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Re: Using custom startup scripts with rhgb



On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:07:29AM -0500, Nick Bargnesi wrote:
> > > I would suggest disabling it too.  A better idea would be to have that
> > > stuff executing in a cron job during down time.  Remembering my
> > > University years, I would not have wanted to wait for my workstation
> > > to retrieve updates.
> > Yeah, but you want the system to come up "clean" at first boot....
> How do you mean clean?  I've never needed to reboot after package
> updates.  He could always run the job at a particular time with cron,
> or with anacron, or atd, or whatever; and force a reboot afterwards.

Not that. I mean that if a system has been down for a while, you don't want
to wait N hours for security updates to be applied. You want them before
system services even start, so there's no window of vulnerability.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>


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