5.x downgrade recommendation

Guy Van Sanden n.b at myrealbox.com
Fri Nov 28 01:15:03 PST 2003

I got some weird disklabel behavior, rpc.yppasswdd doesn't work and nfsd
crashes on portscans/nessus-probes.
That and a lot of system instability.  I don't have to reboot daily, but
the box has never passed 20 days uptime. 

Prior to yesterdays reboot, it was up 11 days, which seems to be about
my average.

I used to run FreeBSD 4.6 (before moving to 5), and it never showed a
sign of instability, with uptimes going from 30 to 90 days (I rarely get
more because my power grid becomes unstable during thunder or
wind-stroms, so I shut down all machines during those).

On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 23:51, JacobRhoden wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 08:18 pm, Guy Van Sanden wrote:
> > I'm now considering if I will do the upgrade to 5.2-RELEASE, or
> > reinstall the system with 4.9 or 4.10.
> > The 5.x branch seems to remain rather unstable longer then I had
> > anticipated.
> Are you actually having problems running 5.1-RELEASE? I would only bother if 
> there is some bug which is causing problems. I run 5.1-RELEASE and it works 
> fine and dandy with no particularly bad problems (:
> > What would you guys recommend, wait out for 5.3 (which is supposed to be
> > 4.x-like stable), or move back to 4.9 (or 4.10 soon).
> ______________________________
> JacobRhoden -- http://rhoden.id.au/

Guy Van Sanden 

Registered Linux user #249404 - September 1997

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