Periodic email about security notifications

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sun May 4 17:32:16 PDT 2003

On 2003-05-04 16:36, Don Lewis <truckman at> wrote:
>On  4 May, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
>> # keramida at / 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 [ ]
as the URL of the advisory list, but it's still something that might not
scale too well :-/

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