OFF TOPIC Re: Updates to UNIX vs. NT web page
georgw at galis.org
Mon Dec 23 18:17:52 PST 2002
On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 02:23:05PM -0800, Jaron Omega wrote:
>On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, Thomas Nicholson wrote:
>> I had a Sun box that was up over 900 days without a reboot. I felt guilty
>> turning it down, almost like I was intervening with a high power, to migrate
>> the system to a new host. It was an Authentication server that was running
>> 24/7 with over 1000 logins a day.
>A while back I saw this guy in Yahoo's NOC rolling his computer to a new location.
>It was funny, becuase he had connected it to a battery, so the machine wouldn't have
>to go down. He was really proud of his uptime.
yeah, uptime is cool, until you start going through hoops or making
(security) sacrifices to keep it. Every couple of months I say, dang, I
wasn't ever going to reboot that thing. ;)
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