Networking things Was: RE: [Techtalk] DHCPD Question

David Merrill david at
Sat Oct 13 23:44:39 EST 2001

On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 10:26:26AM +1000, jenn at wrote:
> David Merrill wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 05:07:18AM -0400, Kath wrote:
> > 
> >> That reminds me of something I've been pondering out... Linuxchix should do
> >> a howto/help series... but really basic stuff.
> > 
> > 
> > Anything that any writes, I would love to publish on the LDP. We can
> > always use more good articles. Although in some cases it might be
> > better to work on and improve an existing HOWTO if it is just lacking
> > some information.
> > 
> > </shameless self promotion>
> Perhaps it would be better for LinuxChix to improve on the existing
> body of 'really basic stuff', and link to it, rather than try to
> create an additional set.
> OTOH: I do NOT want to discourage anyone from writing it, and I'd be
> happy to be a store for such articles.. supplementary to the LDP. (IE,
> I'd encourage the author to ALSO submit them to the LDP).
> (Which reminds me of another task I've been putting off. David, I 
> haven't forgotten the 'Jenn's Guides', I've just been busy)

I agree it is almost always better to add to an existing HOWTO than to
write a new one, if such a document exists in the subject area. We
already have almost 500 documents to manage, so adding more is often
counterproductive when you're trying to find the right one.

We've received several documents and patches from Linux Chix, so I'll
take this opportunity to once again say thank you to those of you who
have helped us out. It's people like you that have made the LDP what
it is and that will continue to improve it.

Because TT is the most technically savvy list that I am on (which is
the biggest reason I hang out here, in addition to being more
comfortable in a non-testosterone-driven environment), I want to also
make a personal plea to you all, to please send patches and comments
when you run across errors and omissions on our documentation. And now
I've taken up too much time in this semi-O/T subject. :-)


Dr. David C. Merrill           
Linux Documentation Project                   david at
Collection Editor & Coordinator  

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product. But I always say: beware of geeks bearing gifts.
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