[PLUG] Anyone using / can advise on FreeBSD/NetBSD?

Amarendra Godbole amarendra.godbole at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 23:24:14 PDT 2011


On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/06/2011 08:57 AM, sam oak wrote:
>> I use Open BSD. The footprint is extremely minimal. One has to install,
>> almost everything other than the core OS, by hand.
>>
>> Open BSD is one of the robust most operating systems in the world. Gients
>> such as Google uses Open BSD at the server end. One of the experts of Open
>> BSD, whom I know very well, is Amarendra Godbole (Symantec)
>
> Haven't heard of Google using anything but Linux on the server.  Reference?
[...]

Most companies use OpenBSD on to secure their periphery, especially
with pf. Though there is no direct link, there is something that
suggests it: http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=114780959425558 Quiet a
few OpenBSD and OpenSSH developers work at Google, as well.

Though none of the above guarantee or force Google to use OpenBSD,
lack of a similar or better secure OS may be one reason why a company
like Google will consider using OpenBSD. :-)

-Amarendra



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