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What security does a default OpenBSD installation offer? (by solene@)

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the no fault default dept.

In a recent blog post, OpenBSD developer Solène Rapenne (solene@) offers an over view of the security features offered by a default OpenBSD installation.

The first paragraph of the introduction reads,

In this text I will explain what makes OpenBSD secure by default when you install it. Do not take this for a security analysis, but more like a guide to help you understand what is done by OpenBSD to have a secure environment. The purpose of this text is not to compare OpenBSD to other OSes but to say what you can honestly expect from OpenBSD.

A worthy reminder of how the system works, and a very handy piece to show to anybody who wonders why one would choose to use OpenBSD over anything else. You can read the whole thing here.

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  1. By John McCue (jmcunx) on

    Very nice, quite interesting and informative


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