[Shorewall-users] Shorewall FAQ

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Wed Dec 3 12:19:28 PST 2003

On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 12:04, Mike Noyes wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 11:44, Tom Eastep wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 11:37, jorn at jorneriksen.com wrote:
> > 
> > > I also saw a message that said "...Just how do you keep the 
> > > idiots from posting rubbish"....Please keep in mind that we
> > > where all newbies at one point or another.
> > 
> > Francesca was addressing the issue of a FAQ that could be updated by
> > anyone. She was concerned (as I am) that such a FAQ would do more damage
> > than good.
> Tom,
> I am too, but a good moderator should be able to handle any problems
> that arise from abuse. In addition, the other content (HOWTO's, guides,
> website, etc.) will still be controlled.
> If the community is to grow up, it needs to accept responsibility. A
> Wiki is one way to demonstrate it's ready to be a partner in user
> support.
>     Note: in my experience, many people willing to write documentation.
>     However, that group diminishes considerably when faced with CVS.

I have no objections to trying it if someone else is willing to set it
up and administer it. My little server and DSL line can't stand any more
traffic and I have absolutely no interest in having one more app to

Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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