Re: What DO you lose with Linux ???
I posited a problem wherein FTP and HTTP were both unavailable, so the
obvious solution is mail--NOT snail mail, email. The abuses are there,
but there are times when FTP and HTTP are unusable-- in fact, there are
"bridge sites" that let you FTP -> email, HTTP <-> FTP is regularly
done in most browsers, and HTTP -> email is a curse upon all text-based
mailing programs: if there wasn't a need to use a different protocol
based on context, none of these bridges would exist or be used (FTP-email
is dying because of the extensive use of the HTTP <-> FTP bridge and other
problems). This problem is going to be with us a long time, and carping
about the unsuitability one of the protocols for large files ain't
On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Steve Lamb wrote:
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> On Tue, 6 Apr 1999 18:23:35 -0600 (MDT), John Galt wrote:
> >Basic-4 many a moon ago, those things are HEAVY). In fact, I asked for
> >the correct protocol, and all you gave me was sneakernet. Sneakernet is
> >never the correct protocol, it's just a quick and dirty method of getting
> >files between comps when you don't wish to use the correct protocol.
> And this is why discussions go on endlessly. Because people jump into
> the middle without bothering to gain the context of the conversation. Want
> the correct protocol for getting a file from machine A to machine B?
> Internet Protocols:
> FTP: Name says it all.
> HTTP: Not as nice as FTP, but it still is worlds better than email.
> Intranet Protocols:
> SMB: Microsoft to the rescue
> FTP: Still works
> HTTP: Hey, still works.
> NFS: Works wonders, esp. for shared projects.
> If none of those are available. TOUGH SHIT, MAIL IT.
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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Who is John Galt? email@example.com, that's who!