Subject: Re: automatic package statistics
To: Julian Assange <>
From: abs <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/13/1999 22:51:42
On 14 Oct 1999, Julian Assange wrote:

> We don't need the statistics to be completely accurate over n to
> be useful. Just so long as any bias is reasonably uniform.
> We can send packets out to port 53 to bypass many firewalls.

	I can just imagine how bloody happy that is going to make some
	firewall admins when they find these strange NetBSD boxes
	suddenly sending out fake DNS packets, and the person who set them
	up does not even know about it. Thats not a good impression to
	give people...

	Suggestion - the first time a package install runs interactively
	it asks if the user is willing to allow this to happen, and
	lets them choose the type of response (maybe defaulting to none)
	It gets appended to /etc/mk.conf and never gets asked again.

	This causes the lowest level of irritation to the widest number
	of people, but gets the responses :)