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On Saturday 28 February 2004 01:11, Mike MacCana wrote:
Thanks for your efforts, this is good stuff.
Now for the feedback:
* As the doc guide mentions, totorials should be task based. Eg 'Password
File' isn't a title, 'Controlling Access to the Proxy' is. Likewise
'Installing and Configuring Squidguard' should be replaced with 'Content
Filtering with Squidguard' 'Swatch'
I've not read the doc guide, so I haven't adhered to it. I had written this fo
myself amd forgot I did it, hence the old date.
That was the next stage in markup. :-)
* Try and use general Linux or RH options for services. This aids
consistency. Sure, someone could learn they need to run apachectl for
apache httpd, smbd and nmbd for Samba, etc, but there's a reason we have
initscripts. So yeah - use 'service squid restart' rather than 'squid -k'
Yeah, this was done on RH9, so I have still to update to Fedora. I was going
to start from scratch to check it all worked on Fedora.
* Users should use packages to install software. If the package comes with
their distro, they should be told to use that package first. If they need
to build their own custom package, they can install a source package. If
there's no source package for an app, make one. cpna2rpm can help in your
It's just a case of deciding to stick with just the source, so everyone can
use this guide, or give them options.
* Pico isn't open source - but it is a great choice of editor. Pico
won't be round in Fedora much longer cause of its licensing, so try Gnu
nano an Open Source clone of pico, a great suggestion for newbies to
Again, this was done for RH9.
Let's combine forces. I'm working on a Squid guide myself. Your guide
includes a lot of good technology, mine's more task based, and similiar to
Red Hat's other doco. There's a bit of overlap, and some stuff that one of
use currently does better than the other (I have transparent caching, you
OK, it's worth a thought. As long as you include my name. :-)
I think this should go to www.tldp.org
too, as they could do with one like
I'll import your content into my XML (for no reason other than mine has
lots of tables I can't be bothered writing out again) next Monday and you
can tell me if you're happy with it
I'll read it and let you know.
Mike MacCana Consultant RHCX, MCSE, MCP+I
0419 394 504
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