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Topic: OT: Its Sysadmin day!

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    OT: Its Sysadmin day!

    At last, some recognition!


    A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the software, and kept backups in case anything went wrong.

    A sysadmin installed the routers, laid the cables, configured the networks, set up the firewalls, and watched and guided the traffic for each hop of the network that runs over copper, fiber optic glass, and even the air itself to bring the Internet to your computer. All to make sure the webpage found its way from the server to your computer.

    A sysadmin makes sure your network connection is safe, secure, open, and working. A sysadmin makes sure your computer is working in a healthy way on a healthy network. A sysadmin takes backups to guard against disaster both human and otherwise, holds the gates against security threats and crackers, and keeps the printers going no matter how many copies of the tax code someone from Accounting prints out.

    A sysadmin worries about spam, viruses, spyware, but also power outages, fires and floods. When the email server goes down at 2 AM on a Sunday, your sysadmin is paged, wakes up, and goes to work.

    A sysadmin is a professional, who plans, worries, hacks, fixes, pushes, advocates, protects and creates good computer networks, to get you your data, to help you do work -- to bring the potential of computing ever closer to reality.

    Now, I'm off to get some beer and pizza!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Orcas Island

    Re: OT: Its Sysadmin day!

    HappySysAdmin Day!

    One of the most important days of the year! Have a beer on us Tony and enjoy your day.



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    Re: OT: Its Sysadmin day!

    And who can ignore Simon - the BOFH


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    Senior Member Leaf's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Dallas, TX

    Thumbs up Re: OT: Its Sysadmin day!

    Happy Sysadmin day! Thanks for all you do, keeping things running so smooth and fending off the all the madness and chaos... whenever possible. You guys rock!


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