[Shorewall-users] Newbie list question ? Or not ?

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Thu Dec 4 14:13:23 PST 2003

On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 14:00, Scott Merrill wrote:
> On Thursday 04 December 2003 04:35 pm, Tom Eastep wrote:
> > > I guess I can go try various options....
> >
> > This is exactly why I get so tired of answering questions. We've just be
> > through a two-day marathon on this list talking about people who don't
> > read the documentation and you conclude that rather than reading the
> > documentation (http://www.shorewall.net/Documentation.htm#Masq)
> > yourself, you should:
> >
> > a) Ask on the list; and if that doesn't work
> > b) "I guess I can go try various options...."
> >
> > I'm so discouraged.....
> Hi Tom.  It's been a long time since I've participated on the list, but this 
> is something I'd like to address.
> I've noticed in my lurking that a great many people post to the list in the 
> same "style" they'd use in a verbal conversation.  Something like "go try 
> various options" is a pretty nebulous statement, and it doesn't actually 
> preclude reading the documentation again.

I could buy that argument if the proposed /etc/shorewall/masq entry that
the OP posted was syntactically valid -- it wasn't which means to me
that little or no reading was done BEFORE the reply was posted.

Especially when a workable entry is so obvious:

	eth1	eth2

Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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