I used to mourn shutting stuff down with high uptime. Now, I see anything over 200 days as unpatched risk.
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.
@jcs anything over 49 days #spectremeltdown
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.
@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...
# uptime 13:01:29 up 2089 days, 1:40, 1 user, load average: 0.06, 0.01, 0.00
[root@oie] [13:01:29] [~]# uname -aLinux 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
Mind you the system is fully patched Oracle Linux 5 and running ksplice so the active kernel is:
# uptrack-uname -aLinux 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
@jcs That's impressive 😮
Systems with load of 0.0 don't count :)
Well in those 2k+ days the load average wasn't always 0.0... 😋
%uname -srpvFreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep 27 18:07:27 UTC 2011 email@example.com:/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
@jcs is this a competition about the longest unsupported unix machine running? :-)
@jcs Almost! A competition about the most vulnerable machine online.. 😉
@jcs I thought that there is a clear WINner there :-/
@jcs Haha! 👍🏼
@jcs shame on you