This is the home page for the BSDstats setup mini-guide.
The BSDStats project was started in August of 2006 by FreeBSD developer Marc Fournier and others with its stated mission to
"… compile semi-accurate numbers for advocacy and marketing of the *BSD operating systems.
More specifically, we are trying to demonstrate to hardware and software vendors out there that *BSD should be viewed as a serious operating system, not just as a hobbyist system, for support (ie. hardware drivers) purposes."
The statistics generation and collection is implemented as a shell script which is intended to be run periodically, reporting the specified statistics to the bsdstats.org servers once a month.
The initial development was done on FreeBSD and was soon made rather painless when the 300.statistics script was rolled into a port for that operating system. The present mini-guide is an attempt to make it easier for users of other BSD system to set up and maintain reporting on their systems.
The following files are available:
Setting up - HTML
Setting up - one HTML file
Setting up - PDF
Setting up - SGML source (.tar.gz)