Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). What is the best NOS (Network Operating System) out there today? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In What is the best NOS (Network Operating System) out there today? o-mac Posted: March 2, 2004 2:43PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 What is the BEST NOS (Network operating system) out there today?Windows might be the most widely used (I don't know) but I want to know what the opinion is out there on the best... Comments Reply 1 of 7 ipodandimac Posts: 3,273member March 2, 2004 3:14PM i dont really know cause i dont do networking, but wouldnt OS X server be the obvious choice? Reply 2 of 7 progmac Posts: 1,850member March 2, 2004 4:03PM IDNWTBNOSI (I Don't Know What the Best Network Operating System is)NN3? (Novell Netware 3?) Reply 3 of 7 ichiban_jay Posts: 660member March 2, 2004 4:28PM OSX is the safest and best. according to this article, Linux was broken into even more then Windows...:http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...d&sid=95573662 Reply 4 of 7 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member March 2, 2004 5:02PM Well I have not handeled OSX server... I asume it is a great OS for many network jobs. That said I would point out FreeBSD (www.freebsd.org). It is safe, and powerfull for almost all the network jobs that I can think of right now.Linux is another good choice... however to keep it safe you need to update it every so often, per program. This can be a pain for a sys admins but not if you do some creative tricks. But yes... FreeBSD would be my suggestion. The 4.9 release would be a good start. Reply 5 of 7 thuh freak Posts: 2,664member March 3, 2004 3:41PM Quote:Originally posted by Ichiban_jay according to this article, Linux was broken into even more then Windows...:http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...d&sid=95573662 i dont believe it.i've heard (and believe) that openbsd is extremely secure. there web page says "only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 7 years." that's pretty damned good. they make security a priority. Reply 6 of 7 ichiban_jay Posts: 660member March 3, 2004 5:54PM well the test was done by mi2g. I'm sure they are pretty knowledgable. Reply 7 of 7 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member March 3, 2004 9:07PM Most of the Linux systems were out of date and in need of software patches... you have to keep on top of them or script kiddies will get you. Damn government appointed union workers just don't cut it sometime... gives Linux a bad name. Sign In or Register to comment.