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Submission + - Press the Button, Crash the Data Center

miller60 writes: "Emergency Power Off (EPO) buttons on data center equipment figure prominently in many stories of downtime nightmares, including one this week at the Daily WTF involving Take Your Child to Work Day. Sometimes these stories involve janitors or night watchmen, and some believe these anecdotes about "red buttons" are either embellished or the technology equivalent of urban legends. Has this ever happened in your data center?"

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984

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