uptime 2 years!
mikel.king at olivent.com
Thu Oct 9 14:53:36 UTC 2008
On Oct 8, 2008, at 9:00 PM, Chad Marshall wrote:
> No Problem, I figured that there are other systems out there with a
> longer uptime. I have this server as a postfix/courier-imap/
> squirrelmail (60+ accounts and 30-40 forwards) mailserver with
> apache/php/mysql. Also use it as a slave authoritative nameserver
> for over 100 zones (one zone with a 60sec TTL on a high volume
> production website) as well. Plus use it as a primary nameserver for
> our entire office (300+ workstations). I was lazy with it (Upgrading
> or Replacing) and when it hit a year, I decided to hold off doing
> anything with it as I wanted to see how long I could let it go.
> It's a celeron 2.4ghz server with 512m Ram and has been a champ
> server in it's performance and stability. I use CentOS for most of
> my other systems and find that as easy as it is for administration
> and upgrading, it lacks FreeBSD's performance. With the memory leaks
> that CentOS has, I usually have to end up restarting the
> machine(s). With FreeBSD I can just restart the services, and got
> my memory back and reduce the amount of swap being used.
> Regardless of the first email I got back (Which was a little rude),
> I will continue to run this server as long as I can and monitor the
> security risks using DenyHosts and other security measures.
> On Oct 8, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Frank Shute wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 08:54:47AM -0700, Chad Marshall wrote:
>>> Would like to share a success story which I'm sure you've had in the
>>> past but one of my servers running FreeBSD will have an uptime of 2
>>> years tomorrow. I plan on putting on my blog but as it doesn't have
>>> much reach but wanted to share with you since your community has
>>> this possible. Please indicate where I could post this to have a bit
>>> more reach or if you'd like to put a link to my blog, I'd be more
>>> happy to provide that.
>>> Best Regards,
>> Sorry to rain on your parade:
I think this is good news, and thanks for posting it. While it may not
be a record holder, from an advocacy point of view it's nice to see.
It means there one more rock solid server out there.
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