Novice sysadmins (was: Suggestions for a more privacy conscious email provider)

Harald Koch chk at
Tue Dec 5 16:17:12 CST 2017

Thirty years ago I started my sysadmin journey on an Internet that was
filled with helpful, experienced people that were willing to share their

Twenty years ago I was one of three people running CA*net, the
cross-Canada research Internet with three connections to the NSFnet. I
don't remember this world of banishment and exile you're discussing; the
NSFnet staff I dealt with were all friendly and helpful.

I plan to continue to "pay it forward", by being friendly and helpful
to "novice sysadmins". The curmudgeons in this thread can, frankly, get off
my lawn.


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