network issue help

Jay Ashworth jra at
Thu Aug 11 04:16:58 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Valdis Kletnieks" <Valdis.Kletnieks at>

> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:22:11 EDT, Christopher Morrow said:
> > folks do get that deric's primary language isn't English right? so
> > asking him to explain is probably 'ok'.
> > (yes, he could have put more details into his mail, yes it would
> > have
> > been more helpful and quicker to an answer for him...)
> Whatever else you might think of Eric S Raymond, the URL I cited is still
> the best summary I've seen, and probably the most help we can give Deric
> in under 64 bytes. Because let's face it, no matter *what* Deric's native
> language is, he's not going to get anything useful from NANOG or any other
> mailing list till he either reads Eric's FAQ, or otherwise learns the
> info in there.

Credit where due: "Smart Questions" was co-authored by Rick Moen, who
apparently *couldn't* escape.  (Pat yourself on the back if you got the
reference, esoteric as it was.)

And yes, that and Tatham are my two go-to references for people.

-- jra
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