Re: Best update practice
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 01:49:43 +0800
Well, first you need to know whether the patches,
update, fixes related to you. E.g. if sql patches
and you are not using it, you can skip it.
Next on the Severity Rating, if it's critical and
you really expose to the risk, you should test
it on the fast and deploy on the live box.
Generally you won't have that many critical patches,
if you baseline network setup - firewall, IDS, antivirus
are well configured to defense you.
so you would end up doing some routine patch say once
a month and etc.
Get more detail here on security best practices.
"Kevin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I recently signed up for a managed dedicated server. I am
> not sre how often they do updates, but I was told for
> hotfixes they test them first?
> Each time I log onto the server it says there are updates
> available for download. My question is, are these
> automatic updates just small updates (not hotfixes) that
> won't do any harm to my server.
> I want to leave the big updates that need testng to the
> pros )
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