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Re: new options for ifconfig
Yes, it is beating a dead horse into the ground but,
the beauty of UNIX is all the little apps that are great on their own but
can be used together to do great things. Look at Windows (and shit like
Linuxconf) for a counter example that doesn't work. All in one stuff is
too hard to maintain and look after; in many ways, to hard to use.
Some of your comments after this one sound alot like sour grapes.
Everyone would like their code to be in OpenBSD.
Why don't you solve problems that need solving? All of us are happy with
the ifconfig we have. There are planty of things we would like OpenBSD to
I admit that Theo is pretty hard-core. But he is always dead right (in my
experience) about the things that matter to this project.
.... and I can't believe how much shit he gets from his own users (Theo
the Rat?). I can't understand why this is. Does anyone wonder why he is
harsh? I am sure if he was idol-worshipped like Linus he would be mellower
(but still drop your patch like a lead weight).
I am just freakin' grateful he doesn't get hired away from OpenBSD.
On Sat, Jul 27, 2002 at 05:36:27PM -0700, Theo The Rat wrote:
> Theo -
> I highly respect you for your contributions to the cause of security (which continually amazes me how you have such a drive to maintain and improve OpenBSD release after release).But, your 'ignorance' amazes me each time I see your replies. This seems like it would be a good patch, if just for the fact that it would simplify day to day writing of scripts for people. It would allow them to dedicate time to making other parts of their scripts run better. Now, I know you would likely argue that I am 'ignorant' (I know you favor that word) but I would say your use of it shows that you have no idea what it means. One day I would hope you will think of others and not just yourself in deciding to select a patch or decline a patch. Some people would have favored that, and it is sad that you do not have the foresight to realize that. I would have thought someone in your position would have been much less bitter, seeing the good that you do every day just by developing this OS. Inst!
> d you take this hardline, ass---- approach to things, which is unfortunate.
> Theo The Rat
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