freebsd-update, fetch once upgrade many machines

Peter Andreev andreev.peter at
Fri Aug 19 15:18:40 UTC 2011

2011/8/19 Paul Schenkeveld <freebsd at>:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to fetch files needed for freebsd-update once and put
> them on a local fileserver to update many machines?

You can use

> The reason for asking is that all these machines are on secure
> networks and are not allowed to have Internet access but can all
> access a common fileserver (using FTP, HTTP, SSH but not NFS).
> I can safely assume that all these machines run the same version of
> FreeBSD, installed from binary distributions, GENERIC kernel and only
> upgraded using freebsd-update.
> Thanks,
> Paul Schenkeveld
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