If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the F-Team.
(*cue rousing music*)
16 posts • joined 5 Jan 2017
If it wasn't for my job, I would be wearing a pager. There is a nationwide pager service provider that I have used that allows for unlimited alphanumeric paging for about US$15 a month. I have one of their brand-new alphanumeric pagers--a Motorola Adviser Gold knockoff--sitting in a drawer in my study ready for use.
I absolutely detest cell phones. I always have. But I've always been a bit of an anachronistic person in respect to communications. (I'm an amateur radio operator also.)
> The vast majority of ISP supplied routers are IPv4 only.
> Most residential ISPs only deliver an IPv4 service.
I think you hit the nail on the head with that. I'd say that it's also a supply and demand issue: if people started demanding v6, the ISPs would start supplying it. Outside of professional IT, however, no one cares what happens behind the scenes if their Internet connection works as they feel it should.
There is an excellent book called "The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal" that talks about how the Internet came about and how it was very much a military, not academic, project for a long time. Academics weren't really involved with the Internet (nee ARPANET) until much later outside of the Department of Defense scope.
I've been using Slackware for about 20 years now. Always stable, never any problems, and just to let you know that there's several packaging programs that solve dependency issues if you want them. I use sbopkg with a script called sboinst. I run sboinst and it installs things like SpamAssassin and its dozens of dependencies with a single command line.
I don't use it that much as I still prefer to build most packages myself. Prebuilt packages are all over but I use pkgs.org personally.
I run a BBS under Slackware (yes, that kind of a BBS) and it's extremely reliable. No need to switch after all of these years.
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