Re: water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.
On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 11:37:32PM -0400, Kevin Stokes wrote:
> Once again I find myself helpless. As unreliable and as frustrating as
> Windows is, in Linux it seems like you can't do anything without asking for
> I wanted to remotely login from a Windows machine to my linux machine. So
> I wanted to install telnetd. Everyone said, 'shame on you, telnet is
> simply awful. You should be chained to the wall and whipped for wanting to
> use telnet! Use 'ssh' instead.'
I would encourage you to give putty a try. It is an ssh client
that will fit on a floppy. Easy to use. You can nab it at -
Check and make sure you have sshd running on your Debian machine -
deb:~$ ps ax | grep sshd
260 ? S 0:08 /usr/sbin/sshd
If it is you should be able to just fire up putty and point it to your
> And he drowns. You start searching archives and HOWTO's. Each thing you
> find leads you in 10 different directions; 10 more places to look for
> answers. Only each of those ten leads simply bring up 10 more questions and
> strange things you never heard of. It seems like there is a infinite sea
> of little config files, and nested /etc directories, and devices and weird
> little two-letter commands. And for each of these, there are man pages
> with 20 options, and completely obscure text which makes no sense unless you
> already know everything.
> You can tell this from the tone of most newbie posts. They are
> embarrassed to have to ask these questions. They (read me) have a tough
> time asking a question which uses terminology correctly, or even coming up a
> question that makes sense.
Linux is hard to learn. There is no getting around it. There is no
reason for anyone to be embarrassed to ask questions here, if they have
made a genuine effort to solve the problem on their own first. Don't
expect to get everything working over-night. Just keep plugging away,
one thing at a time and you will get there. Relax and have some fun
From seeing and seeing the seeing has become so exhausted
First line of "The Panther" - R. M. Rilke