Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: Mike Long <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
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
> sufficient.

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.