[conspire] Breezy Badger /Netzero

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 16 23:39:11 PST 2005

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> > Yes, but one had to guess, to arrive at _either_ of those conclusions.
> > For all we knew, "The kppp recognizes the modem fine" might have meant
> > to John merely that kppp didn't complain, or heavens knows what else.
> If it did mean that, would there be a different conclusion you would draw?

Sure.  I'd conclude that we didn't even know that kppp was trying to talk
to the correct serial port.  In which case, asking which port kppp was 
configured to use would be useless.  It does make a difference.

> The necessity of training oneself to be such an over-strict parser is
> an occupational hazard. Those of us who are such over-strict parsers
> without any special training welcome you.


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