Steve's BSD Resources
Copyright (C) 2012 by Steve Litt,
All rights reserved. Material provided as-is, use at your own
BSD is a close cousin of Linux. The various BSDs are actual Unix, while
GNU/Linux is a Unix workalike. Linux and the various BSD's overlap in
terms of usage and problem domain.
This page is an index of my various BSD writings.
- FreeBSD: Initial Lessons Learned:
These are some generic lessons I learned about FreeBSD during the day I
fooled around with it at the GoLUG/Familab Buildfest. It makes a good
quickstart for FreeBSD on the desktop.
- OpenBSD/pf Firewalling For the Less Gifted :
This is a thorough, step by step instruction set for creating a two
zone firewall/router from OpenBSD and the pf firewalling software,
which in my opinion is vastly easier to use than Linux's IPTables
software. If you're a mere mortal who wants complete, editor based
control of your firewall, the OpenBSD/pf combination is what you want.
The reason for the "For the Less Gifted" slogan is that this document
thoroughly explains each step, leaving nothing taken for granted.