[CentOS] Admins supporting both RHEL and CentOS

Thu Nov 30 00:11:16 UTC 2017
Joseph L. Casale <jcasale at activenetwerx.com>

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From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Peter Eckel
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:21 AM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Admins supporting both RHEL and CentOS

> While that may seem a bit strange insofar as the upgrade mechanism with
> RHEL works quite the same as with CentOS by default (running updates
> regularly will make RHEL cross .x boundaries when they are reached), the
> different behaviour might come from three facts: 1. some vendors restrict
> their support to specific .x releases, 2. RHEL systems tend to run in
> production environments more often than CentOS systems, so they are
> subject to stricter rules regarding testing and clearance of updates, and 3.
> maintaining a RHN satellite or allowing internet access for RHN-registered
> systems is not part of the enterprise's IT strategy (don't laugh).

So at the current shop I am in, they have updates provided by Satellite and
the channel is locked on the point release. I just wondered how common this

Thanks for all insight everyone.