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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Adding the OS type
Date Tue, 05 May 1998 05:33:48 GMT

On Mon, 4 May 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Mon, 4 May 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > Teaching webmasters that they *can* edit source code, particularly a
> > harmless #define somewhere, is probably not a bad thing.  Recommending they
> > modify that string by using a "AddToVersionString my_pet_hamster/1.2" is
> > fine by me too.  
> I'm really not happy with the idea of encouraging or making it easy for
> every joe yahoo to make up dumb server strings so they can feel cool.


> Aside from being part of my dog-given right to enforce true righteousness
> on the entire world, it causes annoyances when trying to help smart-assed
> people with "bugs" they report.


> Letting modules change it, sure although that can lead to the "every
> module in the server name" situation.


> Letting someone change a define, fine.

And how do you make shared modules work?


> Going beyond that, it gets trickier.

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