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Linux.com: SysAdmin to SysAdmin: Using Ximian Tools for System Maintenance

May 07, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Jones)

"Have you ever needed an automated solution that requires very little administration intervention, works on possibly different flavors of Linux, and doesn't require software with 'phone home' functionality? A solution based on free software which is scriptable and flexible enough to allow updates from a locally mounted source, as opposed to a remote mirror?

"I have solved this problem in the past in more than one way. For example, the use of an open source project called 'Current' allows administrators to utilize Redhat's native up2date tools (which are scriptable, flexible, free and open source) to keep machines updated from a local source..."

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