This is a discussion on Re: About making my computer run FREE BSD as a router. - FreeBSD ; Scott Sharon wrote: > Hello, > I am fairly new to Unix based operating systems. > > That's OK. In the early 1970's, almost everyone in the world was new to UNIX. Now, a *few* people are good, maybe even ...
Scott Sharon wrote:
> I am fairly new to Unix based operating systems.
That's OK. In the early 1970's, almost everyone in the world was
new to UNIX. Now, a *few* people are good, maybe even real good,
but perhaps the world at large is still "fairly new" to it. But then,
a lot of the world doesn't even have a computer yet, eh?
> Still studying basic commands andunderstanding the "inner workings" of
> Unix based OS's.
> I am trying to make 1 of my computers into a router.
Not too hard.
> I do not want to spend over 200.00 for a copy of 2k or 2k3 server from
I hear ya.
> Also want a more stabe and secure OS in charge of my security (I.E.
> Firewall, routing my DSL signal to 2 other computers, anti virus for
> my small network.)
> Just wondering, what would be the best Free BSD for my needs?
There is only one "FreeBSD". There are other *BSD operating systems:
NetBSD and OpenBSD are "all in the family". DragonflyBSD is a very
recent (split?/variant?) of FreeBSD. AFAIK, all use the BSD license,
which makes them quite free, (as in "free beer").
Since you've posted to FreeBSD's "chat" list. I guess the answer
would have to be: "FreeBSD is your best choice." ;-)
The handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/handbook), Google,
and the mailing lists (together with their archives, *very
important*), are about all you should need. Good luck!
> Many Thanks, and continue the great work!!!
> Scott Sharon
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