BSDstats Project v2.0 ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed Aug 9 04:11:31 UTC 2006

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Antony Mawer wrote:

> On 9/08/2006 1:49 PM, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:
>>> PCBSD# uname -a
>>> FreeBSD PCBSD.localhost 6.1-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p2 #0: Fri
>>> Jun 16 09:21:34 PDT 2006
>>> root at PCBSD.localhost:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/PCBSDv1.11  i386
>> Unfortunately, if they are *all* the same hostname, and behind NAT, they 
>> will just be seen as *one* host ... what is PCBSD?
> It's a user-friendly version of FreeBSD designed to provide a workstation 
> environment for the more novice-style users.. see here for details:
> It's not a different BSD OS per se (as opposed to Free/Dragonfly/Net/OpenBSD) 
> but obviously the pre-defined hostname is a problem for determining 
> uniqueness... I wonder if this is something better addressed by the PC-BSD 
> developers as part of their setup process?

In this case, I think it would have to be ... as much as I hate to refer 
to Windoze, but even they at least do something semi random when you setup 
the machine for a hostname, so that not everyone is 'the same' ...

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