[svlug] manners

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sat Jun 30 10:46:01 PDT 2001


On Sat, 30 Jun 2001 09:40:51 -0700 
Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre at deirdre.net> wrote:
> At 11:52 AM -0700 6/28/01, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2001 08:00:30 -0700 Deirdre Saoirse Moen
>> <deirdre at deirdre.net> wrote:

> Yes, but the book is not well organized for people who are new to
> the subject aand need information quickly.

Fair call.

> But you have to know what the terms are called in order to ask the
> questions. At first, I had no idea *what* to ask. For example, why
> is it obvious that I need a book on BIND if I want to set up DNS? 
> Why is it obvious that I edit a file called named.conf?

I don't see this as a valid problem really.  You're basically asking
the following questions:

  I need to do FOO.  What applications do FOO?

  Okay, now I know that BAR does FOO, what is BAR's config file?

Which on the face of it isn't that bad.

> Answer: it's not.  

Quite.

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J C Lawrence                                             claw at kanga.nu
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