Re: [OT] CD-R Requirements (or Giving Back To Windows Users)
At 04:33 PM 11/17/02 -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
>I think Clemens said something to the effect that there is nothing
>more annoying than the presence of an example. Your best bet would be
>to load up this old box (actually pretty nice hardware!) you have and
>burn a CD while doing "other tasks" and watch the fifo while you are
>doing that. As long as the fifo does not drop below a comfortable
>margin for safety you should be fine.
How do I watch the fifo?
The new IDE CD-R has "BurnProof" so I think that will indeed help.
>Let me recommend something different. Buy a dedicated firewall from
>Linksys or D-link or Netgear or any of the other consumer products
>network firewalls that exist.
I did think about that, and that's a good idea. Truth be told, I'm about
to redo my own home machines on the public IP side of the lan so I'm
looking at this as a nice warm up... And "down-grading" the machine to be
behind a commercial firewall (instead of THE firewall) would not be hard.
>Then use your PIII-450 as your CD writer with a full X11 desktop
>installation. Load the box up with all of the fun toys that you can
>and let the reliable operation of it convince people that this was the
>right system to put in place there.
That's Phase-II of this project... ;) I think it would be good for him to
see that to burn his CD he can just move files via samba to the Linux
machine and run a single command or shell script. No real need for the
GUI. (Although I do like X-CD-Roast). And for a desktop it will be hard
for this PIII-450 to compare with his new P4 2.0G XP desktop.
He also has really good beer. So I want to make sure he will need help often.
Thanks very much for your (and everyone else's comments)!
I'll be back at debian-user tomorrow with specific setup questions, without
doubt. I'm sure I'll be asking about pppoe -- I've never set it up as I
have static IPs, but I'll want to review the config so when I take the box
to his place I'm not fumbling trying to get it to connect. Reviewing
things today has given me HOWTO overload. I sure wish every HOWTO included
a last modified date!