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sigalpes (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:30:59:

😭 pic.twitter.com/WDxt09Ghzh

ian (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:39:52:

:(

ax0n (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:41:43:

I used to mourn shutting stuff down with high uptime. Now, I see anything over 200 days as unpatched risk.

joshua stein (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:45:02:

Just gotta make sure all your vulns are crashers, then you can just wait for someone to exploit them and do the reboot for you.

(authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 11:13:07:

@jcs anything over 49 days #spectremeltdown

marianitn (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:47:18:

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ax0n (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:52:04:

FWIW the last time I came close to that was 1218 days on FreeBSD-2.2.8 running on a 386 I made into a dialup router at my parents place. I tore it down after they finally went broadband in 2002.

James A Sutherland (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 13:30:05:

@jcs I beat that hands down. Once kept a Win 98 box alive and online for six whole days on dialup! (When UK had weekend-only free ISP calls, so disconnecting would mean paying per minute until the next weekend.) UI had crashed, so no text, but it could still move packets...

kowalski (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 10:59:27:
David (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 12:00:58:

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David (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 12:02:52:

Hmmm:

[0]# uptime
13:01:29 up 2089 days, 1:40, 1 user, load average: 0.06, 0.01, 0.00

[root@oie] [13:01:29] [~]
[0]# uname -a
Linux http://oie.dit.umontreal.ca 2.6.18-274.7.1.el5 #1 SMP Mon Oct 17 11:57:14 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

David (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 12:06:17:

Mind you the system is fully patched Oracle Linux 5 and running ksplice so the active kernel is:

[0]# uptrack-uname -a
Linux http://oie.dit.umontreal.ca 2.6.18-418.el5 #1 SMP Sat Jan 14 02:44:15 EST 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Sven Illert (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 13:43:33:

@jcs That's impressive 😮

joshua stein (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 12:10:44:

Systems with load of 0.0 don't count :)

David (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 12:44:37:

Well in those 2k+ days the load average wasn't always 0.0... 😋

Jesper Wallin (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 14:36:04:

%uname -srpv
FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep 27 18:07:27 UTC 2011 root@i386-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
%uptime
9:06PM up 2177 days, 8:35, 1 user, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

😳

Peter Kotrčka (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 14:39:42:

@jcs is this a competition about the longest unsupported unix machine running? :-)

Jesper Wallin (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 14:40:40:

@jcs Almost! A competition about the most vulnerable machine online.. 😉

Peter Kotrčka (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 14:43:17:

@jcs I thought that there is a clear WINner there :-/

Jesper Wallin (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 14:43:41:

@jcs Haha! 👍🏼

gonzalo (authentic, via ) on may 31st, 2018 at 16:18:15:

@jcs shame on you