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Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Fri Aug 1 01:16:32 UTC 2008

On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:20:49 +0300
Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:

> It's certainly possible.  The OpenBSD team did this when they split off
> NetBSD.  The Dragonfly BSD folks have done it already when they branched
> from FreeBSD 4.X.  So you can definitely do it.  But you should probably
> understand a lot about the way the system works before doing that, and
> changing just the "uname" output is not enough.

there is also the other side of the coin, that of user-land apps that parse the
output of uname to handle things in different ways. It may not be the best way
to do things , but it's done quite a bit. Of course, this is be irrelevant if
you plan to have a completely locked up OS ....

And there is also all the other software that is bundled in base, openssh, comes
to mind: 

$ nc -v localhost 22
Connection to localhost 22 port [tcp/ssh] succeeded!
SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.5p1 FreeBSD-20061110

and man pages, and doc, 

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