[rescue] off topic - red hat linux book

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Oct 20 17:57:03 CDT 2009

Steve Sandau wrote:
> Bill Bradford wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 01:05:27PM -0600, Robert Darlington wrote:
>>> Actually, then again, I did write that giant Expect script to patch IRIX!
>> "Expect pain and suffering."
> Ahhh, "pain and suffering" would also describe out experiences with 
> RedHat. The hardware is nowhere near as well-behaved as SPARC boxes, 
> meaningful documentation on kernel TCP parameters has been really hard 
> to find, and the config files appear to be designed to be convoluted and 
> confusing, not to mention some other problems like arp flux that we have 
> found. When I call support, they are helpful, but I have the feeling 
> that they are learning along with me.

My experience is, at least some of them probably are.  I beta-tested
some of the Red Hat Brainshare courses at one point ... even leaving
aside cases where different whitespace meant being scored as a wrong
answer, there was only one "right" answer to any question, it was often
not the best answer, and sometimes it was technically outright wrong.
But even when it was the wrong answer, It Was The Red Hat Answer.

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