Mystical Server Shutdown.

Mel fbsd.questions at
Sat Sep 20 15:53:17 UTC 2008

On Friday 19 September 2008 02:52:43 Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi H, and Matt, and all,
> I had instigated all.log, and here is what happened at 04:08 EDT this
> morning...any clues you see here?
> ...
> Sep 18 04:04:08 defiant named[601]: unexpected RCODE (SERVFAIL) resolving
> '':
> Sep 18 04:08:14 defiant syslogd: restart
> Sep 18 04:08:14 defiant syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
> Sep 18 04:08:14 defiant kernel: Copyright (c) 1992-2007 The FreeBSD
> Project. ...

I've seen reboots like this. I don't worry about it if it's a single case. If 
it happens more frequently and around the same time, check your cron and 
periodic scripts. Run them by hand when you're physically at the machine.

If that doesn't solve it, the only other option may be to get up at 4am in the 
morning to catch that rodent nibbling your power cable.

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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