Subject: Re: Routed, anyone?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
Date: 03/10/1996 10:28:33
> [Jules asks how to keep routed from timing out a route.]
> [someone else - I forget who - says you don't want to run routed.]
Mainly Neil J. McRae; also myself and Ken Horenstein.
>> I'll come clean.
>> I work freelance for my ISP, so I can do anything I like to their
>> router. It's just that the dynamic solution 'felt right'. It meant,
>> for one thing, I don't have to specify which machine I use to dial in from.
> It also means, it seems to me, that something unfortunate happened and
> nobody seems to have noticed: you asked a reasonable question and
> everybody ignored the question, instead attacking what you were doing.
> As if I said "when I compile this hash-table code, cc coredumps" and
> everyone said "don't do that, you want to use a linked list instead of
> a hash table".
The difference is, it's more like as if Jules said "I have this fly problem
in my house. I keep bringing my pet elephant inside to stomp 'em, but he
keeps missing." Sometimes it's better to just recommend the flyswatter ...