Response to Meltdown and Spectre

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Tue Feb 6 17:13:56 UTC 2018

On 2/6/2018 10:16 AM, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> 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?

Yes it happens,  get out of the gutter

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