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RHEL 5 list missing critical patches/packages

Im trying to figure out if there is an easy way to identify the missing critical patches/packages on my RHEL5 boxes. This is for audit purposes and was trying to figure out if there was an RPM command ...
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2answers
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Linux patch management [closed]

I'm doing a internship to setup a Linux patch management system. It's a IT infrastructure management company with focus on Microsoft systems. They currently have ~15 Linux servers to manage and ...
2
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3answers
182 views

When Is it proper to autoupdate servers?

I'm asking this question of the SF community based on the latest posting from Dreamhost (a significant webhosting provider here in the US) based on significant downtime suffered from them: We run ...
3
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4answers
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How do you know when to patch your Ubuntu box?

I have a VPS hosted somewhere running Ubuntu 10.04. How do I know when to patch the system? Is there a notification system analogous to, for example, Mac OS or Windows warning me (through email) to ...
2
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2answers
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Are upgrades of system-critical libraries used immediately

Given a security fix for a system-critical library like libc. Debian-based distros will publish after a few hours / days packages for it. But is the library immediately used for already running ...
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6answers
437 views

How to Minimize Linux Server Reboots

Last week there were a fair few comments on a slashdot article about whether Unix (or Linux) machines ever need to be rebooted. More than a few of the commenters mentioned having machines with ...
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6answers
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is ksplice production ready?

I would be interested to hear the serverfault community's experiences with Ksplice in production. Quick blurb from wikipedia: Ksplice is a free and open source extension of the Linux kernel ...
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8answers
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Patch Management [closed]

I am looking for an open source patch management system that I can install locally. I would like to be able to store and search patches then download them to machines without having to search various ...