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Old 04-24-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: West Virginia, US, Earth, Milky Way
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Kppp Froze>froze system>Lost a lot of data

On my Slackware Current, Kppp froze on me earlier today and caused everything else to freeze along with it. I restarted my system and found out very quickly that I had lost my data from Thunderbird, Kmail, Konqueror, and Firefox (and probably several other programs). I lost all account information except for cookies and extension preferences. Luckily, I was able to restore my mail from a backup I made last night and my bookmarks (most of them anyway) from a slightly outdated backup. Konqueror was only settings and took about 2 minutes to restore to my liking.

My question is this. Why is it that such a simple little program can cause such devastating damage? Also, would there be a way to prevent this from happening in the future? If I hadn't kept backups of my mail and bookmarks on my jumpdrive, I'd be thoroughly screwed. Kppp has frozen like this before, but I have never lost any data because of it until now.

Old 04-24-2005, 08:12 PM   #2
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The obvious answer would be to use pppd directly and forego the GUI interface.


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