ssh configuration that is pulling my hair out!

Christopher Faylor
Mon Jan 26 19:37:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 06:34:29PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Larry Hall
>>Otherwise, adding what should be obvious to the FAQ isn't going to pass
>>muster.  The FAQ isn't the place for the obvious.
>AYS?  The FAQ is the place for _frequently_ asked questions, and I've
>always assumed that frequency of questions is orthogonal to whether
>they're obvious or not[*].  After all, its whole raison d'etre is to
>save the list the bother of having to repeatedly answer the same
>questions that come up time after time after time....  Surely that's
>justification for putting any question (no matter how obvious the
>answer) in the FAQ solely on the grounds of how often it crops up?
>OTOH 'frequently' in this context should imply 'asked by a variety of
>different people', rather than 'asked by one person repeatedly'....  ;)

I think you're missing the point.  Larry apparently doesn't understand
(and neither do I) the thought process which, for example, would cause a
person who bought coffee that was to hot to complain at Starbucks when
the coffee was bought at Krispy Kreme.

Larry was asking for some insight into the thought process so that the
potential FAQ entry could pinpoint the problem.  It's not obvious what
the problem could possibly be here so adding empty obvious words is
not going to be much use.

I actually suspect that this is one of many cases where a FAQ entry
would be of little help and I'm always wary of adding so much verbiage
to the FAQ that it becomes unusable.


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