[lug] Workstation or CUSTOME

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Wed May 8 11:39:30 MDT 2002

This probably goes without saying, but be sure to turn off ALL network 
servers BEFORE putting the machine on the 'net.  You can use 'netstat 
-pan' or 'lsof -i' to see what's on.  Once RPMs are updated, only then 
should you turn back on any services that are needed.  To be thorough, 
also check the state of services after a reboot (while unplugged from 
the 'net).

John Hernandez wrote:
> I tend to choose Custom and then select "Everything" (at the bottom of 
> the subsequent list).  Disk is cheap, and I don't like wasting time 
> going back to fetch RPMs later.  Plus, it largely eliminates the 
> dependency hunt problem.  Another benefit is that you'll be likely to 
> have the latest version if you use an automated RPM update system; I've 
> seen people go back to distribution CDs and install older, vulnerable 
> versions of packages and forget to immediately update.  Of course, YMMV.
> Yuko Jonah wrote:
>> What is the difference between workstation and custom setup when 
>> installing redhat.
>> which one is the better option.
>> thanx,
>> yj
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>> be visited by evil."
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