Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/1997 11:20:01
On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >	(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"
> automagically is certainly not nice.  how about changing the default
> /etc/motd (which currently just says "welcome to netbsd") to ask them
> to do this?  and suggest that a nice form can be located in
> /etc/foobar...?

And have an option in there somewhere so root can make the message hush.

Take care,