[Total OT] Trying to improve some numbers ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Thu Feb 16 15:49:16 PST 2006

On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, lars wrote:

> If your machine only runs an NFS daemon and is behind a firewall,
> ok, you don't need to patch it asap when an NFS SA and patch is issued, if 
> all clients connecting to the machine are benign.

Actually, there are alot of situations where this sort of thing is 
possible ... hell, I could probably get away with running a FreeBSD 3.3 
server since day one, that has all ports closed except for sshd, 
imap/pop3/smtp, and be 100% secury ... sshd can be easily upgraded without 
a reboot, with the same applying to imap/pop3/smtp if I use a port instead 
of what comes with the OS itself ...

You can say you are losing out on 'stability fixes', else the server 
itself wouldn't stay up that long ... so about the only thing you lose 
would be performance related improvements and/or stuff like memory leakage 

And I could do this all *without* any firewalls protecting it ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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