[Dshield] Microsoft patches

David Vincent david.vincent at mightyoaks.com
Tue Oct 21 15:16:52 GMT 2003


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Holmblad [mailto:jholmblad at aol.com]
> Sent: Monday October 20, 2003 7:39 PM
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] Microsoft patches
> 
> 
> Doug,
> 
> your points are well taken. Of course, in a large network 
> with diverse 
> hardware images, and more than one level and or manufacturer of OS's, 
> staying "religiously" current is not always so simple, 
> especially if a 
> patch breaks something on a material and important subset of the 
> machines in question. Thus the point made by another respondent of 
>  "testing before deploying" is vital in such nets. This is another 
> reason why in Microsoft Networks, the tool I mentioned earlier this 
> evening in another post, Software Update Services, is useful, 
> because it 
> allows the Sysadmin to better control the rollout of updates. And for 
> very large networks, Microsoft has a licensed product (i.e. not 
> freeware) calles Systems Management Server to manage software 
> updates of 
> all kinds, not just security related ones, as well as other network 
> management tasks.
> 
> There is an excelent composition that I heard earlier this 
> year thanks 
> to Eric Cole at SANS, in the form of a folk tune called 
> "Every OS Sucks" 
> by ????. It is halarious and, of course true to its words.  A milder 
> title might be "Every Sysadmin's Lament". I suspec an MP3 of it is 
> floating out there somewhere but I have not taken the time to find it.
> 
> -- 
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