Few days off-line, I’ve discovered -again- that build up something it’s far more difficult than to critize. Why this obvius reflection?

I’m trying to help a school with Linux, I really believe it’s a good choice, ’cause what a school got to do it’s too teach skills, not products. I mean, our son Miquel, needs to know how to aproach a problem and then give a solution, for instance, how to writte and format a text using a text processator, and how important is to keep an coherent structure… all that abilities does not belong to a commercial product.

I’m not a teacher, but I’m sure that most of times teachers focuse themselves on teaching commercial products, -that become obsoletes in a few years- than to teach skills. And for me skill means give a pupil mental tools to solve problems, even if they appear for the very first time.

I know they do something like this with maths, for instance, why not with computting?

Well, the main thing it’s that I’ve start a very simple web page giving up a few lines about how to deploy Linux at school, and, again, when we’re at breakfast, we all are able to give answers to everything, but when you’ve to writte it down and choose, and explain why or why not, things are not so easy…

“Moderation, in all thing”

   Terencius, latin writer.

Week full of disaster -almost as Amaya-… my hosting sucks (they still append HTML code at the end of my files, and so I can’t validate via W3C consortium, damned they), my laptop goes down upgrading RH from 8.x to 9.x.

Installer wants 3th CD and I haven’t, so I stop upgrading, download an iso image and burn it, the installer says that it wasn’t a right CD… maybe because they check an md5sum? Don’t know so I reinstall backups and I let my 8.0 as it was. When find myself better I download all three CD’s from same place and I start again.

By the way, unable to go to Hispalinux congres

Holidays!!!, one week for free!, well, not exactly, ’cause there’s a lot of work to do. But at home, and that’s allways better than at the office. So I may be out, anyway I’m going to keep my english reading books in english, and not technical ones, or at least I’m going to try it.

By the way, this week took place Hispalinux -spanish Linux users group- congress and want to go. Let’s see. A few expensive for me now.

A famous ISP use NAT + proxy fot http protocol. Obviously https can’t be cached, so a proxy isn’t so usefull as in http. Nothing extrange by the moment.

This ISP didn’t use NAT for https, and here comes the problem, if you’re connected with that ISP you may present a different IP to a webserver if you use single http or https, ’cause you IP it’s being translated by NAT on http and don’t on https. Yes! two differents IP for a single machine…

If you’re a ISP customer may you don’t feel this as an error, but if you’re webmaster -as I ‘m- you go crazy following sessions with two diffrents IP’s. .. damn ISP. It’s so difficult use NAT for everything ? or didn’t at all?

I’m using NAT at home, for my internal LAN -over all protocols used- and goes fine. Yes, I know it’s no the same, but again:

  • It’s so difficult use NAT for everything ? or didn’t at all?

Again explaining how Apache runs, what means each directive, … and so on.

I really don’t mind to do it once, twice, as much as needed, really don’t mind. In fact, I made up my mind to release new pages for my http section..

I gonna writte a traslation for Apache Perfoance Notes and maybe I writte a little note about Process Creation, wich is one the most understanded stuff, at least for my colleagues.

It would nice to found time enough to writte something about diferencies betwen 1.3.x and 2.x developtment branches. Not original, but I wan to focus on it thinking on tunning if you’re upgrading.