Re: the other side of the coin
If this is the case, your Sysadmin was ill-educated, and thought too much of himself. Though, unless you have regular contact with the SA, he may not readily know how skilled you are, in which case, he, or I (as an SA myself), for that matter, will proceed through the steps from the beginning, rather than waste time spouting info that might just be meaningless to you. Everything depends on how the questions are phrased as to how we present the info to you. If you say, "I can't get out to the net, " and he (or I) knows that the DNS server IP changed, he's going to walk you through the process of changing the DNS IP in your network settings. If, on the other hand, you ask "Did you guys change the DNS server last night," he might then just say, "Yeah, we did. The new IP is a.b.c.d," and you can be on your way.
Re: vsftpd on RedHat 7.0
> I'm having problems geting vsftpd to set
> up properly on my RedHat 7.0 box.
> Running the "make" command,
> doesn't install the man pages, place the
> executable in the proper place
> (/usr/sbin/). Got that cleared up, and
> the daemon is running, however, I'm
> still having problems logging on. I've
> specified fot the daemon to allow local
> user logins (uncommented the appropriate
> line in the .conf...no anonymous FTP!!
> I'm a little paranoid), but still have
> no luck logging in. I'm using shadow
> passwords, and wondered if I need to
> specify something in the config to allow
> for shadow passwords. Also wondered
> about user/group settings. Never played
> with FTP daemons before. Sort of
> stumbling through...
Nevermind. Played with it for several hours and got it working.