On Saturday, 21 February 2004 at 15:24:47 -0500, S wrote: >> I'm curious as to what the longest uptimes are people have seen on >> production servers. > > http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html
I've known people with server uptimes of over 1000 days. It's rather pointless to go beyond this time, since it means you're running seriously out-of-date software. I suspect that the predominance of BSD/OS in the top positions is due to the fact that it costs money, whereas FreeBSD users are more likely to update. Note that the current top of the list has been running for 1741 days, which means that it was booted in May 1999. A lot has happened in that time. What I find more interesting is a thing that people can relate to more directly: how long has you *desktop* been up? Here's my current best: $ uptime 8:38AM up 528 days, 9:04, 10 users, load averages: 0.05, 0.02, 0.00 $ ps aux | grep X root 987 0.0 15.5 73436 24600 ?? S 12Sep02 2718:33.85 X :0 -bpp 16 (XFree86) I wouldn't do this on a machine that wasn't almost completely firewalled. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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