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Re: "Upgrading only takes a few minutes" Re: Upcoming OpenSSH vulnerability
On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 07:37:32PM +1000, Adrian Close wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Henning Brauer wrote:
> > the lost day does not matter.
> > stop whining and upgrade your systems.
> I'm all patched up. I'm not whining - I'm trying to get people to think
> and talk about the problem of large scale patching.
> Guess what you're going to be doing tomorrow, with this "new resolver
> thing". Wouldn't you like to save some time on manual system rebuilds?
I didn't manually rebuilt a lot. It took that long because I upgraded some
machines from 3.0 to 3.1 while touching them anyway (yes, these had an
outage of one reboot), I screwed up in between and lost hours discussing a
bad patch that wasn't bad and because I have no fast sparc or alpha and
compilation on these took ages.
> > oh, downtime: zero of course.
> That's only because everything went well, this time. There is always the
> potential for unforseen problems, no matter how much testing you do.
oh come on, the worst thing is a killed sshd. need to use serial console
then. what a disaster.