[Novalug] How to connect to internet with CentOS?
jhart at kevla.org
Tue Jan 2 16:30:59 EST 2007
> Jay Hart wrote:
>>Did you document and post your findings, so that others might learn from your
> Yes and no.
>  Remember, I owe nobody anything.
>  In spite of that, I spent (or wasted, depending on one's point of
> view) several minutes posting my findings right here
>  I find that partial solutions are often quite useful
>  The bug has probably been fixed already
> Now if your point is that a submitted an exact bug report and/or fix
> would have been the best of all possible worlds, I won't disagree. I
> know all the Net and Open Source Protocols.
> And indeed, some of my own code is in emacs and other GNUtilities.
> But I'm getting lazy in my Old Age.
> So take my advice where useful and Be Grateful.
First of all, I understand you "owe nobody anything", as per point #1 above.
You are under no obligation to post any info at all about anything.
I once saw a howto about setting up a box that you could use as a small ISP
based solution (www.howtoforge.org) using SUSE 9.2. I liked it, but my
solution was a little different from theirs, so I documented my findings, and
gave a talk at NOVALUG, and posted a howto on my site (see link below).
Now, I was not under any obligation to post a thing, but I figured if I
proofed this procedure, then I could use it in the future to help myself out
in a jam. Oh, and maybe help others as well.
I'm not saying you need to post anything, but the one thing I have learned
over the years is that if I document solutions to my problems, they stop being
When I first started playing with PCMCIA devices, it was very difficult to get
things to work. After many hours of research and TBing, I finally started
documenting my solutions, and after months of effort, I had solutions so I
could quit knocking my head agaisnt the wall.
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