Reply to post: Re: I've seen this actually work so many times

IBM Australia didn't stress-test #censusfail router and blocked password resets

John Miles

Re: I've seen this actually work so many times

The main reason it works is because it resets everything into a known state and any issues related memory/resource leaks, conflicts, stale configurations or in memory data corruption are cleared away (leaks will generally require periodic reboots - I have resorted to scheduling reboots/restarts when clearing memory leak isn't easily solved).

Often it would be possible to avoid the reboot (assuming you have sufficient permissions) - but it is much easier and quicker to tell most users to just restart the computer and doing so it will have cured most user immediate problems without getting "technical"

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