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Is it possible to fake the server uptime in any way (throttling the time).?(Linux/Windows). I guess it will cause serious troubles, still just wondering.


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closed as off topic by RobM, mdpc, sysadmin1138 Nov 4 '11 at 20:14

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Why, do you want this? – Zoredache Nov 4 '11 at 20:46
I am not going to try this out anywhere. It is just a question wandering in my mind for a long time and I never had a definitive answer from anyone (so far I asked). I would have really appreciated you guys if you would have simply said "we can't" or "we shouldn't". I thought this place is for knowledge sharing and now I am really disappointed. – SparX Nov 4 '11 at 21:17
@SparX it's really not appropriate here. Maybe at or SU. This is a place for knowledge. Very specific knowledge about very specific things. – MDMarra Nov 4 '11 at 21:24
Good to know. Thank you Mark :) – SparX Nov 4 '11 at 21:34
up vote 4 down vote accepted

There is an uptime faker script that compiles a kernel mod in /tmp that screws with jiffies (the thing that make uptime and everything else tick).

In all likelihood, you'll end up causing your server to implode and create a black hole that will envelope the Earth, so proceed with caution.

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