bsdstats not working in 7.1

Frank Shute frank at
Tue Mar 3 20:05:48 PST 2009

On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 02:15:03PM -0900, Mel wrote:
> On Sunday 01 March 2009 06:59:35 Frank Shute wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 07:20:21PM +0800, Fbsd1 wrote:
> > > bsdstats is now in the base system.
> >
> > On what?
> In PC-BSD since forever, maybe OP is confuzzled a bit ;)

Ah! That confuzzled me too!

For the OP's benefit:

$ pkg_info -D bsdstats*

Information for bsdstats-5.4_2:

Install notice:

This script, meant to be run monthly, submits statistics anonymously
to a central checkin server (, in an attempt to
generate reasonably accurate demographics of both *BSD usage, as well
as devices in use.

Steps have been taken to make eliminate security concerns brought up
in earlier releases of this, including, but not limited to, not storing
anything in the database that has been deemed as 'sensitive' (ie. IP of
the reporting server, and hostname).

To enable monthly reporting, edit or create /etc/periodic.conf and add this line:

To enable boottime reporting, edit or create /etc/rc.conf and add this line:

To enable device reporting, add this line:

To enable ports reporting, add this line:

To run it manually the first time, just run it as:
	${LOCALBASE}/etc/periodic/monthly/300.statistics -nodelay

To view current statistics, go to:

So it looks like the OPs system is just reporting on boot.




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