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Oh, so THAT'S the problem...

So I'm up beating my head against my Linux box, which I've been struggling with all evening. I have Samba and atalkd installed, but I can't reach it from the Macs or the PCs in the house--can't can't can't. i can see it, but I can't log on...

I was heading to bed, about to concede defeat after four hours' bloody struggle, when i had a flash of inspiration. Maybe I couldn't log in because the ...firewall ...was ...preventing ...network ...access?

Checked the firewall settings. The AFP and SMB ports were open. Nope, that's not it...

...but what the hell, I'll disable the firewall completely and see what happens.


Goddamn goddamn goddamn. Seems like when you tell Fedora Core 2 to open ports in the firewall, it doesn't actually open the ports, it only says it does. (Err, mostly--it really did open the http and ssh ports, wtf?)

Well, there's four hours of my life I'll never have back. Fuck Linux in the ear with a jagged metal dildo, anyway. At least with Windows, you expect it not to work.

So anyway, it's working, and I'm off to bed, with a weird sort of smug self-satisfaction at solving a problem I shouldn't have had to solve in the first place.

Oh, and by the way...
The Strange Attractor
Category VI - The Strange

Though you're not quite sure why, people are drawn
to you like moths to a flame. You really
are too cool for words.

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Jul. 30th, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh, so *that* is what was going on.
Jul. 30th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC)
Big shock- I got the same response. I was kinda looking forward to being a "strange repeller" just to balance you out. ;-) At least they're consistant w/physics.

Congratulations on getting the Linux box up and running!
Aug. 1st, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
well, the real problem is Fedora, the half-baked piece of crap that you are beta testing, not Linux.

Debian stable. or Slackware, even. Slackware has some appeal to BSD flavored folks, actually.

or even Gentoo.

Aug. 3rd, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
According to the quiz I am "The Hub"

The Hub
Category I - The Hub

You're a 'people person'. Networking runs in your
blood. Consequently, you can move through most
social circles with ease.

What Type of Social Entity are You?
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