OT: Re: Firefox or what?
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu Aug 15 17:48:35 UTC 2019
On 2019-08-15 12:32, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:23:11 +0200
> hw <hw at gc-24.de> wrote:
>> There is no way to describe it quickly. Multiple servers, PXE boot
>> setups, VLANs and switches from different manufacturers are involved.
> When you have a problem in a complex setup that you wish to solve
> the first step (after trying whatever may be obvious and quick to try)
> should be to reproduce it in the simplest possible setup that you can.
> Often attempting to do this will reveal the true cause of the problem.
This list is too generous. Many people are replying with attempts to
help, even though IMHO the OP is not willing to do a "homework" Steve
stated above, neither is willing to put some effort into providing
complete description of everything which will be necessary if someone
decides to reproduce the OP's problem.
Long ago when I was starting to seek help on mail lists, I read
someone's writeup on mail list etiquette. One of the first points was:
before posting and asking for help you need to do your own
troubleshooting and when formulating the problem, reduce your case to
the simplest one that gives the example of the problem you can not solve
yourself. In general, the advise was to keep in mind that you are
soliciting help from busy highly skilled people, and if it is not clear
that you did put sufficient effort into solving your problem, you may
not receive any response.
This whole thread I perceive as example of how generous the Experts on
this list are.
I hope, this helps the OP to find appropriate general approach to
solving his/her problem.
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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