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Re: NANOG Help Desk???
On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Bill Thompson wrote: > > I just gotta rant about this. > > When the Hell did the NANOG list become a help desk? > > Why are we encouraging theses questions about configuring a Linux box to be a > router and how to get Cisco IOS to make coffee? I thought that this list was for > OPERATIONAL content and not to answer HOW TO questions about home networks. > There are other lists for that. I have configuration questions too, but that's > what Google is for, not NANOG. > > I would like to propose that people DO NOT reply to these posts, or if > they want to help take it off list. I would like to propose that you chill the hell out and seriously evaluate what your problem is. Not that I'm too excited about reading about linux routers (we all know freebsd kicks linux ass), or Cisco IOS (we all know it sucks, and we all have to deal with it), but to me, they seem like questions about how to operate a network. What definition of 'operate' are you using? I'd take newbieish questions over a constant stream of "Any clueful people from Xcompany on this list?" and "I heard a rumor from my girlfriend's sister that some fiber was cut in New Zealand". Andy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Andy Dills 301-682-9972 Xecunet, LLC www.xecu.net xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dialup * Webhosting * E-Commerce * High-Speed Access