[unisog] XPSP2 via I2 Was: XP SP2 Compatible with SUS?
Harris, Michael C.
HarrisMC at health.missouri.edu
Fri Aug 27 19:15:25 GMT 2004
I thought this might be important to some of you, especially if you
don't use SUS as per the original thread at the bottom.
I can not tell from the I2 news brief if all of Microsoft updates or
Just XP SP2 is available via this feed.
University of Missouri
MICROSOFT WINDOWS UPDATE OFFERS UNIQUE NETWORK RESEARCH
As an Advanced Content Distribution Project, Internet2 Corporate
Partner Microsoft is augmenting
existing download paths for the newly released Windows XP
Service Pack 2 with a link to the Abilene
backbone network. While the Abilene link will be seamlessly
incorporated into existing Windows
Update infrastructure from a user perspective, this project
presents a unique opportunity to gather
information about large-scale software distribution over a
nationwide high-performance network
infrastructure. Network measurement and other data will be
captured for the duration of the project
and provide the basis for applying the lessons learned during
this project to similar efforts in the
More information about Advanced Content Distribution Projects is
ghwood at internet2.edu
I2-NEWS archives are available at:
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[mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org] On Behalf Of Reg Quinton
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 4:26 PM
To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
Subject: Re: [unisog] RE: XP SP2 Compatible with SUS?
From: "PaulFM" <paulfm at me.umn.edu>
> The fear of what the update might do is causing many to turn off
automatic updates. If lots of people could get hold of it before it
> is automatically pushed to machines - that fear might be reduced.
At our site we have (at least) two SUS servers. One is for the
(or bleeding edge if you will) who test patches soon after they're
released by Microsoft. The other is for patches that have passed testing
on the vanguard group. That's for everyone else who wants to avoid
getting burned This has worked very well for us with only a very few
issues (usually because a group hasn't had designated a tester for the
There are those who go directly to Microsoft. They are braver than our
vanguard and may get burned.
With this strategy I don't think we'll have too many problems when SP2
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