Does FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE support the 8237R?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Sat Jun 3 15:41:49 PDT 2006

> >notice this thread is in reference to swapping a MB for another MB and
> >coments like yours are not appreciated.
> >
> >
> >Please notice I never said what the box was doing nor did I ask for your
> >opinion of what MB/NIC I use in my systems.
> Makes no difference, he has as much right to sound off as you do
> as long as he sounds off on FreeBSD or a directly related topic.  This
> is a public forum.  If you don't like a post, delete it.

So, I guess that means that the original poster can spout off and say that
the response contained irrelevant and offensive material if he wants as well.
Getting those types of responses is one way that persons (at least some of
them who have sufficient perception) learn how to make appropriate and
meaningful responses.  

> As I've said before on this mailing list, freebsd-questions is a public
> mailing list that is FREE support.  You don't "have it your way" you
> "have it the responders way"

And the original poster subsequently became a responder.

> If you can shuck some pearls out of the oyster bed here, your doing
> better than most, but you have no right to urinate all over the oyster
> bed just because you don't find any pearls.

Wow, I am stunned.

> If you want it "your way" I suggest you investigate PAID support.  There
> are plenty of people out there taking money for support, and they will
> give you the support any way you want, on as nice a silver platter and
> bed of roses and as polite as you want.

Pecuniary reward is not the only reason to learn how to make reasonable,
meaningful responses that are to the point of the question and to be
able to understand the difference.   Being able to post responses that
are respected in the community is another reward and may occasionally
require learning from peoples comments on the quality of the responses.


> > This SERVER is
> >purpose built
> >and runs stable 24/7 as a low volume outbound mail server so
> >the performance
> >of the NIC is not my primary concern.
> You have no need to justify what your doing to him or to me or to
> anybody.
> Why bother doing it.
> > Please keep your useless
> >comments to
> >yourself as they do nothing but waste disk space, CPU time and
> >the valuable
> >time of people who attempt to help others on this list.
> >
> His comments may be useless to you but not to everyone reading.
> You don't know what people are looking for when they google the
> archives or read this mailing list.  If your mother read your response
> she would say "your just sinking to his level" and you need to
> keep that in perspective here.  Of course, if my mother read my comments
> here she would say "speech is wasted on the deaf" and I should keep
> that in perspective, and I do, most of the time.
> Ted
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