[CentOS] Re: centos] Safety

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Mon Mar 20 15:56:05 UTC 2006

On Mon, 20 Mar 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.

Nothing beats a local staging server with 'unusual' hardware 
to test on.  That said, the Centos build team roll security 
updates at once, and test non-security updates before release 
(successfully dodging the current NFS issues with PNAELV 4, U 
3 carry), come to mind.

If the server is slimmed down, hardened systematically, and 
fairly mainline hardware, I consider it safe enough to update 
on the fly.  The COLUG server is updated that way

- Russ Herrold

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