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How to perform offline update to Suse 10 & Nmap/Nessus

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: How to perform offline update to Suse 10 & Nmap/Nessus Reply with quote

I'm using Suse 10 to perform security scans on a shared network (no Internet connectivity) for multiple businesses and am wanting to put together a method of updating the OS and the NMAP/Nessus tools that I use. Is Suse the way to go for this or is another release better and easier to maintain in an offline format such as this?

Thanks for any guidance anyone can give...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if you could do a "rsync" with the suse updates..then point all the local machines to the repository that was updated...

I use a USB Harddrive to take updates and stuff like this and you could easily bring a update repository around with you...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you give me some direction as to how I would set that up? It's more or less what I was hoping to do, but am not certain how to configure and where to obtain the update files for the operating system and Nessus/Nmap.

I'm fairly new to the Linux world and unfortunately it's too easy to update the systems on the internet so I haven't found a good resource for explaining how to perform manual updates as I do with the UNIX systems. I know I shouldn't depend on the GUI, but it's getting harder not to do anymore.

Thanks for any other assistance you can provide...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well doesnt suse have the updates in a repository like redhat?

ftp://ftp.suse.com/ <--yep sure do

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/<ARCHITECTURE>/update/ <--architecture specific
http://www.novell.com/products/suselinux/downloads/ftp/int_mirrors.html

If so you could download everything in thier updates directory to a local "removable/external" harddrive (or use rsync) (be advised..it can be freeking huge), then take the drive to your remote location, edit your updaters list to look at that local drive to update

Its a bit tricky...but Im sure it can be done

Perhaps these links might help
http://servers.linux.com/article.pl?sid=04/07/22/1718242
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/README.mirror-policy
http://searchopensource.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid39_gci1156727,00.html
http://www.novell.com/documentation/suse91/suselinux-adminguide/html/ch03s04.html

Hope that helps

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