Help PLZ

jeremy at jeremy at
Tue Aug 28 17:25:23 EST 2001

On 28 Aug, Damien Elmes wrote:
> "PsyeX" <psyex at> writes:
>> I tried for days, to get RH7.1 work with ipchains and do my MASQ stuff.
>> No good. So i thought, well i'm going to get forced to use iptables sooner
>> or later, and couldnt get any result from it either.
>> I no longer use Linux, after trying to get 7.0 to accept a 2.4.6 kernel and
>> use iptables, but I was getting those unresolved symbol errors with anything
>> I tried.
>> I ended up trashing the lot, installing FreeBSD, and have been happy ever
>> since.
> I've heard the same thing said by windows users :-)
> But seriously. If debian ever adopt a BSD, I'd have a play.

I had this exact discussion with a really fervent Debian user, where I
kept listing things that BSD supposedly did better than Linux.  Every
time I mentioned something he quoted a Debian package or procedure that
gave equal or superior funtionality to Linux.

I think it may have been true that BSD once had some superior
functionality, but Linux has stolen it since then.

I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
A bit or byte to read or write,
I/O, I/O, I/O...

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