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Re: Script to self destruct a linux box...



On Sat, Mar 27, 2004 at 03:45:22PM -0800, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> The advice below is sound, however your logic needs to be inverted. The idea
> is to think in terms of negatives or "not"s. What I mean is, think of how a
> 'watchdog' works. You want the script to be ready to "kill stuff" all the
> time UNLESS it is told not to. Your flaw here is that you rely upon the
> connection to be alive to shut the system down, when in reality, someone is
> likely to pull the plug.

I think you didn't understand all of my suggestion.  The "ET-phone-system"
is great, if it works.  All the other stuff I suggested running is "Die if
ET doesn't phone."

Cheers,
-- 
	Dave Ihnat
	ignatz dminet com




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