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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Am I paranoid, is it Microsoft, or what?
- From: Stuart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Stuart Harris)
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 00:41:31 +0000
- Message-id: <3596E2BB.6CD85640@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I have SuSE 5.1 running, and I had to go out of town. So I took my PC apart
> and hid it like any respectable paranoid would do.
> Up to my leaving, SuSE ran beautifully, using EzPPP as my Internet
> connect. I have sung the praises of SuSE to everyone I have met.
> When I returned home, and tried to log on using EzPPP, I would get error
> messages, when trying to use TCP/IP to Mindspring.
> The messages basically said that there was no entry for any nameserver
> at Mindspring. I couldn't connect to pop.mindspring.com nor any web site.
> The system worked perfectly 1 month ago. What happened?
Could you run a traceroute to it (may show a problem)
also another possible problem is /etc/resolv.confmaybee they updated their
Try telephoning tech support and ask for the ip addresses
of their dns servers and check them against /etc/resolv.conf
if their different then that is most likley to be your problem
but can you get to other sites?
> I can use Windows95 to get online, but Linux is not allowed.
Don't try windows98 to get online ;o)
> In the intervening month, while I was gone,
> Microsoft bought off some judge to allow them
> to distribute Win98 with IE4 Browser built in, and Mindspring's stock
> just recently split, with a tremendous gain.
> Do you smart guys out there see why I'm paranoid?
> Does anyone else out there feel that some government entity
> has aligned with Microsoft, to force everyone onto the Microsoft
> What does this say about the Internet? Who controls it?
> You can call me paranoid, but this did occur.
> I'm using Win95 right now, to upload this.
> I freely admit that I might have made some error in SuSE configuration,
> but why did it work fine 1 month ago, and stonewalls me now?
> If anything, this speaks for more strigent anti-trust legislation against
> Microsoft. Of course, that would be useless if Microsoft is a front for
> some intelligence agency , as I suspect. As any "paranoid" knows.....
> you can't fight "them".
as far as microsofts share of the PC market goes.. if they keep up the way
their going with windows98 their gonna lose a lot of it. the distributors
release of windows98 which i have (dont stone me i don't distribute win98)
could be clasified as ALPHA for stability not BETAand deffinatly
> Your "delusional" Linux-loving friend,
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