tower, my colocated server, wasn't responding. Sure, it responded to pings,
but not to any higher level protocol. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I didn't
want to drive all the way down to Davie
to reboot my server—not after yesterday
at 4:00 in
So I call down there and tell them which server to reboot. Now, one of my
friends (who is also a client) graciously allowed me to colocate my system
with his since he's not using all his allocated bandwidth, and what
bandwidth I use isn't even a drop in the bucket compared to what he uses
(obligatory commercial plug: Live monarch butterflies!), so I
stressed to the technician there to reboot the smaller server, the
one sitting on top of the larger, rack mounted one.
Of course they reboot the wrong machine.
Another call down there. This time they hit the right server.
Now, my colocated server is a 486, so it's not the fastest thing in the
world. And it does take quite a while for it to check the 17G drive when it
doesn't shut down cleanly.
Half an hour later, it's back up and everything is fine.
Until the technician reboots my machine.
Fortunately, it's a clean shutdown, but why the second reboot? Especially
when I didn't ask for it.
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