Responses from readers

Responses from readers

This page contains the unedited comments sent in by various readers of this
website.  Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.  Feedback is always

The FreeBSD diary looks like a wonderful resource. A bit of hands-on real world
application is worth a stack of UNIX manuals. Keep it up. 🙂

Brian – 20 Feb 1999 12:17:28

Just writing to let you know I am enjoying your site.

I have been managing a FreeBSD Server for three years and do not really understand its

I am soon to move to a P II 450 with 40+ GB of HDD (predominately proxy space) but want
to set it up myself to understand what **exactly** is going on.

I have been investigating Redhat but my ISP wants me to continue with FreeBSD in order
to support me properly.

My argument was that documentation from the ground floor up was light and he directed
me to here which has been a great start. Obviously I will have to do a lot more reading
and heart aching however.

I appreciate your efforts at documenting what you did and look forward to reading the
whole site. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to write and say "No, no … you should
have done this"

Keep up the fantastic work.

Chris – 17 Feb 1999 08:08:46

Just a quick note to compliment you on the articles in the FreeBSD Diary

There is an abundance of usefull info.

I have a lot of surfing to do through these usefull tips.

I am "Very Impressed" …. Thank You

Ps – the exaples supplied are MOST helpfull

Ted – 16 Feb 1999 12:02:15

First, thanks for the great site. It is a great help to see a first hand account of the
daily building and maintence of a FreeBSD site. I know a couple of people just starting to
use FreeBSD as a server, and your site has clearly answered some of their questions.

Matthew – 15 Feb 1999 22:53:51

Well, I consider FreeBSD to be a blessing and I’m eternally thankful that it is free.
The support for it, however, especially in terms that The Diary provides it in – clear and
straight to the point, doesn’t have to be free. And if I have to see and click a couple of
banners along the way while getting a great piece of advice, hey, that is the least of my
problems. Thank you.

Dennis – 15 Feb 1999 13:37:51

Your documentation is very interesting and clear, in fact as a beginner od freeBSD I
could make at least ping a new box to my two OS2 systems.

Michele – 13 Feb 1999 15:46:02

The FreeBSD WWW site, section news, mentioned your site. I think it is a very good idea
and done attractively.

Marc – 5 Feb 1999 18:59:54

Just found your site off the freebsd site. I like it. I’ve been sysadminning solaris
boxes for about 4 years, and just got freebsd at home (going to run a small web site off
of adsl :).

Anyway – I think your ads are fine. It’s even better to know that you’re only doing it
to recap your costs.

Phillip – 5 Feb 1999 17:27:21

Just wanted to comment that I’ve found this to be a very helpfule and informative
website. What you are doing with FreeBSD is exactly what I have planned after ADSL becomes
available to me in March. I have been hacking at FreeBSD for about 3 years now and still
have not played with some of the things you are doing (NAT, DNS, IPFW). I plan to
reference your site when the time comes to set my "ADSL Router" FreeBSD box up.
I’d like to reference your site from mine (Currently hosted on Xoom). My site deals with
the availability of Broadband Services in the Houston, TX area, but I think your site
shows a prime example of what can be done with such services.

Stephen – 5 Feb 1999 09:34:43

your daily web page for freebsd is very useful. i am very interested in it.

Peter – 28 Jan 1999 21:51

Your FreeBSD diary is *fantastic*. It’s great to be able to follow someone who has
already performed the task and made the mistakes. Thanks!

Steven – Thu, 28 Jan 1999 17:53:40

I’d just like to say that your web site is really great. I am also trying to learn how
to set up FreeBSD, and your articles are absolutely invaluable to me. I find that most of
the documentation from FreeBSD to be very snobby, in the sense that they really seem to
expect you to know everything before hand. But for beginners like me, I don’t know what
the heck they’re talking about, yet they don’t take the time to explain things from the
beginner’s perspective. Your articles are coming from someone who is learning at the same
time as everyone else, and is far easier to relate to than the other documents.

Thanks for spending your time to help others like me.

About the ads, if it makes you money, I believe you should PLASTER this site with them.
Who cares what other people say about the "tastefulness" of the ads? You are
providing many people with FREE help, and if putting ads on your site puts a few extra
bucks in your pocket, then go for it. Please don’t feel any moral obligations to the
readers; if anything WE should be the ones putting the extra dollars in your pocket.
Asking us to "endure" ads on your site, or even click on them is nothing
compared to the value we get from reading your articles. Please don’t worry one second

S – 21 Jan 1999 16:01:18

Man – what a great piece of work. A lot of it helped me out.

Chris – 1 Nov 1998 22:35:36

hey…. reading your freebsd site… great stuff. seeing people’s experiences is good
for everyone; thanks for your contribution to the freebsd community!

bryan – 10 Oct 1998 05:11:15

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