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1.2 Information Wanted
If you have experience with anything mentioned here, or know of newer
versions, or of versions of software for other hardware/OS, or ...
send me mail. I'll include it and possibly mention your name, if you don't
The last paragraph applies explicitly to the
authors themselves! Keep me informed, please. If you send me complete
entries, consider to get the HTML version from
http://theory.cs.uni-bonn.de/ppp/part?.html and send me an edited
This sample of documents was collected by me from the various sources,
including the Usenet news and direct contributions from others. I
started with it before the outbreak of the CD ROM plague, so the
special issue of ppl. collecting machine readable data, storing them
to master disks and selling copies thereof never occured.
Personally, I think that pressing higly dynamic data collections (like FAQ lists) to write-once media is a very stupid thing to do. However, there might be reasons to include the PPP-FAQ with other data; e.g., when preparing a NetBSD distribution on CD-ROM, an off-line readable copy of the PPP FAQ might be helpful for those wanting to set up a PPP connection from their newly aquired NetBSD for the first time... how could they access the online copy without having a working PPP connection?
In the last few years I got lots of requests to allow the PPP FAQ to be added to such CD-ROMs. As I never had asked for such permissions from the contributors, I was not able to say "yes", even if I would have given the permission for my own work.
If you contribute s.th., please state clearly if you would allow inclusion of the information to CD-ROM collections.
At the moment, I can't give the permission to copy this stuff to
CD-ROMs which are sold afterwards, even if I would like to, for the
I want to express that any information in this posting or its
follow-ups is provided on an "AS-IS" basis as a service to my
colleagues at other Universities, without any implied or explicit
To be more precise: