Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Help! no SSH Telnet Access
Not to start an OS jihad, but I am interested in your opinion. If you were to pick a flavor of BSD for an OpenACS/PG server with security uppermost in mind, which one would you pick? Same question for the Linux distro; which one would you pick and why? Thank you for sharing.
I would appreciate the opinions of others here also. Assume a "blank slate" for your choice of OS(S); Heck Trusted Solaris or any other *nix is fair game, too.
Note to all: While some may object to this question due to some going off an an OS Jihad, I do think it's both central and crucial to enabling more use of the internet by various organizations. Security concerns are a big worry to lots of folks who would otherwise use the net more for business/organizational use.
Moreover, if useage of the net evolves into lots of interconnected non-pc devices all communicating with each other and conducting important and/or finacial transactions -- like your fridge ordering what you're out of or your pacemaker being "fine tuned" remotely for health's sake -- security has got to be "whipped" as an issue or progress will stall big time.
Again, thanks for sharing.
BTW, hope all is going great for you,