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Network Administration with FreeBSD 7 by Babak Farrokhi

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Chapter 2. System Configuration—Keeping it Updated

As a system administrator, you would definitely know the importance of keeping the system up-to-date to work around the security holes and bug fixes while keeping the highest service availability. Moreover, as FreeBSD gets upgraded round the clock, it is very important to know the right time and the need for an update.

Upgrading a system requires updating the local source tree from a server and compiling specific parts of a system such as a library, the FreeBSD kernel, or in some cases, the whole operating system. For those who are not interested in dealing with the source code and recompiling, there are other ways to perform the binary updates. The professionals can customize the binary updates ...

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