[TriLUG] oldest production linux box
linux-support at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 4 10:05:12 EST 2004
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 11:11:44AM -0500, Dan wrote:
> Just for grins, what is your oldest linux install still in production?
> Mine is:
> [root at radius /root]# uname -a
> Linux radius.orgtek.com 2.1.70 #5 Thu Dec 11 14:32:06 EST 1997 i686 unknown
> Started life 12/10/1997 as the RADIUS authentication server and primary DNS
> server for my company's internal use. I put the RADIUS stuff on another
> box a couple of years ago but it still is chugging along resolving DNS
> queries. Only time it goes down every six months for a Halon test in the
> computer room.
Is it updated for security? How do you maintain it for security?
When the correction first comes, we tend to underreact. While we do not
like the surprise, we tend to think of it as maybe a one-time thing.
Things, we believe, will soon get back to normal. We do not scale back
our expectations sufficiently. It apparently takes years for this to
work itself out. - John Mauldin
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