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Re: Getting Off the Patch
From: Pete Herzog <lists () isecom org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:24:27 +0100

On 1/14/2011 4:44 PM, Christian Sciberras wrote:
tested reliable in as much little time. According to the reliability of
the patch, one would also assume that worst case scenarios involve
*just* rolling back changes, again, not really loosing anything at all.

The problem with just rolling back is that if you rely on patches for 
security then that's rolled back too. So you do lose that. The other 
issue is enterprises that leave auto-updating on for all hosts and 
then don't have a reliable means to roll-back and certainly not for 
all the systems updated.


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