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Ubuntu servers shut down for attacking other servers

Postby nelamvr6 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:17 pm

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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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Postby shane on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:54 am

The only kind of complaints I've had from my ISP is DoS (Denial of service) attacks coming from my Ubuntu server... but that was because of my mistakes in setting it up... other than that I don't see too much detail in the article you pointed out... anyway, now that some flaws have been pointed out, we can be sure they'll be fixed pretty soon :)
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Re: Ubuntu servers shut down for attacking other servers

Postby jf/ on Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:41 pm

nelamvr6 wrote:Link

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.


thanks for the report. I have to say, though, what a unicorns writeup!!! Not only does it have chunky English, which tends to irritate most readers. There is a mistake in the spelling of "Cannonical". There is a marked disparity between that posher article and the normal everyday English.
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Re: Ubuntu servers shut down for attacking other servers

Postby nelamvr6 on Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:01 pm

The article is from the Inquirer, it is a Brittish IT info blog that maintains a sense of humor. They frequently contain apparent misspellings, whether they do so purposefully or through carelessness is not always clear, but they are funny, irreverent, and almost always spot on accurate.

If you want IT news, they should be one of your primary sources.

Check them out, you'll be glad you did.

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nelamvr6 wrote:Link

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.


thanks for the report. I have to say, though, what a unicorns writeup!!! Not only does it have chunky English, which tends to irritate most readers. There is a mistake in the spelling of "Cannonical". There is a marked disparity between that posher article and the normal everyday English.
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Postby psycosmyth on Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:17 am

Poor servers were just trying to get attention, their lack of parenting has led them to rebelion. They will prosper under good guidance and make nice community servers when they grow up. :P
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