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SubjectRe: Mysterious reboot

Bjarni R. Einarsson wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, Thomas Koenig wrote:
> >
> > huh, i think there is a pattern: [there were similar reports]
> >
> Mine was one of them..
>
> > 1- you have NT activities on the net
> >
> Yes.
>
> > 2- 2.0.27 has the new SMBFS long filename fixes.
> >
> Happened to me with 2.0.26. Twice.. Downgraded back to 2.0.21 until a
> solution is found.
>
> > 3- you have SMBFS enabled, as a module, but you have long filename
> > support compiled into the kernel. Isnt this lethal if the NT server
> > broadcasts some silly SMB stuff and your idle machine has the module
> > unloaded?
> >
> I had SMBFS and VFAT (is this the long file name stuff you meant?), and
> anything else having to do with WinXX, *available* as modules only. I was
> running kerneld, so it should automagically load the needed modules if
> something like that happened. Shouldn't it?
>
> But why in the world would it do that? I'm not mounting any drives from
> the NT boxes, nor exporting anything, so why should Linux care what the NT
> box does?
>
> Both times it happened the NT machines were basically idle (they are servers
> for the company tech support, management and Win* people - who had all gone
> home), but the Linux box was pretty active. (Running the WWW proxy, sendmail,
> named and more for a small ISP). The reboots both occurred during the
> evening, when traffic is near its peak.
>

Is this another trap from Microsoft?
It is possible Bill Gates puts small program in Win NT to trigger
Linux to reboot.
May be Bill Gates does not like Linus :)
Bill Gates can not attack Linus directly, because Linux is
a GPL product. The only way to make Linux looks bad is to make
as if Linux is a bad operating system.

Chai Harjo

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