Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/24/1997 15:53:08

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Wise <> writes:
    Jim> 	* many (most?) NetBSD systems will not have networking
    Jim> and mail set up right the first time they are booted -- do we
    Jim> want the users first experience with NetBSD to be a rather
    Jim> mysterious mail bounce?

  This is the most serious problem with the proposal.

    Jim> 	* It's certainly the user's prerogative not to send
    Jim> mail to us -- does TNF really need to know about everytime I
    Jim> install or update one of turner's or my NetBSD boxes?

  Perhaps, we should ask during install, and when we configure mail,
we send things off, or we put a reminder in .profile which deletes
itself when acted upon.
  My major complaint is that the kernel ring buffer is too small to
get all the boot messages.. this is particularly the case with the
current PCMCIA patches in debug mode :-)
  I'd also like to have the boot messages saved in a second
buffer. Everything from the copyright, to just before we fork to start init.

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