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February 27, 2002 08:44
Re: No access to /etc/protocols
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>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Murphy <> writes:

Paul> Hello everyone.

Paul> My ISP doesn't have /etc/protocols world readable, and so IO::Socket
Paul> doesn't work, as getprotobyname and getprotobynumber fail.

Time to get a new ISP, unless you can clue them in that this file is
necessary.  ISPs are a dime a dozen these days, so doing stoopid
tricks like this is just a way of saying "we don't want any clueful

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