[CentOS] Safety

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Mon Mar 20 15:52:30 UTC 2006

Sam Drinkard wrote:
> My server has not yet been updated with all the goodies and is still a 
> stock 4.2 installation.  What is the consensus about remote updating?  
> Would it be better if I were to physically be there and do it or are 
> things stable enough that I could do it remotely and then reboot.  
> It's kind of a PITA to have to go downtown to the C0-LO site, but can 
> be done.

It's pretty safe to do remotely if your machine is already known to come 
right back up from a remote reboot.  Unless there are some really 
critical vulnerabilities, I normally wait a few days before remote 
application to see if anyone else stumbles into any show stoppers.  
We've been remotely updating our 4.2 boxes without incident.


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