WANTED: ISPs with DDoS defense solutions

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Thu Jul 31 14:05:25 2003

> If FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, RedHat, Debian, SuSE were packaged and
> and sold in stores, how would this be any different? Oh wait, They
> are packaged and sold in stores!

Just by comparing the OpenBSD security track record to the one of any Windows
release would dismiss your point.
> People find remote exploitable flaws in the aforementioned OSes during
> during their pre-release, release, after-release, alpha, beta, gamma,
> delta force, and nuclear reactor stages.
Itīs not black and white, while no OS is perfect, there are measurable differences
on how much they are exploited. Diversity would make trojan/virus writers job
harder. So diversity is good.

> No one's perfect, not ISPs, not users, not software vendors, not you.
> So please stop telling us about the lifestyle on planet Utopia.
So by telling people to shut up you expect to make the world more secure? Right :)