Tim Moores wrote:Porting from where to where? It just means making a program run on a different platform. That wouldn't normally alter characteristics like security.
I believe he means porting from Linux to BSD.
Actually, a lot of popular Linux programs started out under BSD, including the PostgreSQL database and many are multi-targeted.
While BSD is a bit different than Linux in some respects, it's not so different that major rewrites are usually required. Instead there's a master source code tree and commonly the package builders such as rpmbuild will first pull down the pure source, then apply distro-specific patches before doing the actual build. So the main issue in porting from Linux to BSD would involve determining what patches needed to be created and applied.
In any case if I run software exposed to internet is possible to exploit zero days, I guess although the nice encrypted system of this fabolous underrated system, both the system than the founder, although i bet the system is not so sure as one could think
I'd never heard of a Linux compatibility layer in BSD, but apparently what is mostly was was a set of functions that allowed you to talk to BSD using Linux commands and service names (within limits).
You wouldn't/should be using Linux compatibility to port an app to BSD. You should be building native BSD under the "unix is Unix" principle that the bulk of all Unix-like OS's is similar. In cases where you have to speak with specific details, such as the Linux D-Bus, you'd put in a patch to talk to the BSD equivalent of D-Bus (assuming there is one). Or simply null it out (since D-Bus isn't a critical part of most Linux apps, anyway, much less non-Linux apps).
"privilege" comes from the Latin words for "private" and "law" (legal) and dates to feudal times. To "claim privilege" meant that you were above the laws that applied to the common people.