The Linux Gazette 45: The Answer Guy

Contents:

Greetings From Jim Dennis

qbub-9197478Linux to NT PPP Connection Over Null Modem qbub-9197478Printing –or– Printing to old « Pin Printer » qbub-9197478Internet Access Control –or– Limiting Internet Access through Cable Modems qbub-9197478unix question –or– Quotas on a Sublet Web Server? qbub-9197478Mars NWE –or– MarS NWE: HOWTO and Docs in English? qbub-9197478java curses library and jxterm? –or– Old Question Revisited: Java Curses Support qbub-9197478RH6 Virtual Email – POP3 problem –or– Virtual E-mail Domains qbub-9197478Setting up Windows and Linux –or– Dual Booting without Re-Partitioning qbub-9197478LINUX File System Standard. –or– /bin vs /sbin and the FHS Revisited qbub-9197478How to Print 2 pages on 1 sheet –or– Saving Trees: Laying up Multiple Pages per Printer Sheet qbub-9197478Telnet trouble –or– More « Can’t Telnet Around My LAN » Problems qbub-9197478Getting on the Internet –or– Getting Access to the Internet qbub-9197478Cash In On … Spam!

bbubble-1390344Greetings from Jim Dennis

So, I spent half of the month in Japan. The first week that I was there I was too busy, tired and disoriented to get any e-mail.

So my column this month is a bit thin. Of course there is this one message that’s pretty long. I think it’s the second longest I’ve ever written here. The longest was on Internet Routing. That one is being used as supplemental reading for a couple of college course from what I hear. This one is not likely to join it.

Meanwhile I still have about 3000 messages in my backlog folder which will take some going through. Luckily I use MH, so I’ll probably develop a script to process most of the routine stuff.

Speaking of « routine » Mike Orr, and Heather have taken steps to reduce the number of « routine » questions we get here in Linux Gazette. They’ve created an FAQ and an index to all of my previous « Answer Guy » questions. I haven’t seen it yet — but hopefully we can convince people to use it. There are about 900 questions that I’ve answered listed.

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That, and the fact that the WebGlimpse engine at Linux Gazette (http://www.linuxgazette.com) seems to be working at last, might help people answer alot of their own questions (which is the whole reason I put so much time into TAG anyway).

Copyright © 1999, James T. Dennis
Published in The Linux Gazette Issue 45 September 1999
HTML transformation by Heather Stern of Starshine Technical Services, http://www.starshine.org/

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