still go through DNS server for IP address input in thebrowser?

Barry Margolin barmar at
Wed Jan 5 05:08:02 UTC 2005

In article <crfifg$1occ$1 at>,
 Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote:

> Martes Wigglesworth wrote:
> >>Ques>tion. What is with this need to list PC system specs in a sig? >
> >>Who
> >>cares?
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Are you insane?.  Whenever anyone, anywhere has glitches in running
> >applications, or compiling something, the first question is almost
> >always, "What platform are you attempting said actions on?"   
> >
> Granted, but the original question in this instance was about how to 
> configure a reverse zone in named.conf. It was a platform- and 
> hardware-independent question, that therefore doesn't require a 
> hardware/OS inventory list. If in fact said inventory list is in your 
> .sig, that shows you have no sensitivity at all to "information pollution".

People who don't know this stuff inside-and-out often don't know what 
things are platform- or hardware-dependent.  We often complain when 
posters don't provide enough information; isn't it better that they 
provide additional information just in case it's relevant?

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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