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Re: [suse-security] YAST2 not restarting services
  • From: Markus Gaugusch <markus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 20:04:14 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0206161957230.1954-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Jun 16, Graham Murray <graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Would it not be a good idea, from a security point of view, for YAST2
> to restart dæmons after it has updated them?
It should at least give out a warning. On production systems the time
between installing and restarting an update should be chosen by the admin
and not the update tool. Some updates also cause configuration files to
change, which would break the service upon restart. If the old version is
still running, the admin can configure the new version meanwhile and
restart later.
Note that my tool, Fast OnlineUpdate for SuSE (http://fou4s.gaugusch.at)
was designed with above reasons in mind. It is a replacement for YaST
OnlineUpdate.

regards,
Markus Gaugusch

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