Tugs Uptime Project: Compete Your System Uptime With Others
|23 October 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Uptime can be described as the time of a system running without any reboot or powered off. For most geeks, maintaining a system uptime to its highest is a satisfaction. The Tugs Uptime Project will allows you to compete for the highest system uptime with others.
To participate in Tugs Uptime Project, you will need to be a member of the site. Registration is free. Then, download the client so that the client can update the server with your latest uptime status. The client is open source, and official client is available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. The rules are very simple:
“Rules are so simple. To participate just create an account. Number of machine is not limited, one login, many machine. You have just to install Client on machine and configure it with your login and password. The machine will automatically be recorded.
A machine which does not send uptime during more than 4 days will be identified as “inactive” (by the sign ” PowerOff “). A new transmission will make it active again. At the end of 30 days of no connection, machine’s uptime will be fixed to zero and machine will be pushed at the end of toplist…”
To set up time client for Windows, put the username and password (1) from the e-mail that you get after you’ve registered on the website. Please take note that, the username and password for the uptime client cannot be changed. Changing the password in the members area will only change the login password on the website, not the password for the client (refer to this post). Put the name of your machine (2). You can give your machine any name. Select the interval for the client to update your uptime status (3). 30 minutes is the minimum value that you can set.
You will also get a nice uptime ‘badge’ that you can use to display your uptime status on your website or forum. The image will be updated with your latest uptime status.
So far as this post is written, ranked on the 1st place is a Debian system with the uptime more than 780 days. The top Windows system is ranked on the 3rd place with 737 days of uptime, running on Windows Server 2003 SP1. Most of the system with high uptime is running on Linux. Windows XP with highest uptime is ranked on #22 with 335 days of uptime (he labelled his machine as ‘Uptime Server’ so I don’t think it is a production machine, maybe a dedicated Windows XP machine to run the uptime client).
Tugs Uptime Project follows upon the end of famous “Uptime Project” (http://www.uptime-project.net/) whose activity stopped in Mars 2007. I think the project is still new since there are not so many members registered on the site. Even for my system with 2 days and 5 hours of uptime, I can still get the rank of #302, as this post is written. If you are from Malaysia, you are welcome to join the Malaysia team! So, what is your system’s best uptime?