Periodic email about security notifications
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Sun May 4 17:32:16 PDT 2003
On 2003-05-04 16:36, Don Lewis <truckman at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>On 4 May, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
>> # keramida at ceid.upatras.gr / 2003-05-03 23:49:38 +0300:
>>> A friend asked me a while ago on IRC if it was possible to receive
>>> periodic email notifications with new security advisories.
>>> The following script for /etc/periodic/security implements exactly
>>> this idea.
>> besides being cool, what advantages has this over subscribing to
>> the freebsd-announce mlist? :)
> I was going to suggest the same thing.
> Also, this proposal won't scale very well. Think about what happens
> when the zillions of machines in each time zone all attempt to contact
> the ftp server at the same time.
This is true. I've worked with Jacques Vidrine to make a version that
downloads the list off the web site [ http://www.FreeBSD.org/security/ ]
as the URL of the advisory list, but it's still something that might not
scale too well :-/
More information about the freebsd-hackers