The problem that I have with NT is that I CANNOT have the source code.
So who knows what is in the kernal? Do you know? I chose BSDI
because I was able to PURCHASE ALL SOURCE CODE and see for my
self what is going on under the covers. Not that I am an expert, but when I
choose to build it myself.....I dont want any "black boxs" involved. When I
compile my kernal, I know what I am allowing and disallowing. I am able to
strip running processes down to just what is necessary, delete any
unwanted programs, and "harden" the programs where I felt necessary by
recompiling with my own patches......Can you do this with NT?....btw...I
consider my "feature laden" Ciscos the most trustworthy part of the DMZ
puzzle.... Am I wrong?
No, just inconsistent. You do not have source code to the cisco
router. Yet you trust it. [Don't let me discourage this. ;-)]
If you want to distrust NT because you're an anti-Bill bigot, have had
seriously bad experiences with NT, can't stand maintaining the
hardware, or just love Unix, that's all well and good. But the least
you can do is to be honest with yourself about it...