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 :)

  • 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



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.


  • 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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