What is the best NOS (Network Operating System) out there today?
March 2, 2004 2:43PM
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...
Reply 1 of 7
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
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
March 2, 2004 4:28PM
OSX is the safest and best. according to this article, Linux was broken into even more then Windows...:
Reply 4 of 7
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 (
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
March 3, 2004 3:41PM
Originally posted by Ichiban_jay
according to this article, Linux was broken into even more then Windows...:
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
March 3, 2004 5:54PM
well the test was done by mi2g. I'm sure they are pretty knowledgable.
Reply 7 of 7
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Most of the Linux systems were out of date and in need of software patches...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.