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Re: Guessing gateway by ip-address...

* Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> [031006 22:57]:
> Conflicts with the goal of some of us to minimize the number of corns
> we have to place on the return key to get a chicken to install debian.

While I also think convenience in standard cases might be a nice thing,
the installer should have minimal occourance of userfriendlyness and
fullfilling expections:

If it wasn't highly-experimental test-images I'd not have waited the
minute of blank screen after it asked for the IP-address, but thrown
it out and tried aynother image. (Or even distri). Especially if I
expect more questions[0] and thus have to think something went seriously

	Bernhard R. Link

[0] Even this MacOS I once had to deal with, which did annoyngly anything automatic, 
did only ask for ip/netmask/gateway/dns together and never only for an ip-address.
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve 
nor will he ever receive either. (Benjamin Franklin)

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