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Network up Aug. 21st, 2004 12:20 pm
but airgaps are hard to debug from the console

From: fellcat
Date: August 21st, 2004 - 04:38 pm (Link)
Yes. I felt quite foolish when, having left the lab (and therefore my only computer access during the day at college) with no chance to return, I remembered that the three cards with routing on one and NAT on t'other wouldn't fulfill your that both networks could see each other. Of course, having no 'net access I couldn't erase or retract my erroneous suggestion. D'oh.

I'm glad to hear that you've made it work, and will report your double-NATed success to my tutor (the one who you've proved wrong on the needing to change physical topology front).
From: fellcat
Date: August 21st, 2004 - 04:40 pm (Link)
BTW, your user pics are dead, both from college and from Cambridge.
From: reddragdiva
Date: August 21st, 2004 - 06:37 pm (Link)
I believe that's how we know you're using Internet Explorer.
From: ruis
Date: August 22nd, 2004 - 11:52 am (Link)
Really? They look the same to me when using Mozilla, Firefox and IE.
From: reddragdiva
Date: August 22nd, 2004 - 12:03 pm (Link)
That icon doesn't mean 'no picture' in Firefox.
From: fellcat
Date: August 22nd, 2004 - 02:20 pm (Link)
Right, I get it. The icon is a picture of the M$IE cannot show picture error symbol. And you're right, in Firefox the cannot show picture symbol has a circle, a triangle, and a square, not a cross.

Problem is, the browser available to me is machine dependant, and so I recognise it as an error icon without remembering that today's browser doesn't have that error icon.

It would be more accurate to say That's how we know that you sometimes use IE.
From: fellcat
Date: August 22nd, 2004 - 02:26 pm (Link)
I wish I could retrosepctivly edit comments.

machine dependant
As in, depending upon which crate the college have put me behind today. The computer on my usual desk in class has Firefox, because I installed it, but the router lab and resource room boxes have only IE.
From: ruis
Date: August 23rd, 2004 - 11:38 am (Link)
Next time I will remember the smilie to mark the vain attempt at humour.
From: wechsler
Date: August 23rd, 2004 - 02:37 pm (Link)
Too subtle ;)
From: fellcat
Date: August 22nd, 2004 - 02:08 pm (Link)
I use Firefox at college, so no, that's not the reason.
From: reddragdiva
Date: August 22nd, 2004 - 02:09 pm (Link)
In that case, it's that you don't realise the missing-image icon is IE-specific.