Novice sysadmins

Michael Thomas mike at
Tue Dec 5 16:25:13 CST 2017

On 12/05/2017 08:17 AM, Harald Koch wrote:
> Thirty years ago I started my sysadmin journey on an Internet that was
> filled with helpful, experienced people that were willing to share their
> knowledge.
> 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.
Exactly right. If there were some high priesthood for being able to put 
stuff on the net,  there would be no net
as we know it. This is a feature, not a bug.


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