Buck wrote: > ... > If the school can buy 6 servers and however many workstations, it can > come up with $100 for unlimited software with only update support. > (IMNSHO) They didn't buy them - they were donated. Nearly all of their hardware is. My home network isn't too far off that either. Only my workstation was bought new - the servers were 2nd hand purchases or built from hand-me-down parts (nothing over 300 MHz, either). > \quote > In all of the above cases, i'd really like a set of CDs/DVDs delivered > to me. They don't have to be pretty, just functional. The main reason > for this is that on current bandwidth prices, it would cost me a minimum > of AU$168 to download a 3 x 700 Mb CD set. > Quote\ > > I assume you would agree to pay shipping. 3 CDs couldn't possibly cost $168, even with shipping. I'm not talking about boxed sets here, just updates for subscribed customers. > ... > I would want an intermediate update program for my non-profit and low > end edu purposes. I would want a utility that finds all the necessary > updates for all my computers and downloads each RPM. Then I would want > each computer to have a customized up2date that sees the new packages, > checks to see if it needs one, and automatically installs it from where > I downloaded them to. That would be cross beneficial to Red Hat and me > as I have less work and RH only uses the bandwidth for one of my > computers. All my other computers would get them from me. That's what RHN Enterprise is for. With the attached price, of course. You can get a lot of the benefits of having RHN Enterprise by running squid and putting useNoSSLForPackages=1 in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date. Set them to use the same proxy server and all the packages get cached locally. Speaking of which, it's time to write my next rant on useNoSSLForPackages (in a new thread, of course). -- Paul http://paulgear.webhop.net A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right. Q: Why should i start my reply below the quoted text?
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