Friday, April 15, 2005
One character mistake.
How could a missed 'spacebar' key take down a web server? I'm sure there are lots of ways, but here is one that we found:
mv db /* ./instead of:
mv db/* ./When issued as root, things get nasty.
EV1 is in the process of restoring the BuddyGopher server after this catastrophic accident. Our production server is a sweet little HP P4 2.0Ghz running Redhat Enterprise on two 80GB HDs and 1.5GB of RAM. BuddyGopher should be back on-line later this weekend.