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Re: really stupid question :D
On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 04:58:58PM +0200, J_S wrote:
> Hi all
> The subject tells it my question is quite stupid but my boss is
> watching one of our firewall running freeBSD using an intranet
> camera to see if the BSD Daemon is moving or not (really :D)
> I saw this option in freebsd/rc.conf :saver="logo"
> Does someone know if this option is available on 3.0 or 3.1 ???
> I don t want to waste time explaining ping to my boss :D
What's there to explain? Set up a display that pings the box and
let him point his camera at that.
There are purty network monitoring programs. Big Brother springs
to mind, but I understand that there are better ones now. I've
never found the need for them, myself, so I won't think to tell
you which is best.
To directly answer your question: no, OpenBSD does not have
FreeBSD's screen saver, at least not for i386. I have a vague
recollection of somebody porting it at some point. Or, you could
always install X and get a whole heck of a lot of screen savers.
In the long run, you're much better off educating your boss. Spend
the time now; it'll pay off later. Find out just what it is that
he wants to know, let him know what needs to happen for him to get
that information (and why something as simple as a bouncing
picture probably won't cut it), and then give him the tools he
needs. If your boss doesn't have a brain or doesn't give a damn,
then update your resume. You'll need it--probably sooner rather
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