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Postby TimTim » Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:35 pm

Ok....

Quick one, I was virus scanning my pc, and mcafee stumbled accross the folder where I am storing my bsd zip's to be burnt onto cd,

But anyway McAfee reported Base34.tgz was reported as a Linux/Exploit so when I install bsd there is already a possible security hole in it?

Plus, Stews why do you never come on to irc?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:05 pm

I would guess that is OpenBSD.  OpenBSD does have several security issues most of which there are patches avalible for.  :)
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Postby lattera » Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:11 pm

I use FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE...

I just installed FreeBSD 5.2-RELEASE last night. Never gonna go back to it. Had to reinstall 5.1...

FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE > *

edit: and *BSD is not *nix *BSD is UNIX.

(Edited by lattera at 12:12 pm on Jan. 17, 2004)
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Postby TimTim » Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:31 pm

FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE...

wtf am i doing downloading 3.4?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:36 pm

*nix means Linux or Unix. . .  So BSD is a *nix variant.  One would think a BSD advocate such as lattera would know that.

TimTim:  Are you sure that's not OpenBSD, as 3.4 would be the correct version there.  :)
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Postby Katana Steel » Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:52 pm

BSD is just Berkley's version of UNIX, as Linux is Linus Torvalds' version (which he wrote from scratch).
So both BSD, Linux, and others like SCO are all UNIX.
Which all should strive towards the POSIX standard.


BTW - OpenBSD is actualy very interresting. I've it
running right next to my MSWin and my currently
installed Linux. :)
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:58 pm

Linux is based on Unix, but uses different source.  BSD is Unix and uses the Unix source.  However their simularity is why the term *nix was coined.  :)
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Postby Katana Steel » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:03 pm

as I said in my last post

Linux was written from scratch
BSD is Berkley's version of UNIX. :)

[Added] some addition [/Added]

(Edited by Katana Steel at 9:05 pm on Jan. 17, 2004)
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:08 pm

My point was BSD is actually Unix where as Linux is not.  You made it sould as if both were simply take offs of Unix which is not actually the case.  :)
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Postby Katana Steel » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:17 pm

Ok.

I can't remember when SystemV became BSD, do you?
or did SCO buy the rights for SysV too?

Linux is based on BSD though, I think it was some thing
like BSD 2.3 or something around that.

(damn, I cant remember my unix map by heart) :)
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Postby Adriac » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:15 pm

Uhr, Linus wrote Linux from scratch. Nyetsky UNIXsky.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:24 pm

System V did not become BSD as such.  Both flavors existed together for a good while, each taking a little (or alot) from the other.  IBSD was released in 1978 from System V release 6.  Release 7 was in 1978 which was partially incorperated into BSD.  Later BSD was sued to remove some of the System V code, which it did (hence FreeBSD) though both still have simular code.  :)  
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Postby lattera » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:30 pm

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Postby TimTim » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:46 pm

Stews,

you would be right =/ I'm confusing OpenBSD with FreeBSD

hehe silly me

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