Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Restarts due to glibc Patch, scheduled 3 years ago

We are restarting all our servers over the course of today to address the glibc DNS vulnerability that was revealed last week by Google Researchers. glibc is a core library for everything in Linux, from the kernel itself to most of the services sitting on top it. Its central nature makes a restart of an updated machine essential.

During the restarts, there might be very short service interruptions, but we expect everything to go fine.