[oclug] [OT] Programming/Routing problem
sandy at storm.ca
Thu Aug 9 12:16:12 EDT 2001
Francis Pinteric wrote:
Two points that I think contradict each other.
> System and other configuration relating to Linux systems is on topic.
> Interfacing Linux (or anything) to Microsoft anything is OFF topic.
The second point is nonsense. There is a lot of MS software out there,
and discussion of how to make Linux work with it (samba, vmware, ...)
is a legitimate topic here.
> Giving advice to Microsofters other than dumping the OS is OFF topic.
Some MS-related questions are off-topic. Consider the person who asks
here how to configure an Exchange server, on the theory that such a
knowledgable bunch will be able to help. They should be told off in no
uncertain terms. The deails are a matter of style. I'd be inclined to
flame them to smoldering slag; others might be polite.
However, a question about how to make Exchange work with a Linux
firewall, or how to make Outlook send properly formatted messages
so Pine users can read them or ... is legitimate.
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