What is LFS anyway?
linux_from_scratch at yahoo.com
Tue May 11 12:22:44 PDT 2004
Jerry Gaiser wrote:
>On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 11:49, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>>>The penetration of broadband in the US is something like 40%. There's
>>>still a *lot* of folks accessing the internet via good old copper and
>>That stat includes users who don't use Linux, and probably will not in
>>the near future. I suspect most LFSers are on a always-on connection
>>with a firewall/router. Would be interesting to get a count of that.
>I get very defensive about the broadband/modem connection issue. As
>someone who sits at the end of *many* miles of crappy copper and who
>suspects that there a lot of other linux users in the same boat.
No need to get defensive, am not advocating removal of ppp and other
networking stuff from the book :)
I am just curious what % of LFSers:
* do not have an always on connection.
* do not have a firewall/router setup.
>So count 1 full-time Linux user who really needs pppd.
See, you are still not a full-time LFSer, so you are validating my
I made the observation coz without a broadband connection, maintaining a
LFS system as the primary system is slightly difficult. Personally if I
did not have broadband, I would have probably installed a released
version of LFS once or twice for educational stuff and then probably
gone back to a distro.
CCing lfs-chat where this belongs now. Please reply to that list.
mailto:tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
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