Aug 93

Thus The Journey Begins

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From: mvale…@draco.lnec.pt ()
Subject: Setting up Internet access service in Portugal,Europe
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Hi all:

I’m thinking of setting up an Internet access service in
Portugal, Europe. And that means full access ( ftp, telnet,etc ).

Although I’m quite at home with TCP/IP, routing, addresses, Ethernet,
X.25, etc I just dont know how to go about it.

Its obvious that I’m not going to lay Ethernet cable from my connection
point to my physical location. That means I need a leased line, that I
can get from the *only* ( can you say monopoly ? ) telecomm provider in
Portugal. But then what ? OK, get the IP address from someone ? Who ?
The problem is that in Europe the Net is “managed” ( can you say ruled ?)
by the local Unix Users Group who view themselves as the only providers
of net access, and dont want commercial sites. In Portugal, the PUUG doesnt
even provide TCP/IP, only UUCP for news and mail transfer. So what can I do ?
Can I go over PUUG and get another connection point in Europe ? Will I have
the same problem ?

Suppose that I can get that connection point ? The setting up of an IP address
over a leased line baffles me. Is ISDN a possibility ?

I’d like to hear from you. Any access providers in USA willing to do a joint
venture ?

C U!


Mario Valente

Aug 93

Linux Is Bombating

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From: mvale…@draco.lnec.pt ()
Subject: HELP: Where is and others ?
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I installed Linux 99pl12 successfully and configured
X also ( though I spent 6 or 7 hours finding the correct
Xconfig setup.

I’ve setting up my system and during one compiling I got
a few error messages. My program is including errno.h and
this includes linux/errno.h; the problem is that this last
file doesnt exist, as well as a few others.

Does anybody know where these files are ? For sure, I didnt
install a few of the packages: one of them was lx99pl12 or
something like ( those are the kernel sources ). Are the files
there ? Its really a pain to use 2.5Mb just to get those files,

Another matter: I know that Metrolink has Motif for Linux. Is
Motif available in source format for you to compile ? There was
a message from somenone on this group stating that he was trying
to do this. How did he get those sources ? FTP ? I thought that
Motif sources were not public domain….

Thanks for any help. For anyone interested, I contributed a
portuguese keymap ( pt.map ) posted on the admin group. Get it
there if you need it.

C U!


Mario Valente

Jun 93

Everyones A Comedian

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From: m…@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Subject: Re: HTML document browser ?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1993 03:27:22 GMT
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In article mvale…@draco.lnec.pt ()

Anyway,since HTML is related to SGML, here goes: does someone know
of a read-only browser for HTML documents ? What I need is
something in PD or shareware that takes a HTML doc ( extension
.html ) and presents it in a window; if a link is activated, the
viewer forks to present this new document or presents it in the
same window.

You just pretty much described NCSA Mosaic (ftp to ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu
in /Mosaic).

This browser would be similar to the XMosaic product
from NCSA but without all the bells and whistles.

Ah. Well, you could place masking tape over where the menubar shows
up on the screen…


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

May 93

Off To Download Linux

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Subject: Re: X on DOS or Windows
From: c…@calstatela.edu (C. Lee)
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In article 1…@psg.com, mvale…@draco.lnec.pt () writes:
> I’m posting this request again since the last one had no title.
> I’m looking for X server software on DOS or Windows.
> I’ve already seen Desqview/X and XVision but would like to be aware
> of other solutions, namely public domain or shareware implementations.
> I’d also like to know, in the commercial case, about possible problems,
> incompatibilities, available window managers and libraries, etc.
> If you have any experiences in this area please let me know.
> C U!
> By(e)
> Mario Valente

Try Linux. Available on the internet.

May 93

Doh..Coh..Linux Next

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From: mvale…@draco.lnec.pt ()
Subject: Coh working ( no thanks to MWC )
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I finally have put Coherent to work !

MWC wasnt helpful enough: after a new set of disks to solve
a continuous reboot when trying to install ( which BTW did the
same thing ) MWC never replied to my questions again.

I suppose living in Europe is a disadvantage…

Anyway, I was trying to install 4.0.1A and 4.0.1R65 on a
386 clone with 8meg RAM, AMI BIOS and Opti chipset.
I solved the problem by buying a 486 motherboard which
has AMI BIOS and OPTI Chipset.
What was the problem with the first board ? Dont know….

Coh installed fine in the new motherboard though I had to
buy a new keyboard to have virtual consoles.

Thanx MWC (NOT!)

C U!


Mario Valente