[techtalk] Re: OpenBSD vs. Debian 2.2

Elaine Poulsen elainep at excitehome.net
Thu Nov 2 10:25:05 EST 2000


See www.defcon1.org and www.freebsdrocks.com for sites that have good
examples, HOWTOs for FreeBSD.

Bek Oberin wrote:

> curious wrote:
> > Jumping from Debian to OpenBSD requires a little learning curve since
> > devices/default shells and lots of commands behave diffrently and use
> > diffrent switches...
> Do you happen to know of a resource along the lines of "BSD for
> Linux Users"?
> I'd class myself as an experienced used, having had extensive
> experience with several different distributions (currently using
> Debian) but as I want to be a Sysadmin one day I recognize that I
> need to learn a few different Unices.  I'm planning on installing
> FreeBSD on a spare computer I have here and networking it to my
> existing ones, hopefully to use it as a gateway server when I get
> as far as grokking NAT etc.
> I have a book "The Comprete FreeBSD" by Greg Lehey which is
> pretty good but obviously oriented at somebody who hasn't used
> Unix before.  It's been helpful and I have read through it, but
> something that covered -just- the differences would be even
> better!
> bekj
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