June 6th, 2001

Planned downtime

We're going to be adding a hard drive to the BIG/ip so we can have space to log more stuff about future Denial of Service attacks. Right now the operating system and all files are on a 300 Mb flash card. The idea being that no moving parts is good and it won't ever die due to mechanical failures.

However, this leaves us no room to log anything since the new version of BIG/ip takes up almost all the space, hence the addition of the harddrive.

LiveJournal will be going down sometime in the next hour for about 5 minutes while we do the upgrade.

I hate intentionally causing downtime, but it's in an effort to prevent future unplanned downtime from DoS kiddies.

Update: Done.