Subject: Re: The new rc.d stuff...
To: <>
From: Jay Maynard <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/2000 21:15:34
On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 05:14:28PM -0700, Secret Asian Man wrote:
> It's just that it would be nice if people actually knew how their system
> worked...

At the cost, in the meantime while they're learning, of breaking production

Not everyone has the luxury of learning the nuances of a particular variant
of Unix on a machine at their house that's purely a hobbyist box, with no
consequences of a crash other than the mild inconvenience of reloading. Even
experienced Unix admins who have never seen NetBSD boxes will make mistakes
while learning how to administer them.

I'll say it again: The machine MUST be as robust as possible EVEN IN THE

Commercial Unixes are making great strides toward this goal with every new
release. Why shouldn't NetBSD?