[LAD] this past weekend's linuxaudio.org downtime

Marc-Olivier Barre marco at marcochapeau.org
Tue Oct 13 14:38:08 UTC 2009

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:22:49 -0400, "Ivica Ico Bukvic" <ico at vt.edu> wrote:
> Here's a story that may give you all a good chuckle:
> Last weekend Robin Gareus, our LAO guru has contacted me inquiring why
> there
> was a ~1hr linuxaudio.org server downtime that took place that Sat.
> morning.
> Luckily we now have an UPS that gives us almost 2 hours of offline power.
> Hence, the server went through this unscathed. Yet, the network
> infrastructure was also down so even though the server remained up, there
> was no way of reaching it.
> So, I went investigating what happened, and this is the reply I got from
> our
> on-campus support:
> Squirrel fried in transformer.  Campus and part of downtown was out of
> power
> on Saturday morning before the game. [this was a football game we had in
> town that day with 10K+ visitors]
> :-)

My bad, I enabled the "fry-squirrel" option in postfix's main.cf...

My deepest apologies to the families that wanted to watch the football

Marc-Olivier Barre
XMPP ID : marco at marcochapeau.org

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