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I am not thinking of doing damage to other people. Just a question that came to my mind when I saw that there are Linux distros used for hacking, but find nothing about the BSD.
You have access to the complete source code for the whole OS. You can change anything and everything. What more versatility would you need?What if I do what you say and modify it for what I want? In other words: how much versatile is?
I have no idea if that's correct or not. But keep in mind that FreeBSD is a complete OS. Linux is essentially only a kernel. Distributions use that kernel and add a bunch of other stuff (typically from the GNU project) to create something that resembles an OS.But I heard that FreeBSD has around of 9 millions of line of code.
This actually has very little to do with the OS. This is mostly hardware design. And costs are going to be your limiting factor. It's easy enough to design a system like that but it's probably going to cost about 10 times the current price of regular mainboard.A system that will continue functioning with no matter what occur: you could throw the motherboard to a wall, shoot it, even bur it. And it will continue working.
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you had seen before a RTOS?
I am not aware of the statistics about the usage. I use FreeBSD for storage, for routing and as a workstation. But you could do anything with it, it's not only a server OS.
I already know that FBSD is a complete OS. And a one very robust. In fact...I will say what I have in mind to do with this system: you had seen before a RTOS? Well, I am planning to one of those. I am not very familiar with programming, I test systems to see what they are about. But since a few months, a idea came to my mind. That idea was: what if I make a system resistant at damage? A system that will continue functioning with no matter what occur: you could throw the motherboard to a wall, shoot it, even bur it. And it will continue working. Even when I have most knowing of GNU/Linux, I think FreeBSD has its own potential. Or perhaps make a mix of both. I am learning C, C++, and assembler language.
So, according to the fact that most of hackers do something new, I will make something new. Of course it will take a long time, because I never learned none language before. Just learn a few of PHP and Java, whose could not be used for something like this.
Using FreeBSD is hacking. Sometimes a port it's outdated or not maintained so you had to get your "hands dirty" and fix things or some software you want to use it's not on FreeBSD ports, you have to somehow make it run on FreeBSD, that it's hacking! If your question it's about software which can be installed on FreeBSD like that which exist on GNU/Linux for pentesting & co. you'll have to search on ports such software or if you ask for a pentesting "distribution" based on FreeBSD, it does not exist.I am not thinking of doing damage to other people. Just a question that came to my mind when I saw that there are Linux distros used for hacking, but find nothing about the BSD.
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But most Linux distributions used for hacking are tools. Does it really matter if a hammer is made by company A or company B? It's still a hammer you use to hit nails with. Linux, FreeBSD or even Windows are just tools to get the job done.
if you ask for a pentesting "distribution" based on FreeBSD, it does not exist.