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Old 08-11-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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It took me forever to get back in here. Is the server messing up?
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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Yup...but I filled the void...lol

my secret... :P
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Yea I've been noticing the server has been "slow" to "stopped" sometimes.... are we getting too big for our server/connection?
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Jeff hooked up the server on a big *** fatty pipe to a protected server in FLA, must be server maintenance issues
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My compter might have virus now. Can't stay online now. RPC keeps coming up
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Server maintenance issues? As the server administrator, I resent that

I noticed the sporadic availability problems around the noon hour today. I took a peek at the server'* vital signs and can definitely say that it is not an issue with the server itself. I suspect a problem somewhere in the network connection. Hopefully the problem will go away on its own, but I'll keep an eye on it.

The slowness is a completely different issue. Fortunately, it'* easily solved. The site is becoming more and more database intensive at the same time that the database is growing larger and larger. Unfortunately, we've gone beyond the available physical memory in the server, so now it needs to swap quite often. Swapping causes a direct performance hit, so things are going slower. It will be upgraded soon.
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I've had similar issues the last couple of days as well.... Not cool!
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Update on the situation:

It appears that the periodic outages are because of DOS traffic, perhaps related to the Windows NT/2k/XP worm that is currently circling the globe. This server is running Linux, so it is not vulnerable to infection; however, bandwidth consumption is bandwidth consumption, no matter the payload.

Everybody, patch your computers!!! Home users included!!! If you notice your computer restarting itself because of RPC failures, you're most likely infected.

For the patch, look at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS03-026.asp

For a free disinfection program, look at:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
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http://download.nai.com/products/mca...rt/stinger.exe

Jeff
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I was just about to post this to you all that had the virus that shut the computer down. Thanx Jeff!
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Our university is infected bad. Not my computer, but several throughout the university--including the secretary in our department. ssesc93 sent a repair before this was posted...we are on the way to recovery.

Thank you very much ssesc93 and Teuobk!
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