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