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> I know. Longest uptime is silly, macho, pointless stuff... but I ran across
> an old SunOS 2.6 box that had been up for 387 days. It had been hacked. The
> only reason it was not an open mail relay is that /var was full. So, I
> thought to myself, "I bet I could run an OpenBSD box for that amount of time
> or longer without getting hacked and without doing much to it." Just
> wondering what's the longest OpenBSD uptime some folks on misc have seen?
> View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Longest-Uptime--tp20219082p20219082.html > Sent from the openbsd user - misc mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
Hmm, yeah sure I'll bite. The longest I've seen that I still have a
record of (screen shot of the uptime command) was a machine I
installed as a firewall for a very important mail server. Please note,
I was not in charge of maintaining it, otherwise it would not have
reached this uptime, but it was over two years. As far as I could tell
(I got onto the box once in a blue moon) it was not hacked, but seeing
as all it did was run pf, and only allowed ssh from 2 IP addresses
(both I controlled, and were firewalled themselves), that doesn't seem
extraordinary. I will type out the uptime/uname command as in the
As far as uptimes I don't have records of, a friend of mine has worked
on old systems that weren't rebooted because they were afraid it would
not boot back up again. One of them pre-internet, I believe it did
some financial stuff. However, no proof there.