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Re: ftp site problems

Hi Eric --
You said:
>         I've been trying to download some of the .debfiles from the sunsite
> ftp, and a few files will download, but most of them come up with an error
> that says:
>         "Cannot open Internet Site at whatever whatever, Operation completed
> successfully."  And it won't d/l them.
> I'm using MSIE 3.0.  Am I doing something wrong?  If not, where can I find a
> mirror site that might work?
You might try the mirror in Miami:

>         Also, does anybody know where I can find some good Linux newbie
> docs?  Most of the docs I've found explain all the params for a command, but
> don't tell you what it does!  Any help will be appreciated.
There are lots of books on Linux now, that can provide a good overview
for a newbie.  I found 16 of them when I searched:
The Linux Journal (also available in print form) provides a table of
contents and some articles online at:
The Linux Gazette is 100% available electronically at:
The Debian project has an FAQ at:  
To find out about specific packages, you might try the Linux Software Map

(I suppose I should add that I have no commercial interest in any
of the above organizations -- but I wish I did!)

Susan Kleinmann

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