Darrell Ince, "Online," The Guardian (London, England), January 3, 2002
For example, if your multimillion-dollar Web server is sucking mud, the remote administrator has to be notified of the problem immediately-it can't wait until he or she happens to read e-mail.
Michael J. Demaria, "Telecommuniting: Keeping data safe and secure," Network Computing, November 26, 2001
(also `pumping mud') Crashed or wedged. Usually said of a machine that provides some service to a network, such as a file server. This Dallas regionalism derives from the East Texas oilfield lament, "Shut 'er down, Ma, she's a-suckin' mud". Often used as a query. "We are going to reconfigure the network, are you ready to suck mud?"
Eric Raymond ed., "The New Hacker's Dictionary," MIT Press, September, 1991