[Dshield] Microsoft ASN.1

Josh Tolley josh at raintreeinc.com
Fri Feb 13 20:31:52 GMT 2004

We don't -- if we'd managed to figure out a nice way to do it, we would. 
I've periodically tried, but it's too much of a pain to get the update 
CD to even work properly to make it worth the effort. Generally speaking 
our network is clean (it's small enough that not much gets in without 
someone finding out and fixing it really quick, and its size makes it 
easier to manage exactly what gets brought in on laptops), but 
eventually I'd like to set up some ethernet line in the server room 
somewhere where the only traffic you can get is DNS to our server and 
HTTP to Windows Update, specifically for cleanly setting up new 
machines. It will be a long time before that happens, though -- we have 
bigger problems to worry about.

Speaking of which (OFF-TOPIC alarms, feel free to start blaring), I'm 
investigating trying to use linux-ha software (heartbeat, mon, etc.) to 
build a failover router system. Anyone done this, have suggestions, 
better ways, preferred distros for the purpose, etc?

Josh Tolley

John Hardin wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 09:16, Josh Tolley wrote:
>>I realize that he who was installing the 
>>system shouldn't have connected the machine to the network in the first 
>>place before patching, ...
> How do you get around the catch-22 that you need to connect to the
> network to get the updates?
> Do you actually keep an up-to-date CD with all of the patches around for
> new installs?
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Josh Tolley
Raintree Systems, Inc.
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