ecrist at secure-computing.net
Wed Aug 11 16:21:38 PDT 2004
Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Wednesday, August 11, 2004 12:59:46 AM -0500 Eric Crist
> <ecrist at secure-computing.net> wrote:
>> The difference between a binary upgrade and an upgrade via CVS or
>> cvsup is the time between creation of the sources. Binary upgrades
>> generally come out durning major releases, for example, from 4.9 to
>> 4.10. Any security patches added between that time were only
>> available with a CVS/cvsup upgrade, followed by a system rebuild.
> This is simply not true. You can upgrade all the sources using
> freebsd-update. Look in /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update.
> I use this on
> production servers now to lessen downtime. All you have to
> do is a fetch,
> then an install, then reboot, and you're done. On a production
> getting millions of hits a month, this is a godsend.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
> Adjunct Information Security Officer
> The University of Texas at Dallas
> AVIEN Founding Member
My bad, I wasn't aware of this software.
I stand corrected.
Found on Conan O'Brian:
Children's books written by celebrities;
By Mel Gibson: Jesus Christ and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very
Keep your powder dry and your pecker hard and the world WILL turn.
Eric F Crist
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