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Old 10-23-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
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Question The fastest reaction in auto-updates taking into consideration network security bugs?


I'm wondering what distribution have the fastest reaction in update application packages considering network security nowadays. I mean packages that can be auto update - like apt-get (Debian), yum (Fedora) or emerge (Gentoo)... I think about system, that have no additional users than root (or one additional for the administrator). So I mean about the fastest reaction about fixing the bugs, that can be used to access to server from net.

I was told that Debian has the biggest number of apps accessed by apt-get, but the reaction about security is not so quick?

What do you think? What is your opinion? What distro would you chose for now?

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I don't know much about this, but check the Debian security website at They are known for good security since it's a distribution mostly used for servers. Only the stable release is supported by the security team though.


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