[Workaround.org] Beta version of ISPmail tutorial for Squeeze ready - help me test it
philip at comitex.net
Tue May 17 09:38:31 CEST 2011
> If you use backports you do not use stable. And I don't know any
> professional sysadmin who uses backports without good reason. "But
> it's newer" is usually not a good reason. :) If you like to earn
> money with a moving target then you are pretty much on your own.
Yeah, sure. I know that. But! Sometimes, I check my server for
vulnerabilities, with services like openvas. Also some major holes
appear from time to time in the package versions.
For example, in Lenny (old stable), the apache version was 2.2.9-10,
which had vulnerabilities and had to upgrade to at least 2.2.15 or
later. However, a newer apache package 2.2.16 was available in
lenny-backports. So if one wants to have this fixed, he should either
install from backports, install from squeeze (testing at the time) or
upgrade manually the package. This is a security concern... Me
personally I don't want my server to be hacked because of vulnerable
packages. That's why imho sometimes backports is a good decision.
This went out of topic a little bit, sorry.
> I can just provide the tutorial for the stable branch. Sorry.
Off course. Thank you for your great work.
I'll try to help with testing....
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