[ubuntu-uk] Advice re 8.04 server edition
wayne_roberts386 at o2.co.uk
Sun Jul 20 19:22:10 BST 2008
hey tony the link to your web page on manchester uni's webite returns a
On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 16:10 +0100, Tony Arnold wrote:
> Mac wrote:
> > I don't know how essential upnp is - any advice? But I'm a bit
> > surprised that automatic updating needs to be added - is that right?
> Isn't upnp used by some applications to control a router/firewall to let
> in incoming connections etc? I'd have thought this wasn't necessary on a
> Some would argue that automatic updates on a server is a bad thing
> because in general you want your server to be stable and you don't want
> some automatic update breaking it. Although I admit the risk of this is
> quite low with Ubuntu.
> On a server it's quite easy to set up. Just create a cron job under root
> that does 'apt-get update && apt-get upgrade' and run the job at a
> convenient time. This assumes the servers is running 24x7!
> Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
> IT Services Division, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
> T: +44 (0)161 275 6093, F: +44 (0)870 136 1004, M: +44 (0)773 330 0039
> E: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk, H: http://www.man.ac.uk/Tony.Arnold
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