[Ilugc] Connecting two computers
vijairaj_sr at rediffmail.com
Thu Dec 30 09:54:51 IST 2004
On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote :
>Vijairaj R wrote:
>>IMHO, its a waste of time. Don't just waste your time trying randomly all possible values. Instead understand the underlying concept and arrive at the best possible value. The time spent in understanding is worth it - You would have finally saved a lot of time.
>>I have seen people doing this sort of random manipulation, this is especially hazardous is the linux world. Enter one wrong command and you are easily in trouble.
>Randomly playing with setting subnet masks just doesnt work, period - never mind whether you're running linux, win xp or whatever
SRS, I think you got me wrong. I meant *any* random manipulation, not limited to subnet mask alone, is a bad way of doing things and yes this holds good for whatever OS.
I meant that one can easily harm oneself by running a command without knowing what it does.
I was of the view that one should know what he does and should be prepared for the outcome.
-- A little OT --
I wanted to stress this point because i have seen people using debuggers to decide the logic. When a program doesn't work they just substitute various values (random manipulation) and finally arrive at the required result. This is not the right way. Debuggers are used to find the bugs and not to fix it and should be used only at extreme cases.
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