Lee, I'm not involved in FreeBSD in any way, however, currently all seven of my webservers and support group run on a flavor of FreeBSD dating all the way back to the 4.4-Stables that run DNS. The boxes run exceptionally well with uptimes in the teens of months. I've recently updated my primary webserver to 5.1 release, and other than a few of my own stupidity moments, it too rocks. I have installed this, and will continue to install this, and only this, operating system as the Internet system of choice.
My two cents... Res Ipsa Loquitor, Mark-Nathaniel Weisman Site Master Mystic1.net -----Original Message----- From: lee slaughter [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:31 AM To: Simon Barner Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Good comments Simon Barner wrote: >Hi, > > > >> I just bought BSDfree version 5.1 because I had very >>good >>comments about your operating system. Our company is planning to use as a NAT >>server . I want to know where can I take some courses to have at least the >>basics that it looks to be an awesome operating system. >> >> > >For a production system, the 5.x branch of FreeBSD (sic!) is not quite >ready yet, so you should better go with FreeBSD 4.9 (FreeBSD 4.x is the >so-called stable branch at the present). > >If you insist in deploying FreeBSD 5.x, please note that FreeBSD 5.2 is >already out. > > I too bought shrink-wrapped 5.1 CD set from bookstore and now have it running pretty well. I really don't feel like re-installing it already but the implication is that if you (unwittingly) installed a -CURRENT, you need to keep it up, i.e. go today to 5.2, etc..... I don't wanna do that. I'm newbie and my box is production-prone and I don't want bleeding edge and too ignorant to be in the -CURRENT branch. So.... are we recommended to go to 4.9-STABLE? (implying no updates until next -STABLE comes out? What are the dire consequences of staying with 5.1 until 5-STABLE comes out... and not always upgrading? tks..... this is a great os and a great support group, btw. lee slaughter _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"