OT: Network Hell

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Mon Feb 7 10:30:20 EST 2005

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On Feb 7, 2005, at 9:46 AM, graham samuel wrote:

> Folks, I know this is OT, but I was emboldened by the positive answers 
> Sivakatirswami got to his "Mentoring Mac" question.
> I am totally fed up with my lack of understanding of TCP/IP networking 
> at more or less any level above the purely physical. I am surrounded 
> by the wretched things - I  have small LANs in two countries, cable 
> and ADSL modems, WiFi access points, you name it. I know what an IP 
> address is and I vaguely understand what DNSs do - but the mass of 
> other info that one needs to successfully configure even the smallest 
> network is just a jumble to me, and the alphabet soup of networking 
> acronyms is just indigestible murk. Sometimes I get things working but 
> I hardly ever know how I did it. I dread the advice on Windows XP Home 
> Edition ('Home Edition' - doesn't the very name imply that one is 
> working on one's own?) to consult your network administrator - and 
> even Mac OSX says things like this nowadays. I ain't got no stinking 
> administrator, just me.
> Can anyone suggest a way out of this mess? I am quite willing to read 
> a lot of material but the kind of starting point I want doesn't seem 
> to exist.
> Graham
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> Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / UK and France
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Frank D. Engel, Jr.  <fde101 at fjrhome.net>

$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten 
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life.
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