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18:20 : tip of the day
check where your type 'sudo poweroff'

the fear that grips you when you realise youve typed your password and your machine isnt shutting down is quite intense.

thankfully this time it was a machine waiting to go into production.

this is what i get for trying to get to the pub at a reasonable time.

Current Location: work
Current Mood: relievedrelieved

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From:mstevens
Date:20060523 18:01 (UTC)
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Luckily the one time I did that it was a machine that came back up as soon as you shut it down...
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From:tomfinnie
Date:20060523 18:51 (UTC)
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At least it wasn't dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hda

Although I suppose you'd have less reason to run that.
From:hatter
Date:20060523 21:01 (UTC)
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You're not a real sysadmin until you've done that. Bonus marks are awarded for it not being a machine you can physically get to, and even more for it being one that no one can get to. I know one person who admins remote access points. By remote, they mean only accessable for 6 months of the year, and even then at a 5 figure cost.


the hatter
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From:shuripentu
Date:20060524 11:42 (UTC)
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Do you get super extra bonus points if the machine is accessible, but requires you to make a free solo ascent of an E8 route, traverse a corridor filled with swinging axes and lined with booby traps, and sacrifice your firstborn to Cthulhu?
From:hatter
Date:20060524 11:55 (UTC)
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No, you lose points - you should have already sacrificed your firstborn prior to attempting any sysadmin-related activities.


the hatter
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From:pfig
Date:20060524 13:19 (UTC)
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i didn't know syadmins-to-be had sex.
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From:uon
Date:20060523 21:46 (UTC)
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I did that with ifconfig eth0 down once. It was v embarrassing.
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From:rjw1
Date:20060524 10:06 (UTC)
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ive unplumbed an interface before on a remote machine.
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From:pfig
Date:20060524 00:37 (UTC)
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cisco has a very cool thing for when you're doing scary stuff (like changing routing or interfaces on the other side of the planet): you just type "reload in 1" before the command of (possible) death. if it all goes well, you just type "reload cancel"; if not, you wait 1 minute and the machine will reboot (and since you didn't save the config, you should be ok).
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