I don't really get it either, as I pointed out in an off-list e-mail to the original sender earlier, this has nothing to do with Christian mythology or satanic anything. 666 is, by all historic and scientific accounts, a Masonic symbol. Now unless you have a problem with people who have an intriguing fixation with geometry (Free Masons), then I can't see anything wrong with using the number.
We're long past the point where you can't use 13 as a number, why should this be any different, really? On Friday 21 February 2003 21:42, Justin Hopper wrote: > Sorry, this of course should have read 'after 665 and before 667'. > > On Fri, 2003-02-21 at 11:13, Justin Hopper wrote: > > Hello unamed person, > > > > For the rest of the world that doesn't follow Christian Mythology, 666 > > is just the number after 667 and before 665. I've used 666 in several > > coding examples, usually for client/server socket daemons, as most > > people don't have anything using port 666. > > > > Would you rather that the good people of FreeBSD be barred from using > > particular numbers? This could pose a problem. -- Willie Viljoen Freelance IT Consultant 214 Paul Kruger Avenue, Universitas Bloemfontein 9321 South Africa +27 51 522 15 60 +27 51 522 44 36 (after hours) +27 82 404 03 27 (mobile) [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message