jcreigh at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 07:48:34 MSK 2005
On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 12:01:41PM -0500, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 11:08:38PM -0700, Jason Creighton wrote:
> > But now, I almost certainly would be able to fix whatever it was that I
> > had configured wrong. Back then, the entire system was a black box, so I
> > had to replace the entire system. But now, I've moved down to more,
> > smaller, black boxes. Now an certian application, or a certain
> > executable is a black box, and if it "doesn't work", I have to replace
> > it by trying a different version or a different configuration. Which
> > might be the right response. But if I know about those programs (ie, if
> > I was a developer for it, or knew the code base pretty well) I'd
> > probably be able to fix it without blindly swapping something out.
> > You have to ask youself, "How much do I care?". How close to the machine
> > do you want to be? How many interfaces between you and the bare metal do
> > you want?
> Your system date "doesn't work". :)
> (You're two days behind the world, dude!)
The date in my email is the date that mutt hands the message off to
exim, not the date when I finally dialup and "exim -q". In this case, I
forgot I had the message sitting in the queue. Hmm...would it be harmful
to run "exim -q" from /etc/ppp/ip-up?
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