[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Some questions about networking

On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 11:19 -0700, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> writes:
> > These sound like homework questions the OP's asking us to answer to avoid
> > doing the research.
> My money is on the bet that he is writing a Psychology paper to see how
> different mailing lists respond to a new list member asking a string of
> simplistic questions.  "How do I use ssh" was a classic.  Someone
> pointed him to the man pages and he came back and reiterated he needed a
> simpler explanation.  Here is what google dug up for him.  This is a
> long trend.
>    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=X5O&q=%3Cgmspro%40yahoo.com%3E&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

Either that or he hasn't quite grasped the concept of a manual.

Seriously, someone asking "how do I use ssh?" rather than "I tried to do
foo with ssh and I can't get it to work" doesn't merit the handholding
that's being going on here. There are plenty of people on this list
willing to give their time and expertise to helping newbies, but the
newbie can't expect to be spoonfed. Learning to help yourself is an
essential step on the road to hacker nirvana. "Give a man a fire and
he'll warm himself for a day. Set him on fire and he'll be warm for the
rest of his life" -- Terry Pratchett.

As for the question about IP addresses, give me a break. This has
*nothing* to do with Fedora.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]