ServerLand, centralized server management, enterprise style

Alex Polvi polvi at
Thu Dec 15 17:07:06 UTC 2005

On 19:33 Thu 15 Dec     , Rene Cunningham wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 11:40:12PM -0800, Alex Polvi wrote:
> > So, I have a solution, and it is here:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Anyone else think this is much of a need?  I know I would run it in a
> > heatbeat if it exsited in an open form. Do you think others would too?
> > What other considerations am I forgetting?
> Hi,
> ServerLand seems an interesting spec which i hope gets approved.
> How would ServerLand keep track of custom packages? For example, if i
> were to build a custom kernel with extra features that arent found in
> the default Ubuntu kernels (eg; Xen) and called it kernel-x.y.d-xen0
> would ServerLand alert me if there was a vulnerability found in
> kernel x.y.d and/or the version of Xen i used? 

This is all vaporware... but I imagine this to be deployed within an
infrastructure. The only platform dependent part is security/upgrade

If you go outside of mainline -server ubuntu, then you will lose
security updates... since you are responsible for figuring that out. :)

> Maybe it needs to be decentralized so companies who build their own
> servers can provide themselves with their own ServerLand infrastructure
> that allows them to link their inhouse packages with security CVE's
> and the like?

I agree whole heartily.


Alex Polvi :: polvi at mozilla com :: sysadmin 

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