[linux-elitists] telnet weenie frenzy!

Tabinda N. Khan tabindak@best.com
Mon Feb 26 16:43:40 PST 2001

Quoting Don Marti:
> Telnet doesn't work?  Good.
> Teaching people how to set up telnet or ftp servers is irresponsible,
> so we won't do it.

I mostly had a problem with what appears to be a shitty attitude. If you don't
tell people what the problems are, that's irresponsible. They can't take the
lessons learned from the "whys" and apply them to other protocols and
situations. They now only know enough to know there are problems (whatever
they may be) with FTP and telnet. Not very useful, eh?

There are places for elitism (this list) and places for education (LJ). 
You appear to have gotten them confused, which is understandable given 
your heavy involvement in both arenas. It's okay--you're forgiven.


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