[ubuntu-uk] Security Updates Production Servers

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Nov 4 10:20:19 GMT 2010


On 4 November 2010 10:14, Jon Farmer <jon at bctech.co.uk> wrote:
> I have recently started using Ubuntu Server on a couple of my
> production machines. When I log in I get messages saying there are
> updates available. So my question is how do I know if the updates are
> critical or security updates as opposed to just updates generally. The
> machines are offering telephone services and so need to be highly
> available and so I don't want to do unnecessary reboots.
>

I install apticron on remote machines. It's configured to email me
when the remote machines has updates pending. It lists all packages
and the changelogs in the mail. That way I can see exactly what fixes
are available and in what packages.

Cheers,
Al.



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