Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:21 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/8/21 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:16358 Activity:moderate
8/21    sodomize kchang.
        \_ been there, done that.
1999/8/21-24 [Computer/Networking] UID:16359 Activity:low
8/20    Any recommendations for DSL in the Mountain View area? How much should
        I expect to pay for a basic connection?
        \_ It's supposed to be something like 50 bucks/month, but there's ALWAYS
           10 extra dollars/month for something.  Some tax or something.  I don't
           remember.  All I know is that my friend is paying $60/month. --ricky
           \_ It must be the ISP.  For some reason DSL providers never
              incorporate that into their advertising.  "Oh, by the way, on
              top of that $50 you pay you also have to get an ISP"
        \_ Go TCI.  Free install (usually), no hidden charges.
1999/8/21 [Uncategorized] UID:16360 Activity:nil
8/20    C++ question solved -- thank you
1999/8/21-24 [Uncategorized] UID:16361 Activity:kinda low
8/22     Two Linux ?s:
                1.  Any software packages out there to allow a
                        terminal or graphical interface with Windoze machines?
                        Such as PCanywhere for Linux (if it exists), etc.
                \_ VNC (free, works w/ everything), WinFram (commercial,
                   only works w/ NT I think), VMWare (commercial,
                   gives you a virtual PC in a box)
                \_ You really want VNC.  Not only free but open source and has
                   X11 support.
                2.  Anybuddy else figure out how to get a 3Com ethernet card
                        to run as a secondary ethernet card?  It's one of
                        those PnP types.  I got pnpdump/isapnp to recognize it,
                        but it still doesn't show up on ifconfig.  Any klews?
                \_ Read the Ethernet HOWTO.  You need to pass you kernel
                   some parameters at boot up.
                \_ alias eth1 3c905  in the /etc/conf.modules
        Thanx all. - mtbb.
1999/8/21-24 [Industry/Startup] UID:16362 Activity:kinda low
8/21    Does anyone have any pointers to a good resource with information

        o  relocation packages (what's typical, what isn't)
        o  acceptable amount of time between being made an offer and actually
           accepting it

        I'm about to accept a job offer for a place down in El Lay, and
        was wondering what would be "typical" for them to cover.
        \_ note this is taxable income
        o  acceptable amount of time between being made an offer and actually
           accepting it
        I'm about to accept a job offer for a place down in El Lay, and
        was wondering what would be "typical" for them to cover.
        \_ I was offered $4k to relocate as part of my hiring bonus which I
           had to return if I didn't stay 4 years (yeah right).  Needless to
           say I accepted a different offer.  You shouldn't leave them hanging
           for more than a week at most unless you've warned them you're still
           interviewing elsewhere.
        \_ Go to yahoo's career site and you'l find out the "exchange rate"
           between SF and LA. If you get paid 50K in LA, then it is roughly
           58K in SF. Your 4K relocation does not sound good. I know a MS gal
                         \_ I wasn't the original poster.  -Mr. 4k package
           who got 5K bonus plus 4000 shares of options (and the stock went
           up $10 only after a year). She left the company in less than a
           year, paid back the 4K relocation, and kept the options. Go figure.
           \_ Oh, MS = masters, not M$. There's a ~5K difference in pay.
1999/8/21 [Uncategorized] UID:16363 Activity:nil
8/21    My gay lover left me and moved to New York but he's thinking of
        moving back to the Bay Area.  He called me the other night and we
        talked all night long.  It was like old times but I don't know if
        it's right to take him back.  What should I do?  -feeling used
        \_ Make mouth love.
1999/8/21 [Uncategorized] UID:16364 Activity:very high
8/21    It ain't necessarily so...
        It ain't necessarily so...
        The things that you're likely
        to read in the motd
        It ain't necessarily so.
        \_ believe me when I tell you, I'll never do you no harm ...
           believe me darlin'!
        \_ Jonah he lived in a whale
           Oh Jonah he lived in a whale
           He made his home in
           That fish abdomen
           Yeah Jonah he lived in a whale.
1999/8/21-24 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:16365 Activity:low
8/19    If you have to ask questions about how to accomplish things in
        sed/awk/shell, you should be doing it in perl.
        \_ perl.
                \_ perl.
        \_ BIKE!
                \_ RIDE PERL!  USE BIKE!
1999/8/21-24 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:16366 Activity:moderate
8/21    Can Sun's Disk Suite mirror the root filesystem?  I know that
        Veritas Volume Manager can...
                \_ yes.. there's docs explaining exactly how to do it -shac
                  \_ Any pointers to where in the docs this is?  the
                     only thing that I was able to find said
                     specifically that metadisks could NOT be used on
                     /, /var, /usr, or any other partition that was
                     used to boot the system.  The docs also said that
                     mirrors were comprised of metadisks.... Thanks
                     for any help.
                        \-if you say so ... look in the ODS package area
                [in /usr/opt,probably] and the CD for docs. --psb
                /dev/md/dsk/d4        771110  124853  592280    18%    /
                /dev/md/dsk/d3       2108986  623245 1422472    31%    /usr
                /dev/md/dsk/d2       1603526  270107 1285314    18%    /var
                \_ You sure you're not looking in old docs?  Older versions
                   of disksuite couldn't mirror /, /usr, etc. but that
                   restriction was lifted around Disksuite 3.0 or 4.0
                   (Solaris 2.4/2.5 timeframe)
                        \-you know mirroring the boot disks might not be a good
                        idea if you really are not reasonably familiar with
                        disksuite. --psb
                                \_ Well, I'm trying to BECOME familiar
                                   with it, so that I can effectively
                                   use it.  That's why I'm looking for
                                   the docs.
                                   \_ --jon
                        \_ even when set up correctly, it can have some
                           nasty side effects.  I had that set up once
                           and in a weird situation, i had filesystem
                           corruption on one disk.  this was mirrored
                           on the second disk.  barring that, it also
                           saved my ass when a disk died and I had  a
                           4 day cpu job running.    -jon
1999/8/21-22 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:16367 Activity:nil
8/21    Give a hoot.  Don't pollute!
1999/8/21-24 [Computer/Networking] UID:16368 Activity:high
8/21    Anyone know any reason why my connection to soda would drop after
        a period of inactivity.  I've set up a firewall to block all
        connections below 1024 and I'm guessing that has something to do
        with it.  Any ideas?
        \_ Your firewall is dropping the connection.  You need to increase
           its idle timeout for established TCP connections; if you tell us
           what kind of firewall you have, we can probably help.
           \_ cool, thanks.  it's linux 2.2 ipchains.
              \_ You can use "ipchains -MS 86400 0 0" to increase the timeout
                 to a day.
                 \_ thanks.
        \_ keep alives not keeping alive or you have an idle timeout on your
           \_ It was working fine until I moved it behind a firewall.
           \_ What's "keep alives"?
                \_ Soda's TCP stack will send a zero-length packet after
                              \_ never understood why they called TCP a stack.
                                \_ Technically TCP is a layer in the protocol
                                   \_ You mean that 7 layer OSI model?
                                        \_ No, the similar, but less layered
                                           TCP/IP model.  Some examples:
                                                 HTTP           Sun RPC
                                                 TCP            TCP or UDP
                                                 IP             IP
                                                 PPP/SLIP       Ethernet
                                \_ Never understood why the millennium bug is
                                   not called the century bug instead either.
                                        \_ Because millennium sounds more
                                           impressive.  (Both are wrong of
                                           course, since the next century
                                           and next millenium start 1/1/2001).
                   you've been idle for a while to make sure your machine
                   is still alive, to force either an ACK or a RST.  If it
                   gets neither it decides your machine is dead and kills the
                   connection.  Soda is currently set to send a keep alive
                   after 24 hours of inactivity.
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Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:August:21 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>