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hello all, i'am new to this list.
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- Subject: hello all, i'am new to this list.
- From: "Rajneesh N. Shetty" <shettyrajneesh_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au>
- Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 21:09:43 -0700 (PDT)
i've installedB devicesB onB bsd unixB way back in theB 90's,B With all
the hype surroundingB bsd currently, i wasB wondering if anyone could tell
me, the kernel used for the current version of openbsd? I would like to use it
on my box but also wanted to know if openbsd uses banyan vines distribution.
the most reasonable definition i found so far from a positioning perspective
(Berkeley Software Distribution) The software distribution facility of the
Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California at
CSRG helped develop the TCP/IP protocols for DARPA and the ARPAnet and
them in the early 1980s along with the Unix source code from AT&T. BSD charged
the media, and a license from AT&T was required for use. Throughout the 1980s,
this operating system release from BSD was known as "BSD Unix."
Bill Joy ran the group until 1982 when he co-founded Sun Microsystems,
4.2BSD with him as the foundation of SunOS. The last BSD version released by
In the 1990s, the AT&T kernel was removed from the BSD release, and several
different groups developed new kernels to replace the AT&T code.
BSD/386 and BSD/OS
In 1991, former CSRG members founded Berkeley Software Design, Inc.,
Colorado Springs, CO, and released BSD/386 for the Intel platform.
A decade later, Wind River Systems (www.windriver.com) acquired
BSDI's software assets and turned the OS into its
BSD/OS Internet Server product.
FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD
Out of all open source BSD operating systems, FreeBSD (www.freebsd.org) is the
most widely used. It runs on Intel and Alpha platforms and is known for its
ease of use. NetBSD (www.netbsd.org) runs on the greatest number of platforms,
and OpenBSD (www.openbsd.org) is the most security-oriented. OpenBSD evolved
from NetBSD and also runs on a variety of hardware. A long-established BSD
support site can be found at www.daemonnews.org.
(British Standard 7799) A code of practice for information assurance
developed in the U.K. in 1995. It later became the basis of the ISO 17799
Engaging and disengaging electronic circuits. Bank switching is used when the
design of a system prohibits all circuits from being addressed or activated at
the same time, requiring that one unit be turned on while the others are
(ePresence, Westboro, MA) A well-established consulting company specializing
systems integration and secure identity management that was acquired in 2004
Unisys. Its history dates back to 1983 when it was founded as
Banyan Systems, Inc., named after the Banyan tree.
Banyan was known for its sophisticated VINES network operating system and
Streettalk directory products, which were way ahead of their time and which
dominant in federal government before Novell and Microsoft made major inroads.
Banyan discontinued its products in 1999, but used its vast experience to
reposition itself as a consulting services organization. In 2000, Banyan
ePresence, Inc., a privately held company specializing in Web design and
development, and changed its name to reflect its e-business offerings.
See VINES, Streettalk, BeyondMail and Intelligent Messaging.
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