As Dave Roberts wrote:
> AFAIK, the facts stand as follows (please corrent me if I am wrong).
> BSD offers the immutable flag - Solaris does not.
> BSD gives me source code - Solaris does not.
> BSD allows me to compile stuff (ls etc) with static libs - Solaris does
> not (if I remember a thread a while ago).
> That's all I can think of. Please don't mail back with arguments about
> having source code or not, or static libraries vs dynamic, think those
> have been beaten to death :)
Sorry for bothering you again with the ``there's source code''
argument. After listening to a talk about firewalls at the last GUUG
(German Unix Users Group) Sprint Meeting, i realized that kernel
source is also interesting to have. You can remove all the security
related ``extras'' in the kernel (IP forwarding, IP source routing,
log connection attempts, ...) if you've got the source. And yes,
_remove_, with vi in the source. This cannot be enabled again via an
MIB variable. :-)
de -- http://www.sax.de/~joerg/ -- NIC: JW11-RIPE
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)