[ILUG] SA best practices
lbedford at lbedford.org
Tue May 7 13:20:41 IST 2002
On Tue, 7 May 2002 13:09:40 +0100
kevin lyda <kevin at ie.suberic.net> blurted in message
20020507130940.B11926 at ie.suberic.net:
> as an aside, how do admins in production linux environments keep up with
> the systems they manage. for instance, if you have servers running the
> foo, bar, and floyd packages, do you subscribe to their mailing lists?
> do you look for sevices like kernel traffic? do you depend on your
> linux distro vendor - can they package info like that for your setup
> (i.e. can they just send signal, or is their noise level similar to a
> normal mailing list?)
when I were an SA, yes, I tried to read the mailing lists for most of the
products we used (apart from Apache and Samba IIRC).
but the S/N ratio is generally low unless you're on the -announce lists.
nowadays, I let Debian do the hard work, and run apt-get update regularly.
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