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Re: Anyone interesting in building "immune" Linux machines?


From: martin f krafft
Subject: Re: Anyone interesting in building "immune" Linux machines?
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 00:01:10 +0100
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also sprach Tim Nelson <address@hidden> [2004.11.14.2354 +0100]:
> >define a configuration plan,
> 
>       I did a search for "debian configuration plan", and "debian FAI 
> plan", and didn't find anything.  Is there documentation on this?

"Plan your installation, and FAI installs your plans"

No, this is where you must do manual work. :/

>       Luke Kanies was looking at a cfengine/Debian based system, but I 
> don't know where he got to.

I have not yet arrived either. Unfortunately, FAI does not make it
easy to continue using cfengine afterwards (yet).

> >and of you go. If you want an immune machine, you have to
> >rely on high-quality packages and fast security updates that make
> >minimal changes. Only Debian provides that.
> 
>       ...for free.  Redhat seems to do that if you pay.

RedHat does not have hgh-quality packages. Or else you would not
screw up your system with x.0, tear out your hair when x.1 comes
out, basically reinstall x.2, until you finally get a working x.3.

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