Download
make freebsd your choice for a server n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Make FreeBSD your choice for a server! PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Make FreeBSD your choice for a server!

Make FreeBSD your choice for a server!

91 Views Download Presentation
Download Presentation

Make FreeBSD your choice for a server!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Make FreeBSD your choice for a server!

  2. Demands for high performance servers • Near 100% uptime • Ease of maintence (virtually or physically) • Ability to server all users simultaneously • Ability to upgrade/update with minimal downtime

  3. Choices for high performance servers • FreeBSD – PC, Alpha and Sun • Windows NT – PC, MAC and Alapha • Solaris – PC and Sun • Linux – PC, Alpha, Sun, MAC • Novell Netware – PC • Mac Server - Mac

  4. Why choose FreeBSD? • Advantages • Powerful (customization) • Source code availability • Server software availability • Disadvantages • Arcane and archiac • Non intuitive • Limited user software availability

  5. Where does FreeBSD come from? • Derivitive of original Unix code • First developed at UC Berkley • Split off to make a freely developed operating system • Supported by a community of developers • Applications • Networking • File System (kernel)

  6. Design of FreeBSD • Bounce buffering • Merged virtual memory and filesystem buffer cache • Compatibility modules • Dynamically loadable kernel modules • Shared libraries • SMP (Symetric MultiProcessing)

  7. What is FreeBSD? • Based on Unix • Developed in a community • Mature and dependable • Multi-platform support • Wide array of server applications • Highly configurable

  8. Communually developed • Anyone can modify the code for their own operating system • Ideas and thougts are shared and implimented • Other people update operating system (other than vendor) • Leads to optimized code • Knowledge is shared

  9. Mature and dependable • Can be up for years without downtime • Applications seperated by kernel • Used by a number of major internet sites • SMP (Symetric MultiProcessing) code is the most mature and stable among other server operating system’s

  10. Multi-platform support • Will run from 386SX to IA64 class PC's • Supports most disk controllers (IDE, ATAPI, SCSI) • Supports virtually all network cards • Will handle almost all back-up devices • Will run from IPX to Ultra systems by Sun • Supports most hardware made by Sun Microsystems • Supports almost hardware made for Sun systems • Runs on DEC Alpha

  11. Wide array of server applications • Databases – MySQL, PostgreSQL • Internet/Intranet • Share filesystems with NFS • Distribute network information with NIS • Support remote logins • Remote SNMP configuration and management • Serve files with FTP and SMB • Resolve Internet hostnames with DNS/BIND • Routing packets and IP Multicast services

  12. Highly configurable • Can be customized to suit your needs • Optimize applications to reach max. efficency • Maintain and configure all applications remotely • Update the system without reboots • Optimize utilities and kernel for your particular processor and hardware

  13. Competive Advantages • Inexpensive as compared to others • New updates are released every month • If something needs to be customized (i.e. kernal), can be done with ease • Availability over the web

  14. Security • Kernel support for IP firewall and proxy • Encryption software • Kerberos • PGP • End-to-end encryption • Secure Shell • Virtual Private Network

  15. Personal Thoughts • Performance is superior to all others • Very secure alternative to other programs • Ability to control all internet and intranet services • Developed almost two decades • Free!

  16. Any questions? All questions can be answered by email: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org