BSDstats Project v2.0 ...

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Tue Aug 8 19:56:54 UTC 2006

Marc, I have a couple of questions.

You use hostname and IP as a unique identifier for each host.  For that 
reason, I have not submitted any of our systems.  We use FreeBSD for 
sensitive security-related tasks, and we're loath to reveal that 
information.  (When I submit or update ports, I always alter the uname 
information to "" for that reason.)

Can you tell me exactly what you do with those two pieces of data?  Is 
there any way that information would be accessible from the internet?

Finally, it looks like your number one problem is going to be 
maintainence.  Right now you're showing a ".x" and a "F.x" release.  Not 
sure if that's tampering or what, but it's obviously not legit.  You 
also have a sudden influx of hosts from Armenia.  Again, don't know if 
they're legit or not, but keeping up with that stuff is going to require 
eyes-on type manual labor.  I hope you've planned for that.

Pending your (statisfactory) answer to the hostname-IP questions above, 
I'll submit our stuff.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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