On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 09:11:22PM +0100, Henrik W Lund wrote: > >From: Justin Hopper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >Subject: Re: Cvsup Handbook Example > >Date: 21 Feb 2003 11:42:05 -0800 > > > >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. > >-- > >Justin Hopper > >[EMAIL PROTECTED] > >UNIX Systems Engineer > >http://www.spry.com > > > And let's remember that FreeBSD's mascot is a (if not THE) devil. ;) > This was all gone through a while back. A "daemon" was for the ancient Greeks something like a "guardian angel". It was corrupted into 'demon" with it's evil connotations by judaeo-christian ignorance. I believe that in Islam a demon is an ambivalent entity, capable of good and bad.
I asked A Christian friend whether 666 mean't anything bad to him. He asked me if I had been drinking ;). -- Regards Cliff Sarginson The Netherlands [ This mail has been checked as virus-free ] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message