This survey is now closed. I will be making a summary of the results
FreeBSD Security Survey
While the FreeBSD Security Team has traditionally been very good at
investigating and responding to security issues in FreeBSD, this only
solves half of the security problem: Unless users and administrators
of FreeBSD systems apply the security patches provided, the advisories
issued accomplish little beyond alerting potential attackers to the
presence of vulnerabilities.
The Security Team has been concerned for some time by anecdotal reports
concerning the number of FreeBSD systems which are not being promptly
updated or are running FreeBSD releases which have passed their End of
Life dates and are no longer supported. In order to better understand
which FreeBSD versions are in use, how people are (or aren't) keeping them
updated, and why it seems so many systems are not being updated, I have
put together a short survey of 12 questions. The information gathered
will inform the work done by the Security Team, as well as my own
personal work on FreeBSD this summer.
If you administrate system(s) running FreeBSD (in the broad sense of
"are responsible for keeping system(s) secure and up to date"), please
complete the survey below before May 31st, 2006.