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Multiple directories update with changing user permissons

I have multiple users on one machine with FreeBSD7.3. Each user has his own site (only one). Each site is a copy of master-site with slight differences (ie. database configuration, template files). ...
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Easily patch Dell firmware without OS support?

On our HP servers, HP provides an image we can put on a USB key (or CD), boot from and patch the all the firmware in the system. On our Linux Dell servers there's a convenient yum repository we can ...
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Diff and patch for big binary files

As part of my job I regularly need to upload big files (a 512 MB to 1 GB ISO, for example). In some cases, very little changes from ISO to ISO (say, a 10 MB file in a 1 GB ISO). Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Apply multiple .patch files

I have a directory with .patch files, generated using diff. I would like to apply all those patches using patch -p1 to another directory. But patch takes only one file, unless I cat. What would the ...
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How do I get SUNW_1.4 version of libthread.so.1 for Solaris 2.6

I have installed an old application on an old Ultra 5 with Solaris 2.6. When I start the app, I get the error: ld.so.1: : fatal : libthread.so.1: version 'SUNW_1.4' not found. There is a version of ...
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VMs restarted during backup job - due to VM patching

I wonder what will happen when the VMs are restarted while backup is running ? Our backup runs almost 12 hrs at night. And at that time, we are also going to apply the patches and reboot the VMs. I ...
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Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch

After installing the run of the mill patches today on a Windows Server 2008 (Running as an AD controller and Exchange 2007 Server) the machine came back up with "configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% ...
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Patching AIX systems - patches are where? how to apply?

I'm not an AIX guru.....I've been assigned to patch my systems up to the latest patch level. First, where do I get the patches for AIX 5.1 and 5.3? Second, how are they generally installed (i.e. ...
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How do you apply a hotfix using ColdFusion Administrator?

I have a .jar file that I need to apply to my ColdFusion server. The instructions say to: "Open the ColdFusion Administrator and apply the provided hf800-1875.jar hot fix using the System Information ...
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Different files of two directories

There are two directories I'd like to compare. I tried diff but it includes the changes inside the files. All I want is something like this file a is just in /A file b is missing in /A file c ...
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Installing MS09-056 (KB974571) on Live Communications Server

I've just installed this patch on a Live Communications Server 2005 server and LCS is refusing to start. I'm getting a wonderful event log claiming that the LCS instance is an expired evaluation (!) ...
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Iptables ipt_time extension

I'm trying to get the ipt_time extension for netfilter/iptables to work on CentOS 5.3. It's a bloodbath. First of all, the HOWTO I linked is the official Netfilter Extension HOWTO, but it's also ...
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Get rsync to generate a patch file instead of copying across files?

I'm copying lots of files that have changed from one server to another using rsync. I know I can use the -n option to do a dry run, so I can see what files have been changed. However is it possible to ...
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Find out unfixed exploits count based on application version

In our enviroment we are often required to run old outdated versions of different applications, and im wondering about the security implications on that. So im hoping there is a site that basicly ...
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How can I determine the last time a Solaris machine was patched?

I am trying to determine patch levels and how long some Solaris machines have been without patching in order to support triaging which systems to patch first. How can I determine the last time a ...
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Microsoft patching folders

After extracting a Microsoft security patch, I got several folders containing the updated DLL. For Windows XP SP3 I have two folders: SP3GDR and SPQFE. Does anyone know what is the difference between ...
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How can I automate installation of a package to Linux and Windows Virtual Machines on VMware ESX4?

I would like to create an application that will traverse a Virtual Infrastructure using the vSphere Web Services API (this part I have handled) and perform and unattended install of some given package ...
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How can I tell which package updates will require a reboot or service restart?

One of our boxes is running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Most Ubuntu package upgrades are trivial and don't affect availability much. How do I tell which packages are going to cause an outage before applying ...
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Firmware Best Practices and Update Schedules

Firmware receives very little attention when it comes to updates. Out of sight, out of mind. Many devices: RAID controllers, NICs, chipsets, and even hard drives, get some benefit from being ...
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Windows 2003 Server Restarts when logging off from RDP

We often RDP into our servers. Sometimes if we end the RDP session via Start, Shutdown, Log-off, the server restarts. It seems to happen when the server is waiting for a report due to a patch pushed ...
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Patch Management Operations Plan

I'm developing a plan/strategy to manage patch deployment on Windows Clients using Windows Server Update Services. What are the some important things to consider in developing this plan? For example, ...
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How do you know when a Microsoft hotfix has been obsoleted by a newer patch?

Recently I ran into an issue that was fixed by applying a Microsoft hotfix for the Volume Shadow Service on Windows 2003SP2. The fix was KB929774, and when I searched to the KB one of the Google ...
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Anticipating/preventing patch or upgrade problems on database/web servers

I maintain 2 environments in my current project, 2 servers (1 Web Server & 1 SQL Server) for both production and Test. Last month we installed/upgraded to the lated Microsoft patches/securities ...
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Do you actually keep IOS up to date?

In quite a few environments I see Cisco hardware treated as 'set it and forget it'. Many admins just don't even think about updating IOS. If you look in places like Packstorm or Bugtraq, some months ...