Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Jon Hamilton <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/28/1997 11:38:54
In message <>, "John F. Woods" writes
} > >it might be better if the "register" script just mentioned to them
} > >that they might want to do this.  the less things there are mucking
} > >with other things, the better off everything is.  let them do it
} > >themselves.  if it annoys them enough (when it's really quite benign),
} > >they'll do it, believe me.
} > Of course, if it annoys them enought they may just punt NetBSD and
} > install one of the other *BSDs or Linux instead.
} Do any of the other BSDs or Linux have registration schemes?  (Or in Linux'
} case, do any of the few dozen standard Linux CD distribution houses have
} any kind of registration scheme?)

Freebsd asks you to fill out information during the install phase, and then
asks whether you're ready (configured for, and willing to) send the information
in.  If you answer no, it tells you where the data is stored (in a file
on the root partition, IIRC), and asks that you please mail it in when your
configuration allows.  

Jon Hamilton