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Responses from readers 21 February 1999
This page contains the unedited comments sent in by various readers of this
website. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Feedback is always
The FreeBSD diary looks like a wonderful resource. A bit of hands-on real world application is worth a stack of UNIX manuals. Keep it up. :)
Brian - 20 Feb 1999 12:17:28
Just writing to let you know I am enjoying your site.
I have been managing a FreeBSD Server for three years and do not really understand its workings.
I am soon to move to a P II 450 with 40+ GB of HDD (predominately proxy space) but want to set it up myself to understand what **exactly** is going on.
I have been investigating Redhat but my ISP wants me to continue with FreeBSD in order to support me properly.
My argument was that documentation from the ground floor up was light and he directed me to here which has been a great start. Obviously I will have to do a lot more reading and heart aching however.
I appreciate your efforts at documenting what you did and look forward to reading the whole site. Hopefully one day I'll be able to write and say "No, no ... you should have done this"
Keep up the fantastic work.
Chris - 17 Feb 1999 08:08:46
Just a quick note to compliment you on the articles in the FreeBSD Diary
There is an abundance of usefull info.
I have a lot of surfing to do through these usefull tips.
I am "Very Impressed" .... Thank You
Ps - the exaples supplied are MOST helpfull
Ted - 16 Feb 1999 12:02:15
First, thanks for the great site. It is a great help to see a first hand account of the daily building and maintence of a FreeBSD site. I know a couple of people just starting to use FreeBSD as a server, and your site has clearly answered some of their questions. Thanks.
Matthew - 15 Feb 1999 22:53:51
Well, I consider FreeBSD to be a blessing and I'm eternally thankful that it is free. The support for it, however, especially in terms that The Diary provides it in - clear and straight to the point, doesn't have to be free. And if I have to see and click a couple of banners along the way while getting a great piece of advice, hey, that is the least of my problems. Thank you.
Dennis - 15 Feb 1999 13:37:51
Your documentation is very interesting and clear, in fact as a beginner od freeBSD I could make at least ping a new box to my two OS2 systems.
Michele - 13 Feb 1999 15:46:02
The FreeBSD WWW site, section news, mentioned your site. I think it is a very good idea and done attractively.
Marc - 5 Feb 1999 18:59:54
Just found your site off the freebsd site. I like it. I've been sysadminning solaris boxes for about 4 years, and just got freebsd at home (going to run a small web site off of adsl :).
Anyway - I think your ads are fine. It's even better to know that you're only doing it to recap your costs.
Phillip - 5 Feb 1999 17:27:21
Just wanted to comment that I've found this to be a very helpfule and informative website. What you are doing with FreeBSD is exactly what I have planned after ADSL becomes available to me in March. I have been hacking at FreeBSD for about 3 years now and still have not played with some of the things you are doing (NAT, DNS, IPFW). I plan to reference your site when the time comes to set my "ADSL Router" FreeBSD box up. I'd like to reference your site from mine (Currently hosted on Xoom). My site deals with the availability of Broadband Services in the Houston, TX area, but I think your site shows a prime example of what can be done with such services.
Stephen - 5 Feb 1999 09:34:43
your daily web page for freebsd is very useful. i am very interested in it.
Peter - 28 Jan 1999 21:51
Your FreeBSD diary is *fantastic*. It's great to be able to follow someone who has already performed the task and made the mistakes. Thanks!
Steven - Thu, 28 Jan 1999 17:53:40
I'd just like to say that your web site is really great. I am also trying to learn how to set up FreeBSD, and your articles are absolutely invaluable to me. I find that most of the documentation from FreeBSD to be very snobby, in the sense that they really seem to expect you to know everything before hand. But for beginners like me, I don't know what the heck they're talking about, yet they don't take the time to explain things from the beginner's perspective. Your articles are coming from someone who is learning at the same time as everyone else, and is far easier to relate to than the other documents.
Thanks for spending your time to help others like me.
About the ads, if it makes you money, I believe you should PLASTER this site with them. Who cares what other people say about the "tastefulness" of the ads? You are providing many people with FREE help, and if putting ads on your site puts a few extra bucks in your pocket, then go for it. Please don't feel any moral obligations to the readers; if anything WE should be the ones putting the extra dollars in your pocket. Asking us to "endure" ads on your site, or even click on them is nothing compared to the value we get from reading your articles. Please don't worry one second
S - 21 Jan 1999 16:01:18
Man - what a great piece of work. A lot of it helped me out.
Chris - 1 Nov 1998 22:35:36
hey.... reading your freebsd site... great stuff. seeing people's experiences is good for everyone; thanks for your contribution to the freebsd community!
bryan - 10 Oct 1998 05:11:15