[rescue] Perverse Question

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Tue Jun 17 13:12:28 CDT 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:

> > I did things like this from Key West (FL) for a Santa Clara (CA) employer.
> > Once even walked one of my lab techs through fixing a problem that had the
> > lab shut down for 4 hours (without having a computer at my disposal). I
> > won't mention what kind of machine he had to be walked through fixing,
> > because I know some people here don't like them (and this was one of the
> > first retail ones, with only 256KB cache and a 4gb hard drive and pgx8,
> > but it was beefier than anything else I had to spare at the time). And
> > some people may mistake a "disk full" issue for a hardware design problem
> > in the midst of blaming the hardware in question, so I'll save their time.
>    Isn't it amusing when people are so blinded by marketing that they'll
> ignore real technical arguments and spout stuff like this?


Really, what "real technical argument" do you have that disproves the idea
that in 1999, an Ultra 5 made a good Squid proxy and DNS server for a lab
that cannot route to the outside Internet?

Specify it concisely and precisely without insults or vague hand-waving
please. Or just shut up. Please.



Robert Novak - rnovak at indyramp.com

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