When Unix Stops Being Fun
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Oct 4 07:29:20 PDT 2004
Robert Dormer <rdormer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Having looked at the list, honesty - it's not nearly as much as it
> looks like. Seriously. It's well within your ken to learn ALL of
> that. Easily. Just do this - get a few machines. Throw FreeBSD on
> them. Hell, throw Open or Net on one or two, RedHat or Gentoo or
> Debian on another.
> Now plug them all into a hub. Get them to play nicely together.
> Shouldn't take more than a few weeks of messing around. By the end of
> that you should know just about everything on that list. Not have it
> commited to memory, but hey - who does?
> I mean - why do you think they invented man pages?
> Believe in yourself. If I can do it, anyone can.
I want to second this wholeheartedly.
However, take Robert's advice to heart. I think if you try to learn
this stuff without a experimental network to try things out on, you'll
either drive yourself mad, or simply fail.
If you're serious about doing this, it's worth the $$$ to invest in
4 or 5 used computers to learn on. You really need more than one
if you're going to understand how things interact across a network,
and you want to have at least 1 computer that you _don't_ experiment
with, so it's always reliable to use for email or searching for
docs on the 'net.
And I agree with Robert, that if you're serious about wanting to do
this, you CAN accomplish it.
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