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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Acknowledgments

The world has changed in the 10 years since the first edition of Absolute OpenBSD came out. I used to have hair, for one thing. In 2003 OpenBSD was somewhere on the edge of open source software, known mainly for an uncompromising, fanatical view of computing security and correctness. So uncompromising that other open source projects didn’t want to work with it. But a funny thing happened in the following decade: The uncompromising fanatics turned out to be right. More than once I’ve heard “That’s fixed in the latest Linux, and in OpenBSD 3.2.” OpenBSD code trickled into other BSDs, Linux, and even some commercial operating systems. Apple and BlackBerry products include the OpenBSD packet filter. Lots of BSDs support the OpenBSD ...

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