Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/1997 13:34:03
Mike Long writes:
> I dislike the entire idea of 'automatic' registration, no matter how
> it's done. I think a suggestion to register in the INSTALL document
> (clearly stating that registration is OPTIONAL) is more than
Here is how I would suggest we do it:
1) we add a registration script (/usr/bin/register-netbsd or what have
2) /etc/motd on install contains
Please register your new NetBSD system today! Just run
as root. Registration will get you automatic notification of
updates, critical bug fixes, etc. and will help the NetBSD
project plan for the future.
3) Running the registration program removes the beg message from /etc/motd.