comp.unix.solaris.networking

comp.unix.solaris.networking

Post by Thomas Gagn » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00



This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions could go
there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc would work too.

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Post by Charles Stephen » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


 TG> This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
 TG> dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions
 TG> could go there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc
 TG> would work too.

I would second these motions.  Perhaps I should write a RFD.

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Post by Phillip Moo » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


: This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
: dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions could go
: there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc would work too.

Sounds like a good plan, except:  I don't think people will pay much
attention to where they post it. As it is now, there are usually about
3 or 4 people asking how to get PPP working with Solaris 2.5 at the same
time.  None of which take the time to see if their question is
answered already.

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Post by Bryan Altha » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00



:
:  TG> This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
:  TG> dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions
:  TG> could go there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc
:  TG> would work too.
:
: I would second these motions.  Perhaps I should write a RFD.
:
Is making alot of little sub-groups such a good idea?  Maybe it's
me but using a threaded news reader like tin, I don't see this group
as being in such bad shape.

It would be nice if people would read before they post. The constant
"How do I setup PPP?" or "Where can I get Netscape for Solaris Intel?"
have been answered over and over, yet next week the same questions
appear.  Of course the PPP questions will go away once setting up
PPP is made easier.

If you do add sub-groups, I hope you don't go over board.  And remember
everyone always crossposts into .misc to make sure people see it!

Just a thought :)

 
 
 

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Post by Massimo Cardac » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00




> : This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
> : dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions could go
> : there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc would work too.

> Sounds like a good plan, except:  I don't think people will pay much
> attention to where they post it. As it is now, there are usually about
> 3 or 4 people asking how to get PPP working with Solaris 2.5 at the same
> time.  None of which take the time to see if their question is
> answered already.

Really a good idea.
Also all the TCP-retransmission topic should go there...

Can I suggest also to decouple the x86 stuff into

        comp.unix.solaris.x86

Max

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Post by Massimo Cardac » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00




> : This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
> : dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions could go
> : there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc would work too.

Some time ago someone (I do not remember who) suggested to create
a group to discuss of NIS+ issues, another hot topic.

Something like:

        comp.unix.sun.nisp
or
        comp.unix.admin.nisp

Is someone interested in endorsing it ?

IMHO this will also  allow to decouple the FAQ...

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Post by Brian S. Craigie - Unix SA - NEC - Scotla » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00





>> [sni]
> Can I suggest also to decouple the x86 stuff into

>    comp.unix.solaris.x86

I second that.  There's a load of x86 that sparc users won't be interested in / able to help with
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Fris » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00


: Something like:
:
:       comp.unix.sun.nisp
: or
:       comp.unix.admin.nisp
:
: Is someone interested in endorsing it ?

        I think another good idea would be comp.unix.solaris.x86 as well.

Mike.

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Post by (admin gro » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00






: >> [sni]
: > Can I suggest also to decouple the x86 stuff into
: >
: >  comp.unix.solaris.x86
: >
:
: I second that.  There's a load of x86 that sparc users won't be interested in / able to help with

There is presently an x86/solaris group in the alt hierarchy, although it is
not extremely active. alt.solaris.x86

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Post by Ragnvald Blindhe » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


: there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc would work too.

How about comp.unix.solaris-vs-linux.war.
(seems to me like we need one these days)

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Post by Bryan Altha » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00


: This group is in desparate need of organization.  I think a group
: dedicated to networking would be great (all the PPP questions could go
: there).  Maybe others on hardware, software, and misc would work too.

So who's going to write up the RFD for a solaris.networking,
solaris.x86, solaris.hardware, solaris.software, and a solaris.misc?

I've done one in my life (comp.databases.ms-sqlserver  Don't ask!)
but this one's out of my league.

Any takers??  The Solaris Intel list seemed in favor of a solaris.x86
sub-group.

-Bryan-

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There is a alt.solaris.x86 already. But I think it's better to have
a comp.unix.solaris.x86 and close a.s.x86 out.

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I think that it would be great.  Many news servers won't carry
alt.solaris.x86.

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I hope so. The mailing list and newsgroup are fragmenting
x86 information.  At one time I would say keep the
x86 in comp.unix.solaris but I think the time has
come that everyone has a basic knowledge of where to
post.

I would like to see something like

comp.unix.solaris.misc
comp.unix.solaris.ultra
comp.unix.solaris.sparc
comp.unix.solaris.x86
comp.unix.solaris.apps
comp.unix.solaris.development
comp.unix.solaris.announce

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subgroups, and I think it may be a good idea as the only group for
Solaris x86 otherwise is in alt. heirachy, and many news servers probably
expire alt.* faster than others just due to shear volume.
My $0.02 worth.

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Some comments you may pass to the list if you so desire.

Because of how the network within Sun is constructed, I have
no control over my news feed.  The person who does control my news
feed has no control over his news feed.  None of these people regard
news as a priority.  Consequently I have a poor quality news feed.

Combine that with the fact that I rarely have enough time in the
day, and you will see why I rarely read news.

Thus - a newsgroup rather than a mailing list would have far less value
to me, and I would be less able to provide advice on that group.

If the folks want a news group, then good luck to them.  However I think
you will find more Sun people on a mailing list.

(my opinions, not SunSoft's)

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[On the above email message, from someone who I emailed it to.]

The Austrailain division.  It's an internal Sun issue with
the way they do system admin down under.  I won't worry
about it.  Someone could feed the info back from the
mailing list via some digest or something back into the
comp.unix.solaris.x86 newsgroups for those who do not
purchase a Unix accout outside a "business" Sun is not
the only one here.

I beleive the time is ripe for the newsgroup change.  In
the end I think Sun and it's users would take advantage
of the different newsgroups and Solaris most likey would
endup getting more room to breath.  Maybe a vote tally
alias should be presented?

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[There was also a vote of no to c.u.s.x86 because of the fact that
there is already an alt.solaris.x86 and that it would split up
the discussions of comp.unix.solaris.  I accidently deleted the
email so the above is not verbatim.]

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Fris » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00



: There is presently an x86/solaris group in the alt hierarchy, although it is
: not extremely active. alt.solaris.x86

        All the better reason to turn it into a comp group.  A lot of
sites don't carry any of the alt groups.

Mike.

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Post by mko.. » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Hi !

Quote:> It would be nice if people would read before they post. The constant

No chance :-( The following line from a news posted in this group says all:
"Please replay by mail - I don't want to look through 2000+ news"

Quote:> "How do I setup PPP?" or "Where can I get Netscape for Solaris Intel?"
> have been answered over and over, yet next week the same questions
> appear.  Of course the PPP questions will go away once setting up
> PPP is made easier.

No chance :-( There are other favourites waiting to get into the Top 5:
"How do I add a new user" has a good chance to make the race...Or what
about "How do I install WIn95/3.11/NT/bla and Solaris on the same/two/three
disk(s)"...

Quote:> If you do add sub-groups, I hope you don't go over board.  And remember
> everyone always crossposts into .misc to make sure people see it!

Thats true - splitting up (if splitting) c.u.s in two or (max.) three groups
should be enough - more groups imply more corssposts ("PPP has something to do
with networking - > comp.unix.solaris.networking; but I need a modem to do PPP
-> comp.unix.solaris.hardware; my Solaris (and therefore) PPP runs on SPARC
-> comp.unix.solaris.sparc...to be continued").
I don't know if creating a group called comp.unix.solaris.x86 would be a good
idea - many problems aren't X86-specific - this will also imply crosspostings
(by the way: there is a good SolarisX86 mailing-list)

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