On Sat, 24 Jan 1998, c0nd0r wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jan 1998, gary flynn wrote:
> > > Is this a firewall mailing list, or a Linux mailing list? Because if it is a Linux
> > > mailing list, and I will continue to see how to do things on an OS I never plan to
> > > run, as has happened much lately, then I will need to go elsewhere for my reading
> > > pleasure.
> > >
> > > Please advise.
> Dear Gary,
> We have many people who run linux and you have to respect them all, even
> if you are not planning to run linux. I'm sorry but that's the way things
> are. This mailing list is about firewall, and this means any OS.
You are right... Linux is an OS like the others. The main problems with
some (notice I said _some_ but not _all_ !) Linux users is that they
started to use Linux and they don't know anything in TCP/IP networking.
Running Linux is sometime like a new way of life for some users, but they
don't know where to look and some of them are lasy...
Personnaly I run Linux, OpenBSD & Solaris. I read all documentation I can
found before ask any questions even on a Linux mlist, some people don't,
but I don't care... ;-)
But I prefer some questions from Linux users about basis documentation
than w95 users about firewalling under w95 ;-)
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