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.

Tip

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 ...

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