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Old 12-04-2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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Upgrade to Redhat Enterprise ES?


Hi! I have just taken over a roll administering a Linux box and I was wondering if we should upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise ES from Red Hat 9.0 using the kernel 2.4.20-bigmem? There was also an installation of Bastille to secure the box is this a good security tool?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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It would probably be a good idea to take a look at RHEL 4.x (You can also use CentOS 4.x if you don't need the extra services and support from Redhat). I am sure you can still install Bastille Linux on RHEL (I can't compare it to other tools since I have never used it). For security purposes RHEL 4.x also has Selinux.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
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however, for you to upgrade to enterprise edition, you need to buy the license.

i heard starting from last year, it's not a free OS anymore.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 10:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I get free licenses through school.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 06:46 AM   #5
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RHEL has never been free ever since REdhat Linux ws split into Fedora Core and RHEL. If you can't afford an RHEL licence then use something like CentOS or Whitebox Linux which are free rebuilds of RHEL without the REdhat branding.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 05:48 PM   #6
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Thumbs down RE: Upgrade to Redhat Enterprise ES?

If your considering upgrading to RHEL ES v4 make sure you understand the distro first. If you don't plan to use it as a DNS or email server you should be fine. Instead of a simple pop3 enable in xinet.d you have dovecot.conf to contend with. Not all that hard but it is different. So be prepared! Also Bind has some holes in it and after two months of weekends trying to get it to work I'm at the point of going back to RH 9. Hope that answers your question. Oh - if doesn't then ====> RHEL ES v4 sucks!
 
Old 01-24-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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can fedora core 2 be upgraded to rhel 4??
 
  


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