Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. Red Hat Linux 5.2 vs. WinNT4
To: David Woyciesjes <>
From: HerbalGypsy/justbobthebard <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/14/2000 18:17:42
Got to clarify, I am NOT the lurker I mentioned below, I just got him 
to ship me the source so I could play with it....I don't deserve any
credit for it but if I can get it working, I will pass the fixes back
to him to release...I am just a tester!!

HerbalGypsy/justbobthebard wrote:
> Wilko Bulte wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 01:46:02PM -0400, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> >
> > >       ---My friend has a unused copy (still in shrink-wrap) of Red Hat
> > > Linux 5.2.. The Extra! edition w/ power tools and stuff. The Red Hat box
> > > includes everything I'm looking for, http, ftp, XWindows, and more... But
> > > I'm not sure about NAT to share my IP address (soon to be DSL connection!).
> >
> > I have no idea on Linux, I never used it, nor do I intend to to be honest.
> I have tried Linux, on both PC and Alpha.  Did not quite jell in the
> alpha.
> I might have a twisted mind so that might be the problem. Just did not
> like the way it worked.  Close to BSD, but...just...not quite right.
> I do hate windows and intel, altho I am forced to use them, so...that
> might be
> a bias on my part!
> >
> > >       ---Or am I better off, as a beginner to the Unix-type systems, with
> > > NetBSD? What folders on the FTP site exactly would I need for a DEC Multia
> > > 166? I'll have to use a 3Com PCMCIA as the second NIC card for the IP
> > > routing duties.
> >
> > I think the NetBSD website tells you what you need. Or otherwise the README
> > (or similarly named file) on the ftp site. As for the details you would need
> > a NetBSD/multia user to comment.
> The only thing that seems to be missing from NetBSD is PPPOE for DSL
> usage, but
> there is this fine lurker who put one together, and now that I have my
> alphas
> straightened out - I hosed up the disks - I will try to get it going on
> alpha!!
> bob
> >
> > --
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> >