Subject: Re: /etc/security issues
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/03/2001 15:24:32
[ On Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 14:42:49 (-0400), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: /etc/security issues
> the current /etc/security (along with the current /etc/rc.subr and the
> current /etc/defaults/security.conf) already has a mechanism for doign
> rcs based file backups.

It is useless from the point of view of using the result to help
facilitate upgrades.  Branches must be used so that changes between
released versions can be tracked.

> ...we should make it easier on the admin who wants to archive /etc/foo
> and /etc/rc.d/foo so that the backups do not step on each other.
> the bootparams file was given only as an example.

any /etc/rc.d/* is a bad example  :-)

							Greg A. Woods

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