On 31/10/14 12:43 PM, max.lulu.07(a)t-online.de wrote:
I'm using the Fedora distro for my desktop since a while. But now I want to setup a
web server. For me it doesn’t make much sense to setup Fedora as a productive server
system because this would need too much attention for all the updates (that’s a point I
really love for the desktop!). Another thing that is very cool (or the main reason why
I’ve chosen Fedora as my primary system) is it’s great focus on security (let’s think of
the implementation of SELinux). Now my question is: How is the Debian security compared to
the security of Fedora? They don’t have SELinux, ok.
I use Fedora in production for web servers, yum update is automated, TBH
I can't remember the last time a Fedora update actually broke something
I noticed (been using Fedora in production for 5+ years now).
The reason why I want to use Debian is, because a RHEL subscription
is too expensive for a home server and the CentOS project… Well sometimes (not in general)
they are a bit slow in providing security updates.
I'd like to see your numbers on this. CentOS tracks RHEL pretty quickly,
Debian is pretty good but not somehow magically better/faster all the
time on security updates.
So is Debian as secure as Fedora?
It's like comparing Gala apples to Fuji apples. Yes. No. Maybe. It
depends. It also depends on how you define "as secure". You need to ask
a better question.
Thanks for all upcoming replies!
Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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