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Servers with an uptime of more than a day are

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Jul 19, 2000 at 07:04 UTC ( #23122=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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[bar] 112/56%
[bar] 12/6%
immune to my DOS attack
[bar] 16/8%
not being dusted by the server maids
[bar] 60/30%
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RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by BBQ (Curate) on Jul 19, 2000 at 07:28 UTC
    haven't been dusted by the server maids?

    Why is it that the cleaning lady at the office feels an urge to remove all of the power cables and wash them in the sink? Well, we can't blame her... After all, we just told her to stay away from the keyboards, and that she did!

    Seriously, I actually went to the office one weekend to see why the staging server was down and I found a power cable hanging on my window sill/handle. Sad, very sad...

    # Trust no1!
      Didn't you know? It's necessary to hang power cables up occasionly to let the build up of stray electrons to drain out.

      Just like I have to empty the bit bucket in the computer room once a month. :)

        Thank God I am not the only the only one who has to empty the bit bucket each month, but I am always having to sweep up the heap.

        Servers with an uptime of more than a day are: Configured properly, monitored relatively closely, non-Winblows, and not a target of any kind of attack(lucky).

      Thats almost as good as my poor CS prof in college. He spent almost 2 months testing his back-up and recovery strategies for our brand new SPARC. Then he put it in the main CS lab and setup all the user accounts. It had been running less then a week when the janitor unplugged it to mop the floor. (Despite the huge sign on the plug saying, "Don't touch!")

      The poor Prof, his plans all assumed he could turn the machine back on, which he couldn't. It took over a month to get that machine back up and running. (Sun systems do not like sudden power loss.)

        Yikes! We had to move some of our servers to a remote location during the WTO riots (fearing terrorist attack) :) We couldn't spare anyone to stay with the servers...and at some point we couldn't communicate with them at all, so we went down to where they are and someone had pulled all the cords out of the wall...they left a note complaining that it was too hot, so they wanted all the machines off. Note was unsigned, luckily. Hmmmmm.
RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by ivory (Pilgrim) on Jul 21, 2000 at 06:13 UTC
    Hehe...we you guys are crazy. Our server room is locked, locked, locked...not even the developers have the code to get in :) And there is no way we'd let the cleaning ppl in there...
      mmmmmm circulating dust is gOOOOOd :) I don't think the cleaning people would WANT to go into MY room :) with all those ethernet/power cables allover the floor and every one of the desks.
      Who needs access to the room? That's why they invented ethernet, isn't it? 8-))
RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by lhoward (Vicar) on Jul 19, 2000 at 22:30 UTC
    If you want to see an interesting look into the old "my server/OS is more stable than your server/OS" argument; check out the Uptimes Project at Based on its metrics the OS w/ the best uptime rates is: Ultrix and the OS w/ the worst uptime rates is: Lantronix Versio.
Servers with an uptime of more than a day are...
by Kozz (Friar) on Jul 19, 2000 at 21:32 UTC
    ... not suffering ill-effects from an improperly coded perl script containing memory-hogging subroutines & deep recursion.
    Ever do that? Deep Recursion? It HURTS. Very painful. You learn very quickly, from the first time.
RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by lindex (Friar) on Jul 19, 2000 at 13:34 UTC
    You see that one sad vote saying that they are bad.
    Yup thats me, why you might ask...
    Because the longer those other servers are up the less bandwidth I have
    But hey that my own lil selfish delusion, so please just ignore :)

    /****************************/, /*****************************/

      I give it a month or so before I'm convinced that it deserves to be called good.

      Zenon Zabinski | zdog |

RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by csorensen (Beadle) on Jul 23, 2000 at 11:23 UTC
    server up for more than a day .. clearly not running any microsoft products
      wow .. must be some microsoft supporters here .. last check I'm at -2 rep for this post ..
RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by JanneVee (Friar) on Jul 20, 2000 at 02:35 UTC
    If it is an NT... a miracle..
RE: Servers with an uptime of more than a day are
by elusion (Curate) on Jul 21, 2000 at 01:18 UTC
    What happened to the option "Not running NT"?
    - p u n k k i d
      ... and the chooser "no of service pack"??



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