Subject: Re: admin/15629: Spotting configuration changes
To: seebs <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/16/2002 06:40:01
On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, seebs wrote:

> >Synopsis:  Wouldn't it be nice if you got notified at boot about
> >changes?

> 	At the same time, there's also a /var/db/dmesg.boot showing what the
> 	system's boot-time configuration was like.

There's already has a /etc/rc.d/dmesg startup script.

And by default it is ran and saves a dmesg to /var/run/dmesg.boot.

> Save this script as /sbin/chkconfig.  In /etc/rc, right near the end, add:

Maybe instead add this idea directly to the /etc/rc.d/dmesg script?

Some rc.conf variable can be set if the admin wants this diff done; and
maybe it can be emailed (like the security report is emailed).

   Jeremy C. Reed