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Instantly restart a server or workstation each day
Authored by: foilpan on Oct 17, '05 09:46:19AM

if this is a problem, why hasn't apple fixed it -- especially if it affects OS X server?

i haven't heard of this issue yet, but it seems like rebooting your servers is probably the brute force approach and doesn't actually solve the problem.

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Instantly restart a server or workstation each day
Authored by: TigerKR on Oct 17, '05 07:13:30PM

This problem has been reported on,,, here at, and on support and discussion forums.

Yes, this is a problem apple needs to solve. But until they do, I need to find the most-effective, least expensive solution. Since I've run the combination of unlockupd and a daily "shutdown -r now" I've had exactly 0 freezes on both of the machines.

I'm not sure if my problem has disappeared because of the daily restart, or a combination of a daily restart + the unlockupd daemon, (I do know that unlockupd alone did not do the trick) but for now, I'm going to stick with what's working (and that's the combination approach).

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