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RE: EXT :RE: Fedora Server?

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Yeah, this box serves HTTP, mail, and SSl to the outside world, and SAMBA to the inside.  It's been hardened, and has never had an intrusion...

But, since updates have not been available for several years, and a new install will be a royal PITA (since I no longer have the install media), I figured I'd consider going to something newer.

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of m.roth@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 11:22 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: RE: EXT :RE: Fedora Server?

Marti, Robert wrote:
>> bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of m.roth@xxxxxxxxx
>> Burke, Thomas (ES) wrote:
>> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of m.roth@xxxxxxxxx
>> > Marti, Robert wrote:
>> >>> bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Burke, Thomas (ES)
>> >>>
>> >>> I'm seriously considering upgrading my server to Fedora.  All the
>> <snip>
>> > I concur. I would *NEVER* use fedora on a real server - it's bleeding
>> > edge, not leading edge. If uptime is more important than the n33t3st,
>> > c00l3st f38tur3s (esp. when they don't always work), use something
>> > that's behind the times, like RHEL or CentOS.
>> >
>> > Well...  The upgrade will be from RH 6.2....  So yeah, I'm not real
>> > concerned with latest & greatest.
>> >
>> > But my uptime has been near 100% over the last 10 years or so...
>>
>> So, why are you even considering it... wait, are do you mean RH 6.2 (10
>> years old), or RHEL, in which case, I didn't think 6.2 was out, only 6.1?
>
> He's likely being honest and saying it's a 10 year old box.  That's a bad
> thing.  Get it on *anything* current... and if it's been on the internet
> for 10 years, you should make sure it's actually still yours.

Why? Until Aug of '09, I had a firewall/router box, running RH 9 (Shrike).
Now, admittedly, it *was* a firewall/router, and I'd run Bastille Linux on
it (which is a set of hardening scripts, not a distro), and to the best of
my knowledge, having started that on 5.2? 6? all with Bastille, I never
had an intrusion, and had been on broadband for about 10 years.

        mark

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