[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 20 14:05:53 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 21:43 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> (particularly if it's something like SSH where a misconfiguration
>> guarantees you're locked out of your system until you can get physical
>> access).
> Existing SSH connections remain up, so you can log int via SSH, edit,
> then try to establish a new connection, and drop the old one only when
> you are sure the new config works.

Hahahahaha!  I just saw an admin upgrade 3 servers last week, without doing
anything more than a superficial check of any of them.  It was days later
that he actually figured out what he'd done wrong and fixed it...

In the case of an SSH server, wouldn't it make more sense to use a config
tool that actually _did_ try to establish a new connection before
finalizing the changes?

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