[CentOS] Updates on Centos 4

Tue Feb 28 01:20:11 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 14:47 -0800, centos at 911networks.com wrote:
> Jim Smith wrote:
> > Are you serious? Running a server for a year without updates? If you
> > don't mind my asking were you living in a cave or something? I hope
> > you don't use the same principles on Windows are you will be 40,000
> > viruses/trojans and malware worse off!!
> I also have a server that I have not updated since the original 
> CentOS 4. And not only that, I will not update it.
> Why?
> 1. It works.
> 2. It's a database server.
> 3. There are no user logged unless it's me.
> 4. There is no connection to Internet, only internal users are 
> allowed and it has its own firewall.
> 5. Why take the chance that something will break?
> I have a few CentOS 4.1 workstations that I can't fully upgrade 
> because 4.2 broke X with some ATI cards, and those workstations 
> have ATI cards. There are no problem with the nVidia cards, 
> including the hardware acceleration. It's a problem in the ATI 
> driver.
> So why should I risk the database server go down?
If you are not connected to the internet, then that is fine ... for
machines that are connected to the internet, security updates need to be
applied when they are released.

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