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Re: debian on domain clients ?

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 01:34:19PM +0100, Nicos Gollan wrote:
> I'd recommend you have a look at apt-proxy.

Yep :-)

> I don't know any mechanisms to actively push updates to the clients, but if 
> you're keeping a sane network environment and a minimum set of services on 
> the clients you should be OK with less frequent updates.

I don't know any mechanisms either, but it shouldn't be too hard to do
something like set up a cron job to periodically look for a certain
file on whatever fileserver the clients are connected to, and if that
file exists run 'apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade'. You would set
a machine aside as a 'dummy client', with the same installation set as
the real clients, do the update/upgrade on it by hand, check it all
works, and then create the special file which signals the other
clients to update/upgrade.

I'm sure someone will now jump in with the name of a Debian package
that does this automatically :-)


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