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Well, here are a few things to remember if you become departmental sysadmin someday. Just some things that happened perforce that we learned about the hard way.

1. Don't use your departmental web server as the primary DNS server. Edit, 02:00 Sat 15 Oct 2005: Yes, we got rooted. Yes, the admins remapped the DNS. No, there was no effect.
2. Remember that if it doesn't work for a user, then it doesn't work - perhaps for a category of users to which the complainant belongs. (See: the User-Centric Manifesto; and yes, I speak of Gentoo)
3. Expect Teh Delay from campus computing, even for the likes of you, who might be in charge of (and responsible) for . Whether it be called "Homewood Academic Computing (HAC)", "Computing and Communications Services Office (CCSO)", or "Computing and Network Services (CNS)", it is like unto the proverbial Napoleonic army: it crawls on its stomach. Figuratively speaking, anyway.

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Banazir

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gondhir
Oct. 15th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC)
Campus computing is a gastropod?
banazir
Oct. 15th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Like a slug in the belly
Yes.

Escargot!

In Soviet Russia, Markov Model Hides You!

Seriously, now, I've lost patience somewhat with the gastropod of late. Some snail ~s might go flying before things are through.

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Banazir
jadziadax
Oct. 15th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
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:P

*twitches at memories of awful unit in networking class*
gondhir
Oct. 15th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
You prefer straight IP?

HARDCORE!
banazir
Oct. 15th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
I like my packets... RAW
IP is best served live!

I need a Klingon icon.

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Banazir
banazir
Oct. 15th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
DNS sucks
LOL!
Well, yes.

Have you read any of W. Richard Stevens' books on TCP/IP?
Or seen Stallings' site and book?

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Banazir
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