Dear Friends, I am currently starting my very own hosting business, as I'm horribly tired of all the incompetence in the field. Obviously I take security seriously, and therefore will be using OpenBSD exclusively. One thing is bothering me though. I've searched the web and the archives trying to clarify one single point, but to no avail. I hope you friendly folks would help me. I want to host my customers websites, but I'm unclear how OpenBSD web scripting languages support works. I know for a fact that the base system includes perl, so hosting perl websites should work without issues. That is good because many of my customers will be using domains such as domain.pl I also see Mono is part of the ports, so domain.net should also work without issue. The one thing I'm unclear about is example.com domains. How can I get OpenBSD to run .com files? I found that these are actualy very old DOS binaries. How do other OpenBSD folks manage them? Is it with Wine? Qemu running a stripped down XP? Of course I could write a very good .COM wrapper for ELF I guess, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel, so if a solution already exists, I better use it. So, what is this solution? Or maybe OpenBSD is not compatible yet with .COM web applications? PS: by the way, I am ready to offer the OpenBSD project a very good discount, so maybe it's a good idea to move all the hosting of the project to my new company once I've ironed out the few remaining details. Service will be very good, high bandwidth and very modern, being IPv6 only (it's the new version of DHCP and DNS with more addresses for your machines), so very future-proof. Just contact me if you need more information. Thanks, bsdmaster
bsdmaster: Use a very small software wrapper, something really micro in size (micro-soft). You certainly are a master baiter :)
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Well, FreeBSD has jails and MAC, so I'd reconsider your platform choice if you say that security is the top priority. China adopted FreeBSD presumably because of its security benefits. Wether the simplicity weighs against this or not, is up to the site's peculiarities. In my The last string is the tld (top-level domain) and has nothing to do with the interpeter used by your site's scripts; e.g., ".pl" is supposed to represent domains hosted for/from Poland, whereas ".com" domains are Whatever works out better for you I guess. It's a great technology, in my opinion, specially when you take in account that it's
Only if your router has a last generation 3D graphics chip onboard. ciao Luca
Is this a prank message?
starting my very own Obviously I take security seriously, and therefore will be using OpenBSD exclusively. One thing is bothering me though. I hope you friendly folks would help me. ---to quote a rabbit "He don't know me do he?"
Sir, -- Old mercenaries never die. They go to hell and regroup. With best regards, Mikle Krutov, Bercut ltd. Technical Support department
Why not filtering hushmail and living in peace again? -david-
This is a good one again. Thanks!
Yeah! even fwd it to a couple of buddies not on the list. Surely much more important things to talk about like why NFS is so fucking slow on openbsd?
It's a good thing we have people like you making a stand against incompetent web hosting companies. This list is getting funnier every day. Good one :-) -- -- Hugo Osvaldo Barrera