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Old 02-06-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
joshalynnw
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Exclamation I am in school for computer networking and need help in my Linux 2 class


Hi everyone I am new on here and wanted to get some help on a question that my instructor gave to us in class the other day. Is anyone out here available to assist a student in distress?
What is the file format for an NIS Database file?
 
Old 02-06-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

Continue here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-class-702840/
 
Old 02-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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You should drop out of your Linux course and go back and take a Google lower level class. I typed in the 4 keywords from your question into Google and came up with your answer in the first 5 links.

You need to learn how to help yourself and not ask everyone else to do your homework.

If this were a difficult question I could see it but posting this question is just plain lazy.

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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(1) "Don't Panic!"

(2) Ask your instructor.

I say that ... partially ... because I am "an instructor." And I'll tell you, there's nothing harder than staring out at that sea of (dutifully) smiling faces and wondering which one of you "gets it." It quite-frankly pisses me off a little bit, when a student fails to succeed and I know that he or she could|should have.

If you're having trouble "wrapping your brain around this stuff," first of all, as I said, don't panic. (The first program I ever wrote was eight lines long, took me six months to write, and had a bug in it. (And BTW, "the PC" was not to be invented yet for many years to come.) Some things change, and some things don't. Get your instructor "into the loop." That's what he or she is there for. Really.

For you, now, a site like this is "an easy way out" that you don't want to take. Confront these questions ... and "help your instructor to help you" while "doing your part."

Education ... it ain't easy. (On either side of that podium.) But it's worth it. I'm a part-time instructor. I'm not doin' it for the money...

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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You should drop out of your Linux course and go back and take a Google lower level class. I typed in the 4 keywords from your question into Google and came up with your answer in the first 5 links.

You need to learn how to help yourself and not ask everyone else to do your homework.

If this were a difficult question I could see it but posting this question is just plain lazy.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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