On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:31:36AM IST, Ian O'Connell
<ianoc at maths.tcd.ie> incoherently babbled:
> Hrmm rather similar to what i was taught , and given the fact a mate
> of mine in 4th year cs has some form of an intro to dns course ,I'd be
> of the opinion its quite true :)
To be fair, it wasn't an intro to DNS, it was an intro to TCP/IP. The
3 or 4 DNS lectures were a joke. Anyone with some understanding of DNS,
either practically or theoretically would have noticed the
mistakes being taught.
Personally, I've noticed a some changes in the people doing CS over the
last few years.
People I know who graduated from CS a few years ago are generally quite
adaptable, with an ability to tinker with hardware, code and various O/S
equally. Hence I know quite a few admins, consultants and experienced
Nowadays, people studying CS (my course at least) try to only program
in Java (since they encountered it first) and the majority of them
want to be graphics designers, but end up doing web development, DB
or Windows coding, just like the industry wants...
To my knowledge, there are 3 other people (which is less than 10% of the
class) in my class with any experience as a sysadmin, even just doing
oddball nixers as mentioned in the OP...
Now, back to what I'm supposed to be doing...
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