13 April 2000
Question & Answer Sessions
- Why am I getting a runaway probe under Linux (Redhat 6.1 and others)?
(It keeps probing
- Try changing s.kudzu to s.k and see if it'll stop probing for new
hardware. Maybe. Try putting a floppy drive in the machine. That
may be what it's looking for.
- Has anyone had PASV problems with ftp.netscape.com?
- When timestamps are on in BSDI and Linux ftp clients, PASV doesn't
work. When timestamps are off, it works. Odd. No idea why.
- Jobs: Want any? Got any?
- Lee Howard, Troy, and others are looking.
Media One is looking for people.
This might just work.
- Hacked tivo yet?
- It's a PowerPC-based Linux box with a special controller (no a stock
IDE). People want to get access to the system so they can hack on
it. No one has any info on doing that, so far.
"I'm not crabbing about the $9/month fee." -- SCS
"No, I am." -- Danno
- Has anyone hacked an an i-Opener yet?
- It's basicly a $100 PC. It's hackable and instructions should be
available on slashdot.
- Linux University: any one go? What did you get out of it?
- Herb Lewis's talk on Samba was good. The CXFS (clustered
journaling file system) talk was good.
- How do I persuade a company to put someone with 20 years in a non-techie
field into a techie position?
- Work for free (or very cheap). Find a charatible organization
and donate services. This will give you something to put on your
resume. Tutorials at conferences are a good place to pick up
training. Make sure it says something to the effect of "making
career change; seeking entry level position." Don't rely on one
resume for every situation; target the resume to the job.
"The purpose of the resume is not to get you the job, it's to
get you the interview." -- Mike Wayne
- Where has peter been all this time?
- 1103 EECs Building. (He's been teaching a graduate seminar on
- Any experiences with Citrix Winframe?
- peter honeyman mentions that the inexpensive version is wide
open to cracking.
- When is the next Iridium flare?
- 20:36 tomorrow night (14 April 2000).
- How do I print from Linux to a Windows box via SMB client (preferably
using magicfilter or apsfilter)?
- This is for a laptop that travels to many sites with Windows-only
Newer printers may have their own IP and should recognize BSD lpd
requests. Even some of the older printer with a primative JetDirect
card may work. Worst case, carry your own parallel cable.
See the man page for smbspool(8).
- Does anybody need an extra roommate?
- If so, Troy has a full complement and will send any new ones in
- What's this about a $199.99 PC?
- They've got it at Computer Alley, in Ann Arbor.
Also, checkout http://www.compgeeks.com/ .
ANX -- What it is, and so on
The Automotive Network eXchange is a private internet used to connect
automobile manufacturers with suppliers. One of the benefits is that
suppliers no long need a separate physical connection to each manufacturer.
ANX requires members configurations to be submitted and approved. Routes
between facilities are effected via VPN tunnels. Blah, blah, blah.
[slides may be available, once permission is obtained]
Rumor & Innuendo (No names, please)
According to some industry analysts, ANX was dead the day they announced it.