[SAC] PEER 1 - Kernel Update Requires Reboot

FYI - Can someone coordinate this?

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From: PEER 1 Dedicated Hosting Support <donotreply@peer1.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:56:15
Subject: PEER 1 - Kernel Update Requires Reboot

Dear Valued Customer:

A security update was recently released for your Linux server that
requires a reboot to take effect. Please schedule and perform a
reboot at your earliest convenience to protect the security and
reliability of your PEER 1 server.

We recommend the following procedure:

1. Ensure the updates have already been applied by typing
'up2date -u' from a root command prompt.
2. After up2date finishes, type "shutdown -r now" to reboot your system.

The 'up2date' command may report "All packages are up-to-date". This
does not indicate whether or not your system requires a reboot.
The security and reliability of your PEER 1 dedicated server is
important to us. If you need assistance or if your machine does not
respond after a reasonable period of time (usually 5 minutes) please
call us at 1-877-504-0091 or open a reboot request online at

Thank you for your continued business and support.

PEER 1 Dedicated Hosting


On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 02:07:23AM +0900, Tyler Mitchell wrote:

FYI - Can someone coordinate this?

Well, do they specify in detail _why_ they recommend this update ?

I have learned the hard way that OSGeo is hyper-conservative about
applying updates to the PEER1 servers. So, in this context we should
verify if the necessity for running this update applies for the OSGeo

Unix _IS_ user friendly - it's just selective about who its friends are !