Joe Schmoe
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Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:35 pm

I think the "take home" from this (and all similar) thread(s) is that in the free software world, there are only two acceptable behavior patterns for raising issues:

1) Meekly suggest. And forever thereafter hold thy peace.

2) Jump in there and fix it yourself. (All together now) "For the community..."

In the real world, there are places in between - people actually get paid to find, report, and track status of problems - that are people are paid to fix. But that's not the free software model.

I'm serious about this - the idea is that if, in future, we get anything in between (such as the OP in this thread), we should just quietly send it to /dev/null and say no more. Otherwise, we're repeating ourselves.

Or, to put this another way, many of you are getting upset by the fact that the OP was not meek, nor was he willing to fix it himself. He was "somewhere in-between".
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

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Bencom
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Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:15 pm

Egg shell fragile ego's and threats of being banned.
It is likely I will not participate in this forum again.
Thanks for the hostile reception and threats.

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Trixster
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Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:06 pm

Pram? Check!
Toys? Check!
Hissing fit? Check!

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Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:02 pm

IMHO nobody came out of this well ... And the original valid point has been lost because of the way it was requested. That's sad.

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Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:11 pm

I've just come back from a business trip where I had to configure networking between four machines (3 windows and 1 embedded box about the size of the RaspPi but 300x more expensive). Each link had to be a separate network with its own purpose, and there were no switches, just point-to-point wiring.

At this moment in time, I would not wish static IP addresses on my worst enemy.

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