[thelist] Re: Using Apache as intranet and development server on broadband

Benjamin kalos at carolina.rr.com
Tue Sep 17 11:26:01 CDT 2002

At 10:43 AM 9/17/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>www.getmyip.com does the same thing, and IMHO, it might be a little
>easier for people to remember than really technical words like "DNS"
>and "alias" (Yes, I do realize that IP is also a technical acronym,
>but it's only 2 letters long.)

Must we always factor tot he lowest common denominator?  I'm not debating
which service is better as I haven't tried either, but merely asking if DNS
is really all that technical.  "Back in the good ole days" at least some
knowledge of DNS was required when running a webserver.  Now it seems that
all one needs is a few hours and a cute wizard.  I understand that learning
can be both time consuming and sometimes frustrating, but in the end is far
more rewarding.

Then again, I have recently begun looking at things with the eyes of a 2
year old thanks to my daughter, and have a new found respect for the
acquisition of knowledge.

This isn't meant to be a flame at anyone, merely a point to ponder that
might hopefully spark a seed of change within someone.


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