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Should HIDEGAME really be the default?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Should HIDEGAME really be the default?
- From: David Mazieres <dm_(_at_)_extreme-discipline_(_dot_)_lcs_(_dot_)_mit_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Tue, 20 Feb 1996 02:16:06 -0500 (EST)
Given the fact OpenBSD source and snapshots are readily available, and
that someone could easily ftp a private version of any of the games in
/usr/games/hide, does it really make sense to hide the games by
It also seems as though in almost any situation except maybe a big
time-sharing system for 1000 sudents reading E-mail, people wouldn't
really care about when to allow games.
Why do I care about this? Well, I don't care that much--except that
I'm setting up a number of OpenBSD machines which update themselves
via sup. Since the /usr/gmaes stuff is not readable, I would have to
special-case it. I was about to special-case it when it occured to me
that the game hiding might no longer really be relevant.
If people want to keep it for sentimental/historical reasons, though,
I can understand... :-), though I'm not actually advocating removing
dm, just making the default not to hide the games.
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