Am 16.11.2011 um 19:07 schrieb Nataraj: > On 11/16/2011 02:21 AM, Rushton Martin wrote: >> One exception is those machines behind a firewall that does not allow >> downloads. The only upgrade path then is to download on another machine >> and burn DVDs. CR repos are not helpful in such a case! > Unfortunately, I don't know of any distros that cater to anyone with > that level of security requirement anymore (or even someone who just > didn't have an Internet connection). There used to be distros where you > could receive updates monthly on a CDROM. Nowaday's all distros that > I'm aware of require internet access. I believe Apple has stopped > offering CD's or USB sticks of their OS and instead offer a BIOS that > knows how to install over the Internet. No, you can still by Mac OS on an USB-stick. IMO, not letting machines download updates even from an internal, non-public mirror is just brain-dead. Sure, you can put that same mirror onto a large USB-stick, walk up to the machine and do a local yum-update. But that really does not scale at all. It's a mis-use of the sysadmin's most precious resource: time.