[RELEASE] host-setup(1): a dialog(1)-based utility for configuring FreeBSD

Damien Fleuriot ml at my.gd
Fri Feb 11 17:11:57 UTC 2011

Hi Devin,

Thanks for sharing your work.

The list strips non-text attachments so there isn't much to see at the moment though...

Fleuriot Damien

On 11 Feb 2011, at 04:53, Devin Teske <dteske at vicor.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'd like to announce the release of a new script. A script that I've
> developed for our field engineers that I'd like to share with the rest
> of the world.
> http://druidbsd.sourceforge.net/download/host-setup.txt
> host-setup(1) is a dialog(1)-based utility (written in sh(1)) designed
> to make configuring FreeBSD more efficient.
> We have this script configured to be run as root's initial login
> immediately after "first-boot". The field engineer uses our custom
> installer to install RELENG_8, and after the machine presents a login
> prompt, they login with the pre-configured root password. After which
> they are presented with this dialog (image attached:
> host-setup.pub.png).
> The dialogs should all be intuitive, and I hope that you like my work.
> I've worked very hard to make this utility smooth, robust,
> fault-tolerant and even enjoyable to use. Not only that, but it helps
> prevents mistakes that could arise in doing these steps by-hand (like
> forgetting to unmount active NFS-mounts before executing "route flush").
> Please give it a try and let me know what you think.
> --
> Devin
> P.S. This is not a trivial script. ``More nuclear reactor than bike
> shed'' ^_^
> P.P.S. Should be backward compatible to RELENG_4.
> P.P.S. I know the screenshot says "host-setup.pub" -- that's only
> because our in-house-only version has more functionality than the one
> I'm releasing to the general public today (no functionality that anyone
> in the public audience would ever care about though).
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