Will server be up over rollover?

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SYSOPs, can you check with Phil Greenspun and let us know? (Or maybe I missed this?)

The Boston Globe had an article this morning stating that MIT officials were strongly encouraging every one of MITs 20,000 computers and servers to shut down over the rollover, starting 12/30 and coming back 1/2. This would apply to the ones that "could" shut down, whatever that means.

(Later in the article it quotes Gary Beach as saying, why would anyone be at their computer at the rollover if they possibly could be somewhere else? Well, if I have to go cold turkey, I might come up with Plan B.)

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), December 17, 1999


To the top.

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), December 17, 1999.

Just sent a note off to Phil. Will let y'all know how he responds.



See also...

MIT preps for Y2K

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 0022EU

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 17, 1999.

Good news.

Whew!... fast response... and terse as usual.

Subject: Re: Will the Greenspun/MIT servers be up over the New Years weekend?
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 12:33:45 -0500
From: Philip Greenspun philg@mit.edu

I have no plans to turn off any computers. I was unaware of any MIT- wide shutdown.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 17, 1999.

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