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Date:      Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:49:46 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Is it worthy upgrading to 9.0 ?
Message-ID:  <4F55DDBA.9010301@my.gd>
In-Reply-To: <4F55A834.5050302@comcast.net>
References:  <1330390351993-5520494.post@n5.nabble.com> <4F4C8A61.5010605@my.gd> <4F55A834.5050302@comcast.net>

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On 3/6/12 7:01 AM, Allen wrote:
> On 2/28/2012 3:03 AM, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>> This is an entirely subjective question and one that only you can answer.
>>
>> For example, given the number of problem reports I'm seeing on the
>> lists, I'm going to stick with the 8-STABLE branch for still a long
>> time, likely until 9.1 or 9.2-RELEASE.
> 
> I don't think it's a good idea to let what you see on a mailing list be
> your end all be all of what you use... This isn't an insult or anything,
> but I've seen some pretty damn stupid people who try to install stuff
> into Swap.... And that isn't even close to the stupidest thing I've ever
> seen on a list. Trust me, the best way to figure out of you personally
> would benefit from upgrading, is doing it yourself.
> 

I get your point, however, reports of NICs malfunctionning or stuff like
that are pretty distressing when running frontend firewall boxes.

Seeing 9.0 doesn't bring much to the table, imo, in terms of firewalling
and CARP novelty, I'm probably going to stick with 8.3 for some time :)




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