A minor accident
phk at ref.tfs.com
Mon Mar 6 23:22:07 PST 1995
March 6th 1995, 23:00 freefall time.
Cyberspace, 3rd door on the right.
We had a minor accident on march 6th 17:24 (freefall time) and lost all of
the mailing lists. These have now, march 6th 23:00 (freefall time) been
restored from the backup from this morning march 6th 05:30 (freefall time).
1) any mail sent to any list @freebsd.org between 17:24 and 23:00 is
lost, and must be retransmitted (if it was significant)
2) any changes to the lists during today was lost. You can send an
an email to "majordomo at freebsd.org" with a body of one line saying
"which my at address.com"
and it will tell you what lists you are on.
3) our backups work! :-)
I would like to stress that there is no evidence or reason to suspect
malicious intent or activities. I guess we can all use more sleep.
I havn't heard the story yet, but I'm sure given time and opportunity,
we will have a good laugh about it, (unless it's a bug in a perl script :)
At least i expect somebody to pay me a beer some time... <-- HINT!
I would like to thank Satoshi, for noticing and warning me about it,
and Gary for the backup which saved us, Thanks guys!
freefall time is mostly UTC-0800.
Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at FreeBSD.org>
Core Team, 2.1 Release engineer, and presently: jack of all trades.
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