On 12/12/2012 05:50 PM, Todd Littlefield wrote:
> On 12/12/2012 10:09 AM, Tom Buskey wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM, <t.littlefi...@comcast.net
>> <mailto:t.littlefi...@comcast.net>> wrote:
>>     True... but I always thought it was a massive faux pas for a
>>     SysAdmin to actually admit it was his mistake.  It's never the
>>     admin's fault, some user did something bad.  I'm sure if Ben
>>     reviewed the logs closely enough, he could finger point.
>> No, a sysadmin should never cover up mistakes.  Otherwise you end up
>> trying to troubleshoot and fix the wrong problem.  We're all human
>> and learning how these systems break (which is rarely documented,
>> even internally) so mistakes happen.
>> Obviously Ben is a good sysadmin (from how well the site runs) and a
>> great sysadmin for figuring out and exposing the root cause so it
>> could be fixed.  If any of us are running the GNHLUG mailman server,
>> we have shared knowledge.  Great sysadmins help create more
>> sysadmins.  Good ones just keep systems running.
>> Thanks Ben!
> Agreed... I was just making a joke.
> Keeping a volunteer project running is a major (and usually thankless)
> job.  So, my most humble apologies.  I did not mean to denigrate what
> Ben has done with the full disclosure and the tireless work on behalf
> of GNHLUG.
Agreed. We've had our problems with the BLU servers also. At one point,
I found that the mailman queue runner would be stopped for an unknown
reason, so I set up a cron job to restart it periodically. That was a
couple of servers ago.

Jerry Feldman <g...@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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