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I've read some long time ago something about the stories of a sys admin complaining about their LUSERS

It was something like the bastard sys admin or something like that.

Do you have a link from the original history?


Thanks for the link.

What's the story ( history?? ) behind BOFH.

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You're thinking of the Bastard Operator From Hell (BOFH), and his sidekick the Pimply Faced Youth (PFY). Enjoy :)

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beat me by 30 secs, nice job! –  CPU_BUSY May 1 '09 at 5:22
heh, came back with the edit for History on Wikipedia and thought I'd missed it! ;) –  saschabeaumont May 1 '09 at 5:22
Ahhh exactly that one. I read about it about 10 yrs ago ( maybe less?? ) but I didn't quite understand it. Thanks for the refresh –  OscarRyz May 1 '09 at 5:27

YUP its BOFH and everything can be found here


and earlier stuff here


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The BOFH on the register is very funny, but, the very early stuff is by far the best.

The full archives are on Simon's site here.


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Fab! I never knew about the pre-archive. at least ntk is getting some use :) –  geocoin May 1 '09 at 8:19

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