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Re: [SLUG] Answer + Disappointment
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx, Phillipus Gunawan <mr_phillipus@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Answer + Disappointment
- From: Andre Pang <ozone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Sep 10 19:53:02 2001
- Cc: jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 07:28:27PM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > > Somebody have a good docs/HOWTO about mapping users in NT to the Linux?
> > in another note, please learn how to find out the information yourself via
> > google/HOWTOs/etc. just as an exercise, i typed in "map usernames from
> > windows to linux with samba" into google and it was third hit.
> Is everyone suddenly so overcome with Mr. Moen and Mr. Raymond's essay into
> the "correct way to show respect to those groovier than thou", that random
> flamings of eager learners on the SLUG list are now acceptable?
i don't really consider that to be a flaming, Jeff. i'm
pointing out that maybe he should try other sources of
information. please re-read what i wrote and reconsider whether
it was a direct attack on him. see below.
(i have no idea who Mr. Moen is, btw :).
> For all your haste to judge Phillipus' email, you've missed the opportunity
> to answer the bloody question (ie. using winbind). Phillipus may not have
i answered his question! :) i'll reproduce it here again so you
won't have to search through the mail archives:
search for 'username map'
and i didn't explain winbind because it looked like that was not
what he was after; iirc his original message was how to map NT
usernames -> Linux usernames, which is exactly what that option
> Unfortunately, it now comes across to me as an excuse for otherwise kind and
> normal people to act like selfish wizards-in-towers, and demand some kind of
> pathetic respect due to their uncanny ability to hoard their knowledge.
i'm almost offended, Jeff! you should know me better than to
suggest that i have that attitude. and nowhere did i say
'bugger off', i'm asking him to search other sources of
information because they are _really useful_. what happens if
Phillipus is doing Linux tech support on-site at some company
and can't contact SLUG? it's important to be able to find out
information by yourself; that's the point i was making.
(although not quite so eloquently). Phillipus, if you're
reading this, that was my intention, not 'stop troubling us'.
sorry for cc'ing this to slug-list, but i felt like _i_ was
getting an undeserved flaming as well. in retrospect, i
should have expressed things in a different manner, but i
honestly didn't expect it to be interpreted quite like that.
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