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October 5, 2009

Stupidest command you can type as a SysAdmin

Filed under: GNU/Linux — krish @ 10:21 pm
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# /sbin/service network stop

on a remote Data Center server with no immediate onsite help available to start the network from local login.

No prizes for guessing who did this !!!
It was me 😦
One of our boxes was being flood attacked by someone (unsuccessful attempt). I was investigating the box and habit of using tab completion screwed things up.

If that attacker was trying to get our box down… I probably helped him !!! 😦



  1. heh,
    life of sys admins.It happens at times.
    Take a chill pill

    Comment by koolhead17 — October 5, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  2. 🙂 here’s a chance to redeem yourself. you have 24 hours to come up with an english translation for this sysadmin video. any translation. it does not have to be correct. who knows.. maybe this guy IS saying “# /sbin/service network stop” and while you’re at it… link on over to the Sysadmin of the Year contest and get yourself signed up.

    Comment by Barak — October 6, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  3. rm -rf /

    Comment by sudharsh — November 13, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

  4. Sudharsh: Sure, go ahead do that on your machine. 🙂

    Comment by krish — November 13, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

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