Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: Ty Sarna <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/24/1997 14:10:42
On Wed, 24 Sep 1997 12:49:43 -0500 (CDT)
Ty Sarna <email@example.com> wrote:
> Aside from the "sending mail without the user's permission" issue:
> - How do you know *when* to send mail? How do you know when the
> installer or admin will get around to setting up sendmail right?
> - How do you know what hardware NetBSD is running on? A lot of that you
> can get from dmesg, but a lot you can't. For example on the i386
> port, how do you know what motherboard they're using? That's
> important information.
Ok, I've been watching this thread for a bit, and I have a few comments:
(1) I think the notion of a hardware registry is a nice idea.
(2) I think the notion of having a place where users can
say "I'm running NetBSD!" is a nice idea.
(3) I think the notion of having this happen automagically
is a violation of privacy.
..and I have a suggestion: "Why not encourage people to register their
systems at http://www.netbsd.org/....?"
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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