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Instantly restart a server or workstation each day
Authored by: stewarsh on Oct 17, '05 08:42:52AM

I've never heard of this happening on Tiger client but have had the problem on my XServe since going to Tiger server. There is a bug in lookupd that causes a lockup and thus will prevent anything running that needs to lookupd. These things include Authentcation requests, mapping a UID to a username, DNS queries, etc.

I wrote a C program that will detect the fault and automatically restart the system when it occurs. This has minimized my downtime, but the negative effect is that the reboot can happen at any point in the day.

If anyone is interested in getting this program drop me an e-mail @ sstewart_at_mac_dot_com and I'll send it to you.

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