Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/1997 16:34:49
>>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.  
>I like this solution.  There are no nags in /etc/motd or /etc/rc, and
>nothing is done unless the admin gives explicit approval.

yeah, but the only info you'd garner from that would be the devices
that the install kernel found, which is probably not as comprehensive
as the kernel the guy ends up running a few days later after he gets
it together.

is /etc/motd really annoying?

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