mailing list etiquette (was Re: [Dshield] TCP Port 17300 scans increased)

Mark Rowlands mark.rowlands at minmail.net
Fri Jul 26 12:14:36 GMT 2002


On Fri July 26 2002 12:25, Paul Gear wrote:
> Johannes Ullrich wrote:
> > > I'm also not sure what the value of reducing questions like this to the
> > > list is.
> >
> > ...
> > In short: don't just fire off a quick question, but show that you did
> > some work first.
>
> Eric Raymond's "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" should be compulsory
> reading: http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>

as is 
http://www-lemis.com/questions.html 
partly freebsd specific but with generally applicable info as well

and 

http://www-lemis.com/email.html

with instructions on how to format mail and configure some of the more 
obstreperous clients. 





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