3.10. System updates
SuSE Linux provides two different ways to keep your server up-to-date: interactive updates through YaST2, and online_update for unattended updates. We can use maintenance CDs or any directory, NFS-share, http or ftp server. The server list is automatically updated.
If you are behind a firewall and need to use passive ftp for online updates set “passive_ftp = on” in /etc/wgetrc, as YaST uses wget to retrieve patches.
Online update is a useful feature, but in a production environment, we do not always have Internet access from every node or LPAR. In order to keep these nodes up-to-date, we need to set up our own update server.
3.10.1. Setting up our own SuSE update server
In order to create our own update server in a ...