By Nick Farrell
15 August 2007
MAKER OF the Open Sauce Ubuntu software, Cannonical had to shut down
five of the eight of its servers after receiving reports that they were
attacking other servers.
Knowing that there is nothing worse than a bunch of chavish Linux
servers looking for a rumble, or goading Windows computers with calls
of, "Come and have a go, if you're hard enough," Cannonical decided to
pull the plug.
With the offending servers out of action, Cannonical called for
probation reports and found that the servers had a variety of problems.
Not only had the servers not been taking their security patches, which
tends to make most servers a bit aggressive. There was a marked
disparity between themselves and other posher servers.
A Cannonical spokesman said that it was not surprising that the servers
were feeling disaffected and socially isolated. While other servers in
the Linux world are regularly upgraded they had missed out because there
were problems finding drivers for the network cards.
The problem has still not been resolved and Cannonical were going to
talk to the server's parent community.
We guess the problem is that you can't give a server an asbo.
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