Response to Meltdown and Spectre

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at
Tue Feb 6 15:16:31 UTC 2018

On 2018-02-06 01:06, Chris Hill wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, Polytropon wrote:
>> ...On the other hand, I know many businesses where rebooting servers 
>> is quite common ("Windows"-based installations, of course), which if 
>> often due to software problems, wrongly configured hardware, broken 
>> hardware, or missing technical skills of the "professional 
>> consultants" and "solution experts"...
> Off topic here, for a change. At the place where I worked during the
> year 2000, a sysadmin told me it was standard that they would reboot
> the servers (Windows monoculture, even back then) every Friday after
> close of business. When I asked him why, he said it was "best
> practice." And if anything went wrong, they had the weekend to fix it
> :^\

Are you seriously saying that their Windows servers stayed up ALL WEEK 
without a reboot?

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