:: I have a Linux box (kernel 1.0.9) hooked to the net here at work. All works fine
:: from the Linux end (ftp out, telnet, ping, etc...), but when the machine first boots
:: up, I am not able to telnet,ping,ftp, etc... INTO linux from elsewhere until I log
:: in from the console and attempt to make a net connection OUT FROM the linux
:PLEASE.... this seems to be the standard problem..... does ANYONE have an
:answer? I'm trying to get Linux accepted around here, but with quirky things
:like this, it will never be taken seriously...
: Tim Sailer
: "It is a damned poor mind indeed that can't think of at
: least two ways of spelling any word."
Look, you can't expect to post a 5 line bug report with NO real
information other then "gee, this doesn't appear to work" and expect
those of us who are volunteering our time to spend N hours tracking
it down when we cannot necessarily reproduce ourselves. In fact,
that's the major problem! Much of the time, those programmers doing
the bug fixing cannot easily reproduce the bugs.
Sure you can post a 5 line bug report.. in fact, if that is all you
have time for please do! But don't complain.... if you really want to
help you have to do more work.
* Determine whether the problem still exists in the latest development
kernel, if possible. (on nic.funet.fi in pub/OS/Linux/PEOPLE/Linus/v1.1).
* NARROW the problem down... experiment with different configurations
and try to narrow the problem down to something we can get a grip
* When you do make a bug report, please give more information... the
machine configuration, the ifconfig, routes, arp table (for ethernet),
tests you have done, assumptions and conclusions, etc.
* Be prepared for the bug to not get fixed. We may not be able to track
it down immediately, or even for a very long time.
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