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Adding to manpages
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Adding to manpages
- From: Janne Johansson <jj_(_at_)_it_(_dot_)_kth_(_dot_)_se>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:58:09 +0200
- Reply-to: jj_(_at_)_it_(_dot_)_kth_(_dot_)_se
> > I'd be very surprised if there aren't quite a few people reading this
> > who have compromised their OpenBSD boxes without even realizing it.
> > How does that happen? How do people who don't do that approach
> > installing software and admining their boxes? What's the difference
> > betewen them and me?
> I for one, would like to see manual pages improved so that these
> things more obvious to newbies. Security considerations for packages
> should be listed at the top or bottom of relevant man pages.
> I think it would be really cool if people out there started sending us
> suggestions for relevant notes we should be adding to the man pages
> for various daemons.
Ok, so it's not a daemon, but I'd like the "slattach" manpage to reflect the
fact that it will attach to the first available slX-interface that's up.
I've configured a slip-line between two of my openbsd boxes, and I did find
all relevant manpages for slip, slattach and the serial interfaces, and I did
figure out that I needed to ifconfig an interface, I needed to set which
serial interface/device to use, and what speed it should have, but the
slattach manpage doesn't say which device it will use. Maybe some addition to
the examples section saying:
ifconfig sl0 10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2 link0 link2 up
slattach -s 38400 /dev/whatever
(Yes, I know, use ppp - it's good for you blabla, but those manpages are huge,
and I needed only what slip gave me. A short fast working solution to
nullmodemcable network that I can remember by heart for both sides.)
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