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Re: Using custom startup scripts with rhgb



On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 11:12:30 -0500, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> 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.

No decent sysadmin should have workstations that need to be secure and
up to date powered off or down.  This is getting to off topic though.

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