The Best SysAdmin Jokes – 21 Funny Jokes for IT Professionals

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SysAdmin Jokes

Ready for a quick laugh? One of the best parts about working in the computer networking space amongst many funny IT professionals and MSPs is the fantastic sense of humor shared by many. We all like to have a good laugh out loud occasionally. So, with that, here are some of the funniest and cheesiest SysAdmin jokes we could dig up for you.

We’d love to add more to this list too! So don’t hesitate to let us know on Twitter if you have a funny or cheesy SysAdmin joke to share. 

Additionally, you can check out this thread on Spiceworks for more jokes and memes just for SysAdmins.

21 SysAdmin Jokes

It’s always DNS

I was trying to fix a problem with my DNS. But I couldn’t come to a resolution

Source: Upjoke


Due to COVID19, all TCP applications are being converted to UDP to avoid handshakes.

Source: Domotz Dev Team

The ARP Protocol

What does a networking seal say? Arp! Arp! Arp!

Source: Reddit 

Logical Thinking

A programmer is going to the store. His wife says, “Get a loaf of bread, and if they have eggs, get a dozen.” The guy comes back with 12 loaves of bread. His wife says, “why did you get so much bread?” He says, “They had eggs.”

Source: Jokes.One 

Bit Torrents like to Share

Bit Torrent packet goes to a bar and asks for a beer. Everyone in the bar who has beer gives him a sip :D

Source: Twitter

A big MAC address

The SysAdmin was a bit down on his luck and had to take a second job working at Mcdonald’s.

The first customer comes up and says he wants a Big Mac. The sysadmin shrugs and writes something down, then hands it to the customer.


Source: Reddit

A DBA joke

“A DBA walks into a bar, goes up to a couple of tables and said, ‘May I join you?'”.

Source: Spiceworks 

Hungry TCP endpoint

What does a TCP endpoint need when it’s hungry?

Just a little SYN ACK

Source: Spiceworks

A UDP Joke

I’d tell you a joke about UDP, but you probably wouldn’t get it. 

Source: Reddit 

A TCP Joke

I was telling my workmates a TCP joke the other day; I had to keep repeating it slower and slower until they got it. 

Source: Twitter 

A TCP Packet at the Bar

A TCP packet walks into a bar and says, “I’d like a beer.” The bartender replies, “You want a beer?” The TCP packet replies, “Yes, I’d like a beer.” 

Source: Spiceworks 

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

Would you like to hear a UDP joke? Do you like to hear a UDP joke? Would you like to hear a UDP joke? Would you like to hear a UDP joke? I’d tell you a UDP joke, but I’m worried you won’t get it.

Source: Twitter 

Knock Knock, it’s DoS! 

“Knock Knock! “Who’s there?”

“A DoS attack.”

“A DoS atta..”

“Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock…”

Source: Reddit

IPv4’s get exhausted quickly

An IPv4 address walks into a bar and says “Bartender, I need a strong CIDR, I’m exhausted.”

Source: Reddit

All SysAdmins go to the Cloud  

Where do sysadmins go when they die? To the cloud

Source: Upjoke 

SysAdmins and Drinks  

What kind of beer does a sysadmin like to drink? Root Beer!

Source: Upjoke 

SysAdmins do Everything, don’t they? 

How many programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None! That’s a hardware problem.

Source: Reddit 

SQL Queries and Tables 

An SQL query walks into a bar. He spots two tables in the corner, so he walks over and says “Mind if I join you?

Source: Reddit 

When Testing in Live Environments

Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in. 

Source: Twitter

NoSQL Tables

Three relational databases walk into a NoSQL bar. They left after 5 mins because they couldn’t find a table!

Source: Upjoke

Construction Crews always Causing Problems

A network admin gets stuck on a deserted island with a spade, granola bar, and single piece of fiber. He laughs, eats the granola bar, and buries the fiber. 24 hours later a construction crew came to dig it up, and he was saved.

Source: Reddit

Give us your Best SysAdmin Jokes

We hope you enjoyed those SysAdmin Jokes and at least a few of them made you laugh out loud! We’d love to keep expanding and working on this list with even more funny SysAdmin jokes. If you have any funny SysAdmin jokes to add to this list, just write to us on Twitter or at and we’ll be sure to add your joke and attribute it to you too. 

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