Gotta start somewhere ... how many of us are really out there?

Atom Powers atom.powers at
Sat Jul 29 16:31:32 UTC 2006

On 7/28/06, User Freebsd <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jul 2006, Atom Powers wrote:
> > My shop runs 30+ FreeBSD hosts, and I have several more for personal
> > use. But of those there are maybe 2-3 that I would be ok with listing
> > and exactly zero that I will actually list. It's not that I don't want
> > to help, but I'm not going to run a process like that on a production
> > server.
> It is definitely your perogative, but I'm curious as to why not?  You have
> the source code for the client, so its not some sort of 'spyware' that is
> sitting running on your machine ...

The over riding question here is not "why not" but "why". A package
like this doesn't help the server run faster or better. It is another
piece of code that has to be audited and maintained. I take a very
minimalist approach to my systems.

How about this, ask the portsnap mirrors how many connections they
get. Since portsnap is already in the base system and is now the
preferred ports update method, you can get a much better aproximation
(although still very under-represented) of how many hosts are out

Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
--Atom Powers--

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